Origin of The Swamp

THE SWAMP RESTAURANT is proud to have served the Gator Nation since 1994. With a history closely tied to the University of Florida, the building that houses The Swamp was built in 1915 as the residence of a UF professor. After an almost catastrophic fire in 1993, a new owner saw greatness in the rubble and built The Swamp Restaurant to reconnect the building with its roots, as a place where all Gators are welcomed and celebrated.  Over the years the swamp has become a true mainstay of the University of Florida experience and a proud member of the Gainesville community. Hundreds of thousands of Gators have passed through our doors, and we are honored to have hosted legendary music groups, past and present athletes, a divisersity of politicians and entrepenuers.  Enjoy The Swamp and know that you too are contributing to our continuing history.

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Everyday Specials


  • Taco Salad - A crispy tortilla shell filled with romaine, seasoned ground beef, shredded cheddar jack cheese, sliced avocado and pico de gallo. Served with a side of homemade salsa and sour cream. $10
  • Hot Ham & Brie - A Bavarian pretzel roll filled with sliced ham, brie cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Served pressed with a side of raspberry-guava sauce and your choice of side. $8.50
  • Cherry-Almond Crisp - Sweet and tart cherry filling topped with homemade almond-oatmeal crunch served hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. $5.50
*Prices Subject to Change


  • $4.00 Soco & Lime Shots and Kamikazi Shots
  • $4.25 Jager and Rumpie Shots 
  • $5.00 Jager Bombs
  • $4.00 Captain Morgan Doubles


  • $6.00 Coors Light, Killian's pitchers
  • $5.00 Doubles: Bacardi & Flavors, 3 Olives & Flavors, Jack Daniels