Dovetail - Macon

4.9
1302 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Locally Crafted, Southern Inspired
Dovetail is a farm to table concept utilizing local herbs, cheeses, vegetables and proteins when available.

Starters: $5 - $18
Small Plates: $13 - $20
Entrees: $18 - $40

We have an incredible craft cocktail program with seasonally rotating menu cocktails and nightly specials as well as a fully stocked bar, with a diverse selection of whiskeys, wines, and craft beers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1302 people are saying
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TrevorG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Sadly reviewed on TripAdvisor too. Mediocre food choices most of which were more than cool. Small menu should have been presented much much better. No dish was in anyway outstanding. For 2nd placed restaurant in Macon, it leaves much to be desired.
One small entree was removed from the bill but that’s not what we want. We’d much prefer to give a positive response. Sadly not tonight.

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food descriptions may make you scratch your head, but everything we had was DELICIOUS!!
Great service too!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was wonderful. Ambiance was kind of sexy. Kind of upscale but casual.

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Jonml55
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Macon for one night and the food and atmosphere was perfect for a nice dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. This is one of the best restaurants I’ve enjoyed that wasn’t a $900 check at the end. Amazing cocktails - a beautiful bourbon and extensive scotch selection (rare!). Every starter and entree was amazing, the special was a light crispy boneless chicken thigh which was fantastic. The environment is stellar and the service spectacular, not to mention addictive dessert selections. I cannot more highly recommend this spot. Wow!

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BrianL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere
Would gladly recommend to anyone for a date night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant within 60 miles! No contest. Great seasonal dishes, awesome cocktails, top notch service.

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vipEtm4au
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience at Dove Tail is delightful every time. You can't go wrong at this wonderul restaurant in downtown Macon. The best cheese plate you will find anywhere.

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Piper
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful hidden gem in Macon! Service was stellar, food was mouthwatering, and cocktails were divine. Perfect date night, or place to celebrate a special occasion. Can't wait to go back.

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Champclaus
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome waitress, food was delicious

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu and very nice about accommodating for special diets.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for a first date!

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DawnS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend to all! Wonderful experience!!!

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vipLaurelee
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at brunch...just as fantastic as all the other dinners we have eaten here. Dovetail never disappoints!

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KelliZ
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Amazing service and great atmosphere. We will be back

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TonyB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated right away. Excellent dinner. Food was prepared perfectly. Service was top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Loved the seasonal specials:)

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NowTOURISTS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unexpectedly sophisticated dining in an upstairs location above the sister tavern location. Food preparation and presentation are excellent — sophisticated but simple ingredients with a southern twist. Covid restrictions put a damper on ambiance and the downtown vibe, but If you are in downtown Macon, this is a must experience. A great brown liquor selection adds to the experience. Four or five stars.

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KAYLAM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in downtown Macon! Staff and food are amazing!

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JessicaM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such awesome service! Brunch was an absolute hit! John our server, was wonderful! Ask for him....he's fantastic! All our meals were divine! We were seated immediately and bombarded with drinks/food. Made this Birthday brunch super special! The atmosphere is very welcoming and quaint....I will be back but for dinner! Thank you.

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MarthaW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had eaten at Dovetail several times with my son and his wife (Matt/Carol Woodbery) while they lived in Macon. Sunday I came with three of my friends from Statesboro, GA, following a Daughters of American Revolution Conference at the Coliseum. My friends were extremely pleased with their brunch (veggie omelets) as I was! I hope to return another time.

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EricaL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dovetail is always a great place to dine for a special occasion or a date night. Our waiter was very attentive and made sure we were aware of the specials for the evening and offered drink recommendations. The bartender was ok. My husband’s Paloma wasn’t as good as it normally is and my Moscato tastes more like a house white wine. The food definitely made up for the disappointing drinks. Will be back again but will not order drinks from bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately at reservation time. Server and other staff were attentive and prompt with every step of meal. Food was excellent and recommendations and descriptions by staff were spot on. Great evening with our son and his girlfriend.

