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Dovetail - Macon

4.9
1283 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Locally Crafted, Southern Inspired
Dovetail is a farm to table concept utilizing local herbs, cheeses, vegetables and proteins when available.

Starters: $5 - $18
Small Plates: $13 - $20
Entrees: $18 - $40

We have an incredible craft cocktail program with seasonally rotating menu cocktails and nightly specials as well as a fully stocked bar, with a diverse selection of whiskeys, wines, and craft beers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1283 people are saying
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4.9
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding!

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NowTOURISTS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unexpectedly sophisticated dining in an upstairs location above the sister tavern location. Food preparation and presentation are excellent — sophisticated but simple ingredients with a southern twist. Covid restrictions put a damper on ambiance and the downtown vibe, but If you are in downtown Macon, this is a must experience. A great brown liquor selection adds to the experience. Four or five stars.

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KAYLAM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in downtown Macon! Staff and food are amazing!

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MarthaW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had eaten at Dovetail several times with my son and his wife (Matt/Carol Woodbery) while they lived in Macon. Sunday I came with three of my friends from Statesboro, GA, following a Daughters of American Revolution Conference at the Coliseum. My friends were extremely pleased with their brunch (veggie omelets) as I was! I hope to return another time.

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EricaL
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dovetail is always a great place to dine for a special occasion or a date night. Our waiter was very attentive and made sure we were aware of the specials for the evening and offered drink recommendations. The bartender was ok. My husband’s Paloma wasn’t as good as it normally is and my Moscato tastes more like a house white wine. The food definitely made up for the disappointing drinks. Will be back again but will not order drinks from bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately at reservation time. Server and other staff were attentive and prompt with every step of meal. Food was excellent and recommendations and descriptions by staff were spot on. Great evening with our son and his girlfriend.

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vipEtm4au
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dove Tail continues to be our favorite in Macon. they always have some specials and change the menu up from time to time. Best cheese plate you will find anywhere and the farm salad is always terrific. We get it every time and I don't think we've had the same one twice.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food - scallops were amazing
Cheese plate is great to share with drinks

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vipFrutsun
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top 10 best restaurants I've ever experienced and I have traveled all over the world. We stopped here because it was on the way to Atlanta from Savannah and were blown out of our minds. Everything is to die for! And it's gorgeous inside and the service was impeccable. Will make a special trip back to Macon just to eat here again.

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Fishers
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE DOVETAIL!! It is WORTH every penny! admittedly, I dont have lots of money, so we only go about 3 times a year for special events (birthday, anniversary, etc)
I have nor been to a better restaurant, EVER! Consistently consistent, the food is beyond amazing, as are the drinks and dont get me started about Dessert!

Our Server the last couple of times was Michelle---She is simply the best and is very helpful if you arent sure about anything...everyone else from Manager on down are this way...I will never forsake this restaurant...this is my familys GO TO forever....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dovetail is absolutely incredible. From the service to their cocktails, food and desert; everything is on point. Pork belly bites are a new favorite.

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AmyC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were great! Overall, I really enjoyed the meal too! The gnocchi in our rabbit dish was a bit burned and the deviled eggs were just deviled eggs, but the scallops and pork chop were delicious and we enjoyed the cheesecake and crack pie too! Our favorite place in the area!

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TarvaM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious at Dovetails!! Would be nice if there were more restaurants, upscale restaurants in Warner Robins and Macon. We usually have to go to the Atlanta area to dine or go for special occasions. There are too many chain restaurants in these areas. Get on over to Dovetails for a great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only reservation we could get was at 5:30 - a bit earlier than ideal but still plenty acceptable. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive without being over-present. Food was delicious. We started with the cheese plate, a great assortment of cheeses accompanied by pickled okra, Brussels sprouts, and squash; cured salami; and fresh local bread. Wife had the filet medium rare, and I had the burger. Both were very well prepared. Good selection of wine and beer to choose from - try the Recanati merlot! Cracked pie for dessert was a superlative ending. Fresh ingredients and expert preparation make Dovetail a winner!

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GarrettW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, our waiter was really nice and explained everything uniquely, I tried the seared scallops and that was my first time both eating there and eating scallops, and I must say from here on out every time I eat scallops they have to taste like the ones I had here!!!!!!

