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Swamp Restaurant

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American, Bar
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1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1840
+1 352-377-9267
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice spot next to Univ. of Fla. Enjoyed sitting outside for lunch on a beautiful day. Fish tacos were good. I am sure this place is packed on game days and other partying times - you can just feel it. That being said, food was a step better than typical bar food.

Thank 510mark510
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was super friendly. Food was good. Gator was crispy. Arielle our server is a HomeTown girl who loves her school and was proud to share her spirit with these first time visitors!

Thank Jennifer F
Gulf Bree
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Campus visit with my son. Pretty good place right next to campus. Very good wings, beer selection and atmosphere. Clean and not at all a dump like the name may imply. Very good burgers as well

Thank WIlC S
Valrico, Florida
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to lunch on clear warm Sat. with oldest grandson attending Univ. of Florida as a freshman. Food was good, reasonable priced and served promptly. They well known in town for their evening or weekend beer specials in the bar (there are 2 - 1 downstairs & 1 upstairs. We eat outdoors on the patio..

Thank Alan O
Blacksburg, Virginia
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Location very close to campus. Came for a later dinner with a group of students while we were attending a conference. We had been driving all day to get there. They had the heaters with the cool flames so we ate out on the patio even though it was alittle chilly - novel for us this time of year being... More 

Thank 84Hokie
Daytona Beach, Florida
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Hugely popular campus hangout at University of Florida. Always seems to be packed on game days. Food is fine, beer is cold, servers do their best with huge crowds, indoors, outdoors and upstairs. It is the place to see and be seen.

Thank shellsmedina
Clarksville, MD
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223 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had lunch here while visiting U of FL. Looks like it would be a fun place to go watch a football game or hang out at the bar. The food was so so. I got the steak kabobs and there were a few chewy pieces. The flavor overall was good though. My daughter enjoyed her panini with tomato and mozzarella... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I guess it is a local staple and you got to take a meal at this place. The interior is nice and cozy. The staff is very friendly. They had Mahi Mahi as a fresh catch of the day, so three people out of our group of 8 ordered the dish, two grilled and one lightly blackened. It took a... More 

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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One must try this place at least once. It has a great atmosphere especially in the front lawn. Food is pretty good but the prices are a little on the higher side

Thank James N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stopped here for lunch. It was ok. I tried the Swamp Juice drink and was not for me. I sent it back and opted for the Mojito. It, like everything else, was okay but not worth the $11 price. I had the Cuban sandwich and my husband had a burger. Both were "okay". The Cuban could have used more... More 

Thank Nancy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603-1840
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-377-9267

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?