Swampy’s BBQ Restaurant Grand Opening

Exterior of the new Swampy's BBQ restaurant at Columbia Gardens.

Swampy’s BBQ Restaurant Grand Opening

Swampy’s BBQ Restaurant Grand Opening
Celebrating a Brick & Mortar Building at Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village

Kennewick, Wash. – Ron Swanby, owner of Swampy’s BBQ, invites the community to help celebrate his all-new BBQ kitchen during a grand opening and ribbon cutting planned for Friday, March 22, from 2 to 6 p.m.

The restaurant is located at 215 E. Columbia Drive, Kennewick. A special grand-opening menu will include bacon-maple cinnamon rolls and other baked goods, poppers, wings, specialty sandwiches and everyday fan-favorites items.

As the first mobile food vendor to locate at the Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village, Swampy’s BBQ is now the first to expand into a brick-and-mortar building on site. According to Swanby, the restaurant allows him to extend the restaurant’s days and hours of operation and offer an expanded menu. Regular restaurant hours will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The new building also includes a commissary kitchen that allows him to expand his catering services.

Who:                Community and media invited

What:                Swampy’s BBQ Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Festivities

When:               Friday, March 22 at 2 p.m.

Where:              215 E. Columbia Drive, Kennewick

“Swampy’s BBQ is one of the region’s most acclaimed food trucks and an anchor tenant at the Columbia Gardens Food Truck Plaza. We’re thrilled to see them grow,” said Tim Arntzen, Port of Kennewick CEO. “Ron has been an outstanding ambassador for the wine and artisan village and a champion of east Kennewick revitalization.”

During the past decade, the port has worked to transition the Columbia Gardens neighborhood from a tired industrial waterfront into an attractive destination for artisan entrepreneurs. Two production wineries, four winery tasting rooms, the Food Truck Plaza, a scenic pathway and public artwork have all combined to create an inviting place within Kennewick’s Historic Waterfront District.


Port of Kennewick is a municipal corporation serving taxpayers in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, Benton City and portions of unincorporated Benton County. The port’s mission is to develop assets that create sustainable family-wage jobs, user-friendly transportation systems and quality of life enhancements for visitors and residents of the port district.