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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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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Delightful Southern Experience

Great food and great service in a comfortable old historic house. We love the shrimp and fried chicken and of course, the fried green tomatoes. The prices are reasonable, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Peggy W
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The Villages
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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The Villages
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great food and great service in a comfortable old historic house. We love the shrimp and fried chicken and of course, the fried green tomatoes. The prices are reasonable, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food is outstanding. It's southern comfort food like your Grandma used to make. I absolutely love the sweet potatoes!! I grew up hogging sweet potatoes down & never found anyone that made them like my grandmother did, until I had the Swanson's. Its like they knew her recipe!! The service is wonderful, & the whole staff are just really... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Although we do eat here on occasion, we come more often for the desserts! The chocolate decadence is just the thing when ones needs a chocolate fix :0 (and Sundays they sometimes have a yummy called "blueberry crunch" one word WOW)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

we travel thru Perry often on business and do our best to hit lunch as food is quick,tasty and well priced. Service is overall good tho they can get busy at times.

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Perry, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The absolute best fried chicken anywhere!! From the look of the exterior and the white linen table cloths you wouldn't think the place would serve the best fried chicken I have ever tasted! Moist and tender on the inside and fried to a crispy perfection on the outside. I have lived in the area for over 5 years yet didn't... More 

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Liberty Township, Ohio
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We typically look forward to dining at The Swanson while traveling in the area. Today we left very disappointed in the service. We had a friend with us from Ottawa, Canada who we had raved about the dining experience. We stepped into a half empty restaurant thinking our timing was perfect! We always expect a wait because the food and... More 

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

Good afternoon! My name is Calvin Clark and I am the General Manager of The Swanson Restaurant. I always appreciate reviews whether they are positive or negative as this helps us know what we are doing right and what can be improved. That being said we received your review and I had a few questions to ask if you would... More 

Warner Robins, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

My family and I dine here often and really enjoy the southern food. Service and food is always consistent. I really enjoy the veggies and the sour cream biscuits. My husbands prefers the chicken and dumplings and fried chicken. I haven't been disappointed yet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food was just ok. Nice atmosphere but staff weren't that friendly, almost like they were being bothered.

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

Good afternoon! My name is Calvin Clark and I am the General Manager of The Swanson Restaurant. I always appreciate reviews whether they are positive or negative as this helps us know what we are doing right and what can be improved. That being said we received your review and I had a few questions to ask if you would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our party of four went to the Swanson for lunch on a Saturday to celebrate a birthday. The Swanson is located in a beautiful old house in downtown Perry that was once the location of the first kindergarten in Perry. The tables are set with white linens and every table has a small vase of flowers on it. It was... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place was charming - nice porch - lovely interior. We LOVED the little biscuits they served at beginning of meal - delicious! The fried green tomatoes and chicken were also good. Our waiter seemed new and very green but we didn't let it bother our meal......would go again!

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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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