Dovetail - Macon

4.8
817 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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"Locally Crafted, Southern Inspired". Dovetail is a farm to table concept utilizing local herbs, vegetables and proteins when available.

Starters: $3 - $13
Small Plates: $8 - $15
Entrees: $14 - $36

We have a fully stocked bar, with a diverse selection of whiskeys, wines, and craft beers.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Bar Open Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - until
Bar Open Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - until
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Phone number
(478) 238-4693
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brad Stevens
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Catering
All occasions from the Dovetail menu or our sister restaurants, the Rookery, El Camino, and H&H Soul Food, are personally tailored to your needs. Need a larger room? We can accommodate you through the Cox Capitol Theatre.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd and 3rd
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Parking details
There is Valet parking available in the alley behind the restaurant between 2nd and 3rd street in the parking deck by Downtown Grill.
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Entertainment
Ambiance music
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Special events & promotions
Visit our Facebook page for more information on all our special events. htpp://www.facebook.com/dovetailmacon
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 817 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JB
Atlanta
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will always stand by Dovetail being the standard of food quality and service in Macon, GA. Always looking forward to our next visit to this fine outfit.

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SO
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation and were seated a few minutes early. The waitress did a great job explaining the menu and provided excellent service. The food was absolutely delicious. We had a very leisurely lunch and did not feel rushed at all. I can't wait to go back!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice change of pace. I am used to going to Atlanta for date night with the wife. Traffic of course wasn’t bad at all. Which makes this experience even better. Great crew and food

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KP
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Food. Spectacular Service. The wait staff went above and beyond. Kevin the manager was very attentive, even without an underlying problem. I will definitely eat here again.

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D
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ( our family of six ) celebrated my 75th birthday there. First time, but not our last. I’d like to try several other things on the menu in the future.

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LJ
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent atmosphere great but the Service not so good our waitress was not friendly it took 15 min or longer to find the wine I wanted she brought the wrong kind Kevin you are Outanding Excellent personality Very friendly. I just didn’t think our waitress was up to Speed in that environment...

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S
Miami
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Before making a reservation for our one night in Macon, I studied the menu knowing that I would never be able to make up my mind. As it turned out, I ordered the special of the day, a bar b que chicken atop a polenta type pancake. The service is very attentive and knowledgeable. If you are into the farm to table thing, you will love this place. I was wondering why we didn’t have farm to table when I was growing up, but realized that every thing was farm to table back then. Anyway, this is a very nice setting of a reasonable size. Parking may be difficult. Be prepared to go around the block looking for a parking place. Our waiter was quite gracious and knowing that we were on a road trip, informed us of other establishments that we might like. This restaurant is as quiet as it gets in America. I’ve conclude that Americans are just loud.
I highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening or a special occasion.

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BS
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic! We had a wonderfully experience. Everything that was put on the table was delicious. The food was not only beautiful but really good. I appreciated that so much was locally sourced. The atmosphere of the restaurant was calm and quaint. It was a perfect choice for our anniversary dinner.

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m
Dallas
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and the entire wait staff and GM extremely customer oriented, friendly and there to make your dining experience incredible...and the food is outstanding as well.

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h
Miami
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the catfish which came on a bed of wonderful blue cheese grits with a delicious macque choux and poblano relish. I thought this may well have been the best tasting dish I ever had. My wife had a good but not great burger. We started with the cheese plate which was just right for two people withe 3 cheeses and other accompaniments. The cracked pie for dessert was outstanding. We left very happy and will try to go out of our way to get back to Macon to go here again.

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OT
Jacksonville
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious. Cheese board was a treat. Very interesting mix of flavors in entrees and blueberry cobbler was wonderful. This was our second visit and we will return.

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Charleston
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a great restaurant. Excellent food, great bar service, friendly staff. My only “complaint” if I had one was a very small menu. An extra entree or two would have been nice but still, what we had was excellent.

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DB
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant came highly recommended, so we were expecting great things and they did not disappoint! Our server was wonderful and every dish we ate was amazing!! We will definitely be back and have already recommended it to everyone we know!

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BJ
New Orleans
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Super friendly and helpful waitstaff that was very knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely go back.

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OT
Houston
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Jacksonville
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite and just gets better. Excellent management and wait staff. Kyley was our server this time and was delightful. We like Jade, too!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Dovetail will not disappoint.

