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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GD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle took great care of us! We will recommend Dovetail and her to friends.

R
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great cocktails, wonderful ambience, cool environment and very friendly staff.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing. Decided to take my wife here for a romantic dinner out and the Dovetail did not disappoint. Great service, great food and the Cracked Pie for dessert was awesome. Can't wait to visit again when I'm back in Macon. Thanks to Kevin and the entire Dovetail team.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kids with significant others home for Thanksgiving.

SM
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great brunch experience. Can’t wait to go again!

E
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my favorite restaurant outside of Atlanta and Savannah. Great food, great bar program, and great service.

DM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food amazing, just had a wait time for food that could have been better.

HG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! Get the pork cheek croquette, asparagus salad and pork chop. They are just wonderful. This place is a gem in downtown Macon

PB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was perfect in every aspects. I love the location as well.

A
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dovetail provided a lovely experience for our family on a very special night. We’d recommend Dovetail for any special occasion or just an evening out. The service is the best in town and food is to die for!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent locally sourced food. Great service. Craft cocktails.

R
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The service could not have been better. Everybody was tuned into great service. Very good cheese plat app and the entree’s were excellent. Shrimp and grits, filet and lamb risotto. We would reorder all of them. Great dinner experience. We’ll be back

GE
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding!! Great atmosphere, Personable and friendly service, creative and delicious food, wonderful cocktails and extensive wine list ... what else can you ask for !? It was awesome ...

CC
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have family in Georgia and the Carolina’s. Whenever we drive from Naples to visit the children, we make sure we book a special evening at Dovetail. Dinner there is Never a disappointment!

CC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience at Dovetail! Always one of our favorites.

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent in service, food, and atmosphere. We travel through Macon 2-4 times/year,in all seasons. The gourmet food is always outstanding, servers very knowledgeable, generous drinks. A very pleasant and special find in a small city such as Macon—feels like an uptown experience!

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were driving from Atlanta to an event in south Georgia and made stopping for dinner here a priority. We do that any time we have to pass through Macon.

Great food. Creative, well presented and delicious. My wife had the scallops and risotto, I had the duck over pumpkin pancakes. Ridiculous how good it was.

The small and casual size is perfect. It’s not forced or pretentious. Comfortable.

Worth the stop if your passing through. If you live in Macon, I don’t know why you’d eat anywhere else.

DM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My girlfriend and I went to Dovetail for our anniversary. The wait staff was very friendly and explained in detail each item on the menu. They were happy to answer any and all questions we had, as it was our first time having dinner there. Right off the bat, they asked us if we were celebrating anything and when we told them it was our anniversary, they offered us a free dessert, which was a nice surprise.

The restaurant itself is quite nice. Although I personally wasn't a huge fan of how dark it was, it was still very comfortable and well decorated.

The food was delicious and well worth it. I had the Dovetail Burger and my girlfriend had the meatloaf. Both were more expensive than the food we typically eat but we could taste the difference. The meatloaf had a zesty cauliflower puree and the burger had an amazing sauce. The fries were thick-cut, which I'm usually not a fan of, but they were very good.

The free desert we chose was a Chocolate and Espresso Creme Brulee. It was very good.

Finally, when we left the restaurant I left my jacket behind, and the hostess was kind enough to call me and let me know.

Overall, Dovetail is excellent and we plan on returning!

WK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. The design, space and location were perfect. Staff was friendly and helpful. There was a great selection of wine.

KM
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food from local growers. Creative menu and thoughtful service. A winner!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as always

JW
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! Stellar service, delicious food pairings, presentation & options, I eat here every time I come to Macon!

LK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a nice experience at Dove tail. Great food and service. Always!

OT
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, quality & taste of food was beyond great. We love this place!

P
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dovetail always provides consistently excellent food and service. The Put Ups are a must appetizer to get the table started.

t
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, very friendly staff and had the best time. This is truly one of Macon’s best kept secrets !! We had the scallops along with a special burger and it was amazing!! Quick service with almost no wait as long as you have a reservation!!!

W
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good. Our server was very knowledgeable about all ingredients and preparation. Best of all is the friendly atmosphere! I bought some of their bacon jam and the forgot it. Our server came across the street to give it to me. We will go back

S
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered Dovetail on a business trip. We ended up going every night we were here. Very solid establishment. Great food, great service, great space, great value. Highly recommended.

E
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Macon, GA favorite! Never a disappointment on any level. Terrific wait staff and management. Great and frequent menu changes.

BD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I've been to Dovetail about 5 times now when I'm traveling on business to Warner Robins, Ga. It's a medium sized restaurant that is located on the second floor above a more casual establishment named the Rookery. The food at Dovetail is more upscale than the Rookery and has nice craft cocktails, interesting farm to table style of food, and a casual/upscale ambiance. The food here is consistent, tasty, and certainly southern cooking influenced. It is a very nice place to visit if you're a foody.

My only suggestion, it's time to change up the menu... Add more interesting daily specials, and add additional items and remove those that may not be working.

From my perspective, stagnant restaurant menus eventually kill a restaurant. People want to try new things...

Otherwise, enjoy the bacon marmalade on the charcuterie plate , the shrimp and grits, the scallops, and the steaks...

FD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing Food!!!!

LA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always! This is our favorite spot in Macon and surrounding area.
The whole menu is delicious. I highly recommend making reservations ahead of time.
The cracked pie is phenomenal.

Would love some sound absorption panels to be installed.

PA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time to Macon, GA and I had a dinner with customers at DoveTail. Everyone raved about their dinner! Highly recommend!

JJ
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant we've been to in Macon! Everything was superb!

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent in Macon! A top dining experience to which all others will be compared.

The 1842 Inn recommended Dovetail as my wife and I drove to town from Milledgeville. GA. We checked out the menu online and booked via OpenTable. We arrived at 5:30pm as DoveTail was opening and were promptly seated in a small corner table by the window with a lit candle. Sarah guided us through the truly amazing and extensive cocktail menu. (She also discussed Flannery O'Connor's writing with us after learning that we had visited her home earlier that day!)

We learned about the many different farm-to-table options available for appetizers as well as the main courses. I'm a standard "meat and potatoes" guy; however, trusting my wife and Sarah provided me with a truly positive dining experience.

Our dessert and after dinner drinks were superb as well.

Two hours later we emerged, very happy that we visited Macon, the 1842 Inn and Dovetail.

Thanks,

jem

SH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening out! Excellent food and service!

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was great.

CL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.