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About Dovetail - Macon

"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.

543 Cherry St
Macon, GA 31201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
2nd and 3rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(478) 238-4693

Website:
http://dovetailmacon.com/

Entertainment:
Ambiance music

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Brad Stevens

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our Facebook page for more information on all our special events. htpp://www.facebook.com/dovetailmacon

Dovetail - Macon Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Local Ingredients (30)
Special Occasion (28)
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Fit for Foodies (23)
Romantic (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Cozy (20)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Business Meals (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Seasonal (11)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Organic (9)
Fun (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great Beer (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was exceptional and food delicious

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

Dovetail continues to perform. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a great meal with unique ingredients and well prepared.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

If you come anywhere close to Macon you MUST stop. We go every weekend that we can and it’s our number 1 date spot. Weekend brunch or an evening dinner, there literally isn’t a thing on the menu you won’t like. The staff is amazing and the food and drinks are all hand crafted and made with local ingredients. This is the absolute best restaurant south of Atlanta.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had visitor from California and wanted to treat her to brunch

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Dovetail has a great atmosphere and the service is outstanding. The seating is comfortable. My daughter commented on how great the background music was. We went for brunch. The vegetable omelet was excellent. The fried chicken on the Chicken Benedict was disappointing. The elements of the dish (including the chicken breading) were very good, but the chicken itself lacked flavor. The hash included with the Winter Standard was sweet, which was unexpected. Overall it was a good experience and we will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Dovetail is consistently a wonderful restaurant to enjoy. Never have we ever been disappointed. The food is always wonderful and spot-on and the staff is so knowledgeable, warm and friendly, that you leave in a better mood than when you entered.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

First time visit was not disappointed. Explored the tastes of the put ups and cheese plate, the pork chop was thick but cooked to perfection. (Still very tender). My wife said the filet was the best she had tasted.
Afterwards we had a cocktail at the bar, a special shout out to Chelsea the bar manager who knows everything there is to know about your favorite drink, and her passion shows.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

All fine. At one point waiter forgot about us. Otherwise, waiter was excellent

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

If you are a parent DO NOT GO DOVETAIL!! It all started by me and my husband wanting to eat some good quality food while in the road back home to Florida. I chose dovetail because it looked like a place where we could have an adult meal and still have our 13 month old with us. But boy, I was wrong !!! When we finally got to our main course and our little one was chilling playing with his toys on the floor, the manager told us he was not welcomed on” the floor” and he needed to get back on his high chair. So, naturally I asked for an explanation, and apparently a child in the floor is not accepted under their “dining standards”. We did not even finished a third of our $30 meals! The funny think is that the manager,or whoever he was told us, that “they provided a chair and a corner table” To accommodate our child! Like if we should be grateful for their kindness. So upsetting! So, do NOT dare to pretend to be a parent of bring a child to this place where the floor is not even good enough for them to be on 👎🏼👎🏼

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always wonderful to dine at Dovetail. The people, the food, the service, the drinks are perfection. Our favorite!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Not great. Had three of the small plates. Would get 3 scallops next time. The quail and the venison were disappointing. Not impressed at all. Scallops as stated, were good.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

One of my favorite spots for locally sourced veggies and meats creatively prepared. Professional wait staff and excellent bar tender for daily special drinks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Overall, excellent!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Overall the food was fair...the blackened catfish was not good as the fish was swimming in the grits when it came to the table and was messy. Would be better if they were separated leaving the fish firmer and easier to digest. Otherwise, every other meal was good to the guests, only 2 threw theirs away.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Loved the restaurant. This was a December day, and the air conditioning was on so high in the wine room, it was uncomfortable.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Perfect. Go.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

A bit cramped, limited menu, but food is generally good. Nice ambiance. Pricey for what you get.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent service as well as food. My sea bass entree was likely the best ever!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was the worst experience I have had at Dovetail of my many times here. I recommend this restaurant highly to clients and guest however, Friday night was the worst meal I have eaten here. The Shrimp cocktail was delicious, perfectly the burgers, both burgers appeared to have been prepped before hand, bacon hard, not fresh and more or less small pieces of bacon. The burger did not taste fresh, very greasy and the buns appeared to have been microwaved, thus mushy and a mess to eat. French fries not properly cooked or seasoned well. Plus, pickles were small and lost in the mushy bun.

