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“Great Southern, Family-style Food”
Review of The Smith House

The Smith House
Ranked #11 of 85 Restaurants in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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.
Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was a great experience, from start to end. Everyone was very welcoming, friendly, and helpful. We loved the family-style dining experience which included fried chicken, grean beans, collard greens, creamed corn, sweet yams, fried okra, and roast beef. Plus rolls, cornbread, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. MMMMMM so good!
Don't forget to look at the old mine shaft by the bathrooms!

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Thank radientglo247
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

This place is highly over rated, over priced and over cooked food. You are placed a table with random folks. While some people claim to make new friends and exchange email addresses, that was not our experience. One person we were forced to share a table with, should have been home in bed, forcing fluids and taking aspirin. This person sneezed several times before I actually got up and left the table. One sneeze in the bend of his arm, one under the neck of his undershirt and two or three into his dinner napkin. He continued to wipe his mouth with his napkin, even after blowing his nose into it. Call me a snob if you choose, but this is not the environment, in which, I choose to eat. The food even though it was abundant and great variety, had a lot of grease and vegetables were cooked to a mush. This is not what most folks think of as good cooking. The desserts, banana pudding and fruit cobbler are not included in the price of the "All you can eat menu"

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Family style, friendly staff, excellent food made the night for us. Roast beef was my favorite and the selection of dishes placed before us was fun. Yep, it should be a place to experience when in Dahlonega, Ga.

Thank RoninParis
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

I had not been to the Smith House in many years but it was good to be back. The folks are very friendly and the family-style dining is a fun change of pace. You get to meet new people and enjoy a very good (but not quite excellent) Southern-style meal that is All-you-can-eat for a fixed price that is reasonable. Their specialty is fried chicken but they included ham and roast beef with a good handful of vegetables and rolls of different sorts. When we were there, they had very good strawberry shortcake for dessert. My only complaint is that I would have liked a selection of desserts to choose from. Be sure to take 5 minutes and see the rediscovered gold mine shaft that was found in the basement during some construction work. It is pretty cool and they have some artifacts on display also. If you're meeting people for your meal or just want to relax, you can also enjoy the front porch rocking chairs.

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Thank TravelSouthGA
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We ate here for the first time in Oct and really enjoyed the family style dinner. Platters of fried chicken, roast pork, beef stew, 4 or 5 different veggies and the biscuits!! Dessert was peach cobbler - shared our very large table with new friends and had a really enjoyable evening!

Thank raweise-seltzer
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