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84 South Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-867-7000
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Famous for our all-you-can eat family style meals. Country vegetable and...
Famous for our all-you-can eat family style meals. Country vegetable and fried chicken is everyone's favorite. Stay in our historic inn and visit our historic town square of Dahlonega where the first Gold Rush was located. The Smith House is locked one block from the square.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
All you can eat Southern food

The Smith House restaurant serves an all you can eat style meal with fried chicken, pot roast, ham, yeast rolls, collard greens, creamed corn, cole slaw, green beans and macaroni and cheese. You pay first then get your table. There are many large tables, a good place for groups of 15-20 people, but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
TAReviewer01
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Atlanta Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Atlanta Georgia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Smith House restaurant serves an all you can eat style meal with fried chicken, pot roast, ham, yeast rolls, collard greens, creamed corn, cole slaw, green beans and macaroni and cheese. You pay first then get your table. There are many large tables, a good place for groups of 15-20 people, but smaller tables as well. The food quality... More 

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a family-style restaurant like the Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia or the Daniel Boone Inn in North Carolina. So...if you're from New England and you want "prim and proper dining" you may want to pass, otherwise you'll be leaving a negative review about being "seated with strangers", or "they brought too much food", or the food was "southern... More 

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

While on a Christmas trip we ate at the Smith House. It's southern cooking at its best. Everyone sits at big tables and passes the bowls around. It's like a family reunion only with strangers. The fried chicken wins hands down. It's all good and to top things off. It sits over a gold mine.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great southern style food. Everyone in our party loved eating here. We were there during the candlelight Christmas event. Everyone had a wonderful time touring the town and eating at the Smith House.

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dahlonega
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food! Beautiful building! Great staff and owners! We took our friends there for a visit. They enjoyed the meal. We will be back.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Almost always way crowded, so plan accordingly. Its good to great southern comfort food, but a little pricey, so bring your feed bag!

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Quantico, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food at The Smith House was great! The chicken is out of this world, and the fried okra is to die for!

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Stockbridge, GA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

New Years Day 2015. Black eyed peas and Collard Greens were on the menu. The collard green were the best I have ever had. The fried chicken was wonderful- even if they were out of thighs. We are plenty of chicken legs! The mashed potatoes were awesome. Shoot, nothing was bad! It is family style seating and our party of... More 

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Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We love the Smith House. We have been eating there when we are in the area for 26 years. We love the fried chicken and all the wonderful veggies. The young servers are always so nice and ready to get you another helping if you want it. We were there during the Christmas holidays and it was decorated in a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had been here before and loved it. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. They were not all that busy but did have a few tables with patrons. I had anticipated about 2 hours for eating and we only took about an hour. The food was out almost as soon as we ordered it. I love family... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 South Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: +1 706-867-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Famous for our all-you-can eat family style meals. Country vegetable and fried chicken is everyone's favorite. Stay in our historic inn and visit our historic town square of Dahlonega where the first Gold Rush was located. The Smith House is locked one block from the square.

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