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The Smith House

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84 S Chestatee St, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1235
+1 706-867-7000
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Cres, Croatia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms are interesting and offer a diverse selection of layouts. We had guests stay at the Smith house and they were quite pleased.

Thank lindasconnelly
Woodstock, Georgia
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the Smith House. The food is served "family" style in bowls and platters that are passed around the table so that each person can take as much or as little as they want. The quality of the food is absolutely superb. Each diner is served at least two entrees and all of the vegetables are freshly prepared in... More 

Thank Charles H
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The price is definitely fitting of the food. Nothing that is served on the menu is bad. All the food is great. Very filling and pleasant staff.

Thank Melinda W
Rochester, New York
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Smith House in Dahlonega is a hotel and restaurant near the center of town. They are noted for having a gold mine shaft within the building. The shaft, according to history … or whomever you talk to … was made within the building to hide it from the Yankees, federal tax “revinuuers”, yada yada. But it does look suspiciously... More 

Thank tallen001
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend and I decided to spend the night here so we could day trip in Dahlonega. What a fabulous find. The kind proprietor even made room for our air mattress! Slept very soundly..Very nice room.

Thank Denise B
Atlanta, GA
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited again after many years. Same delicious country food. Vegetables and they do bring you quite a variety always best. Preferred fried chicken to ham or beef. Good coffee too. Dessert included was strawberry shortcake made from frozen berries I believe. Arrived just before closing but service was pleasant and unhurried. Smith House offers kids meal price under certain age.... More 

Thank KYtravelerAtlanta_GA
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good home style dining, good overall. However, I tend to expect a lot from a place when people recommend it as great southern food. The two times that I ate lunch here it was not particularly great and it seemed overpriced. Not as compelling as the Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia.

Thank Beathan24
Fayetteville, Georgia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has been eating here for years & it used to be one our favorites. This past time (last Tues. at lunch time) it just wasn't the same & for the price ($16.04 each,which included tax but not tip) it just didn't measure up! The fried chicken, which is usually very good, was so greasy we had to blot... More 

Thank BFJ49
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We went to celebrate my birthday. This is served family style and all you can eat. They start you with bread and cinnamon rolls, then the main course. The menu was roast, fried chicken, ham slices, Mac & Cheese, corn, green beans, collards, mashed potatoes, gravy, and fried okra. For dessert was strawberry short cake. So delicious and will return.

Thank Katie B
Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

DELICIOUS is the perfect word here. Not fancy but certainly not a dive either. Wonderful history to go along with the food. Was more than we could eat..sort of. We didn't finish all the main dishes but had seconds on dessert. Friendly staff and well paired choices. Love it. It is like they bring the buffet to you!! It may... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 S Chestatee St, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1235
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: +1 706-867-7000
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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