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Dovetail Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://dovetailmacon.com
  • Phone: (478) 238-4693
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Bar Open Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30 - Until
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Doug Sanneman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: All ocassions from Dovetail menu or our sister restaurant are personally tailored to your needs through our catering facility, the Armory Ballroom or the Cox Capitol Theatre.
  • Private Party Facilities: 24 seat wine room in Dovetail.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Collins (478) 238-4693
  • Entertainment: Ambiance music
  • Special Events & Promotions: Visit our Facebook page for more information on all our special events. htpp://www.facebook.com/dovetailmacon

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd and 3rd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is Valet parking available in the alley by Downtown Grill.
A word from Dovetail
"Locally Crafted, Southern Inspired". Dovetail is a farm to table concept utilizing local herbs, vegetables and proteins when available.

Starters: $8 - $13
Small Plates: $8 - $15
Entrees: $14 - $29

We have a fully stocked bar, with a diverse selection of whiskeys, wines, and craft beers.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "First time we tried the Dove Tail. Great Food, Great Service... very enjoyable"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The best dining in Macon, GA. The cuisine impresses in preparation and presentation, the service is exemplary and the atmosphere appropriately reserved without being uncomfortable."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Dovetail is a great find. Food and service excellent. A neat contrast between the Rookery, also great, but more for a fun evening and the quiet ambience of the Dovetail upstairs. Really enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nothing else like it in Macon! Freshest ingredients, great atmosphere, a real gem. Rivals any fine-dining in Atlanta."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I am a bit of a brunch Junkie... I had one of the best brunch dishes ever in the corn and boudin hash. it was amazing. also they were sold out of the shrimp and grits, but really just out of shrimp so the waiter brought us a bowl of cheese grits with lump crab meat and crawfish gravy to try (basically the shrimp and grits without the shrimp) and that was amazing as well. do yourself a favor and go to the dovetail get a cocktail and enjoy some great food at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I have eaten at Dovetail multiple times. The restaurant is quaint and the food always exceeds my expectations. On my most recent trip, my wife and I each had a small plate, main course and dessert - writing this review is making me hungry! The menu changes frequently so there are always new dishes to try. In addition to great food, Dovetail offers a drink menu which includes several specialty drinks. If you are looking for a great place for dinner or a place to get a good mixed drink (or wine), I would recommend Dovetail."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great brunch! Shrimp and grits were fantastic! Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My title says it all. The food and service was great. The Ambience was beautiful. The menu is simplistic, meaning you are not bombarded with a lot selections that will distract you from exquisite chefs creations. If you have not tried Dovetail, you must drop everything and head that way. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I had heard good things about Dovetail, so I made reservations for my husband and I to celebrate our 9th anniversary there. Reviews recommended getting a table by a window so when making our reservations on line, I requested it and said it was our anniversary. We were seated in a romantic spot right by a window and greated by our server with a glass of champange. What a great start! The apps were different and tasty, our cocktail, The Resort, was so refreshing, the entrees were large portions and so fresh and I cannot describe adequately how fabulous the Cracked Pie was for dessert! It was one of the best dinning experiences we have ever had-great food and drink, unique atmosphere and great service. I cannot wait to return!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I had read about Dovetail over a year ago and wanted to try it, we're foodies and always looking for new, exciting places to sample. My husband's birthday seemed like the perfect reason to go there, we invited another couple to join us. We shared a Put-Ups plate and assorted cheese platter, fresh bread and multiple spreads (smoked trout, bacon marmalade, pimiento spread, and lima bean hummus), all were delicious. My friends ordered the Shrimp Purloo and the Swordfish Filet; my husband and I got the Pork Shank Osso Buco and Seared Duck Breast with a side of Brussels Sprouts. We finished with the Strawberry Shortcake and Betsy's Brownies. Every dish was done to perfection, properly seasoned and beautifully plated. We'll be back again!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Food was delicious, more affordable than dinner time menu and very filling. We had 3 kids with us who loved the food as well. Service was outstanding and the mothers all felt special. We usually dine here in the evening and wanted to try out brunch. Beats many brunches I have experienced before. White sangria was divine. Will def return again and again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great Food, Great Service, overall a great way to spend Sunday afternoon!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Reservation at 5:30. Sat at table next to window. Tables are right next to each other. Not too bad when the restaurant is full and enough noise, people, etc to make you forget that you're practically sharing a table with someone else. Our complaint was that they immediately sat someone at the table next to us when the whole restaurant was practically empty! It wasn't until we were almost done with our dinner that they sat the table on the other side of our "guests". POOR planning/table seating!! The food was great but we will not go early again!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The Dovetail was an excellent farm to table restaurant with very attentive & knowledgable servers. It is quietly tucked upstairs over the Rookery which is excellent in its own right, but very noisy when the early bar crowd has gathered. My first impression was that the sound would travel upstairs and ruin the ambiance. That did not happen. The entrees and the pairings were very unique and each taste complimented the rest. Seatings were close, but arranged so as to still give a sense of privacy. We thought it would be a quick, enjoyable meal before a concert. Instead it was a dining experience and we missed the concert! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Fantastic food and ambiance that would be at home, and hold its own, in a big city like Atlanta or New York City. Simply a gem to find in Macon, GA. Easily the best food and best value for money fine dining experience in Macon. Don't miss out!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed the appetizers, main course (egg plant Parmesan) and a killer pie for dessert. Invited a group of business associates and heard positive comments fro each of them."