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The Swanson Restaurant

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933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
478-987-1938
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food, awesome service, love the atmosphere.

I came to eat here with my family after hearing how good the place was from all of my friends. Came on a Friday night at 7:30 and only waited 20 minutes. Our waitress was a young lady named Jessica and was amazing the whole time, kept our drinks refilled no problem and was very good about checking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Wartown18
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

I came to eat here with my family after hearing how good the place was from all of my friends. Came on a Friday night at 7:30 and only waited 20 minutes. Our waitress was a young lady named Jessica and was amazing the whole time, kept our drinks refilled no problem and was very good about checking on us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The house the Swanson Restaurant is in was beautiful. The separation of diners was nice for conversation. The waitress was punctual and very cordial. The food was delicious and the price was a lot less than we were expecting. We will definitely eat there again.

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Cordele, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited on a Saturday night - only a 30 minute wait, but it was totally worth it! There were several large groups and it was prom night but the service was good and the food was even better. I had Salmon croquettes with cole slaw and macaroni and cheese. My date had pot roast with green beans and fried... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I'm not sure what positive things other reviewers are seeing here. Other than The Swanson's appeal for atmosphere...(charming little old house with a front entry hall and a variety of bright but cozy rooms for seating)...I did not find anything even close to excellence here. Cracker Barrel has better food than what we had here. Our food came out so... More 

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MissKim111, General Manager at The Swanson Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Evening! My name is Calvin Clark and I am the General Manager at the Swanson Restaurant that you reviewed. I appreciate all information no matter if it’s positive or negative as it only makes us better. I wanted to address a few comments you made and would love your response if you would like to provide it. First of... More 

Tryon, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We travel by Perry several times a year and The Swanson was recommended by my daughter. It is a charming, old-fashioned looking restaurant in the quaint town of Perry. Tried their fried green tomatoes (my first time ever) and they were the best appetizer I have ever had. Fried chicken is excellent, as is the pot roast and most of... More 

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Taarnby, Denmark
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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I went there for dinner, we sat on the charming porch outside where they had a fancy little table cloth on the table and real flowers in a little vase, very nice set up and romantic! The food was really good, I had the baked chicken and cornbread dressing. Delicious! Finished of with the Chocolate Decadence, left... More 

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Byron, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

First of all let me say, we have been going to the Swanson few several years now but don't know if I will be back or not. Yes, the food is good but the last time we were in there we wasn't aware of the call in list or Reservation list.... we asked the host about it and she said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful home turned restaurant. Delicious food! Try the collards and squash casserole. Friendly accommodating staff. We plan to visit them again on our next Georgia trip.

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Douglas, Georgia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is real southern cooking in a lovely restored home on a cute historical street. The tables and rooms are elegantly decorated and you are waited on like you are honored guests in someone's home. I enjoyed my southern fried chicken which was moist and crunchy. The squash casserole was like my grandmother use to make on holidays. I tried... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We go to a once a year event at the Perry fairgrounds. Since finding the Swanson we have been there for dinner the last four years. Restaurant is in a converted house in the downtown area of Perry with plenty of parking. The fact that tables are in several of the rooms rather than a large open area gives the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Perry
  • Phone Number: 478-987-1938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 17
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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