Dovetail - Macon

4.9
1101 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 - $20
Entrees: $16 - $40

We have a fully stocked bar, with a diverse selection of whiskeys, wines, and craft beers.
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CR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal! Our waitress was quite knowledgeable about the menu and was extremely helpful.

KP
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food ... excellent response to a member of our party with extensive food allergies.

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

This was our second time dining at Dovetail while visiting Macon with our son. We were very impressed with both visits. The food is excellent, as is the service. Deviled eggs are delicious; cheese course interesting and local. Bread is locally sourced and delicious. Scallops and pimento cheese risotto are rich and tasty. The quality of the food and service is something you might expect of a restaurant in a much larger city (i.e. Atlanta). We will definitely visit again!

SU
Tulsa
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE LOVE DINING AT THE DOVETAIL. THE MENU IS VARIED AND ALWAYS DELICIOUS. I PARTICULARLY LIKE THE SMALL PLATE OFFERINGS SO THAT I CAN BEGIN WITH APPETIZER AND SALAD ENDING WITH DESSERT. IN PARTICULAR THE TOMATO SALAD WAS FABULOUS THE LAST TIME WE WERE THERE!

BM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite place to eat when in Macon. Everything on the menu is delicious!

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding farm to table fresh food and service.

BD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our service was great. Food & drinks were severely lacking. Poached eggs were over cooked with hard yolks, meanwhile the fried eggs ordered over medium were runny. Chicken was undercooked and pink at thickest part. Bartender messed up our drink order, twice. Best thing was the grits.

CB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite fine dining spot in Macon. Thx for Kevin Bryant and the team (wonderful hostess with the great fashion sense, Megan our go-to waitress, and bar tenders) for a 5-star experience every time! Had a great birthday there!

KY
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. You can’t go wrong at Dovetail!

WA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, though pricey (as expected I guess). Way better than other pricey downtown restaurants though. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious.

N
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant. Fantastic food, extremely friendly waiters. It really gives you the feel of a truly special restaurant that leaves you unintimidated to spend an evening there. Worth every penny.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Dovetail. In fact, I claim OG status because I’ve been dining there since they opened seven (whoa, really?) years ago. From small plates to entreés, Dovetail has singlehandedly elevated Southern cuisine in Macon to heights previously unknown. The firm embrace of the well-established farm-to-table movement is evident throughout the menu offering. The knowledgeable staff has a way of answering your questions without the need to ask, they’re just that good. The seasonal menu changes even within a given season as well do the specials, taking advantage of their impressive list of farms and other sources have to offer. Dovetail always has top-flight bar staff and their cocktail menu features tantalizing choices that also flow with the seasons. If you choose to go off-menu with a cocktail request, your wishes will be fulfilled and then some.

Be good to yourself. Make a booking at Dovetail and prepare for a special experience.

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

Great food and great service. Dovetail never disappoints!

S
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Dovetail in Macon and were treated to a stunning five-course meal with exemplary service. The level of thought and care put into the food, the ambiance, and the service is beyond anything you’ll find in Middle Georgia and rivals that of 5-Star restaurants in larger cities. It was a truly delightful culinary experience!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!

LH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for a relaxing dinner. We enjoyed the food and the service was great. They have the best steaks and their cracked pie is amazing!! We will go back for sure!

LM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time visiting this place that was recommended by co-workers. Loved it! Food was exceptional, perfect portions. We had a cute waitress who was on top of her game. We will definitely visit again.

KG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Sunday brunch there. Delicious food and excellent service! Just wish their wonderful vegetable plate was offered on the brunch menu too. Will definitely be back!

LG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Great place for date night!

D
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. The scallops and risotto are perfect and the cracked pie is a do not miss!!!

C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious with wonderful atmosphere! Always consistent with great service!

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

We really enjoyed our dinner!
Carole Lovett

KM
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The GM visited tables. The service was thoughtful and well timed. Drinks perfect. Food amazing in presentation, temp, and taste! We’ll be back!

SB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a rarity that I hear comments like “fantastic” or “I’m over-whelmed” the food is so good from my former restaurant owner husband...but the scallops and fish had him using those terms! The wine suggestion was perfect as well. We had a lovely evening.

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Wish there were more farm to table restaurants around!

C
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always come to Dovetail in Macon. Great food, good service. Love the southern specialties like deviled eggs, catfish and pimento cheese. Great whiskey list. Could have a bigger white wine selection.

CW
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Prices high for mediocre food.

T
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great. Excellent service!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as always!

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations at the Dovetail to celebrate our son-in-law's job promotion. It was lovely ! Sarah brought us glasses of Prosecco to celebrate. Our appetizers and entrees were yummy; everything was fresh and the flavors were incredible. The "crack pie" dessert was the perfect ending to a perfect meal. No disappointments at Dovetail.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down our go-to spot when we get a date night and our pick for the best upscale dining option in the Middle Georgia area. The Staff always treats us like Family and the food / craft cocktails are always delicious!

- Brandon & Hannah

GM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lamb chops were awsome just need 3
.2 isn't enough..there too small great food..

P
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Dovetail! Excellent all the way around, can't wait to go back!

FR
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Dovetail celebrating my wife's birthday and could not have been more pleased. The food and service were top notch. Dovetail has made it on to our special occasion restaurant list.

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

We’ve now been to Dovetail numerous times: brunch, pre-theatre, business dinners or just a nice dinner out, it is always a wonderful experience. The menu changes with frequency so something interesting shows up. Best wait staff and management in the area

c
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This establishment goes out of their way to make your dining experience the very best. Don't miss their unique menu of southern fare! The fresh tomato and burrata salad was excellent -- We will be back!

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was on point as well as food. Highly recommend. Great place for date night!

DB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

This was my first visit. It was a little difficult to find, at first. I had reservations for two, but it seemed as though we were seated at the next available table, in a corner, with curtains hanging in the same area where our seats were located. Seating was tight. The server could just manage to fit between our table and the table next us, and she was fit. It was too warm or uncomfortable for fine dining. This was a business meeting with a new client. We were both from out of town and found the restaurant online. With that being said, the service was excellent! The food was excellent! And I love and support renovated downtown buildings for such purposes. I would definitely eat here again. However, I would encourage my guest(s) to dress in cool, summer attire.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food
Excellent service

KW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely restaurant. A neighborhood jewel. The food was excellent. The waitress was very knowledgable and attentive.

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