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IvyL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop and the pork belly is to die for.... veggie plate was so delicious! The Ambience, lighting, decor was all spot one. Needed some place delicious for dinner while in town for the week and we wanted to come back a second time this week. Best place for dinner in Macon hands down!!! Oh and let’s not for get the cocktails... we had to move to the bar for a night cap and Deserts!

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elizabethb
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were excellent. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meghan was great. Risotto was awesome. Always get the deviled eggs. Great place.

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MikeL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kudos to the restaurant. It was our anniversary and the restaurant provided a complimentary glass of wine for my wife and I. The food and service were outstanding. It would be nice if there was an elevator to the second floor as two flights of stairs are difficult for handicapped people to negotiate.

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RHYLINR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is very nice and very well situated. The food is amazing and the servers are great. It may be a little in the pricey side but it is definitely worth the price. Parking may be a little tricky but otherwise amazing experience

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RobynT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were outstanding as usual. So nice to "go out" and enjoy a great place especially during a Pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dovetail always delivers. The menu is unique with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. The service is outstanding and. It is our favorite restaurant in Macon.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my daughter in law! As usual, everything was spot on delicious! The crack pie and cinnamon ice cream is heaven! Our server was attentive and helpful!

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RedHeadzUnited
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely a full dining experience. From the cocktails to dessert, the flavors are phenomenal. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in their trades. Highly recommend this experience if you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion. Totally worth it but be prepared to spend a pretty penny.

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JacksonTNrjb
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table was ready on time, waitress was fantastic but stretched a little thin.
Menu was limited but the creativity overcame that. Food was well prepared, fresh & delicious.
Only drawback was the wine by the glass offerings were very limited. I get it, smaller place hard to open a lot of bottles. I would suggest that you keep your bottle list & offer A by the glass selection not on your wine list. Oh & add a 187 of non-Prosecco sparkling wine.

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LauraH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Highly recommend.

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vipGreg
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints at all. Terrific cocktail (I forget the name but it was bourbon, allspice dram, rosemary syrup and Angostura bitters). The shrimp and grits was the best I’ve had. Appreciated that everyone was wearing masks (properly, too!). Staff were all very professional.

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TracyS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met our daughter there for dinner. Everything surpassed our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time experience!

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SavageOne
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual! a great date night for 2, service is always impeccable as well as the food! Enjoyed the specials!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love dovetail. The service and food is amazing. It’s one of our favorite places. We celebrate occasions there, also enjoy quiet date nights and even dinner with friends. The wine and drinks selections are wonderful. The bartender are true mixologist and the cocktails change frequently with unbelievable tasting drinks. We truly live Dovetail!

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing food. Loved every bit. Everyone needs to order the cheese plate!!! And if you go ask for Meagan she is an amazing server.

And always ask for more rolls.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!!

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vipEtm4au
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Dove Tail never disappoints on any level. We like their practice of always having a few new items on the menu.

We think the best in Macon!

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ErnestoA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Can’t wait to go back. Perfect place for our Anniversary

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal at Dovetail. Everything you order is so good. The deviled eggs are to die for and the Cracked pie is slap your momma fantastic.

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RobC
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a superb place. We drove well out of our way to visit Dovetail based on a family member's recommendation, and it was more than worth it. Definitely order the fresh-made bread and anything with pimento cheese. The wine list is creative, and the decor is great. This is a real gem in the heart of Macon.

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LawMan227
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the beef tenderloin and it was REALLY GOOD, tender and juicy!! I had the fried catfish with cheese grits and it was REALLY GOOD, tasted fresh!! My son had the Dovetail Burger with fries and he said it was REALLY GOOD!! We also had the cracked pie for dessert it was REALLY GOOD!! So in a nutshell the meal was AWESOME!! Our waitress was really nice and took GREAT care of us!! I would highly recommend the DOVETAIL to anyone looking for fresh great tasting food!!

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NancyB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday celebration!

FAQs

Dovetail - Macon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (478) 238-4693.

Dovetail - Macon is rated 4.9 stars by 1283 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.