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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 - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    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
Great "real food"

A step back in time. Not only did the atmosphere remind you of the good old days so did the food and service. From the old house setting to the white table cloths and simple but adequate menu everything gave you a feeling of good country dinner. Wait staff were very friendly offering suggestions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Michael C
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Pearl River
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We eat here every year during the Peaches to Beaches Yard Sale and any time we are in the area. This year we were looking forward to homemade Chicken & Dumplings and were greatly disappointed. There were no dumplings - just large flat noodles out of a packet - and very little chicken. My fried chicken was great but the... More 

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

Good Afternoon Martha! Let me first respond by saying that between a vacation and being in hospital with bronchitis I was unable to respond to your email as of yet. My apologies. We appreciate your information on our service and how we can do better. That being said Dumplings in the South are flat broad noodles, not biscuit thickness. We... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

A step back in time. Not only did the atmosphere remind you of the good old days so did the food and service. From the old house setting to the white table cloths and simple but adequate menu everything gave you a feeling of good country dinner. Wait staff were very friendly offering suggestions and house specialties. You can also... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was a lovely venue, charming and well appointed. We had a very nice meal and we glad to have had the time to eat here.

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Perry, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I live in the same town as The Swanson is located in. I had never eaten there until this past December. We decided to go there after church one Sunday, and am so glad we did. The food was wonderful, and the price was very fair. There were many vegetables to choose from and they were all delicious. I had... More 

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Braselton, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Recommended by one of the locals. We hit on Wednesday night early, no wait although the place was beginning to fill up.. and had a line by the time we left. Fried green tomatoes as they should be done - smoking hot from the fryer to the table, lightly battered and gently crusty. A country fried steak with good sawmill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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10 restaurant reviews
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
34 helpful votes 34 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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