This Week Restaurant Serving Hours

Tuesday-Friday lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Thursday dinner 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4 p.m.-8:00 (last seating)

Saturday 11 a.m. -8;00 p.m. (last seating)

Sunday 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (last seating)

Closed on Monday’s 


Open Monday October 21 for lunch only 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Open Tuesday and Wednesday October 22-23 & 29-30 from  3:30-7:30 serving the Thurs evening meal

Open Halloween Thursday October 31  lunch only 11 a.m.-3 p.m. closed for dinner

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

Family Style Weekday Lunch Menu

Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fried Chicken Baked Ham Fried Okra Green Beans Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Creamed Corn Collard Greens Homemade Yeast Rolls Corn Muffins Dessert and Drinks Prices: Adults: $16.99 Child 2-3: $2.95 Child 4-9: $7.95 Child 10-12: $9.95 Plus tax and gratuity

Family Style Weekend Menu

Thursday 4:00-7:30 (last seating) Fried Chicken Roast Beef w/Potatoes & Carrots Fried Okra Green Beans Creamed Corn Vegetable Special Collard Greens Homemade Yeast Rolls Cornbread Dessert and Drinks Prices: Adults: $17.99 Child 2-3: $2.95 Child 4-9: $7.95 Child 10-12: $9.95 Prices do not include tax or gratuity

Family Style Friday Dinner

3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Fried Chicken Roast Beef Fried Shrimp and Fish Macaroni & Cheese Creamed Corn Fried Okra Coleslaw Green Beans Homemade Yeast Rolls Cinnamon Rolls Dessert and Drinks Prices: Adult: $19.99 Child 2-3: $2.95 Child 4-9: $7.95 Child 10-12: $9.95 Plus tax and tip per person  

Family Style Weekend Menu

Saturday 11:00 a.m.-8:00p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Fried Chicken Roast Beef with Potatoes & Carrots Baked Ham Fried Okra Green Beans Creamed Corn Vegetable Special Collard Greens Homemade Yeast Rolls Cornbread Dessert and Drinks Prices: Adults: $18.99 Child 2-3: $2.95 Child 4-9: $7.95 Child 10-12: $9.95 Prices do not include tax or tip

Daily To-Go orders

To-Go plate special: Fried Chicken or Ham, 2 Vegetables, and choice of Yeast Roll or Cornbread  $7.50 plus tax Have your plate ready for pick up call ahead 706-725-8148 ext. 2 Meats by the serving Fried Chicken By The Piece Breast $3.50 Thigh $2.50 Legs And Wings $2.00 Baked Ham: $3.50 Roast Beef  $4.50 Vegetables Fried Okra, Green Beans,  Creamed Corn, Collard Greens, Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese (weekends), Vegetable of the Day Per Serving $2 Vegetable Pans 6×9 pan (serves 7 people) $14 10×12 pan  (serves 25 people) $50 12×20 pan (serves 40 people) $80 Homemade Breads Yeast Roll $.50 each and Cornbread $.50 each Homemade Yeast Rolls or Cornbread $7/dozen Drinks Tea (Sweet or Un-Sweet) or Lemonade $1.95 Sweet or Un-Sweet Tea $5/gallon Lemonade  $8/gallon Dessert Dessert of the day $2.50-$2.95 Prices do not include tax Large To Go orders Order 24-36 hours for below orders and large pan size orders 706-725-8330 Fried Chicken Fingers $7.95/pound (serves ~4 people) Strawberry Shortcake, Banana Pudding, or Fruit Cobbler 10×12 pan (serves 25 people): $60 12×20 pan (Serves 40 people)$100 Submit a proposal for catering to 

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 Green Beans Macaroni & Cheese Creamed Corn Collard Greens Homemade Cranberry Sauce Yeast Rolls and Cornbread Southern Dessert Drinks and Dessert Prices 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