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The Smith House

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84 South Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-867-7000
11:00 - 19:30
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Sun 11:00 - 19:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 15:30 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard about this place for years but never been till now. Friends visiting from out of state were hungry and wanted some country cooking. Too much food to eat. Fried chicken and okra were perfect. Real mashed potatoes as well. Too many good things to list. Will say the roast was ok, but disappointing compared to the rest.

Thank randy w
Cartersville, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bed was super comfortable and we had an awesome visit. It was a bit expensive but if they can stay sold out, why not?

Thank Derek K
Lakeland, FL
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been 23 years since I visited The Smith House, so was not sure if my return visit would be as good. Not to worry, it was much better!! The traditional southern dishes were wheeled out on a cart in bowls and served family style. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and the offerings consisted of pot roast... More 

Thank FLLovestoroam
Millbrook, Alabama
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 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 

Thank Charles J
St. Petersburg, Florida
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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 

Thank GoBucsGoRays
Dahlonega, Ga
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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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140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

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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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 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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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
USD 6 - USD 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
15:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?