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.
Macon, GA 31201
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
2nd and 3rd
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
There is Valet parking available in the alley behind the restaurant between 2nd and 3rd street in the parking deck by Downtown Grill.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 👎🏼👎🏼
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.
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.
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!!
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
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!
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.
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!
Your staff was wonderful. I made a reservation for 10 and of course, 3 people added on at the last minute. Your staff took it in stride, adding 3 place settings for us and being very cordial about it. Water was kept full (I appreciate this as i drink a lot of water!) and I liked the practice of refilling wine glasses rather than bringing new ones. Thanks for a great experience for our business dinner!
Great food and awesome service. The beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection. It was our weekly date night and our first trip to Dovetail. The cracked pie was suggested as our dessert and it was the bomb. The b bartender made a killer dirty martini with my new favorite vodka Elit. We will be back soon. Loved it.
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