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The Smith House

84 South Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
706.867.7000
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Ranked #18 of 66 restaurants in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $11 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Dahlonega, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You start your dinner off browsing the gift shop and learning about the first Gold Rush in America. Then down to the basement that is built on a vein of gold. You are seated at what can only be described as a "Walton family dinner table". If you are not a party of 10 or more you sit with soon... More

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FreidaWB, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review

Everyone seems to enjoy the simplicity of their dining experience here. Reminds them of the days past. However, we do offer private seating as well. So next time you are here, try the individual tables and let us know how you like it. More

Ga
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful location, great food and atmosphere, the best shopping and antiques - there is something for everyone in Dahlonega.

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FreidaWB, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review

Glad to hear! See you again very soon. More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you want a fun experience and amazing food then go to the smith house! I don't normally socialize well but before I left the table of strangers I felt like I had known them my whole life! Lots of nice conversation about gold and grand kids. Loved it! Oh and the food was fabulous !!

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FreidaWB, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review

I am so glad you experienced a memorable experience while visiting us. Even though we are famous for our all-you-can eat meals seating with other hungry travelers, our servers also give patrons the option to sit by themselves. We look forward to your visit again. More

McDonough GA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Do Not let this place form your opinion of southern cooking. Average is the greatest compliment one can give. The food was served at room temperature and was as bland as bland can be. If this is home - cooking for you, this southern has great sympathy for your childhood.

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FreidaWB, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that your experience with us was not up to your standards. I wish you would of brought this to my attention while visiting with us so I could of made the changes while you were on property. Please as for me if you decide to visit us again so I can ensure your visit... More

Carrollton, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

This place is way overpriced. I didn't expect that they would automatically bring us some of everything on the menu current menu. I told them to keep two of the veggies that I knew my daughters and I would not eat. So in that high per person price, I paid for food I did not want. I agree with many... More

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FreidaWB, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review

Hello Jill, I would like to extend to you another visit to our restaurant so your experience will be a pleasant one. The sign in the front hallway only gives customers they way of knowing where to wait for seating. Our servers are trained to let the customers know they are waiting for a table to become available for seating.... More

Gainesville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you enjoy home style country cooking where you can eat till you can't hold any more you will love The Smith House. The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful. The Smith House is operated by the Welch family and the food taste like your grandma used to make. Their fired chicken is the best chicken I have ever... More

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FreidaWB, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear your review! I look forward to seeing you on your next visit with us. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Our annual trip to the Smith House, fried chicken, fried okra, sweet tea, the best. Love the family dining............

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FreidaWB, Owner at The Smith House, responded to this review

We also do individual seating if you prefer to sit alone with your family. See you soon. More

Newnan, Georgia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The overall quality of food was below average. I loved the concept and was really excited even when they out the food down. Nothing was really good, everything was standard buffet fair. The price suggest something of a higher quality. I mean they need to google some recipe's and improve the taste, it is not hard to create good southern... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

For the price I expected more. My husband did not like the family style dining. I thought they put relish on the table(like they sell in the gift shop) but they didn't. You got no choice of dessert, they just come by and plop it down on the table. It was a school lunch tasting strawberry short cake.

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Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The menu varies but there is always at least a couple of meats and lots of different vegetables brought to your table family style. You may or may not have to sit with other people. Our most recent experience resulted in our sitting with another group of people who were not very sociable and would not pass the food to... More

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