Dovetail - Macon

4.8
921 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: $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.
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AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome upscale restaurant. Excellent flavors. Great service.

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Key West
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, as always! Our favorite restaurant in Macon.

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Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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PJ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. The waitress was amazing and her knowledge of the menu items was incredible. We will most definitely will be coming back in the near future.

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SW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Everything g was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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PY
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. There were 4 of us celebrating two birthdays. We ordered different entrees or small plates and everything was outstanding. I had fried rutabagas that were wonderful. The desert was delicious as well. My first experience was great and I would definitely go back. The only slightly negative were the cocktails. Weren’t real impressed with that. Oh and our server was delightful.

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot wait to visit Macon again so we can return to Dovetail! Food, service, atmosphere...all outstanding.

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ED
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dovetail provides a charming and lively atmosphere with excellent food, impeccable drinks, and a waitstaff that seems to live to serve. Their twist on Southern favorites, from unique fried preparations to well-seasoned meets, deserves special attention. The staff is knowledgeable and can certainly be trusted to suggest a drink pairing or an entree.

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MB
E. Tennessee
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a very delicious supper...although it was a little difficult with the stairs. I did manage. Our server suggested many things but we decided on the Shrimp and Grits, Roast Duck. Very good presentation. We also loved the Put-Ups for our appetizer. Salads were well prepared and very fresh.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I, (at our son and daughter in law's recommendation) celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary at Dovetail and boy are we glad we did!! Quaint and cozy atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff, and the food ...out of this world!! We started with the seared scallops served on a bed of pimento cheese risotto (the best ever), followed by delectable entrees. Hubbie had the 18oz. ribeye with mashed potatoes and fried green tomatoes(which he said were the best he'd ever had) and I decided on the ribeye(cooked to a perfect medium rare) and mashed potatoes ...deeelicious!! We ended our meal by sharing a piece(in retrospect I wish I'd gotten my own) of cracked pie ...simply to die for!!! This was a great dining experience in every sense of the word and we will most definitely be going back ...and back ...and back!!!!!

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ‘Chef’s Restaurant’! Service, food, drinks and atmosphere were all hits! I highly recommend Dovetail for a very nice date night with someone special!

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BG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live hundreds of miles away but we plan road trips with a stop in Macon so we can dine here. Prices are reasonable and the food is so creative and delicious. It’s a small menu but I suspect everything on it is terrific.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a nice evening! The food was varied and outstanding, the service friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere topped it off. A great choice for a night out!

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D
Minneapolis
69 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in Macon this is a MUST for your dining.
The scallops were perfect and the risoto with gatrique exceptional.
Service was above standard by far and yet still casual atmosphere.
Do NOT miss the custard dessert.....

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Raleigh
61 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were traveling to Fl and had dinner at Dovetail. It was excellent. Would definitely go back

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a
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for our date night. Promptly seated, impeccable service and wonderful food. Easily the best wait staff in Middle Georgia. Bourbon selection was impressive, but nothing that is extremely rare. Spouse had the filet and I had they scallops entree. Both were well cooked and not overseasoned; delicious and tasty but not overdone. We left satisfied, not stuffed; planning what we will order next time. We will be back.

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MD
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so good! Middle Georgia is definitely lacking in the food scene, but Dovetail is the exception! So delicious!

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MD
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal! The food was fantastic and the staff was brilliant! I highly recommend!

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E
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail never disappoints. Anna, our server, was terrific as all the wait staff is at Dovetail

The cheese plate is the best I’ve ever had and always something a little new

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DM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and the staff were great! Also, the restaurant's ambience is warm and inviting. The next time we visit, we will defiantly visit the Dovetail. A great dining experience. Major thanks and appreciation to Dovetail for the great memories.

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Parking was a bit of an issue. There is Valet parking but on the backside of the restaurant and they don't tell you about it when you make your reservation. Otherwise, one of my favorites in Macon.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good was good as always. There were some slip ups in service, but were acknowledged by the staff. Overall, still the best restaurant in Macon.

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JE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding night with friends. Perfect service and incredible food.

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PM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail is great, Great food, good drinks, and fun place to hang out

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PC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food delicious! Very much satisfied.. love the decor

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and grits were terrific. Will be back when I need to return to Warner Robins

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great experience at Dovetail.

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J
Jacksonville
51 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Driving up I-75N in GA passing thru Macon for a late dinner. Decided to ‘roll the dice’ and chose Dovetail in downtown. We were not disappointed. The food was superb. It started with the bread which was spectacular. My wife went with ‘smalls’ and could not finish her “farm fresh salad”. I had duck ravioli: to ‘die for’!! No room foe dessert but as we still had quite a bit of driving ahead of us we stuck around for coffee which was delicious. We are picky coffee drinkers. Our service was friendly (convivial even!) and efficient. We will be back!

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HW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My favorite picks - vegetable plate, cheese tray, and crack pie!! All delicious!!

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SJ
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being an owner of a restaurant and a chef I was very impressed! Service was outstanding. Great recommendations and very knowledgeable! The food was creative and cooked to perfection. I was in Savanna, Atlanta,Columbus and by far this was the best place we dined at! Take my advice and try it!

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CT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food every time and their cocktails are out of this world. Celebrated our anniversary there and though we were seated by a large group and it was a bit loud, we had a great time. The shrimp & grits was perfect, and I highly recommend the Newton's 4th Law cocktail!! Great service, friendly staff, delicious food & drinks! One of the best places to go in Macon.

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BD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here based on a recommendation of a business colleague. Looking at the menu online it didn’t really impress but decided to try it. We had about a 25 min drive from Warner Robins which didn’t seem too bad.

At arrival, we found the ambiance to be interesting. The bar in the restaurant takes up about 1/3 of the entire space. A large Nubu head mounted directly above the bar bar, interesting lighting throughout, and farming tools mounted in the wall. It is an interesting space and very comfortable for sure.

Our waiter was fantastic. Attila went through th entire menu flawlessly, explained the wine and drink menu, and overall took care of us extremely well.

We ordered the cut-ups which were great. Very interesting how they accompany it with an eye dropper bottle of hot sauce. Everything in the appetizer was very tasty and interesting. We both ordered the dinner size of scallops which include 3 U10 scallops over a bed of pimento cheese infused polenta. The scallops and polenta were both fantastic!

No room for dessert but we promised to come back the next evening because it was so good and did.

The following night we started with the cheese ply, both ordered the rabbit lasagna, and this time finished with a couple of nice desserts. I had the crepe brûlée which is infused with local maple syrup which was delicious. That and a glass of aged port and I was very happy.

Overall a great spot with an interesting and delicious menu. And on top of that the waitstaff and manager were awesome! Highly recommended.

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g
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & Service never fails to be outstanding!

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place to celebrate our 34th Wedding Anniversary. The staff was very attentive and sweet, and the food was delicious! The cheese plate was outstanding!

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BH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, presentation....and a foodie' s dream! Best gourmet, farm fresh entres in Macon. Divine!

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely restaurant in downtown Macon. We had a wonderful experience, but my husband thought it was too dark and needed his phone to read the menu. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food a much different experience than almost any other restaurant. They take food to another level

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dovetail is always my go-to choice for dinner when I don’t have kids in tow. As usual, it did not disappoint!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

-Best quality food in Macon
-Most unique menu
-Consistently superior service
-Best cocktails
-Very Romantic

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B
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, this was a WONDERFUL experience! We will be back!

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