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The Swanson Restaurant

933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
+1 478-987-1938
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (75 reviews)
“biscuits” (56 reviews)
“pot roast” (20 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
933 Carroll St, Perry, GA 31069-3313
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The country fried steak was amazing! Collard greens & mac and cheese were great! And the little biscuits they serve melt in your mouth! Service was great as well! We will be back next time we are in Perry!

Thank KStandridge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been dining at The Swanson for years and we will continue to dine there. It's worth the visit if you're a local or traveling and need a nice Southern meal. The not so great things: 1. This visit they were busy but the restaurant...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the food but the dining room is so LOUD! We just couldn't visit with friends without talking too loud. Those hardwood floors need a rug or some type acoustic panels on the walls. But the food is great. This was our second...More

Thank Hvilledude
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on other reviews, I took Mom and my grand daughter for lunch. We were all wanting a good salad instead of a hot meal and the other restaurants in town were closed. So this review is based with our selections in mind. We started...More

Thank Bunny D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We followed the advice of TripAdvisor and went here for dinner. It did not disappoint. The mini corn muffins were warm and tasty. The fried chicken was extremely good. The pot roast was fork tender. The service was very attentive to our needs. Highly recommend...More

Thank HokieTaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our third visit to The Swanson Restaurant, we were seated in a third room in the old house. We noticed a collection of decorations related to a famous movie, that really improved an already great dining experience. Three rooms, three different decors. The food...More

Thank MandV1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint dining in an old Southern home. Cloth tablecloths and napkins. I am from Mississippi, and we have great Southern cooking where I live, but this place was exceptional. About 12 menu choices around 9-11 dollars for huge portions. There were five in our party...More

Thank Janellyn C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I have dinner here each time I visit Perry. My experience has always be enjoyable. The wait staff is consistently friendly and the food is yummy! I do find that they run out of some items early because they stay so busy. It is fun...More

Thank FinnUSA
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We celebrated Mother's Day early Sat. evening. We had a party of 5. We got there 10 minutes after they opened. It was packed and we got the last table. Food was great. Desert was good but a little dry. Overall family from TN visiting...More

Thank Baybug2012
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My wife and I visited after a long day of sight-seeing. We loved this place. The staff had promised an hour and half wait (which turned out to be 30 minutes). We were seated on the porch, which looked like a great idea given the...More

Thank Charles N
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Questions & Answers
21 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
USD 7 - USD 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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