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HL
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Dovetail! From the always fresh and interesting vegetable plate, to this week's Chilean Sea Bass, the food and service are always superb!

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S
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail had been recommended by friends and our expectations were exceeded. The service and food were outstanding!

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AH
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail is one of my favorite restaurants in Middle Georgia. It contrasts nicely with the rookery downstairs, and the menu is eclectic and fun. Could have more menu options, but overall it’s a great place, especially for people visiting the area

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JW
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined here Saturday night and had a great experience. Good salads and appetizers, I had the beef which was a generous portion and cooked just right. My dinner companion ordered the sea bass which was very tasty.

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j
Cincinnati
4.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant is upstairs without disability access--if you can't get up the stairs--you're out of luck.

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GS
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome cheese plate.... and the filet mignon was the best I’ve had in Macon.

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SO
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great way to celebrate our 5th anniversary! Hands down the best meal I’ve had in Middle Ga in 6 years! Will definitely go again for our next date night! Scallops appetizer was amazing, don’t change a thing!

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TA
Atlanta
3.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It just seems to be losing it's overall quality for both food and service. The grits were not cooked properly or seasoned. My guest burger was greasy and fell apart. I asked for salt and pepper from food runner......took 5-10 minutes later for the server to arrive with it. The biscuits were cold, maybe room temperature. Not what I would expect for a brunch item.

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LH
Atlanta
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always always ALWAYS amazing amazing AMAZING!!!! I love coming back to this restaurant time and time again to see what's new and enjoy what I love!! Thank you for being consistently THE BEST dining establishment in Macon!!!

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Dallas
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a good time with great food and excellent service.

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OT
San Francisco
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wine!!

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KS
New Orleans
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and my servers were amazing - very knowledgeable, welcoming, and friendly.

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EC
Charleston
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, attentive service, nice atmosphere. Went for Sunday brunch
and thoroughly enjoyed it. Have been here for brunch before and would
Continue to do so.

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WW
Atlanta
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vegetable plate was very creative and delicious. We also enjoyed the creative cocktails and the service was outstanding!

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OT
Atlanta
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff! Friendly and attentive without being annoying. Just right. Food is excellent and offers wonderful flavors! Great selection of wine and spirits as well.

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AC
Atlanta
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good as always. The service is wonderful; both your server and the manager will be visiting you often without being interrupting.
I do wish there were a few more choices on the menu. You are very limited in "snacks" which I call appetizers. If you choose, I recommend the Confit Chicken Wings - be prepared to share, these are 6 full wings - uncut.
My favorites on the menu are the Salmon and the Filet. I am not a fan of the macaroni and cheese as it is very "Chili" tasting, as is the shrimp and Grits.
All in all, it's always a nice experience and you feel special when you eat here.

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TR
Raleigh
4.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Wife and I took a dear friend for her birthday. The room is very bright, noise-wise, and if there are other parties nearby it can be hard to hear conversation. Service was friendly but a bit hit-and-miss. We looked for our server a couple of times and she was nowhere to be found for several minutes. It's not so big a place, and it charges enough, that this shouldn't happen. They're very proud of their wine list. A bottle that would have been $35-$40 almost anywhere else was $50. The put-ups appetizer was exceptional - bacon marmalade, butterbean hummus, pimento cheese, and a corn-andouille dip, accompanied by house-made bread. There was more than enough for three to share. My companions had the scallops dinner with house salad, and the blackened catfish, and both reported them to be excellent. I had the shrimp and grits and while the shrimp were perfectly cooked, I found them overly salty and the gravy too sweet for my taste. Not a bad record, one clinker out of four orders. We shared the crack pie, comped for our friend's birthday and it was very good, but outshined by the accompanying salted caramel ice cream, which was out of this world.

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MB
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! Everything about our experience was wonderful. We loved the food, wine, and cocktails. Never felt rushed. Well-served but not over-served. Looking forward to the next time!

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Hawaii
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Brought my picky mom here for mothers day and she said it was the best mothers day meal ever.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met my parents there after church to treat them for Mother's Day. Given their ages (86 & 88) parking and walking downtown was a challenge; and stairs somewhat challenging too. But we like the ambience of Dovetail and the service and food are good.

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SC
Atlanta
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful brunch to celebrate birthday and Mother's Day!

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r
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food very well presented and served.
Staff were attentive without being intrusive.

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F
Atlanta
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail is excellent! Great food - great service.

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