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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Local Ingredients (32)
Special Occasion (32)
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Romantic (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Cozy (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Authentic (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Business Meals (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Seasonal (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Casual (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Organic (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Fun (6)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Dovetail is my Macon go to when I want awesome regionally sourced, thoughtfully combined, exquisitely prepared and artfully presented delicious meals. The bartenders, including rock star Sarah, craft some super tasty & balanced cocktails, and the wait staff are super knowledgeable and attentive. Downtown Macon hit the jackpot with Dovetail. I love love love this place!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

I can't say enough wonderful things about this restaurant!! Food, staff, wine list, ambiance... EVERYTHING is always superb!!! Thank you for a delicious dinner!!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Memphis)·Dined 6 days ago

Starting from the moment we ascended the staircase to the time we were seated at our table, Dovetail was a smashing success. The General Manager Kevin gave us the perfect table for 2 by the window where my girlfriend and I could indulge in delicious food and even better conversation. I had heard of this restaurant before, and no description had done it justice. The pork tenderloin was the most decadent piece of meat I have ever eaten. In my entire life. And the fried/grilled Brussels sprouts with remoulade on the side were easily my favorite. My girlfriends filet was the best she ever had, after being regular steak house visitors. Our waiter had the perfect temperament and was very friendly and professional. The manager Kevin made sure to make us feel special and welcome. The ambience and decor was refined, elegant, and romantic. We will be back as often as possible, in hopes of recreating another perfect evening!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great Beer, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines day dinner.
We ordered house salad, which was big enough to split between us as appetizer. Pretty good (not much a salad guy so..)
I ordered rabbit risotto, which was very, very good. The baked brussel sprout went very well with very creamy risotto. Baked Brussel sprout went surprisingly well with it. Waiter brought this house-made pepper vinegar to try with. Very good choice.
Wife had the pork tenderloin, also very good. Balance between tenderloin amd surrounding veggies were good. She had a glass of wine at the recommendation from waiter, which was also good.
Would visit again

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our first time at Dovetail and we have found our new spot indeed. My wife and I are foodie's and pride ourselves on finding amazing places for dinner. Dovetail did not disappoint at all. The time went by, the pace of the courses was perfect, along with the suggestions on food and pairings. Can't wait to go back!! Brian & Stacee

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Organic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Our waiter was wonderful and the food was excellent

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Consistently well prepared and presented dishes accompanied by a very nice and reasonably priced wine list.
Attentive and friendly servers.
Altogether a very pleasant dining experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Asked for quiet "table"on the side was place between 2 really close tables we could barely hear each other?

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food here is always outstanding. I love how the menu changes but everything is still really good. The service is always excellent as well. I also love the atmosphere. Dovetail is highly recommended by me.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We love Dovetail. Excellent ever-changing menu offering local seasonal dishes. Tremendous preparation, fabulous service.

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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I would go again, but not on an event night. They were sold out of many items the night I went, because they had had a rush earlier in the evening due to an event in the area. The manager was very apologetic. It took a long time to get a drink, even though they really were not very busy. I would go again, so I could actually try the things I wanted to eat !

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The bartender is a little slow, but the drinks were amazing! The wine and bourbon list is outstanding! The food is farm to table and delish! One of our favorite spots. Kevin, the manager is outstanding and always so accommodating

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Such a great brunch. Best brunch in Macon.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had the pork chop and the wife had the veggie plate. Both were excellent. Had a chocolate cookie with a peanut butter moose. The moose was outstanding but rhe cookie was hard, making the dessert difficult to eat.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Dovetail was a delightful surprise on a stop into Macon! The service was attentive and the brunch was delicious.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We were extremely pleased with the food and particularly enjoyed the deviled eggs, the fresh salad (outstanding), and the sorghum crème brulee (also, excellent and my wife makes a great one from Julia Child's recipe). However, we were quite pleased with our small plate entrees, the scallops with pimento cheese risotto and the veal tenderloin, as well. The service could have been somewhat better but it wasn't really bad in any way. We would definitely recommend Dovetail.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 30, 2018

THEE BEST RESTARAUNT EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD HANDS DOWN!!!!!
FOOD-99 OVERALL
SERVERS-99 OVERRALL
THIS IS THE ALL MADDEN OF RESTARAUNTS!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Romantic, Organic, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a great plate at Dovetail!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service, food, atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, & genuine attitudes made our experience at Dovetail amazing! I will continue to visit Dovetail.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The meal was delicious and the service was lovely. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Would definitely recommend!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and service!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Perfect as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I had selected Dovetail for a special business meeting. They did not disappoint. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about the wine and local beer selections and even more descriptive about the food. Every bite was delicious. The restaurant setting is warm and inviting. We rated the experience a 10 out of 10 stars.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I have been there on several occasions and the food is always great. Recently went vegan and was glad to see they had a vegetable plate on their menu. It did not disappoint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Dovetail is an excellent option for fine dining without pretense. Excellent food creatively prepared in a comfortable upscale atmosphere. We enjoyed our visit!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was exceptional and food delicious

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Dovetail continues to perform. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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 (Birmingham)·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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 (Orlando)·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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 (San Francisco)·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 5, 2018

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

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 4, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We really enjoyed ourselves at Dovetail. The atmosphere was really nice, and the service was great. The food was fresh, and delightfully delicious. I definitely recommend Dovetail for a great dining experience. We will be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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 (Birmingham)·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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Overall, excellent!

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