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vipGreg
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second visit. First time was just me sitting at the bar. I was so impressed that I told my wife that I'd take her next time we came through Macon. This time we sat at a table.
Our cocktails were terrific (a new menu of cocktails from my previous visit a few weeks ago). Had the outstanding cheese plate. And then our main courses: she had the braised rabbit and pumpkin ravioli and loved it; I had the pork chop with buttermilk mashed potatoes and creole sausage gravy. Best pork chop I've ever had, and one of the better meals I've had anywhere. $35 is a lot for a pork chop, but it was worth more. Dessert was good, but we'll probably skip dessert next time as it wasn't in the same league as everything else.
We'll most definitely be back.
(The staff were wearing masks, and customers wore masks except while at their table or the bar. Much appreciated. The only disappointment in this regard is that they've added seating -- it looked like full capacity -- to the bar and it's certainly not socially distant.)

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vipEtm4au
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dove Tail continues to be our favorite in Macon. they always have some specials and change the menu up from time to time. Best cheese plate you will find anywhere and the farm salad is always terrific. We get it every time and I don't think we've had the same one twice.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food - scallops were amazing
Cheese plate is great to share with drinks

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vipFrutsun
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top 10 best restaurants I've ever experienced and I have traveled all over the world. We stopped here because it was on the way to Atlanta from Savannah and were blown out of our minds. Everything is to die for! And it's gorgeous inside and the service was impeccable. Will make a special trip back to Macon just to eat here again.

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Fishers
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE DOVETAIL!! It is WORTH every penny! admittedly, I dont have lots of money, so we only go about 3 times a year for special events (birthday, anniversary, etc)
I have nor been to a better restaurant, EVER! Consistently consistent, the food is beyond amazing, as are the drinks and dont get me started about Dessert!

Our Server the last couple of times was Michelle---She is simply the best and is very helpful if you arent sure about anything...everyone else from Manager on down are this way...I will never forsake this restaurant...this is my familys GO TO forever....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dovetail is absolutely incredible. From the service to their cocktails, food and desert; everything is on point. Pork belly bites are a new favorite.

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AmyC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were great! Overall, I really enjoyed the meal too! The gnocchi in our rabbit dish was a bit burned and the deviled eggs were just deviled eggs, but the scallops and pork chop were delicious and we enjoyed the cheesecake and crack pie too! Our favorite place in the area!

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TarvaM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious at Dovetails!! Would be nice if there were more restaurants, upscale restaurants in Warner Robins and Macon. We usually have to go to the Atlanta area to dine or go for special occasions. There are too many chain restaurants in these areas. Get on over to Dovetails for a great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only reservation we could get was at 5:30 - a bit earlier than ideal but still plenty acceptable. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive without being over-present. Food was delicious. We started with the cheese plate, a great assortment of cheeses accompanied by pickled okra, Brussels sprouts, and squash; cured salami; and fresh local bread. Wife had the filet medium rare, and I had the burger. Both were very well prepared. Good selection of wine and beer to choose from - try the Recanati merlot! Cracked pie for dessert was a superlative ending. Fresh ingredients and expert preparation make Dovetail a winner!

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GarrettW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, our waiter was really nice and explained everything uniquely, I tried the seared scallops and that was my first time both eating there and eating scallops, and I must say from here on out every time I eat scallops they have to taste like the ones I had here!!!!!!

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IvyL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop and the pork belly is to die for.... veggie plate was so delicious! The Ambience, lighting, decor was all spot one. Needed some place delicious for dinner while in town for the week and we wanted to come back a second time this week. Best place for dinner in Macon hands down!!! Oh and let’s not for get the cocktails... we had to move to the bar for a night cap and Deserts!

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elizabethb
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were excellent. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meghan was great. Risotto was awesome. Always get the deviled eggs. Great place.

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MikeL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kudos to the restaurant. It was our anniversary and the restaurant provided a complimentary glass of wine for my wife and I. The food and service were outstanding. It would be nice if there was an elevator to the second floor as two flights of stairs are difficult for handicapped people to negotiate.

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RHYLINR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is very nice and very well situated. The food is amazing and the servers are great. It may be a little in the pricey side but it is definitely worth the price. Parking may be a little tricky but otherwise amazing experience

FAQs

Dovetail - Macon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (478) 238-4693.

Dovetail - Macon is rated 4.9 stars by 1302 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.