Dovetail - Macon

4.8
1028 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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"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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Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable dining experience. Very delightful staff.

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal and the waiter was good too. The small plate option was perfect for me. My husband really enjoyed the choices in beer and wine. I also had the blueberry scone for dessert.

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JP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dovetail is our favorite local restaurant. The service, food and atmosphere are second to none. We are never disappointed in any aspect of the restaurant. The menu is limited as any fine-dining restaurant often is, but there are always combinations of small plates, entrees or appetizers that we enjoy. It also has a great wine list. While there are several other local restaurants we enjoy, you can’t do better in Macon than Dovetail

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RB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

As always, the quality of food, drinks, and service was superb. There is simply not another restaurant in Middle Georgia that operates at this level. I gave it four stars, instead of five, because my steak was done to medium, when I ordered medium rare. A new steak was fired and came out perfectly. This is the second time I’ve had this issue, but both times, the issue was quickly resolved to my satisfaction.

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WW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice, everything just as we like. They welcomed our service dog graciously.

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TF
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere, service, food and wine. The highlight of our stay in Macon.

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance and service. The shrimp and grit were delicious and I’m picky about shrimp.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. Really enjoyed the mother's day special and my wife really liked her mocktails. It was not crowded at all, which was very nice and the atmosphere is great too.

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HW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Simply the best place to eat in Macon.
Don’t forget to try the deviled eggs-literally the best I have ever tasted in my life!

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HW
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our Dovetail experience was "GREAT". The atmosphere, service, and food were First Rate.

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CP
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waitress was super nice and knew the menu so well. She made my 1st time eating there (on my birthday!) one to remember! Thank y'all!

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PS
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sarah was amazing .....she made our visit a complete success. We will be back on our next trip through Macon!

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love the menu options. One Gluten sensitive dinner was very pleased with options and quality of the meal.

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EB
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The waitress was friendly and informative about menu. She checked on us frequently without being obtrusive.
The food was superb. The brussels sprouts were the best I have ever had. The portions were just right and the desert (chocolate bark) was out of this world.
First time but not the last.

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B
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional food and service! Kevin and Sarah were knowledgeable and professional.

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Brought family to Dovetail for a graduation dinner. Parking was somewhat difficult to find, but that was to be expected. Our server was very attentive and gave us wonderful service. Food was very good, but a bit on the pricey end. Our table had a burger, ribeye steak, the scallops, duck and salmon. Salmon was cooked just right, and the duck was delicious. I enjoyed the scallops very much, and the other members said they enjoyed the steak and burger very much as well. The server mentioned that they had a focus on cocktails, but unfortunately, we did not enjoy them too much. It is more likely that we just are not cocktail folks. Overall, I would recommend this place for a special occasion!

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BR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience. Great food. Portions were perfect. The drinks were a little disappointing but the food made up for it.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Perfect for a date night or work get together! Very professional staff, amazing wine & cocktails (Moscow Mule is my FAV) and I love that all of the food is local! True farm to table feel! Best place in Macon hands down!

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B
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best restaurant in Macon! Great wine list, creative farm to table food, wonderful atmosphere. The service is impeccable.

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MJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!

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GG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic menu and impeccable service!! We are locals and LOVE Dovetail! From shrimp & grits to breakfast burger to quiche to French toast...every bite of each dish was divine. Thank you for an outstanding brunch, celebrating our mothers 85th birthday!

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SB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal and best bar in town!
Great service and scallops are amazing

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Easter Sunday!

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 20, 2019
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 on April 20, 2019
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 on April 20, 2019
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 on April 19, 2019
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 on April 19, 2019
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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JS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Southern Hospitality meets innovative fine dining.. If you are in the area, make a reservation. Its worth every penny!

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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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