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Oil Lamp Restaurant

401 General Courtney Hodges Blvd, Perry, GA 31069-3205
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Ranked #5 of 40 restaurants in Perry
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: American, Dessert
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81% Recommend
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English first
Atlanta, ga
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133 reviews 133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Great comfort food, just like my grandma used to make. Staff made us feel welcome. Right off I75. We will definitely be stopping here again.

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Titusville, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Went for lunch as we are here for the FMCA (Family Motor Coaching Association) Convention at the fairgrounds. I had the pork tenderloin (not tender), the fried okra (somewhat burned tasting) and a salad. Hubby had the corn beef and cabbage (just OK), turnip greens and black eyed peas and a salad. With water as a drink the meal came... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Generous portions and very tasty southern food! You can't go wrong with any vegetable side that you pick. We had the chocolate peanut butter pie for dessert and that too was outstanding. If you're in Perry don't miss a stop here for lunch you won't be disappointed.

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