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The Smith House

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84 South Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-867-7000
11:00 am - 3:00 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Pammousekateer
Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a cool piece of history stashed away in this hotel/restaurant! It has a great historical setting with a hallway of historical photos and information. The video is outdated but still informational.

Thank Monica S
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dishes we were served were very ordinary. The beans seemed out of a can and the roast beef seemed processed with the gravy. The chicken was okay at best. We expected home cooking and it was closer to cafeteria style. We would not recommend the restaurant.

Thank ltgangone
Midway, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I lived in the area, I would eat here a good bit. I was visiting and decided to stop by with a group of friends. They had never been here before and LOVED it! As a returning patron, I was a bit disappointed. The food was good Southern food - personally I thought some of the vegetables were under-seasoned... More 

Thank MaidenoftheSea
Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a bodacious variety of foods served family style. your own personal waiter will keep bowls and platters refilled upon request. fried chicken, beef pot roast, sliced ham, mash potato, mac n cheese, collards, green beans, fresh corn, fried okra, cole slaw, white gravy and brown gravy, yeast rolls, cornbread muffins, squash pickles and strawberry shortcake. pot roast was superior as... More 

Thank bbqman3341
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The Smith House is a good restaurant for southern style food. They are know for their fried chicken which is very good. The fried okra is really good as well. Out meal was served family style so if you don't leave full its your own fault. Conveniently located off the square.

Thank G4flyfish
Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We ate her after a visit to a lavender farm and loved it. We were exhausted and starving. Go hungry because they give you plenty of southern food. Great atmosphere as well.

Thank CresAnne

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 South Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
  • 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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