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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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Ocala, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have not visited the Swanson House please do so. It is some of the very best Southern cooking I have ever had and this is coming from a Southerner. I try and stop every time I pass Perry. It is located in a quaint old house with a nice porch. The service if friendly though you may have... More 

Thank Spring_Searcher
Ludington, Michigan
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traveling to Florida, stopped in Perry and couldn't find any good place to eat. Asked the desk clerk at the Comfort Inn and she recommended this. So glad she did. It is a great restaurant, downtown Pery, in an old house that just has the feeling that you are eating at your grandmother's home. The food is excellent, we had... More 

Thank Kenneth H
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way out of town. Stopped by due to rating, which was totally deserved. I ordered a chicken salad sandwich with green beans and half sweet tea. Along with my tea came these little sinfully good biscuits. The sandwich was very good. The green beans were excellent! This is an old south sort of place in a historic building... More 

Thank Mark H
Denton, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the melt-in-your mouth biscuits to the handbreaded okra and home made deviled eggs, this is southern cooking at its best...enhanced by the quaint Victorian house atmosphere. The menu is extensive for southern dinner entree and sides favorites. We found this gem while roadtripping from Tallahassee to Atlanta and will make sure to come back each time we are in... More 

Thank serenitygirl10
Macon, Georgia
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168 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the family to Perry to the Swanson House. They are Southern and living in Fla they miss hometown eating. The atmosphere is awesome!!! Food and service was excellent. We called ahead and didn't wait more than 5 minutes.

Thank Baybug2012
Munfordville, Kentucky, United States
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This rehabbed old house in downtown Perry is well worth the short drive off the interstate. The staff is warm and the good southern food is home made.Smoked pork chops were outstanding, as were sides and salads.

Thank Janet K
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around for a number of years and is located in the small town of Perry GA. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is great.

Thank Durango1715
Gainesville, Florida
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318 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Swanson Restaurant provides real old-style Southern cooking in an attractive period house. The meatloaf was delicious. If you find yourself in Perry at dinner time, this is the place to go.

Thank George E
Houston, Texas
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This was like sitting in my moms dining room 40 years ago. Fried okra, salmon croquettes and greens oh my! Only difference is mom didn't serve Wine. Service was very good.

Thank NurseSherry
Danville, Georgia
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123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Took my 88 year old aunt out for lunch..excellent food, good quantity, and with solid meals offered with two sides for $8 or $9, and linen napkins. This is hard to beat..Waiter was good, he even went outside to close shutters to get the sun off my aunt..Don't miss this restaurant.

Thank David M

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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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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?