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The Swanson Restaurant

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933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
+1 478-987-1938
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Perry, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having always considered this restaurant a "must do" when in Perry, Ga. -- was sadly disappointed on this latest trip. Food was not up to par from past experience. Always loved their meatloaf -- much too much sauce this time. The rutabagas had way too much salt -- same for their "field peas" which looked like black-eyed peas to us.... More 

Thank leahr350
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've enjoyed the Swanson since they opened and even had my rehearsal dinner there. When they changed their menu I was disappointed but we still enjoy going a couple times a month.

Thank Ken M
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are famous for the fried chicken and it shows! Fried like my Grandma fried it. The cream corn and fried okra were over the top also. But the highlight of the meal were the baby biscuits. Good country eating at a reasonable price.........what more you could anyone ask for?

Thank Larry S
Anamosa, Iowa, United States
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on what I read here we chose this restaurant and were very pleased! Great service and beautiful surroundings. The fried chicken, okra and squash casserole are not to be missed! Beer and wine only served. Enjoyed a walk around the square after.

Thank Kris G
Conyers, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did have to wait about 15 minutes to be seated but it was worth it. The food was excellent and the menu featured many authentic Southern dishes. We will definitely return when we are in the area.

Thank 549sb4
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely the best! Food is excellent, great choices and the service is southern hospitality at its best! Don't miss the town of Perry and the Swanson. This town has everything from boutiques to antiques. Just off of I75.

Thank RessieA
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have enjoyed all of the many meals we have eaten here. The fried chicken and the meat loaf are exceptional, and the side dishes are outstanding, too. We especially like the squash casserole and the fried okra. Can't comment on the desserts because we never have room enough to sample any. It is also a pleasure to be seated... More 

Thank mcgGeorgia
Lindon, Utah
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our reservation was lost. The area where we were first seated was so noisy, we asked to be moved (it was done graciously). Two in our party wanted wine, but there were no clean wine glasses (really? wash two). We sat and waited (no bread, one person got her salad) for an incredible length of time before being told our... More 

Thank OTCHmama
St. Marys, Georgia
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Perry for a National AKC dog event. People from all parts of the country were lined up at this restaurant to taste genuine Southern food … fried green tomatoes, sweet tea, fried chicken, squash casserole, buttermilk biscuits, etc. We were seated next to a big table of California girls who were licking their lips, anticipating their first... More 

Thank G8T0RGAL
Chattanooga, TN
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed overnight in Perry and based on Trip Advisor, ate dinner at this restaurant. We were shocked by how good the prices were compared to the food and setting. It is in an old house and they have table clothes on the tables. It screamed expensive. When we got there, there were probably a dozen people at least on... More 

Thank TNstrouds

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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
US$7 - US$20
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Perry
  • Phone Number: +1 478-987-1938
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?