Dovetail - Macon

4.9
831 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
"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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(478) 238-4693
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Brad Stevens
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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.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
2nd and 3rd
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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.
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Entertainment
Ambiance music
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Special Events & Promotions
Visit our Facebook page for more information on all our special events. htpp://www.facebook.com/dovetailmacon
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 831 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Service great!! Menu is little.. food and drinks were great!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The main attraction to Dovetail is definitely the food. Its was outstanding! Parking can be tough, it is upstairs (which might be a bit inconvenient for some), it is a small place and the tables are pretty closely packed. Still, the atmosphere was very nice and everything we ate was fantastic. Give it a try!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very welcoming environment, waitress knew much about the menu and very accommodating!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything about Dovetail is noteworthy. The staff, the drinks, the food all right on point. Great flavors, fun conversation, a special night --though I'd be happy to be a regular if we didn't live three hours away.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I chose to celebrate our 5th Anniversary by dining at Dovetail and were very impressed. Great service, wonder atmosphere, and excellent food and cocktails all at a good price. I recommend Dovetail for anyone looking for a quality, upscale establishment in Macon. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great find in Macon. Food fresh and delicious! Tasteful decor and quiet enough to hold a conversation.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Never disappoints! I love how the menu options change from season to season, and the variety of options is fantastic. Definitely get the put-ups as an appetizer - the bacon jam is incredible! Drinks, apps, entrees, and desserts, this place has it all!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

After church brunch. Always good. Great service. Had the steak and eggs - both were cooked perfectly. Only complaint is that is so popular that you have to make reservations well in advance and I always forget

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Fantastic experience, would recommend the Dovetail to anyone looking for a fine dining evening. Looking forward to the next special occasion for an excuse to go!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Drinks: Secondary Export- excellent taste. Nice sipping drink. My friend had the Ultraviolet, which he stated was average. For appetizer, we had the Put ups- delicious tasting spreads with warm bread. Shared a small plate of scallops with risotto. Great choice. For dinner, I had the Sea Bass and my friend had the tenderloin, which we both enjoyed our meals. Finished with cracked pie and the special fig tart, which we both enjoyed. Great ambiance!! Highly recommend Dovetail.

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2.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Nothing against Dovetail....just not my cup of tea. I’m pretty sure I won’t be returning.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Our second visit was great, just like the first. We plan to go back next time in Macon.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Best Southern Cuisine with the best Southern Hospitality! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

I will always stand by Dovetail being the standard of food quality and service in Macon, GA. Always looking forward to our next visit to this fine outfit.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We had a reservation and were seated a few minutes early. The waitress did a great job explaining the menu and provided excellent service. The food was absolutely delicious. We had a very leisurely lunch and did not feel rushed at all. I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I had a resorvation here but arrived late. Even though the kitchen was closing they still sat us and were so awesome with their service. Thank you for such a great meal.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Nice change of pace. I am used to going to Atlanta for date night with the wife. Traffic of course wasn’t bad at all. Which makes this experience even better. Great crew and food

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Fabulous Food. Spectacular Service. The wait staff went above and beyond. Kevin the manager was very attentive, even without an underlying problem. I will definitely eat here again.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We ( our family of six ) celebrated my 75th birthday there. First time, but not our last. I’d like to try several other things on the menu in the future.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food was excellent atmosphere great but the Service not so good our waitress was not friendly it took 15 min or longer to find the wine I wanted she brought the wrong kind Kevin you are Outanding Excellent personality Very friendly. I just didn’t think our waitress was up to Speed in that environment...

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Before making a reservation for our one night in Macon, I studied the menu knowing that I would never be able to make up my mind. As it turned out, I ordered the special of the day, a bar b que chicken atop a polenta type pancake. The service is very attentive and knowledgeable. If you are into the farm to table thing, you will love this place. I was wondering why we didn’t have farm to table when I was growing up, but realized that every thing was farm to table back then. Anyway, this is a very nice setting of a reasonable size. Parking may be difficult. Be prepared to go around the block looking for a parking place. Our waiter was quite gracious and knowing that we were on a road trip, informed us of other establishments that we might like. This restaurant is as quiet as it gets in America. I’ve conclude that Americans are just loud.
I highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening or a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Fantastic! We had a wonderfully experience. Everything that was put on the table was delicious. The food was not only beautiful but really good. I appreciated that so much was locally sourced. The atmosphere of the restaurant was calm and quaint. It was a perfect choice for our anniversary dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great place and the entire wait staff and GM extremely customer oriented, friendly and there to make your dining experience incredible...and the food is outstanding as well.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I had the catfish which came on a bed of wonderful blue cheese grits with a delicious macque choux and poblano relish. I thought this may well have been the best tasting dish I ever had. My wife had a good but not great burger. We started with the cheese plate which was just right for two people withe 3 cheeses and other accompaniments. The cracked pie for dessert was outstanding. We left very happy and will try to go out of our way to get back to Macon to go here again.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Delicious. Cheese board was a treat. Very interesting mix of flavors in entrees and blueberry cobbler was wonderful. This was our second visit and we will return.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Overall a great restaurant. Excellent food, great bar service, friendly staff. My only “complaint” if I had one was a very small menu. An extra entree or two would have been nice but still, what we had was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended, so we were expecting great things and they did not disappoint! Our server was wonderful and every dish we ate was amazing!! We will definitely be back and have already recommended it to everyone we know!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great experience. Super friendly and helpful waitstaff that was very knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Always a favorite and just gets better. Excellent management and wait staff. Kyley was our server this time and was delightful. We like Jade, too!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent dining experience. Dovetail will not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We love Dovetail! From the always fresh and interesting vegetable plate, to this week's Chilean Sea Bass, the food and service are always superb!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Dovetail had been recommended by friends and our expectations were exceeded. The service and food were outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Dovetail is one of my favorite restaurants in Middle Georgia. It contrasts nicely with the rookery downstairs, and the menu is eclectic and fun. Could have more menu options, but overall it’s a great place, especially for people visiting the area

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We dined here Saturday night and had a great experience. Good salads and appetizers, I had the beef which was a generous portion and cooked just right. My dinner companion ordered the sea bass which was very tasty.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Restaurant is upstairs without disability access--if you can't get up the stairs--you're out of luck.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Awesome cheese plate.... and the filet mignon was the best I’ve had in Macon.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great way to celebrate our 5th anniversary! Hands down the best meal I’ve had in Middle Ga in 6 years! Will definitely go again for our next date night! Scallops appetizer was amazing, don’t change a thing!

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It just seems to be losing it's overall quality for both food and service. The grits were not cooked properly or seasoned. My guest burger was greasy and fell apart. I asked for salt and pepper from food runner......took 5-10 minutes later for the server to arrive with it. The biscuits were cold, maybe room temperature. Not what I would expect for a brunch item.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Always always ALWAYS amazing amazing AMAZING!!!! I love coming back to this restaurant time and time again to see what's new and enjoy what I love!! Thank you for being consistently THE BEST dining establishment in Macon!!!

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