Dovetail - Macon

4.9
856 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
"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 856 People Are Saying
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JH
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly unique restaurant. Combining amazing food and wonderful service - it is a must eat anytime you are in Macon.

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GB
Charleston
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time for brunch. Love this Macon jewel.

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

Lovely place, excellent food, service with a smile.

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KF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were there for our wedding anniversary. The waitress welcomed us with a happy Anniversary and they even gave us dessert on the house! The food was really good, waitress very nice and I think even the manager came over to wish us happy anniversary. Thank you for a memorable evening! We will definitely be back.

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Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid as always on all accounts. Will continue to frequent.

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RR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife there for her birthday. The food was great and the staff was excellent. The manager was a true gentle.

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious that we reserved the next evening dinner while eating the first evening!!

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is rustic but very nice. Love the decor. Service was prompt and very friendly. We enjoyed our entrees (Chilean sea bass and wagyu beef). The servings were small but delicious. Dessert was a little disappointing. The milk pie was just too bland. The cracked pie was better but not as great as we'd expected. This is a nice restaurant for a special occasion. A little too pricey for regular visits.

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JH
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seared scallops is an absolute must. Melts in your mouth and the flavors beautifully together. Come here every time I’m in Macon.

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a
Atlanta
65 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were equally excellent. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Emphasis on in season produce and protein options in inventive combinations. Parking readily available on street at night since insitution of parking meters. One of the best options in town and the best downtown.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden jewel. My wife and I went to Dovetail for Sunday Brunch on our 12th Anniversary. The service was some of the best we’ve ever had and the food was spectacular. The French toast was the best I’ve ever tasted, and the shrimp and grits are a great brunch option. Highly recommend the cheese plate for an appetizer. Dovetail also has a great whiskey/bourbon selection, and makes an Old Fashioned by the original recipe.

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DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible birthday brunch for friends. We were very pleased with both the food and service.

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F
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dovetail is the best restaurant in Central/Southern Georgia and continues to impress with creative food and a great spirits portfolio. Would return anytime.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great. Crying kid next to us but it was brunch so cant complain too much. Great service and drink pairings. My favorite way to eat is a solo dinner at the bar with a drink. Easy to meet new folks there.

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SM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner at Dovetail. Some favorites from the menu as well as new dishes. Love the latest version of the farm salad. Small plates of scallops and beef were great.

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Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I am a huge fan of Dovetail. I have nothing but great things to say about the staff, service, food quality etc. However, I think its time to change up the brunch menu a little. We come often and it needs a fresh look. I will still come back for dinner and will always recommend it.

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CT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place to eat when you are in Macon, innovative and fresh dishes and drinks. You can't go wrong with any item on the menu. I wish they were open for lunch as we live 100+ miles away and it is difficult to visit at dinner time.

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JW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place in the area! You can’t beat the price, ambiance and especially FOOD

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MD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was personable and attentive. Delicious brunch offerings. Love that most items offered are locally sourced!

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MS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail is my favorite restaurant in Macon. They are great for special occasions or anytime you just want to eat some unique & delicious food. The chef and cooks know what they are doing and they execute everytime. The kitchen staff should probably all get a raise because they are all just so amazingly skilled. The front of house staff are also very talented. They are very knowledgeable about food and bar service. Jade was our server and she took very good care of us as always. I love Dovetail!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual! Service, food and ambiance top notch!!

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thankful to the Manager and wait staff for making my mother-in-law's 75th birthday dinner and experience wonderful.

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HW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love their veggies! Also, I really like that they have small plates as well as entrees. Crack pie is AMAZING!!

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MT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail has an amazing menu and it will not disappoint. Cocktails are creative and refreshing.
The crew is very attentive and helpful with suggested selections and our experience was awesome. Worth the drive and the price ( not terribly expensive either) . Love the ability to reserve a table especially through Open Table. Very accommodating as we had to increase our party at last minute.... no problem!

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P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service great!! Menu is little.. food and drinks were great!!

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RN
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The main attraction to Dovetail is definitely the food. Its was outstanding! Parking can be tough, it is upstairs (which might be a bit inconvenient for some), it is a small place and the tables are pretty closely packed. Still, the atmosphere was very nice and everything we ate was fantastic. Give it a try!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming environment, waitress knew much about the menu and very accommodating!

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PD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Dovetail is noteworthy. The staff, the drinks, the food all right on point. Great flavors, fun conversation, a special night --though I'd be happy to be a regular if we didn't live three hours away.

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JM
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I chose to celebrate our 5th Anniversary by dining at Dovetail and were very impressed. Great service, wonder atmosphere, and excellent food and cocktails all at a good price. I recommend Dovetail for anyone looking for a quality, upscale establishment in Macon. We will definitely be back.

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FG
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great find in Macon. Food fresh and delicious! Tasteful decor and quiet enough to hold a conversation.

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AF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! I love how the menu options change from season to season, and the variety of options is fantastic. Definitely get the put-ups as an appetizer - the bacon jam is incredible! Drinks, apps, entrees, and desserts, this place has it all!

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After church brunch. Always good. Great service. Had the steak and eggs - both were cooked perfectly. Only complaint is that is so popular that you have to make reservations well in advance and I always forget

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DK
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, would recommend the Dovetail to anyone looking for a fine dining evening. Looking forward to the next special occasion for an excuse to go!

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks: Secondary Export- excellent taste. Nice sipping drink. My friend had the Ultraviolet, which he stated was average. For appetizer, we had the Put ups- delicious tasting spreads with warm bread. Shared a small plate of scallops with risotto. Great choice. For dinner, I had the Sea Bass and my friend had the tenderloin, which we both enjoyed our meals. Finished with cracked pie and the special fig tart, which we both enjoyed. Great ambiance!! Highly recommend Dovetail.

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KG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Nothing against Dovetail....just not my cup of tea. I’m pretty sure I won’t be returning.

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S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit was great, just like the first. We plan to go back next time in Macon.

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EH
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Southern Cuisine with the best Southern Hospitality! Highly recommend!

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JB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a resorvation here but arrived late. Even though the kitchen was closing they still sat us and were so awesome with their service. Thank you for such a great meal.

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