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Uniquely Crafted Southern Cuisine featured in Southern Living Magazine

Macon’s Classic Cocktail Bar

2013 Georgia Trend Silver Spoon Award Winner


The Moonhanger Group’s Dovetail has quickly established itself as one of Macon’s most critically-acclaimed restaurants. Located in the center of a quickly re-emerging downtown district, Dovetail serves uniquely crafted, southern cuisine. With dishes inspired by seasonal availability and traditional southern fare, our chefs use their expertise to highlight character and flavor, creating an experience that is familiar to any southern dinner table, yet re-imagined in a rustic and sophisticated dining room that tips its cap to the strong agrarian history of the South.

Founded in October 2012, the restaurant has been featured in Southern Living Magazine, and has received “Diners Choice Awards” for Most Booked in Macon, and American Cuisine in Atlanta/Georgia. Dovetail is part of the Moonhanger Group’s line-up of engaging Macon destinations that include sister restaurants, the Rookery and H&H Soulfood, and the classically restored Cox Capitol Theatre.

Our Food

Our Ingredients

Dovetail sources its food with the intent and integrity to support local/regional farmers and artisans while providing its guests the highest quality ingredients available.

Our Bar

Each time you visit the Dovetail bar, a unique experience awaits. At Macon’s classic cocktail bar, rustic meets sophisticated in unexpected ways. With respect to our Southern heritage and culture, Dovetail offers a selection of over 70 distinctive whiskeys. We stock a vast array of spirits to please any palate. Bar guests have the opportunity to select from a cocktail list personally curated by our passionate bartenders. For beer lovers, we offer everything from domestic favorites to unique local brews, crafts, and imports. Wine enthusiasts rejoice! Dovetail offers one of the best by the glass selections in Macon. For the discerning palate, we also offer rare varietals. Whether it’s whiskey, wine, cocktails or beer, we will pour you the perfect drink.

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Private Dining

For any special event or occasion, be it business or casual, Dovetail has the perfect space for you. Our wine cellar room has a maximum seating capacity of 24. We have a 60-inch, flat screen HD TV, DVD player, and Wi-Fi. Also VGA, HDMI, and RCA connections are available to accommodate any technical needs.

For reservations and scheduling, contact Kevin Bryant at 478.238.4693 or via email at


Whether you are planning a wedding, hosting a party, bringing lunch to the office, or just really love great food, we can tailor the perfect selection of fine, southern-inspired delicacies for your event. We invite you to glance through this catering menu and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us.

We are a full-service catering shop, so whatever you need, we can make it happen – just ask! From valets and coat checks to a custom-designed menu, the Moonhanger Group will give your event the extra flair and touch of elegance you’ve always wanted.

When you’re ready to create your order, just contact us in the manner most convenient for you. We request a 24-hour notice to ensure the catering for your event is flawless.

Chef & Team

Dovetail Staff

Doug Sanneman

Executive Chef

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Born and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia, Chef Sanneman got his start in the kitchen with the Navy. With more than 20 years of experience, including 5 years teaching with Helms College, Chef Sanneman is inspired by Thai and Spanish cuisine while staying grounded with his southern roots.

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Kevin Bryant

General Manager

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Kevin Bryant bartended his way through school, obtaining a Business Management degree from Macon State College. Bryant has worked in the service industry for over 15 years, in hospitality for a decade, and in management for over 5 years. He enjoys a wide variety of music, and is a sports enthusiast. His passion for service shines in each interaction with our guests. Bryant is excited to lead this sophisticated, yet approachable arm of the Moonhanger Group.

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Brad Stevens

Chef de Cuisine

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Chef Stevens was born in Macon and graduated from Georgia Southern University. His earliest influences came from spending time in the kitchen with his grandmother and father. An avid traveler, Stevens finds spending time in other local helps to spark creative uses of regional foods into those traditional southern meals from this family's kitchen.

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Sierra Stark

Assistant Manager

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At the age of seventeen, Sierra Stark found herself in New York studying poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. Stark's southern roots drew her back to the south and to Macon. Now at the age of 21, she has discovered a passion for food, wine, and cocktail culture. She is also the artist behind all of the Moonhanger chalkboards.

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Davidlee Jolley

Sous Chef

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Chef Jolley began his cooking career working with Chef Jim Lecours at Blueberry Inn in Alma Georgia, where he first began to develop his love of French cuisine. Now Jolley has 8 years of experience in the kitchen. When he is not in the kitchen, Jolley writes fiction and is an avid reader. Ernest Hemingway and Cormac McCarthy are among his favorite authors.



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