Shopping and Dining

Downtown Swainsboro is emerging as a hub for both culture and commerce. The district boasts art galleries, antique stores, restaurants and shopping opportunities that have lent to Swainsboro being known as a destination location! This section highlights some of the opportunities you’ll find to Shop, Dine and Enjoy “Historic Downtown Swainsboro.”


Whether you are looking for good down-home cooking, a gourmet sandwich or a casual dining sit-down restaurant, you’ll find it all in Downtown Swainsboro. Here are three Restaurants we’d like to feature for you:

Berni’s On West Main

Berni’s On West Main is conveniently located at 114 West Main Street, offering a beautiful view of the fountain at Patriots Park. Berni’s is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday – Saturday and features a classic menu of steaks, seafood, and more. A full bar is available. Off-street parking is located in the rear.

Must Try: Community Breakfast; Prime Rib Kabobs; Grilled Romaine Salad

Bird’s Wings & Things

Bird’s Wings & Things offers more than 15 flavors of wings, seasoned and loaded fries, chicken tenders, hamburgers, and more. The restaurant features a Soul Food menu on Sundays for lunch.

Must Try: Loaded Fries, Flavored Chicken Tenders, and “home cooking” lunch on Sunday


The new Downtown Swainsboro Domino’s Pizza serves up all of your favorites, including pizza, wings, pasta, and subs with a unique dine-in option. If you prefer to enjoy your pizza at home, Domino’s also offers delivery and carry out with a convenient pick-up window.

Must Try: Artisan Pizza and Specialty Chicken

FroYo & Joe

FroYo & Joe offers an exciting lineup of frozen yogurt flavors with an assortment of toppings to create your own one-of-a-kind frozen masterpiece. In addition, the cafe features a coffee menu including traditional and cold brew coffees, lattes, frappes, and teas, as muffins and a daily soup-and-sandwich special.

Must Try: Oreo Frappe and Salted Caramel Popcorn Frozen Yogurt

Tarantino’s Little Italy

Tarantino’s Little Italy has introduced a menu of authentic, freshly made Italian recipes to downtown Swainsboro. Open six days a week for lunch and dinner and serving Certified Angus Beef, Tarantino’s unique, made-from-scratch dishes and attentive service will have you coming back for more.

Must Try: Hot Pastrami Sandwich, Rattlesnake Pasta, Prime Rib

Wares BBQ

Wares has been a Swainsboro tradition since 1958. The Wares brothers get to work early each day preparing their specialty BBQ recipes. There is a small sit down porch area but most patrons get their food “To Go” to avoid the large crowds that flock to Wares for their Brunswick Stew, BBQ Chicken, and homemade Potato Salad and Slaw.

Must Try: BBQ Ribs and the BBQ Loaded Baked Potato


The Downtown Region is growing by leaps and bounds and offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities. Whether you are looking to visit for a day trip or live in Swainsboro, here are a few practical, fun, and interesting places to visit when you come Downtown:


The best part about rummaging through an Antique store is that you never know what you’re going to find (or what you NEED). The Peddler I & II,  Hollywood on Main, Cotton Belt Collective, and the Main Street Market offer a full day’s journey through a variety of vintage items. Antique furniture, vintage toys, historical artifacts, glassware, and art are just the beginning!

Specialty Stores:

Downtown Swainsboro offers a variety and specialty stores including boutiques, furniture and home decor stores, and gift shops galore. To see a full list of all the shopping opportunities in Downtown Swainsboro, please check out Downtown’s Business List!


With several boutiques, Downtown Swainsboro helps complete your shopping experience with a variety of clothing options that are sure to fit your needs. Bird’s Fashions, Wren’s Ladies & Gents, Gifts Galore, Southern Sisters, Carl Lee’s Urban Fashions and others offer the newest accompaniments to your wardrobe for any occasion.

Home Furnishings:

Whether you are looking for home décor, home furnishings, or just want to look around, Custom Furniture and Flooring, Gifts Galore, the Main Street Market, the Peddler, Cotton Belt Collective, and Stewart’s Jewelers are just a sampling of shopping options available in downtown Swainsboro.

Salons and Cosmetics:

The Downtown area offers a variety of salons, barbers, and cosmetic Studios that are open to visitors and community members. These barbers and salons are always busy and have become a major part of the Downtown experience. Each studio offers a variety of spa services by appointment or walk-ins. Rich Barber Shop, Inspirations Salon & Barber Shop, Bangles II Hair & Makeup Lounge, Hair Tight Studios, and Ashley & Co.  are among the salons and barber shops that call Downtown Swainsboro home.

For a full list of the shops, stores, salons, and much, much more in Downtown Swainsboro please CLICK HERE