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Swamp Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

1 Thank canadian_gators
Sarasota, Florida
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank 84Hokie
Daytona Beach, Florida
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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229 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 


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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?