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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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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Swamp is an essential stop when visiting Gainesville. It is a gator go to for great wings, beer, and good times. The servers are all UF students which means expect them to be friendly even if they aren't always attentive (which can happen on a busy night). If you are ever in Gainesville and need food (or air conditioning!)... More 

Thank Paris F
Tallahassee, Florida
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not anything big going on, so the music was a little loud for indoors (Was wondering if the level was set for the outside patrons - lots of yelling over the table). Menu had a good selection and was well priced given ingredients and portions. My husband ordered the steak sandwich (not the frozen kind, but real steak), daughter ordered... More 

Thank lookie-brookie
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We recently visited the Swamp Restaurant in Gainesville while in town to visit friends and go see some Gator sporting events. Although it was very busy on campus we were seated quickly and had a server immediately. Our food and drinks came out super fast and the server always made sure we had everything we needed. The food was delicious... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great seating inside or out on the patio with a tv. Fast! Service. Friendly wait staff. Chicken nachos were large and didn't have that liquid cheese!!!! They were good. The ahi salad was perfect - gorgeous ahi and fresh greens (but the dressing I would change) ;) Good prices and a convenient location right across from the stadium / main... More 

Thank SharaAbra
Alpharetta, Georgia
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105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Was typical college town bar/restaurant with ok food and ok service. Visited last July and food so unimpressive, cannot remember even what I had. Staff huddled and chatting so hard to get service sometimes. Some vegetarian options, decent drinks, mostly just atmosphere and location tho FYI. College staff a little clueless but all was fine. Will try other places the... More 

Thank spartanwalkingmom
Baltimore, Maryland
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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?