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Swampy's Bar & Grille

) #1 of 33 Restaurants in Dunnellon ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cajun & Creole,
19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
+1 352-547-4777
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cheese grits” (16 reviews)
“gator bites” (37 reviews)
“turkey wrap” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Swampy's did not disappoint. We are staying in Crystal River to kayak Three Sisters Spring, and it was only a 20-minute drive from our AirBNB. We got to sit right by the water. There was a breeze and surprisingly, no bugs (except occasional fly). Great...More

Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Swampys is a very nice place to eat on the river. You can stop on your way down the river for some delicious food. We love the sweet potatoes fries here.

Thank MooFam4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place pretty much outside - when sun goes down they need some type of lighting I could not even read my bill.Shrimp cerviche was good but the shrimp where whole so maybe if they cut them up and add jalapenos that would be perfect....More

Thank MamaFu1028
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice place, basically outdoors. We sat on the tables closest to the river at about 8pm...once it got dark it was really dark. They need some lights outside. Shrimp cerviche was good, loved the fried won-tons...however I would suggest chopping the shrimp...More

Thank CrownePlazaJAX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew the river would draw the people over Memorial Day. We stopped for a beer but were never served and left. We had been there before and knew it was just the crowd.

Thank Wanda1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swampy's is an outstanding family restaurant. Try the gator bites and alligator soup! Kids portions big enough to share between two or three kids!! Great location next to the river. An ideal spot if you are in the area!

Thank Rolfe S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Swampys is average service the food wasn't as good as i thought it would super nasty needs improvement

Thank fartpitzer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for lunch during Memorial Day weekend and it was very busy. There's lots of seating options, inside and out; and there is a great view with the river right next to you. Service was friendly and fast. We both had the gator...More

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot just off the bank of the rainbow river. Food is good (fried pickle chips and gator is great) and the service is excellent. We enjoyed our trip to the swamp!

Thank Qbailey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Average food, slow service, nice atmosphere. You can watch the tubers and kyacks floating down the rainbow river. Sun Deck and shaded outside dining. This is the get off place for all the people floating down the river. Public dock just across the street. It...More

Thank Mary W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I want to know the closest place to rent kayaks to this place? and where is Three sisters springs from Swampy's
22 February 2017|
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Response from Julie and Paul C | Reviewed this property |
You can rent Kayaks and canoes right there next to the restaurant. There are several places in town that have rentals also but that is the nearest one. KP hole is a park that rents you the kayak and the brings you back to... More
Jon R
Can you stage a kayak out of there and come back for a late lunch?
10 April 2016|
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Response from tracieandboe2 | Reviewed this property |
You sure can. Right across the street is the city parking and put in for kayaks. You can Cruz up and down the river and stop in anytime. Weekends can be quit busy when the weather is good.
Are u able to swim in river at restraunt?
20 March 2016|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
Swimming is not a problem enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
  • Phone Number: +1 352-547-4777
Welcome to Swampy’s Bar & Grille in Dunnellon, Florida!

Looking over the beautiful Rainbow River from our restaurant deck, you can enjoy and understand the inspiration which created Swampy’s. It is the raw beauty of the Florida river swamp with a few extra conveniences added – Swampy’s great food and drink.

If you arrive early enough, you may observe the family of otters that swim, eat, and live right here at Swampy’s river bank. As early afternoon arrives, you view local residents and tourists lazily floating down the river in tubes, kayaks, canoes, and a few boats. As the day ends, and the sun sets, you may again observe the family of otters venture out to enjoy their river dinner, as you enjoy yours.
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