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The Swanson Restaurant

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933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reading the reviews, just had to go to the Swanson Restaurant. The house is lovely, the hostess and our waitress was very friendly. Now to the food, I was so disappointed. I had a vegetable plate, only thing I could eat was the cabbage. The food had too much salt for my taste. Our waitress did not ask if... More 

Thank kentuckyBartow
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After looking at the reviews, decided to try Swanson's. Sean was an excellent server. We started with the fried green tomatoes. Cut thin, thin batter, fried perfectly. Then we shared the blackened tilapia with field peas and dressing with gravy. Their selection of sides is phenomenal with some I've never seen on a menu (rutabagas, who'd a thought??). The restaurant... More 

Thank CJ K
Perry, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live in Perry and this is one of my favorite restaurants for Sunday Lunch. The fried chicken is the best and they have so many vegetables to choose from. Sunday special is one meat, three sides, and a desert for 10.99. What a deal. Of course Sunday isn't the only time we go. The rest of the week lunch... More 

Thank Shirley S
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just passing through. A great find! Fried green tomatoes, blackened tilapia, field peas and cornbread dressing. Wonderful and Sean was great. If you're in the area you need to eat here. Converted house with front porch seating. Good eats! JL

Thank 9384jlk
Perry, Georgia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good. Delivered in a timely manner. Definitely will go back. A favorite place to go with friends for lunch. Favorites are meat loaf snd riadt beddf. Collard soup is great too.

Thank Linda F
Lutz, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oh my goodness, literally. We happened upon The Swanson Restaurant by accident. Now when traveling North on I-75, we make a point of making it a MUST stop. The best home cooking we have found in a very long time. We've yet to have anything that was just so-so, including the vegetables (Green Fried Tomatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Black-Eyed Peas...).... More 

Thank CSeilkop
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although they don't take reservations, we were seated almost immediately on a weekday evening. The staff was friendly and the old house provided a charming environment. My companions' meals were fine, but I was disappointed in my selection. I ordered the fried chicken and our server explained it would be a 20- to 25-minute wait while it was cooked to... More 

Thank JodyKayMiami
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are here NOW!!!!The food is delicious and the staff are wonderful. The collard green soup is a must.

Thank Robin R
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been traveling through this area for a number of years, when I found my usual restaurant was temporally closed, I tried here instead and was glad I did. Great food in a quaint home like atmosphere, good service, friendly staff. Nice selection of sides, all the ones I've tried were good, super tasty little biscuits, and the pie... More 

Thank John H
Key Largo, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 3rd visit here and it's just as good as always. The food superb, Whitney, our waitress, excellent, happy, friendly, outgoing, couldn't be better!

Thank captrick1000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Perry
  • Phone Number: 14789871938
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?