Dovetail - Macon

4.8
1005 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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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easter Sunday!

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good, but it usually is when we go to Dovetail. The service was absolutely outstanding. The waiter was amazing and really helpful.

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MF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant in Macon. Terrific farm to table ingredients and the service is beyond compare in the area.

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KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and Seth was an outstanding server! My family loves Dovetail!

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

Had the brunch menu on Saturday afternoon. Was a GREAT meal - at the table we had Brisket Hash with eggs over easy. Double Burger w fantastic fries. "The Standard" breakfast - w bacon. Deviled eggs and biscuits with honey and bourbon bacon butter that was amazing! Our server Meg was incredible - we had a great experience and highly recommend Dovetail!! We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Awesome minus server lack of knowledge of menu. He also had limited knowledge of the wines.

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DC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our waitress was wonderful including making sure we had what we needed and ordered and also explaining the options available.

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ST
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Reviewed on Google but wanted to reiterate that our experience with this restaurants last evening was extremely negative. Bill was $360 for four people and the two best things we were served for the fry artichoke hearts and the Grits side dish. Two filet mignons, 24 oz T-Bone and lamb were all very very undercooked and tough. Would not recommend this restaurant or go there again.

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LK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best place for Sunday brunch. Food is amazing!

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OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service and food

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CH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Dovetail met and exceeded expectations. The food is delicious, beautifully presented, and a great value. The customer service is personal and professional. Best dining experience in Macon. And the bartenders (Sarah and/or Dylan) are knowledgeable and skillful. We’ll be back!

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food and drink. Great ambiance!

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, we will definitely be coming back again.

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

Absolutely incredible. Totally blew me away! Everything was fantastic!

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LB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always.

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f
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be doing a wonderful Teip Advisor review as we had a great experience at Dovetail!!!

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H
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, helpful and attentive staff, great ambiance. We really enjoyed our meal - started with the deviled eggs and cheese plate. Both were delicious; appreciated the local cheeses and honey. For entrees we had the shrimp and grits - an inventive twist on a classic with pimento in the grits and chorizo; arugula salad on top was bright and acidic. Scallops with pimento cheese risotto: scallops were perfect - barely cooked through but with a nice sear on top; risotto was rich a delicious. My son’s burger received top marks as well, particularly the bacon. We also had delicious cocktails. Overall one of the best meals we’ve had recently. We will definitely be back!

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TB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in middle Georgia Great food, wine and whiskey. Must try the Cracked Pie.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Loved The Atmosphere! The Food Was Great And Their Original Cocktails Were Very Refreshing!

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LL
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come for the elegant atmosphere, stay for the deliciuos farm-to-table food and extensive list of cocktails. The service was extraordinary as well.

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ZB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience and great food. The servers are awesome; unusual to find great servers like those at Dovetail. I recommend to all my friends and co-workers.

Thank you.

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to eat! Not just in Macon but anywhere. You guys never disappoint. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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EB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Service was top notch. Food was excellent and was on the table quickly. Nice choice of beer and wine. A great place to take your wife or SO.

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CS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice experience. Limited menu, special of the day was a burger. Had to ask for bread. I had the shrimp and grits; my wife had the filet. Both were cooked well but the food was very salty. Doubt if I'd go back.

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PK
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unexpectedly creative and delicious in the welcoming and attractive downtown Macon.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional. Fabulous steak and wonderful hamburgers. We were very happy.

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PH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails and food were creative and delicious! Our server was so helpful and gave honest opinions about menu items when asked. Duck was slightly over-cooked but manager brought it out and offered to let us taste it and have it replaced if we wished. Sometimes noise level is too loud for my husband who wears hearing aids but that was not a problem this time as we were seated in a booth as requested. Service was very good. An overall happy experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Really looking forward to our next visit!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for brunch on a date and the food was very good. The deviled eggs are a must. My wife had the French toast sticks and wow what a treat. Def best brunch in downtown Macon.

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HB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were incredible! I had their duck and it was absolutely delicious. I cannot wait to go back

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

I had reserved a table for Saturday evening to take one of my dearest friends to celebrate a milestone birthday, her 60th. Little did I know that we would be scooted out of the restaurant (or asked to take a seat at the bar) as soon as we had paid the bill but before I had even finished my glass of wine because there was another party waiting on our table. I had had no idea that the reservations were for a set time (nothing like that was mentioned on the reservation website) and that we were allowed only an hour and a half of dining time. What if we had decided at the last minute to order another bottle of wine and have a leisurely conversation? Frankly, I was embarrassed since my intention was to treat my friend to what is often billed as one of the classier restaurants in Macon, and we certainly had expected a more elegant and refined dining experience than this, but I guess that type of elegant service is not available at Dovetail after all, and I will be sure to remember this the next time I want to mark a noteworthy event.

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F
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had a terrific experience on a recent Friday night. We both loved our meals. He had the shrimp and grits and I had the blackened catfish. Both dishes were very flavorful and delicious. My catfish was served in a large, wide bowl which amazingly stayed warm throughout the meal. Grits and maque choux accompanied the delicious fish. I would have preferred having it on a plate or in the bowl, but more separated. Personal preference—no bearing on how great the dish tasted.
My husband said his dish was perfectly seasoned.
We agree—try the “Put Ups”. The pimento cheese and bacon jam is fabulous!
Sarah was our wait staff. She is excellent. Very knowledgeable, yet not obtrusive.
We also enjoyed visiting with Kevin, the very friendly manager.
Very excellent house salad, which we split. Loved the peanut garnish.
We managed to split a piece of chocolate pie. Delicious!
If you are a liquor drinker, try the cocktails. Unusual combinations, creatively mixed.
We live 4 hours from Dovetail. I’m already working on a way to get back!

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r
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were great all the food was fantastic. It has a great atmosphere and we will definitely be back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails!

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WC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful surprise!!! Our visit to Macon led us to this restaurant. WOW, WOW, WOW! Everything was exceptional... the ambiance, the service, the cocktails, starters, wine, one of the best fillets I've ever eaten in my life! I can't say enough about this restaurant. It should be a "MUST VISIT" on your list to the Macon, Georgia area. Thank you for being a suburb establishment...

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TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining here :) Everyone is so friendly and the food is always great!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish and great service. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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G
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. The bar is top notch and service is fantastic. Recommend the scallops!!!

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JH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a business meeting with executive management from Houston. We were all very favorably impressed with everything from our appetizers to the entrees. The chef accommodated with a special preparation of blackened sea bass that turned out perfect!

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FE
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail is my absolute favorite place to eat in Macon. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu!

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