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The Swanson Restaurant

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933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
14789871938
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: The Swanson is a quaint restaurant inside a historic home in downtown...
The Swanson is a quaint restaurant inside a historic home in downtown Perry. Our specialty is classic Southern homestyle cuisine. We do not offer reservations, however, we do offer call-ahead seating. If you utilize call-ahead seating, once your entire party arrives at The Swanson, you are placed at the top of the waiting list directly behind any other call-ahead groups that have arrived before you. If you would like to reserve one of our dining rooms for a special event, please contact one of our managers. In order to reserve a room you must sign a contract, pay a deposit and guarantee sales. Our managers will gladly share these details with you.
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  • 153
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Couldn't have found a better place to eat!!

Aside from having a bit of trouble finding this wonderful restaurant we absolutely fell in love with the courteous staff and quick, responsive service. Marisa was our server and brought us our meal within 10 minutes of sitting down. One of the plusses of this fine dining establishment was that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Richland, Mississippi
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I had dinner there. I had 4 vegetable plate and wife had baked chicken and dressing. Food was good but not well seasoned. Tasted like it had just been poured out of a can. Whitney was our server and the service was very good. Very nice old house well decorated. A good selection of vegetables and meats. Would... More 

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Thank SGMTommy
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aside from having a bit of trouble finding this wonderful restaurant we absolutely fell in love with the courteous staff and quick, responsive service. Marisa was our server and brought us our meal within 10 minutes of sitting down. One of the plusses of this fine dining establishment was that Marisa only came back once to check on us and... More 

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Thank bigsky4
Perry, Ga
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We go by 3-4 times a month. I have tried almost every thing they have on the menu and I haven't been disappointed with anythig. The little biscuits they provide are exceptional and my wife loves the bread pudding.

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Thank JB02
Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Recently visited Swanson's while vacationing with relatives in Perry. This is an old style wood frame house with wood floors. Great atmosphere but the wood floors are noisy when there are people running back and forth around the restaurant. Tried both chicken fried chicken and country fried steak and both were fantastic! Vegetables were not that great but they are... More 

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Thank JJTripper
Macon, Georgia
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The food and atmosphere is top notch. The wait after church is not fun. We waited over an hour for a table for 3. It was worth the wait but be prepared on a Sunday. The place has been packed every time I have been here. Sunday you do not have as many choices as other times. The price is... More 

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Thank Baybug2012
Petersburg, Illinois
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with white tablecloths and homey atmosphere.Southern fried chicken was freshly cooked and excellent-included homemade mashed potatoes and cream gravy.Nice place for a quiet dinner.

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Thank Autodealer
Perry, Georgia
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Service was good due to the fact they were waiting on 25 ladies but the food just was not that good to me my chicken was hard not moist just wasn't good every time I've gotten the salmon patties lately there they're overcooked it is just not one of my favorite places to eat in Perry. I am just never... More 

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Thank tntholder
Perry, Georgia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I go to the Swanson pretty regularly for Sunday lunch. They have pretty good meat/three sides plus dessert. The price is a little high, but Cracker Barrel is the only other choice to get decent vegetables. Broccoli casserole, squash casserole and sweet potato casserole are my favorite sides there. The collard green soup is really good, too. Decent fried green... More 

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Thank Jonathan P
Albany, Georgia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Like Sunday after church at grandma's house. Alot of southern charm on the plate and in the atmosphere. Wonderful brunch on the porch

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Thank Brian C
South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We have traveled by the Perry exit often, but never stopped there for a meal until last night. What a wonderful surprise to find this restaurant in the historic section of the town. The setting is lovely and the food is delicious with ample servings for a good price. Our server was very friendly and made us feel very welcome.... 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: 14789871938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

The Swanson is a quaint restaurant inside a historic home in downtown Perry. Our specialty is classic Southern homestyle cuisine. We do not offer reservations, however, we do offer call-ahead seating. If you utilize call-ahead seating, once your entire party arrives at The Swanson, you are placed at the top of the waiting list directly behind any other call-ahead groups that have arrived before you. If you would like to reserve one of our dining rooms for a special event, please contact one of our managers. In order to reserve a room you must sign a contract, pay a deposit and guarantee sales. Our managers will gladly share these details with you.
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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