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The Swanson Restaurant

933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
+1 478-987-1938
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (76 reviews)
“biscuits” (58 reviews)
“pot roast” (21 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a quick bite to eat after shopping in downtown Perry and it was delicious! We sat on the porch (I had my dog with me) and I had the fried okra and Mac n cheese sides, my mom had the quiche...More

Thank Monica W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Historic Downtown Perry, we discovered this gem. Beautiful setting and great southern meals. The prices also very reasonable. Great staff. Loved the fried chicken, meat loaf, beef stew, all southern classics were so good. We came to Perry while evacuated from Hurricane Irma,...More

Thank legzalez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional southern cuisine in a charming restored 19th century house. We thoroughly enjoyed Saturday evening dinner starting with fried green tomatoes and a glass of wine. Our entree choices were fried chicken and pork chop. Both were properly prepared with generous sides. The staff is...More

Thank DWS2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going to North Carolina from Orlando and made it a point to get off highway to eat here. Great choices and prices and worth the drive

Thank Sheri5411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swanson Restaurant offers close, intimate dinning with a wide variety of cuisine available the is both delicious and a real treat to the palate. Fried Green Tomatoes are a favorite, as well as some of the best Fried Chicken I have eaten anywhere. Staff...More

Thank gmccleary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is set in an old, turn of the century home, with tables set up in each room. The food is classic, Southern cooking with a wide selection of entrees and sides. Pricing was VERY reasonable ($9-15) with excellent quality. I will definitely return...More

Thank 108frankf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times with different people over the years. The food ia good but the service is horrible! Several months will go by before we try again & hope it gets better, it doesn't. A lot of the wait staff is poorly...More

Thank Tl D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited Swanson's for the second time. We live several hundred miles away, but found ourselves stopping overnight in Perry, Georgia. This restaurant is a real find! On both occasions (our previous visit was a few years ago) we found the...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Eight of us so we made prior arrangements for a table and seating which was nicely accommodated. They were out of one of our favorite sides and our food orders took a while, but the lunch prices were reasonable and overall, the food was tasty....More

Thank JustPeachy4576
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Wife & I ate there last week while on the road. Amazing restaurant, super service, and even better food!. Yes, we enjoyed it! I had the fried chicken, my wife the salmon croquettes. Both were dinners were great, mine was better. "Old house" interior which...More

Thank 1Carpe2
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Questions & Answers
24 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from MissKim111 | Property representative |
Yes we do, any denomination. Thank you for asking.
21 March 2015|
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Response from MissKim111 | Property representative |
We do serve beer and wine and we can accommodate a group of 20. But you will need to call to check availability. Thank you.
1 January 2015|
Response from momof2inga | Reviewed this property |
The Swanson is closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Christmas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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