Dovetail - Macon

4.8
953 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
"Locally Crafted, Southern Inspired". Dovetail is a farm to table concept utilizing local herbs, vegetables and proteins when available.

Starters: $5 - $13
Small Plates: $10 - $19
Entrees: $16 - $36

We have a fully stocked bar, with a diverse selection of whiskeys, wines, and craft beers.
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S
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful 1st time visit! Couldn’t imagine spending our birthday brunch anywhere else. We will definitely be back!

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S
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delayed Valentines dinner! The food was excellent! We started off with the cheese plate and it was very good. Then we ordered our entrees. I had small plate crab cakes ( AMAZING) along with a garden salad which was tasty! My husband had the beef and it was soooo tender and cooked to perfection! Our server (sorry I can’t remember her name) was very friendly and Kevin stopped by our table and asked how our meal was. ( my husbands name is Kevin so that’s why I remembered his)! Our first time there and we hope to go back to try a different menu!

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BM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to the dovetail. And will not be the last. Food is always exceptional. Wait staff’s knowledge of the ingredients as well as their Enthusiasm is unmatched. The decor in the restaurant always allows you to find something new and interesting. The spot is truly a hidden gem in middle Georgia.

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DO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life. Food and service completely exceeded all my expectations. Couldn't have been happier with my the experience. Will definitely be back.

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great night out for Vday with friends. Food was delish. Server was great

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GR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal as can always be expected from the wonderful people at Dovetail. Shared a few small plates (the duck breast, the veal, and the scallops) after starting off with the deviled eggs. The risotto that is served with the scallops is an absolute must if you have a meal there. After splitting it the last couple times we’ve been, we decided that next time we pass by, we’re each having an order. Would absolutely recommend to anyone who finds themselves in the area and is looking a meal guaranteed not to disappoint.

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CH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Macon came through again with a delicious, well prepared and presented meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the dovetail and the experience and food never disappoints

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T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ribeye special was decent but disappointing for the price, though my wife's beef tenderloin was outstanding. Service was a bit slow and more polite than friendly, but that's fine. A bit of a letdown since we've had better experiences with Dovetail in the past, but still recommended.

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JJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great place for dinner. The food and the service were very good. The prices were a little higher than expected, but loved the vibe and ambiance. Definitely a place to go for very nice upscale dinner in Middle Georgia.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The only thing that kept me from giving a perfect 5 score were the limited menu options. For people with food allergies/aversions, it was extremely hard to make a satisfying menu choice.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our brunch was outstanding! We’ll be back.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, from farm to table. Awesome bread and amazing steaks

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TT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I ordered the 18 Oz ribeye and I've had better at many other places. It is not worth the money. My wife ordered the crab cakes and the portion size was really small for the price that you pay. I do not recommend this restaurant at all.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 3

We enjoy dining at Dovetail; however, our visit this past Friday night was not a good one. When we arrived 10 minutes late for our reservation due to parking issues we were told we had limited time at our table due to reservation behind us. This made us feel rushed through dinner and Dovetail will not be our first choice in the future. Being rushed through our dinner made our experience less than desirable. Service did not meet your price point.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre- concert date night! Our service was excellent and the food was fresh and delicious! Ambiance was perfect. I loved the views out of the tall draped windows! A really beautiful place to have dinner and enjoy a night out. The local farmers salad was fantastic and funny enough...the deviled eggs were scrumptious. What can I say lol I’m a southern girl! Thanks and expect to see us back, soon!

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MP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I absolutely love dining at Dovetail because the food is always exceptional and this time was no different. However, the waiter broke a plate on me (yes he dropped the plate and it broke on the table scratching my hand and going on my clothes). Luckily I didn't incur any injuries but I was shocked. We were celebrating my birthday and I didn't want any more attention brought to us so I let it go without saying anything. The people that were with me felt like something should have been done but I was okay. Anyway, like I said the food was phenomenal and I will definitely go back.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch and minosas! Also great service. One of my favorites.

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AB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary dinner at Dovetail. Kevin and his staff were exceptional. I especially appreciated that although they had a busy evening underway, we did not feel rushed or hurried. We sat at a cozy spot (second time now) by the window overlooking downtown. The shrimp and grits and the scallops and risotto was divine. Will definitely return and tell others about our great experience. Thanks for redeeming.

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GG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rebecca was phenomenal as always! We thoroughly enjoyed the selection on the menu, the perfect timing of the no-rush dinner, excellent cocktails, and a fun, yet intimate atmosphere.

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DR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to dovetail for our anniversary and we really enjoyed ourselves. Good food and even better service.

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BB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service and food were amazing. Will definitely be dining here again when we pass through Macon.

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CR
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We only get to eat here once a year, on our drive back from St. Pete Beach to Cincinnati. For the first time this year, I made a reservation, since we've always had to eat at the bar before. We got the pick ups starter. Yum! My husband got the blackened catfish and I got the 5 vegetable plate. The fried green tomatoes were wonderful! We always get cocktails to start, since they do them so well. We will be back again next year!

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J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server provided excellent service food was served in a timely manner
Highly recommend

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Lane, our waiter was fantastic and the staff made my date’s birthday very special. Thank you!

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t
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unpretentious, genuinely friendly service in an intimate dining room. The food follows the familiar farm-to-table approach, but the execution is excellent. Dovetail has both full entrees and small plates so you can try multiple dishes. Dishes change regularly with the seasons, but they remain familiar. The wine list is extensive. The dining room is not whisper quiet, but you can comfortably hold a conversation across the table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience At dovetail for my birthday!!! Great service and food. Will def be bZcm

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anytime we have a special occasion to celebrate, Dovetail is the first and only option. Great cocktails, excellently prepared food, and amazingly friendly staff.

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S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best southern cuisine I’ve ever had. Right up there with the best in New Orleans and Charleston.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to take my girlfriend on a nice date. Dovetail is one of Macon’s finer eating establishments. Food and service are amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service

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AS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous dinner before going to The Grand Opera House! Lane was our waiter and he was also fabulous! Entire staff was very friendly! Had scallops with pimento cheese risotto- absolutely delish!!! Looking forward to going back the next time I am in Macon!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome upscale restaurant. Excellent flavors. Great service.

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OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, as always! Our favorite restaurant in Macon.

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E
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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PJ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. The waitress was amazing and her knowledge of the menu items was incredible. We will most definitely will be coming back in the near future.

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SW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Everything g was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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PY
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. There were 4 of us celebrating two birthdays. We ordered different entrees or small plates and everything was outstanding. I had fried rutabagas that were wonderful. The desert was delicious as well. My first experience was great and I would definitely go back. The only slightly negative were the cocktails. Weren’t real impressed with that. Oh and our server was delightful.

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot wait to visit Macon again so we can return to Dovetail! Food, service, atmosphere...all outstanding.

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ED
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dovetail provides a charming and lively atmosphere with excellent food, impeccable drinks, and a waitstaff that seems to live to serve. Their twist on Southern favorites, from unique fried preparations to well-seasoned meets, deserves special attention. The staff is knowledgeable and can certainly be trusted to suggest a drink pairing or an entree.

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