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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” (18 reviews)
“gator bites” (42 reviews)
“turkey wrap” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19773 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6077
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I eat here at least once a month and I’ve never had poor service or a bad meal. The wait staff is kind, fun and knowledgeable about their menu. The bartenders make outstanding specialty drinks and have a decent beer list. The food is always...More

Thank J C C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This has become a favorite especially on the water, plus the ending of Tubing down Rainbow River. Has a great menu n great drinks. A place I will definitely be coming back!!

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to sit by the water on a Sunday. Lots of people were kayaking while we dined on the outside deck. Just delightful. One of us had a margarita and she thought it was very weak. Sent back for more tequila. Still didn’t taste good/$7....More

Thank Patricia B
Chuck B, Owner at Swampy's Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Happy to hear it! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed Swampy’s very much, good service and food was good as well. Would have liked a little music too!

Thank Darolene D
Chuck B, Manager at Swampy's Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your business! We're glad we lived up to your expectations.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love to eat here. Be it inside or outside, the view of the river is great. The ribs and chicken wings are delicious, my two favorites.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Open dining right on Rainbow River. Watch the tubes and boats float by. Super friendly service and good food. We didn't find out until too late but I think you can rent a tube at Rainbow Springs State park and float down to Swampy's, be...More

Thank Jeff C
Chuck B, Manager at Swampy's Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your kind words. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went kayaking down the Rainbow River and stopped off here with a group of friends to drink and eat for lunch. We pulled our Kayaks up and went straight in and got seated. The food and service was good and fast. It appear to get...More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located right on the Rainbow River, you can't find a more iconic spot for North Central Florida. The menu has lots of choices and everthing we ordered was great. We tried the famous gator bites & several types of sandwiches: gator philly, blackened bass &...More

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We actually made dinner plans elsewhere, but settled on Swampy's as a second choice when the initial plan fell through. Couldn't be happier with the change of plans! Swampy's is right on the river bank, so the scenery was lovely. For seating, there's a small...More

Thank charleyjoe
Chuck B, Manager at Swampy's Bar & Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your business! We're glad we lived up to your expectations.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We kayaked the rainbow river and went here after we finished, got seated right away, a little confusion on who was to wait on us, but once they figured it out, our waitress was awesome, all 6 of us were very happy with what we...More

Thank Luludill
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Karen H
7 August 2018|
Response from onthemohawk | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know enough about Gluten, and their on-line menu has nothing about gluten.
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.
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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