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Oil Lamp Restaurant

401 General Courtney Hodges Blvd, Perry, GA 31069-3205
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Ranked #6 of 41 Restaurants in Perry
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: American, Dessert
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80% Recommend
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Our family ate here on a Thur. night. The place was packed! Get in line and pick what you want (like a cafeteria) or you can choose one of their special dinner options (they will bring your dinner to the table if you order a special dinner). Each night they offer different selections. They also have fresh made pies. They... More

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Perry, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ate here a couple of times. I like the meatloaf. Side items seems to be small for the amount they charge. Veggies taste like they were right out of a can.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

After wanting to try the Oil Lamp for awhile now I was finally able to. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, the herb chicken was both tender and delicious. The staff were friendly and welcoming. I will be back!

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Atlanta, ga
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141 reviews 141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great home cooking served cafeteria style in a small nondescript building. Wonderful desserts. Not a cheap lunch, but certainly worth going there when visiting the area. Excellent way for conservative females to help support a family and provide a valuable service. I will go back when in the area

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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The impression before I even got there was a great one! I called the restaurant 10 minutes before they closed. The person answering the phone told me, come on through!!! Most restaurants would have said, we're closing, I've had it happen before with 30 minutes to spare. I got there and walking thru the doors, everyone was welcome to the... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I would agree the food is OK but not worth the prices. Basic cafeteria set up with serving line. Carry your own tray to a table with plastic table cloth. Expect to pay $11 per person for $5 meal.

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Canton, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This small family owned restaurant is a gem! You'd drive right by it...and if you don't stop..you'll be missing out on a great home cooked meal..cafeteria style as well as a daily special you can order from the grill. Their homemade deserts are to die for, sweet tea is perfect and the employees are so friendly and you never have... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Restaurant is cafeteria style, go through the line and select what you want to eat. Server was very helpful with suggestions. Husband had roast beef and it was OK, not great. I had catfish and we both thought it was really good. The sides were average, several were cool--not heated well. We went because the reviews were so good, we... More

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Young Harris, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Cafeteria style. Friendly staff. Plenty of selections - several meat options and sides. Good sweet tea.

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Athens, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My 1st visit last week and loved there country cooking. May think it is a little pricey for atmosphere but no more so than Cracker Barrel or elsewhere. Salad is pricey beware but I wasn't there for the salad. Turnip greens, okra, cornbread, peas and meatloaf was wonderful. The rib eyes and deserts looked great. I'll be back.

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