I will continue to eat here, maybe just an off night! I really hope so.

Thanks.
Taffy

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very pleased and hit the mark. We were there for business and we needed to be able to talk/hear each other, have a good meal, and have a productive business meal/meeting. The food, service, staff, and overall experience was excellent. We will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Dovetail has the best drinks in town and the best food, too. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff are all incredible. I can't recommend Dovetail highly enough!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful food, great service and very accommodating to all our needs. This was an excellent restaurant. Anything you order will meet your expectations. We would have liked some recognition of the birthday celebration.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a very nice time as I took 3 friends out to celebrate a retirement. The only complaint I have is, the day of the dinner I received a call to confirm the reservation and was told someone else will be seated at our table at 830 ( our reservation was for 630). I’m not sure if this is commonplace but it took me by surprise. At that point it was too late to book elsewhere. It worked out, we weren’t rushed out but I did feel a little sheepish as we stayed later than 830!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding as always. Best place to eat in Macon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A great dining experience. The staff were the best anyone could ask for. The food was wonderful. Next time in Macon we will be back. Thanks guys for a great evening!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesomeness!! Best Sunday brunch in town!!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing food, great atmosphere! Perfect for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The service was impeccable and attentive. The food was outstanding!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best food and best service in Middle GA

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were passing thur Macon and wanted a nice dinner, so happy we found DOVETAIL, online. Book reservation on OpenTable , and it was super. Food, Service and Place all top notch. Hope we our able to return sone day.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

What a wonderful evening celebrating my wife's birthday. The staff was very attentive and informative. I've already recommended it to friends as the go to place for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

A friend recommended the Dovetail during our visit to Macon. We were celebrating my wife’s professional award and the ambiance of the Restrauant was excellent. We guys ordered the Tommyhawk pork chop which was a very nice portion with maple syrup and sauerkraut sweet potatoes and perfectly grilled. Great night

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Macon is not known as a foody town, but Dovetail would definitely contribute otherwise. The atmosphere, food, and service were great. Some original finds on the menu too!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Vegan, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

So glad we finally checked out Dovtail Saturday night! It’s rare to find this level of superb food paired with such graceful, attentive, and knowledgeable service. We are so thankful to have had Maury wait on us...he provided expert guidance through the menu and recommended the perfect wine pairings. We took his advice and started the meal with the cheese plate. Amazing combination of American artisan cheeses complimented with house pickled veggies and bacon marmalade (which I will never forget). After struggling to decide which dishes to order, we decided to do our own tasting, and so we ordered all of the “small plates.” We gratefully enjoyed huge buttermilk fried gulf shrimp, plump seared scallops over pimento cheese risotto, veal loin with local potatoes and Gouda mornay, and roasted medium-rare duck breast with cranberry mostarda and turnip roots. We then shared the chocolate-peanut butter bark for dessert, which paired beautifully with the sherry I enjoyed so much.
The ambiance was perfect: the room was a combination of homespun charm and elegant sophistication...perfectly complimenting the style of food.
I can’t say enough about Maury and the support staff. He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food and wine/spirit selections, yet was very descreet in his service style. He was only there when we needed him, and allowed us to enjoy our date when we didn’t. That is a lost art these days. Every other staff member we encountered was also warm and attentive, caring for our experience as if we were their only guests.
Keep up the good work Dovetail, and we’ll be back again and again. Thank you for the unforgettable night with my Love!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The blackened filet of fish was dry and over cooked. Both the blue cheese grits and risotto were unexceptional.

By contrast, the blanched spinach and deviled eggs were very good.

The management team and staff were delightful. The venue was comfortable and very appealing.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We drove over an hour to try Dovetail. It was probably the best dinner we’ve ever had! Wait staff was attentive. The menu is limited because it’s a Farm to Table restaurant using all local ingredients. The four in our dining party enjoyed everything we ordered and we ordered extra dishes “just to taste it”. Wine list is extensive. A great meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great beef, inventive starters, highly recommend the shaved green tomato salad. Wines by the glass were reasonably priced and the selection was very good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

My wife and I ate here for a pre-concert dinner on a recommendation from a friend. Awesome food and service. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Lobster roll was amazing!! Service fantastic always welcoming!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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