Dovetail - Macon
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.
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!
Drinks were great all the food was fantastic. It has a great atmosphere and we will definitely be back soon.
Great food and cocktails!
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...
Always a pleasure dining here :) Everyone is so friendly and the food is always great!
Delish and great service. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Amazing food. The bar is top notch and service is fantastic. Recommend the scallops!!!
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!
Dovetail is my absolute favorite place to eat in Macon. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu!
Love the atmosphere! Always get outstanding service! Best drinks and food in Macon!
We have always experienced the best in hospitality when we visit. This is why we keep retuning with out of town guests. Moreover, the meals are prepared with a high degree of detail, flavor, and presentation. We will keep visiting and bringing friends and family.
The scallops were perfectly cooked. The deviled eggs were possibly the best I have ever had. Will go back again if in the area.
The food was beyond my expectations. My palate wasn't quite ready for the cheese tray, but I liked it.
The hosts were very nice to wait for a great table before seating us. Megan, our server, did very well and was very knowledgeable about the food and drinks being offered. The crab cakes and Brussels sprouts both tasted very fresh. Our entrees both excellent. Kevin came by at the end to ensure our experience was great. One of the best parts of the entire meal was Quetzalcoatl, but have it with the cheese plate or as an after dinner drink with chocolate. My only criticism was that the drinks didn't come out in a timely fashion. Our first round came out after the apps, and the Lungo arrived after the Carrot cake cheesecake. Overall the total dining experience was outstanding.
My boyfriend and I had a lovely belated Valentines dinner. The waiter was very courteous and pleasant, as was all the staff. The food was absolutely delicious! Our only complaint was due to two very loud, obnoxious young ladies sitting at the neighboring table. They were using vulgar language, laughing loudly, and seemed oblivious to their noise level. We fully acknowledge that this was not the fault of the restaurant; however, our experience greatly improved once they left. On the whole, it was a lovely meal and we will be sure to be back!
fabulous dinner, I always enjoy the atmosphere of Dovetail. Great for date nights, girlfriend dinners or family gatherings. See you next week!
Very surprised how much I liked it. Very payed back atmosphere but high quality food and service. Will definitely go again.
This place definitely lives up to its reputation. Well crafted, Southern-influenced cuisine. Lively, yet not pretentious. Good service, great bar scene, cool and laid back vibe. Worth your time and money.
Cocktails were good but they were small. I had a martini up and the glass was about half full. I had a date so I did not complain as I should have.
Wonderful 1st time visit! Couldn’t imagine spending our birthday brunch anywhere else. We will definitely be back!
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!
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.
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.
Had put ups for an appetizer, very tasty. Fresh bread sticks with 4 “spreads”.
Ordered scallops on pimento risotto. The scallops were cooked perfectly. Had the entree portion of 3 large scallops.
Our second visit to Dovetail. First visit we had a window seat overlooking downtown. This visit we were seated at a table located in the middle of the restaurant, nice, but had hoped for the same window seat.
Great night out for Vday with friends. Food was delish. Server was great
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.
Our favorite restaurant in Macon came through again with a delicious, well prepared and presented meal!
We love the dovetail and the experience and food never disappoints
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.
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.
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.
Our brunch was outstanding! We’ll be back.
Great food, from farm to table. Awesome bread and amazing steaks
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.
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.
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!
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.
Delicious brunch and minosas! Also great service. One of my favorites.
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.