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Swampy's Bar & Grille

19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
+1 352-547-4777
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cheese grits” (17 reviews)
“gator bites” (38 reviews)
“turkey wrap” (9 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful atmosphere on the Rainbow River outdoor dining with great food. Friendly service. However, it takes a while for the food to arrive because of the small kitchen but we'll worth the wait.

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

THIS is the place we like to take visitors to our place here in beautiful Dunnellon FL - North Central Florida - Swampy's so fun and casual with really very good food and a wide variety - PLUS you can watch the Kayakers go breezing...More

Thank ritagA9796TT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drinks & lunch on the deck alongside the beautiful Rainbow River, lifting a toast as the tubers float by. Good food, good drinks, good service, great ambience. Just not quite enough "something" to rate stars. But, we keep going back!

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we go to this restaurant we are seated right away the food is always hot and the staff is great the food is always hot! We had a new born baby with us and the staff made accommodations to have us inside so...More

Thank Iron R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

L am wheelchair bound and tamp was a bit difficult for my wife to push it up ad into restaurant, but we really enjoyed our visit. view was fantastic, beautiful of hot springs . ,food was delicious and service was good. was not inexpensive -...More

1  Thank 570jacquem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard about this place, decided to check it our. Everything we were told was true, great food and service. The atmosphere can't be beat on the banks of the spring feed river. Just a great place.

Thank Jaguar002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not very glamorous but it is an outdoor place along the river so it is what you'd expect being right on the river....but that is what makes this place great! Being a Louisiana boy I know my cajon food, I of course had gator tail...More

Thank 418reggieb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neat spot right on the water where people tube down right beside you. Plenty of options on the menu and everything we had was very good - had an attentive waitress. No complaints.

Thank Eswau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

True Florida restaurant, right by the Rainbow River. We had a table facing the river, super cool. The sweet tea was very delicious and refreshing. The gator bites, shrimp & grits, shrimp and crawfish etoufee was excellent. The service and atmosphere was great.

Thank 887arlenep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After taking our pontoon on the river we stopped at Swampy's for lunch. Ice cold draft beer and a fried fish sandwich later I was quite happy. Been there several times, always good. Love the sweet potato fries. You can't beat the atmosphere, right on...More

Thank Allison B
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Questions & Answers
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
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.
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, Brunch
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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