Dovetail - Macon

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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 - $20
Entrees: $16 - $40

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

Food was good. Service was great.

CL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and food. Noise level a little high but very enjoyable evening.

LL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband, son, daughter-in-love and I had a very nice dinner. We all had the shrimp and grits with two of them made without sausage b/c 2 of us were vegetarians. Our waitress/bartender was extremely informative and amazing. It was our first time and we will be back.

I
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was excellent; she was knowledgable about the variety of cheeses on our charcuterie tray and the different items on the menu. Food was delicious and with 6 of us, we tried many different items. Drinks are wonderful and the two desserts we had (buttermilk pie and crack pie) were worth every calorie. One of our favorite venues in Macon. Only negative is lots of others know that too so you need to book reservations early in the week.

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

Love Dovetail... we try to go several times a month. By far our favorite place in Macon Ga
Food is always great and service is the best.

CV
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, better service! Thanks for the hospitality!

AP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with great service. I would highly recommend it!

DP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch. Outstanding from beginning to end!

TH
Gloucestershire
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Friendly service but outrageous “market rate” pricing on the ribeye.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place

PL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on all counts. No better place in Macon for fine dining.

DP
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food

CR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal! Our waitress was quite knowledgeable about the menu and was extremely helpful.

KP
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food ... excellent response to a member of our party with extensive food allergies.

H
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time dining at Dovetail while visiting Macon with our son. We were very impressed with both visits. The food is excellent, as is the service. Deviled eggs are delicious; cheese course interesting and local. Bread is locally sourced and delicious. Scallops and pimento cheese risotto are rich and tasty. The quality of the food and service is something you might expect of a restaurant in a much larger city (i.e. Atlanta). We will definitely visit again!

SU
Tulsa
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE LOVE DINING AT THE DOVETAIL. THE MENU IS VARIED AND ALWAYS DELICIOUS. I PARTICULARLY LIKE THE SMALL PLATE OFFERINGS SO THAT I CAN BEGIN WITH APPETIZER AND SALAD ENDING WITH DESSERT. IN PARTICULAR THE TOMATO SALAD WAS FABULOUS THE LAST TIME WE WERE THERE!

BM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite place to eat when in Macon. Everything on the menu is delicious!

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding farm to table fresh food and service.

BD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our service was great. Food & drinks were severely lacking. Poached eggs were over cooked with hard yolks, meanwhile the fried eggs ordered over medium were runny. Chicken was undercooked and pink at thickest part. Bartender messed up our drink order, twice. Best thing was the grits.

CB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite fine dining spot in Macon. Thx for Kevin Bryant and the team (wonderful hostess with the great fashion sense, Megan our go-to waitress, and bar tenders) for a 5-star experience every time! Had a great birthday there!

KY
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. You can’t go wrong at Dovetail!

WA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, though pricey (as expected I guess). Way better than other pricey downtown restaurants though. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious.

N
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant. Fantastic food, extremely friendly waiters. It really gives you the feel of a truly special restaurant that leaves you unintimidated to spend an evening there. Worth every penny.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Dovetail. In fact, I claim OG status because I’ve been dining there since they opened seven (whoa, really?) years ago. From small plates to entreés, Dovetail has singlehandedly elevated Southern cuisine in Macon to heights previously unknown. The firm embrace of the well-established farm-to-table movement is evident throughout the menu offering. The knowledgeable staff has a way of answering your questions without the need to ask, they’re just that good. The seasonal menu changes even within a given season as well do the specials, taking advantage of their impressive list of farms and other sources have to offer. Dovetail always has top-flight bar staff and their cocktail menu features tantalizing choices that also flow with the seasons. If you choose to go off-menu with a cocktail request, your wishes will be fulfilled and then some.

Be good to yourself. Make a booking at Dovetail and prepare for a special experience.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Dovetail never disappoints!

S
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Dovetail in Macon and were treated to a stunning five-course meal with exemplary service. The level of thought and care put into the food, the ambiance, and the service is beyond anything you’ll find in Middle Georgia and rivals that of 5-Star restaurants in larger cities. It was a truly delightful culinary experience!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!

LH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for a relaxing dinner. We enjoyed the food and the service was great. They have the best steaks and their cracked pie is amazing!! We will go back for sure!

LM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time visiting this place that was recommended by co-workers. Loved it! Food was exceptional, perfect portions. We had a cute waitress who was on top of her game. We will definitely visit again.

KG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Sunday brunch there. Delicious food and excellent service! Just wish their wonderful vegetable plate was offered on the brunch menu too. Will definitely be back!

LG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Great place for date night!

D
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. The scallops and risotto are perfect and the cracked pie is a do not miss!!!

C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious with wonderful atmosphere! Always consistent with great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner!
Carole Lovett

KM
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The GM visited tables. The service was thoughtful and well timed. Drinks perfect. Food amazing in presentation, temp, and taste! We’ll be back!

SB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a rarity that I hear comments like “fantastic” or “I’m over-whelmed” the food is so good from my former restaurant owner husband...but the scallops and fish had him using those terms! The wine suggestion was perfect as well. We had a lovely evening.

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Wish there were more farm to table restaurants around!

C
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always come to Dovetail in Macon. Great food, good service. Love the southern specialties like deviled eggs, catfish and pimento cheese. Great whiskey list. Could have a bigger white wine selection.

CW
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Prices high for mediocre food.

T
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great. Excellent service!

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