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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
Closed now
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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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Gainesville florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is in a house on the main st. We stop here for lunch and was were very pleased. It is all home cooking. Everything we ordered was really good.

Thank gardinia80
Kilgore, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate our Thanksgiving dinner at the Swanson House yesterday. A great choice as spouse is dieting and I am managing a recovery from surgery. The menu choices were Thanksgiving standards: Turkey(quite good), ham and roast beef. Came with choice of three sides which were tasty. The prices were very affordable - less than $50.00 for both of us which... More 

Thank Mary Ann C
Newnan, Ga.
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208 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find. Set in a historic home in downtown Perry that maintains its charm this is a must for anyone looking for a true southern meal. The little biscuits were incredible. I had the the chicken salad platter which was outstanding. My wife enjoyed the quiche with salad of greens, walnuts, goat cheese. She loved it. The service... More 

Thank rivrman
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there on veterans day place was full, was seated in about 10 minutes. Service was very good and everybody spoke as they walked by the table to make sure everything was fine, Food I got a Veg. plate with pear salad field peas fried okra and mac and cheese. I thought I was back at my mothers house eating,... More 

1 Thank charliebGeorgia
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical house/Resturant. My food tasted great but was too COLD. My husband did not get what he ordered & didn't like the taste. The service was terrible. Our server was friendly but kept forgetting things (lemons, water, butter, etc). Then she would disappear for awhile...not sure what that was about. I would recommend this Resturant with a much smaller group.... More 

Thank Patti M
Senago, Italy
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172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten on the porch as the temperature was lovely as much as the place. This restaurant put us in a sort of space-time capsule as we thought to be 100 years ago in this southern place. Relaxed, quiet, with good food and perfect atmosphere. The waitress was really kind and helpful with her advice.

1 Thank PaperogaArchimede
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wait was pretty long because of Veterans Day, but we were willing to wait since it came recommended by our hotel. I got pear salad, sweet potato soufflé and grilled pork chop-it was all just average. My hubby got salad, French fries and fried chicken. The fries were terrible, they tasted as if they were fried in old oil... More 

1 Thank TaraBiggsWheeldon
Kathleen, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Swanson serves southern food with a homemade flavor. I have never had a bad experience. The food is always delicious and the service consistent. I love eating on the porch on a cool day!

1 Thank Holly M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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 

1 Thank kentuckyBartow
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55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 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 

1 Thank CJ K

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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
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?