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Date
Thu, 4/26
Time
9:30 PM
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Dovetail - Macon

4.8
770 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Local Ingredients
"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 770 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Our food was excellent. The bread served with the 'pick ups' was delicious. Only concern/issue was how long it took for our entrees to be served. Not sure if the waiter had too many tables or if he assumed we wanted to completely finish our salads before they came out but it took over an hour before we were served our entrees.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent service given was very professional and friendly

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great experience. We will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous service. Our server Kylie was attentive without being bothersome. She assisted with selections and was conversational. The appetizer and meals were beautifully presented, fresh, flavorful and well portioned. We'll return to Dovetail the next time we are in Macon.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent as always - celebrating my better halfs' completion of a huge educational milestone and Dovetail is nice enough for a celebratory dinner, but casual enough we felt ok bringing our energetic five year old along. The food was great, the service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Passing through Macon on a Wednesday night and unexpectedly had one of the best dinners in a long time. Every single course was super fresh. Farm Fresh Salad to share: 5/5 stars! Fried Brussel Sprouts: 5/5 stars! For entree, Beef Tenderloin Filet: to die for! Words can not describe. The flavor palette was on point and the beef was legit farm to table tasting so fresh. Our server told us his regulars drive from Atlanta for this filet and highly recommended. For dessert: chocolate peanut butter bark: 5/5 stars! I will find a reason to come back to Macon and without a doubt will be back to visit Dovetail!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great experience! Only complaint (if you would call it that) was the noise level. A little hard to have a 1 on 1 conv. Other than that I highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

In the greater Macon area, we always choose Dovetail for a special night out. They always remember and welcome us, with extremely friendly service. The staff is highly informed about the food choices and where they are sourced. We always end up learning something along with our excellent food and cocktails.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Best service, drinks and dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Visited from Dallas, Tx and was heading to Dublin, GA. Flew into Atlanta and drove to Dublin. Did a pit stop for dinner and saw this on yelp and open table and made a reservation. This place was awesome. Food and service was awesome. GM was very sweet and made my dad and I feel welcomed. If I ever visit Dublin or Macon, GA again I will come to this place!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Beautiful space, great food and attentive service. We will go again when we are in Macon.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We absolutely love going to Dovetail. Food is amazing, staff are knowledgeable and super friendly. We can't wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was absolutely amazing — fantastic and attentive service, and the food was both beautiful in presentation and delicious. The ambience is quiet and romantic. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding menu, flavor and service! Cozy snd sophisticated setting and classy presentation. Loved it!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Salad was wonderful, entree lacked flavor, pizazz and was thus a disappointment. Desserts are very good. The cost was out of line with what I expected and have received in the past when dining at Dovetail.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We were passing through Macon & made a dinner reservation at Dovetail. It was a very pleasant surprise. Excellent food and service. If in the area again we would definitely go back & would highly recommend to anyone paying a visit to Macon.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

What a wonderful restaurant!!!! We loved the cheese plate appetizer with three lovely cheese selections. I loved my shrimp and grits and my daughter loved her filet! The hit of dinner were an order of brussel sprouts! Service was impeccable!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Lovely little place. Macon gem. Food was great, service fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was a birthday dinner and the whole night was just wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Awesome! Would highly recommend. The food was amazing. Dining comfortable. Lots of menu options.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Was a bit over priced for what it was. We ordered the cheese board but it was very small tasting portions. The plating could have used some work.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Awesome spot with a great wine/beer list as well as a very impressive menu. Food groups for every person. We loved our dinner and the wine paring was exceptional. Can't wait to return next year.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Was good but was disappointing. Our server never once made eye contact with us nor asked how anything was throughout the dinner. Food was good except for the dinner special of buttermilk fried quail cordon bleu. It was extremely greasy and server was non reactive when we shared our comment. Nice place but the experience could have been so much better.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The service here and the farm to table commitment are exceptional. The team--amazing. Big smiles, great attention and enthusiasm for the food.

The food--for me, incredibly greasy (and I was raised about 20 miles South so it's not a regional thing). Even the kale was coated in oil. Devilled eggs. Pimento cheese. Fried tomatoes, heavy on the fry. You get the idea. I ordered the veggie plate--it came out so coated in various oils it was a little revolting. It would be nice to see the kitchen experiment with flavor from other layers than fat/salt and bring the whole palette to the table. I love to eat, and I'm not against fat, but the sheer quantity in almost every option was ...off-putting. Probably just me. One highlight: the house pickles were pretty cool

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Enjoyed the Sunday brunch--everything was delicious

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything is always delicious! Especially the put ups and the cracked pie!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were visiting from Alabama for the Cherry Blossom Festival.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Saturday brunch was wonderful! Exceptional food and service.
Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Absolutely amazing restaurant with the staff to match. Food is superb! Kevin in particular went above and beyond to ensure my large party, which included 4 ppl who did not RSVP, were seated and comfortable...all with a smile. I again, apologize for the RSVP miscount, and I am deeply appreciative of your service and great food. Very happy I chose Dovetail!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Checking Trip Advisor for an overnight stay in Macon, led us to this exceptional restaurant. It is #1 for good reason. The service was special with Atilla giving just the right amount of oversight. He also remembered our orders with precision without writing anything down. The food was just how we like it. Small plates and starters to share and a small plate to finish off the meal. Just the right amount of food without feeling stuffed. We will definitely look to Dovetail for our next trip through Macon.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Best steak ever and the Crack Pie was to die for! Great wine list! Can’t say enough about how wonderful this place is! Love the decor and service was great too.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

This restaurant is located upstairs from the Rookery on Cherry Street. I would describe the atmosphere as casual, yet sophisticated.
It has a nice bar, with good wine and spirit selections. The chef puts a very creative spin on low country favorites, i.e. shrimp and grits, which I so enjoyed. Actually, I told our server that I thought it was equally as good as Husk in Charleston, SC.
Our server, Kyley, was very personable , knew the menu very well and therefore made excellent recommendations.
We had a lovely evening dining at this restaurant, and highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Dovetail is by far the best option in the Macon area for high quality ambiance and food. I have been here several times and the staff and quality never cease to impress. Dovetail earns my highest recommendation.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very beautiful location. Nice people in Macon.
We spend two days in Macon. And because end of our 3 week USA trip we want dinner on special location. Good food, good wine and good people.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Dovetail is one of our favorite dining spots. The food is always excellent as is the service. Great wine selection. And the overall vibe is perfect. It’s a great place for a couples’ night out as well as being a gathering spot for friends. You can’t go wrong if you’ve never given it a try. One note to remember. It is located above The Rookery, one of the most popular spots in downtown for casual dining. So if you didn’t know it was there it could be a little hard to find. Just go into The Rookery, turn right and go up the stairs. You won’t be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

On vacation. Fantastic shrimp and grits and my first experience with pimento cheese.... love it! Our server was super friendly and helpful. Loved the meal and the ambiance of the room and decor. If I’m ever even close to Macon again, I will be back. Thanks for a great memory!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent service and the food was phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Delicious meal for a prefect date night. It was a little loud but a great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent waiter! He took time to explain the menu, suggest drinks the complemented our meal, & food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food was delicious. Our waiter was attentive and provided very helpful information about the menu options and the local places where the food items came from. Great place to have an awesome dinner before a show at the Capital Theatre if you want something upscale.

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