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The Smith House

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84 S Chestatee St, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1235
+1 706-867-7000
Sun 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Millbrook, Alabama
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone had told us about going to this place so we tried it. We went for New Year's Day lunch/supper. I am so glad we had not had lunch because they brought out so much food!! And everything we ate was delicious! And even though they didn't show black-eyed peas and greens on their menu - they had it for... More 

Thank Kathy K
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pay one price and you are seated at large tables family style while bowls and plates of fresh cooked vegetables and meat are brought to the table. Included are fried chicken, ham and roast beef plus plenty of vegetables and bread to go with it. Fried chicken, greens, and pole beans were especially well done. Plenty of food, so be... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The down-home food is served family style. The menu varies, so be sure to check the website or call in advance. Many weekdays they close between lunch and dinner, so be sure to double check their hours. Until recently, the large tables would seat different parties, and it was always interesting to talk to everybody if they seemed inclined. Now... More 

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Dahlonega, Ga
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541 reviews
431 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to The Smith House for lunch with family the day after Christmas. Service was pretty poor, waitress brought drinks, then food but never checked on us again. Our group needed more food, finally came back and said I'll clean these plates up, we were like can we get more chicken and okra. I'm from South Georgia where the... More 

Thank rustybob64
FreidaWB, General Manager at The Smith House, responded to this review

I am so sorry your visit with us was not up to your expectations. Normally we are closed on Mondays and being such a dreary day, we figured not a huge crowd. That was not at all the case. I was on the floor that day and remember servicing your table. I would like to have spoke with you on... More 

Lancaster, South Carolina
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132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a little something different for lunch and was not disappointed. Comfort food in family-style dining.

Thank 798cherryd
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155 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of nine for lunch on New Year's Day and were seated quickly. The food was wonderful, hot, and fresh. The service was very pleasant and kept everyone's drinks filled. I don't know why we haven't come here more often but this will become a tradition.

Thank Liam O
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Home cooked greatness. Been to the dollars house and this was better. Prices are high but can you get good cooking like grandma mcds

Thank Buffy D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

I went there today with my wife for lunch. You pay before entering the dining room. It was a very pricey lunch. We paid and went downstairs to the dining room. We were the only ones there. We arrived at 12:15 and left at 12:50. Not a single other person came in the whole time we were there. Food is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

I've heard about how great it is, my first impression was memorable. My friend and I sat at the opposite end of the table from where the waitress brought the food. The people closest to the waitress were rather large, the platters were empty before they got to us. We didn't get chicken, potatoes or okra. I complained to the... More 

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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We LVOE some family style cooking and The Smith House is just that. Come hungry and leave full as a tick! Reminds me of Sunday dinners after church in days past.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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 - 8:00 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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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?