This Week Restaurant Serving Hours

We are still serving family style where we bring the bowls to the tables but limited refills. Plenty of food to try all your favorites!

Indoor seating and To-Go Hours

Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m. -7:30 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m.-7:30  p.m. 

Closed Monday

Outdoor Patio dining and Bar (menu is not family style)

Friday 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

 To-Go orders to pick up on the Tuesday -Sunday. Call us 706-725-8299

Click here for the order your plate to be picked up 

 Please call for updated hours 706-725-8299

Please note the ending time is the last seating time

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

**Call for hours of operations (706) 725-8148 ext. 2

Closing time may be altered due to weather. Please call for updates 706-725-8148


Menus and Prices


The Patio located between the Carriage House and the New Lodge Hotel. You will see the umbrellas. This is an outdoor area with part under a covered Pavilion. 


The Patio Bar is located between the Carriage House and the New Lodge Hotel. You will see the umbrellas. Open Friday 3:30-8 and Saturday 1-8 unless a private event scheduled.

Traditional Thanksgiving Meal

Open 11:00 a.m-6:00 p.m.

Reservations not accepted. First come seating only.

Families must be all present before seated.

Southern Fried Chicken

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Baked Ham

Fried Okra

Cornbread Dressing

Giblet Gravy

Sweet Potatoes

Green Beans

Creamed Corn

Collard Greens

Macaroni & Cheese

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Yeast Rolls and Cornbread

Southern Dessert

Drinks and Dessert


Adult: $25.95

Child (2-3): $3.95

Child (4-9): $8.95

Child (10-12): $10.95

Prices does not include tax or gratuity Groups of 8 or more a 20% gratuity will be added

Note: Prices, menu, and hours are subject to change. Prices listed do not include tax or tip.


“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

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. Beth Gaines, Kay Higgins

Great field trip!, Mill Creek Middle School in Woodstock, Georgia

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