Restaurant Dining

Restaurant Serving Hours

We are still serving family-style where we bring the bowls to the tables and plenty of food to try all your favorites!  All Private Seating!

No reservations are required. 25 or more groups please call (706) 725-8148 ext. 3

January and February Hours

Closed on MondayWednesday
Thursday 11:00a.m.-2:30p.m. (last seating time)
Friday & Saturday 11:00a.m.-7:30p.m. (last seating time)
Sunday 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m. (last seating time)

To-Go orders open during restaurant serving hours – Call us at 706-725-8299


For a Yankee who thinks that southern vegetables are born in a can and bred in a steam table, this food is revelatory.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Many more crowd The Smith House in Dahlonega, where conversations around the tables goes something like this: Pass the fried chicken, pass the okra, pass the turnip greens, pass the biscuits please.” Southern Living Magazine “A gracious old inn with no reservations, no menus, and communal tables. Folks drive the 70 miles north from Atlanta for warm cornbread, cracklin’ fried chicken, creamed corn, and cobblers.” Travel & Leisure Magazine “Ask people in other parts of the country if they’ve ever heard of Dahlonega, Georgia,and chances are good the reply will be, oh yes, that’s where The Smith House is located, isn’t it?” North Georgia Journal “This is a dining experience you won’t forget!” Mountain Pilot Magazine “What an elbow-to-elbow celebration of good food!” The Denver Post “The basic act of eating is turned into a party, with everybody passing platters back and forth, chattering happilyabout the unbelievably delicious food.” The Buffalo News “Regular visitors know and first-timers quickly learn that the place to eat is The Smith House, where meals are served family style.

The Gazette, Montreal

We brought a friend to Dahlonega for the day to explore the shops and stopped in at the Smith House for a family style lunch. So much food and quite the variety of country cooking. The fried chicken is excellent. We really enjoyed the many flavors. Our servers were very attentive and reminded us that it was “all you can eat” so don’t be shy in asking for more of your favorites. Everything topped off with strawberry short cake for desert. Love the corn.

Trip Advisor customer comment

Sit down and just wait. They’ll bring it to you. Fried chicken perfection, pot roast that melts in your mouth with carrots and potatoes, and all the sides you would expect in a country cooking place. Don’t skip the greens. Delicious. Strawberry shortcake was nothing special. Stay and eat until they have to wheel you out. They’ll keep the food coming. Very attentive service. Make a point to visit at least once if you are in the area.

Trip Advisor Review

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 the kitchen – no canned food is served here. I grew up eating southern food and I can definitely say that the Smith House meals are as authentic southern ding as you can get.

The Smith House has the best southern fried chicken in Georgia.

Thank you for our wonderful experience at the Smith House today. We brought our family to see yours and they were amazing. The food was plentiful, hot, delicious and your staff was outstanding. There are few places that we have taken such a large group to and had such a wonderful time. Please thank all the staff from the kids, teachers and parents at Mill Creek Middle School in Woodstock, Georgia.

Great field trip!

Beth Gaines, Kay Higgins