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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 - 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best place I have ate in a while! Very confused on why some say it's very over priced. You go to long horns and get one meat, two sides and a drink. Not including the dessert. That is a 25 dollar meal. You come to Smithhouse and you get all you can eat, two meats, a lot of other southern... More 

Thank Evan B
Peachtree Corners, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could rate it 0 stars I would! We went to Sunday brunch after my daughter's wedding at Montaluce Winery. We recommended the Smith House to our guests as the primary hotel for our wedding guests and many stayed there. My daughter called several days before to let them know we would have around 30 people attending Sunday brunch.... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience on your visit with us. However, a private dining room was offered to your party but was declined due only 20 people could be confirmed would be dining with us. A possible 10 could show but could not be confirmed. We reserved a table for the 20 we were expecting in our main dining... More 

Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here twice and this review is the same for both. The food was "good" for the most part and the fried chicken was very good. The service was also very good. My only gripe is the price. Unless you eat a ton of food (it's all you can eat), the price is entirely too high for the... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Home style, pass the plate, all you care to eat. A little pricey, but a good way to meet with family, or strangers, and share a meal at a large table full of everything you could want. A true southern dining experience.

Thank Cheryl B
Moseley, Virginia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unusual experience in that we have been there several times over the years -- always packed. Not this time, midweek, after 1PM, NGC just back in session. Service and quality of food as always, just fantastic. If you are in Dahlonega, this is a must. Pricy but worth it. An adventure in dining not to be passed up.

Thank Larry H
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the history of the Smith House. Our dinner was more than enough to eat, platters of food just kept coming. Wish I would have bought the cookbook as some of the dishes would be worth trying to cook. Only down side was the temperature of the food as it come out. Not very hot and cooled off quickly before... More 

Thank 19saluki65
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was ok, served family style which is great, but big tables with too many people take away versus add to experience. The room we stayed in was spotless, comfy bed, nice linens. People were nice... just not a great deal to do in this area... were a few nice restaurants within walking distance.

Thank joyb898
Cres, Croatia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?