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“Wonderful Atmosphere, Good Food”

The Swanson Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 51 Restaurants in Perry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 16, 2012

We stopped in Perry to visit with some old friends. At their recommendation, we met at the Swanson Restaurant. It was a pleasant evening, so we asked to be seated on the porch. The service was adequate but not outstanding (I believe this was due to unexpectedly heavy customer load for the service staff, not the competence of the servers).
The food was very nice and the prices reasonable. I had salmon croquettes. While they were tasty, there seemed to be more breading than salmon and they were a little "gooey" in the middle. My wife and friend had the broiled salmon and it was excellent.
The atmosphere of sitting on the porch of a large southern house with folks strolling by was very relaxing and comfortable.
I did venture inside the restaurant to use the necessary room. The inside seemed a little noisy and "snug" (i.e. crowded). It was also quite cool from the A/C. We were glad we were on the porch.

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Reviewed April 9, 2012

All the best southern "stuff". Fried chicken, veggies, bread pudding, all at very reasonable prices.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

Very enjoyable dinner here. Delightful inside rooms with period decor and spacious outside porches. Other Tripadvisors have singled out the summer squash casserole and I would certainly give that particular dish a thumbs up. Service friendly and efficient, food came out quickly, prices most reasonable.

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Reviewed March 31, 2012

The menu was appetizing--we are southerners and love southern food. The wait staff was very nice and friendly, but our order seemed to take a long time. My husband asked for some tartar sauce,and his food was practically cold before it came. It was a really nice place, though, for such a small town. We would go again.

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Reviewed March 29, 2012

We went with friends for supper. Good homestyle cooking. Had fried green tomatoes. Excellent. Definitely will go back.

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