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The food was excellent as always! My favorite dinner dishes are the duck over grits with tomato jam and the mac & cheese with tasso ham. At brunch, the waiter was happy to combine the special, corn waffle with berries, with the chicken and waffles on the menu. Also delicious were the fried chicken benedict (bacon jam!) and the corn & boudin hash, and don't miss the crack pie! We were only disrupted while our table was being cleared. Though my silverware indicated I had finished eating and the other 2 plates had been cleared (in separate trips), we had to flag down an employee to ask that he wrap my leftovers. Even though he had cleared a plate moments before, he seemed annoyed that we'd asked. Overall though, another great meal!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Dovetail and the MoonHanger group is a wonderful team of people that have almost perfected their craft of making food and providing guests with a wonderful dinning experience. The night we dined at Dovetail was perfect. Every bite deserved a sigh and a heavenly eyeball roll because it was that amazing (I'm pretty sure that did actually happen EVERY bite). The food is RIDICULOUSLY DELICIOUS! Thanks to Michael for the wonderful treatment and experience. We will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A wonderful place to dine, Menus items varied and different. The presentation of the food was excellent and the taste was supperb."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Dovetail has become a favorite spot for dinner for us. It has a wonderful ambience, excellent and creative menu offerings, and a terrific staff. The menu is not extensive, but the selection includes both small and large plates. The vegetable plate is one of our favorites. It includes seasonable vegetables prepared in interesting ways."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The menu at Dovetail is always reflective of fresh, local ingredients. Unique combinations and fancy presentations make diners feel as if they are in a swanky, metropolitan city. Service is consistently impeccable and friendly, and the bartender is the best anywhere! If you are a bourbon aficionado, you'll be tickled by the extensive bourbon offerings!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our first time at Dovetail. Great service. I had the Cajun shrimp dish with the Georgia red salad and my wife had the chicken and grits dish with the asparagus soup. Both dishes were very good. We had the salted caramel pie for dessert and it was also delicious. I would definitely recommend Dovetail. Definitely one of the best Macon has to offer."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "One the best gluten free restaurants in middle Ga."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Superb preparation of meals with a wide variety of choices. Servers are knowledgeable with a concern for your enjoyment."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I love this place! Awesome food , great ambience. I love to order multi small plates to taste a little of everything. It is nice that change the menu for new favors and they are always wonderful. Thumps up the staff for being brave about their cuisine!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was an overall amazing experience. The cheese plate was great along with the wine/whiskey list. The small plates weren't the best I've ever had but still they were better than most. What little it lacks in food it more than makes up with service and atmosphere. I will defiantly be returning for more."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Becoming one of our favorite places - the Foie Gras is the best ever!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The good news is that the food was very good to excellent. The table distribution in the very tight space, however, makes it very difficult for staff to get around. A member of our party kept getting bumped or brushed until we took the initiative to move the table. The server was clearly upset when we mentioned the discomfort level and maintained an unpleasant attitude for the first 30 minutes or so. There were never any apologies offered either from the different individuals bumping into us or the irritated server. There are a couple of good spots that would make for a much better dining experience. Request a table next to the window and you should be OK."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Delicious food! Love the put-ups, and the ham fritters. Our entrees were also really good - pork chop and shrimp. Our sweet, attentive, and friendly waiter, Jake, recommended the cracked pie for dessert. Oh my goodness! It was so good! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and will be back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and I arrived for dinner and were seated according to a request that I had made. We were graciously treated to complimentary champagne and a complimentary hors d'oeuvre. Our oysters were magnificent and our main entrees were delicious. My wife got the shrimp and I got the pork chop. There were no complaints and our waiter was superb. We look forward to dining here again, soon."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "What a great find. My husband and I love supporting local business and we love to eat. Found the Dovetail while having drinks and a burger in the Rookery. I was delighted to see there was another restaurant upstairs. Upon entrance the Dovetail takes you back to someone's Southern kitchen with a nice ambience. The food was delicious....mind you we ordered the special plus three other entrees!! We are true foodies and will definitely return to the Dovetail again. Thanks for the hospitality and great food."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had gone there for the first time the previous week for dinner and everything was wonderful. Food, Wine and Service. However, we were told how great their brunch was and were given some recommendations. Made reservations on OpenTable (1st time user) and requested a table by the window. Our visit started with not getting by the window. Then our waiter came back to tell us had run out of what I had ordered. I ordered the veggie frittatta, that had been recommended, Very disappointed. Very small amount of veggies, and sauce, mostly just egg. The grits were very good. Music has been very loud both times"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Interesting menu, great unusual food. My only complaint is that the lone candle on the table made it pretty dark. Staff was wonderful!!! Cool hipster vibe"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The decor is beautiful and the food is beautiful. Just a wonderful experience all around. The pork chop is to die for!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Took forever but we found it. Food and atmosphere here is great!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Limited dessert menu...only criticism. Michael was very informed re the menu and very helpful with suggestions. The menu was interesting and i liked the incorporation of mostly local or regional ingredients. An enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Awesome experience my first time ever coming and I was blown away how great the food service drinks and atmosphere was. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody in the local area or just visiting great experience great night. Great job Dovetail I will be back."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Another delicious and creative meal. Always great service and beautiful atmosphere . Only negative is the the music is always way too loud! Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I brought my parents to Dovetail when they came to visit, it was our first time and everything on the menu was really explained to us and every question you could ask was answered. The food was very well seasoned and was cooked perfectly. I will be returning."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Dovetail has its act together. Compact (limited but excellent offerings ) menu, creative selections. Service was excellent. Ambience was a bit noisy, but all in all, a great experience. This was our second time, and certainly not the last."
    Dined on 2/22/2014