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“Country cookin'” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Swanson Restaurant

The Swanson Restaurant
933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
478-987-1938
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Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Perry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $17
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Perry, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Country cookin'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great people, AMAZING prices! Great southern country items to enjoy and tons of side options to choose from

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“We love it on Sundays!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We always visit the Swanson after church on Sundays and are never disappointed! The $10.95 lunch is a great deal. Large portions and dessert included. The crab cakes are delicious! It's worth driving the extra distance off the interstate to get to this local favorite! :)

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Abingdon, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Not bad for a small town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Stopped here to eat while spending the night in Perry. Night we were there the place was very
crowded. Service was efficient and friendly. Loved the old southern decor. Food was spotty.
Great biscuits, salmon croquettes, and bread pudding. Baked chicken with corn bread stuffing
was just so so. Prices very reasonable.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Young Harris, Georgia
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90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Southern food, quaint setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We started with the fried green tomatoes. It was served with honey mustard. Interesting option for sauce. Also for an appetizer was deviled eggs. I did say it was Southern food! They were good - but I prefer mine. Make sure & try the collard soup. It had beans, potatoes & pieces of sausage. I could have made a meal with the soup. If you like desserts, make sure & try their bread pudding. No raisins! I was somewhat surprised when I ordered coffee with dessert that they did not serve half&half, but a creamer substitute.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Holden, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 97 cities Reviews in 97 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“What a treat! Get off the highway for The Swanson.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had Sunday dinner at the Swanson and what a meal!! They are only open for lunch on Sundays with a Sunday dinner only menu. It is more of a meal than we would normally have mid-day but what a great meal it was and what a value. For $10.95 you can select one of 10 or so dinner selections (fried chicken, chicken & dumplings, ham, meatloaf, etc.) and choices of 3 sides from a list of 12 or more items including salads (jello, fresh), soup, squash, sweet potatoes, greens, peas, southern style green beans, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, etc. and you get dessert!! I had fried chicken which was incredibly good and my husband had the salmon croquettes which were different and tasty. It is classic Southern cooking and oh so good! Most of the other guests were locals who were out for dinner after church. The Swanson is an old historic house and quite lovely. The tables are set with white linens and beautiful silverware. Service is also classic Southern: attentive and polite.

We were driving north on I-75 from northern Florida to Marietta, GA and strongly prefer local restaurants to eat in so we got off the highway to Perry to go the Swanson (which was listed in the AAA guide). We are SO glad we did. It was an easy 5 minutes to get back on the highway and we had a wonderful experience. The Swanson would be my 'go to' place if I lived in that area.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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