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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 3 days ago via mobile

Swampy's has a very good shrimp po boy and good red beans and rice with good andouille sausage. We are from Louisiana (Cajun country) so we are quite picky about alleged Cajun food. This is good. The views are great. You can get there by...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an amazing spot on the river. Drove by here once before on the way to Cedar Key and this time decided to stop for lunch. It's absolutely idyllic. Would give it three for the food--my kids seemed to like their meals just fine, but...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a house guest from AZ during hurricane Irma which left us without electricity from late on Sept 10th until September 13th. We introduced our house guest to various places in Ocala (where we live) and the surrounding area including Swampy's on The Rainbow...More

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service, outdoor and indoor seating with a riverfront view of Rainbow River. Try the gator bites and the blackened gator wrap!! And the red beans and rice. So perfect. So great! We agreed we would come back to the springs just to eat here...More

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seated quickly, friendly hostess, quick, friendly and informative waitress. Amazing hamburger, oh so yummy fries, rubin sandwich large enough for two meals and delicious to boot. First visit but will dine here next time we are in the area.

Thank June G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just getting off the Rainbow River after 4 hours of floating down on tubes. Its an exit point. Usually they have some good music and easy going crowds river rats to old timers and everyone in between.They also rent out kak and tubes

Thank Louise L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Dunnellon meeting and training with our Service Dogs we stopped in a couple of times to eat. Once for lunch and once for dinner. The young man who was the manager was great and personal. The wait staff were very informative about their...More

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have never been disappointed by the food or service. You can have your fish cooked anyway you want..try the blackened.

Thank Lydia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is good when you can get it. Location is awesome. Only place on the rainbow you can stop for a cold beer.

Thank Irish_Kevin-27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent! The view is really cool as well. It was fun eating our food and watching the kayakers go down the river!

Thank chelle8690
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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
USD 7 - USD 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, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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
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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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