Dovetail - Macon

4.8
902 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: $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
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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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 902 People Are Saying
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Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail never disappoints. Anna, our server, was terrific as all the wait staff is at Dovetail

The cheese plate is the best I’ve ever had and always something a little new

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DM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and the staff were great! Also, the restaurant's ambience is warm and inviting. The next time we visit, we will defiantly visit the Dovetail. A great dining experience. Major thanks and appreciation to Dovetail for the great memories.

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

Food was excellent. Parking was a bit of an issue. There is Valet parking but on the backside of the restaurant and they don't tell you about it when you make your reservation. Otherwise, one of my favorites in Macon.

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

Good was good as always. There were some slip ups in service, but were acknowledged by the staff. Overall, still the best restaurant in Macon.

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JE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding night with friends. Perfect service and incredible food.

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PM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail is great, Great food, good drinks, and fun place to hang out

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PC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food delicious! Very much satisfied.. love the decor

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

We always have a great experience at Dovetail.

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J
Jacksonville
49 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Driving up I-75N in GA passing thru Macon for a late dinner. Decided to ‘roll the dice’ and chose Dovetail in downtown. We were not disappointed. The food was superb. It started with the bread which was spectacular. My wife went with ‘smalls’ and could not finish her “farm fresh salad”. I had duck ravioli: to ‘die for’!! No room foe dessert but as we still had quite a bit of driving ahead of us we stuck around for coffee which was delicious. We are picky coffee drinkers. Our service was friendly (convivial even!) and efficient. We will be back!

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HW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My favorite picks - vegetable plate, cheese tray, and crack pie!! All delicious!!

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SJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being an owner of a restaurant and a chef I was very impressed! Service was outstanding. Great recommendations and very knowledgeable! The food was creative and cooked to perfection. I was in Savanna, Atlanta,Columbus and by far this was the best place we dined at! Take my advice and try it!

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CT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food every time and their cocktails are out of this world. Celebrated our anniversary there and though we were seated by a large group and it was a bit loud, we had a great time. The shrimp & grits was perfect, and I highly recommend the Newton's 4th Law cocktail!! Great service, friendly staff, delicious food & drinks! One of the best places to go in Macon.

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BD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here based on a recommendation of a business colleague. Looking at the menu online it didn’t really impress but decided to try it. We had about a 25 min drive from Warner Robins which didn’t seem too bad.

At arrival, we found the ambiance to be interesting. The bar in the restaurant takes up about 1/3 of the entire space. A large Nubu head mounted directly above the bar bar, interesting lighting throughout, and farming tools mounted in the wall. It is an interesting space and very comfortable for sure.

Our waiter was fantastic. Attila went through th entire menu flawlessly, explained the wine and drink menu, and overall took care of us extremely well.

We ordered the cut-ups which were great. Very interesting how they accompany it with an eye dropper bottle of hot sauce. Everything in the appetizer was very tasty and interesting. We both ordered the dinner size of scallops which include 3 U10 scallops over a bed of pimento cheese infused polenta. The scallops and polenta were both fantastic!

No room for dessert but we promised to come back the next evening because it was so good and did.

The following night we started with the cheese ply, both ordered the rabbit lasagna, and this time finished with a couple of nice desserts. I had the crepe brûlée which is infused with local maple syrup which was delicious. That and a glass of aged port and I was very happy.

Overall a great spot with an interesting and delicious menu. And on top of that the waitstaff and manager were awesome! Highly recommended.

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g
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & Service never fails to be outstanding!

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place to celebrate our 34th Wedding Anniversary. The staff was very attentive and sweet, and the food was delicious! The cheese plate was outstanding!

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BH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, presentation....and a foodie' s dream! Best gourmet, farm fresh entres in Macon. Divine!

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely restaurant in downtown Macon. We had a wonderful experience, but my husband thought it was too dark and needed his phone to read the menu. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food a much different experience than almost any other restaurant. They take food to another level

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail is always my go-to choice for dinner when I don’t have kids in tow. As usual, it did not disappoint!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

-Best quality food in Macon
-Most unique menu
-Consistently superior service
-Best cocktails
-Very Romantic

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B
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, this was a WONDERFUL experience! We will be back!

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OutStanding Dining and Service. My Wife and I were Thoroughly Pleased. WILL BE BACK.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cool space with so much creative and fun goodness on the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Had to wait for about 30 minutes after being sat to be waited on. Other than that the food was amazing!

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LR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salt and vinegar boiled peanuts are great as was the filet and pork chop. Service was excellent.

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BB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere - first class

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Macon

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BC
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an awesome find! Highly recommend! Service great, food amazing. Blackened catfish and blue cheese grits to die for.

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TA
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the Dovetail! Great atmosphere and service.

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LA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal the duck croquettes were amazing!

Thanks

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BM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was amazing!! Kevin and his team delivered a spectacular dinner evening for us. We are made to feel welcome the moment we arrive, and treated like family for the entire evening. Thank you DoveTail!!!

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TC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time and definitely not my last. The food,drinks,and service over the top!

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C
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in EVERY way!!! We could not have chosen a better place to celebrate our anniversary. We will definitely return to experience other dishes on the menu.

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DE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered all four small plates for the two of us and the were all delicious!

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KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, outstanding wait staff, and great atmosphere!

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

Never disappoints! Right now is the best overall restaurant in Macon!

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CD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was scrumptious and service was great as well. Most definitely recommend it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was awesome!

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We love Dovetail and have never had a poor experience. However, our server on this occasion needed more experienced.

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DC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We chose Dovetail to take our out-of-town guests to celebrate our daughter’s birthday, with a mimosa brunch, and l put in the special requests “notes” area, when making the reservation, that we would be there to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. There was no mention, or fanfare, or dessert offering, or even a lackluster birthday greeting from the server...nothing!! It took several attempts of trying to wave her down, too, to order a cup of coffee. She was more consumed with standing over at the bar area, drying glasses to put away, while chitchatting with her coworker! The restaurant was not busy, at all. There were open tables everywhere, so the excuse for non-attentive and lackadaisical waitressing was not evident. We’ll chose more wisely next time that we plan a celebration!

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