Dovetail - Macon

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

Starters: $5 - $13
Small Plates: $10 - $19
Entrees: $16 - $36

We have a fully stocked bar, with a diverse selection of whiskeys, wines, and craft beers.
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Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great night out for Vday with friends. Food was delish. Server was great

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the dovetail and the experience and food never disappoints

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T
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ribeye special was decent but disappointing for the price, though my wife's beef tenderloin was outstanding. Service was a bit slow and more polite than friendly, but that's fine. A bit of a letdown since we've had better experiences with Dovetail in the past, but still recommended.

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JJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great place for dinner. The food and the service were very good. The prices were a little higher than expected, but loved the vibe and ambiance. Definitely a place to go for very nice upscale dinner in Middle Georgia.

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DS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The only thing that kept me from giving a perfect 5 score were the limited menu options. For people with food allergies/aversions, it was extremely hard to make a satisfying menu choice.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our brunch was outstanding! We’ll be back.

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AM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, from farm to table. Awesome bread and amazing steaks

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TT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I ordered the 18 Oz ribeye and I've had better at many other places. It is not worth the money. My wife ordered the crab cakes and the portion size was really small for the price that you pay. I do not recommend this restaurant at all.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 3

We enjoy dining at Dovetail; however, our visit this past Friday night was not a good one. When we arrived 10 minutes late for our reservation due to parking issues we were told we had limited time at our table due to reservation behind us. This made us feel rushed through dinner and Dovetail will not be our first choice in the future. Being rushed through our dinner made our experience less than desirable. Service did not meet your price point.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre- concert date night! Our service was excellent and the food was fresh and delicious! Ambiance was perfect. I loved the views out of the tall draped windows! A really beautiful place to have dinner and enjoy a night out. The local farmers salad was fantastic and funny enough...the deviled eggs were scrumptious. What can I say lol I’m a southern girl! Thanks and expect to see us back, soon!

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MP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I absolutely love dining at Dovetail because the food is always exceptional and this time was no different. However, the waiter broke a plate on me (yes he dropped the plate and it broke on the table scratching my hand and going on my clothes). Luckily I didn't incur any injuries but I was shocked. We were celebrating my birthday and I didn't want any more attention brought to us so I let it go without saying anything. The people that were with me felt like something should have been done but I was okay. Anyway, like I said the food was phenomenal and I will definitely go back.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch and minosas! Also great service. One of my favorites.

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GG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rebecca was phenomenal as always! We thoroughly enjoyed the selection on the menu, the perfect timing of the no-rush dinner, excellent cocktails, and a fun, yet intimate atmosphere.

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AB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary dinner at Dovetail. Kevin and his staff were exceptional. I especially appreciated that although they had a busy evening underway, we did not feel rushed or hurried. We sat at a cozy spot (second time now) by the window overlooking downtown. The shrimp and grits and the scallops and risotto was divine. Will definitely return and tell others about our great experience. Thanks for redeeming.

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DR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to dovetail for our anniversary and we really enjoyed ourselves. Good food and even better service.

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BB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service and food were amazing. Will definitely be dining here again when we pass through Macon.

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CR
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We only get to eat here once a year, on our drive back from St. Pete Beach to Cincinnati. For the first time this year, I made a reservation, since we've always had to eat at the bar before. We got the pick ups starter. Yum! My husband got the blackened catfish and I got the 5 vegetable plate. The fried green tomatoes were wonderful! We always get cocktails to start, since they do them so well. We will be back again next year!

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J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server provided excellent service food was served in a timely manner
Highly recommend

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Lane, our waiter was fantastic and the staff made my date’s birthday very special. Thank you!

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t
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unpretentious, genuinely friendly service in an intimate dining room. The food follows the familiar farm-to-table approach, but the execution is excellent. Dovetail has both full entrees and small plates so you can try multiple dishes. Dishes change regularly with the seasons, but they remain familiar. The wine list is extensive. The dining room is not whisper quiet, but you can comfortably hold a conversation across the table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience At dovetail for my birthday!!! Great service and food. Will def be bZcm

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anytime we have a special occasion to celebrate, Dovetail is the first and only option. Great cocktails, excellently prepared food, and amazingly friendly staff.

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S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best southern cuisine I’ve ever had. Right up there with the best in New Orleans and Charleston.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to take my girlfriend on a nice date. Dovetail is one of Macon’s finer eating establishments. Food and service are amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service

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AS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous dinner before going to The Grand Opera House! Lane was our waiter and he was also fabulous! Entire staff was very friendly! Had scallops with pimento cheese risotto- absolutely delish!!! Looking forward to going back the next time I am in Macon!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome upscale restaurant. Excellent flavors. Great service.

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OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, as always! Our favorite restaurant in Macon.

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E
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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PJ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. The waitress was amazing and her knowledge of the menu items was incredible. We will most definitely will be coming back in the near future.

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SW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Everything g was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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PY
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. There were 4 of us celebrating two birthdays. We ordered different entrees or small plates and everything was outstanding. I had fried rutabagas that were wonderful. The desert was delicious as well. My first experience was great and I would definitely go back. The only slightly negative were the cocktails. Weren’t real impressed with that. Oh and our server was delightful.

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot wait to visit Macon again so we can return to Dovetail! Food, service, atmosphere...all outstanding.

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ED
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dovetail provides a charming and lively atmosphere with excellent food, impeccable drinks, and a waitstaff that seems to live to serve. Their twist on Southern favorites, from unique fried preparations to well-seasoned meets, deserves special attention. The staff is knowledgeable and can certainly be trusted to suggest a drink pairing or an entree.

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MB
E. Tennessee
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a very delicious supper...although it was a little difficult with the stairs. I did manage. Our server suggested many things but we decided on the Shrimp and Grits, Roast Duck. Very good presentation. We also loved the Put-Ups for our appetizer. Salads were well prepared and very fresh.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I, (at our son and daughter in law's recommendation) celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary at Dovetail and boy are we glad we did!! Quaint and cozy atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff, and the food ...out of this world!! We started with the seared scallops served on a bed of pimento cheese risotto (the best ever), followed by delectable entrees. Hubbie had the 18oz. ribeye with mashed potatoes and fried green tomatoes(which he said were the best he'd ever had) and I decided on the ribeye(cooked to a perfect medium rare) and mashed potatoes ...deeelicious!! We ended our meal by sharing a piece(in retrospect I wish I'd gotten my own) of cracked pie ...simply to die for!!! This was a great dining experience in every sense of the word and we will most definitely be going back ...and back ...and back!!!!!

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ‘Chef’s Restaurant’! Service, food, drinks and atmosphere were all hits! I highly recommend Dovetail for a very nice date night with someone special!

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BG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live hundreds of miles away but we plan road trips with a stop in Macon so we can dine here. Prices are reasonable and the food is so creative and delicious. It’s a small menu but I suspect everything on it is terrific.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a nice evening! The food was varied and outstanding, the service friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere topped it off. A great choice for a night out!

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D
Minneapolis
69 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in Macon this is a MUST for your dining.
The scallops were perfect and the risoto with gatrique exceptional.
Service was above standard by far and yet still casual atmosphere.
Do NOT miss the custard dessert.....

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