Platters piled high with classic southern favorites like Smith House style fried chicken, sweet baked ham and a dozen or so different fresh, steamed vegetables; homemade yeast rolls and corn muffins that melt in your mouth.



The Smith House is famous for more than serving great family style meals. The Inn has cozy guest rooms for folks planning to stay the night in Dahlonega. The Smith House is even registered with Historic Hotels of America.

Weddings & Events


We have been hosting weddings, parties, meetings and family gatherings for years. With lodging, dining, and event rooms all within close proximity, your event can be an elegant and comfortable one for you and your guests.

Online Store


You’ve been asking for it! We now have many of our great specialty Smith House items available in our online store, from locally sourced house-made jams and jellies to our Caren hand and lip balms.


The mine shaft was discovered when the current owners were doing a major renovation project. During construction of the old dining room a new addition, workers found a large size round hold and shaft under a concrete slab they were removing. After removing the debris from the shaft, they discovered discarded contents of the house from days past. Cleaning out the shaft many feet-to their surprise they found the famous gold vein in the side wall of the shaft. The original shaft is for the public to view in the basement of the house. More about our history?

Restaurant Serving Hours

week of May 31-June 5, 2016

Closed Tuesday, May 31th

Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

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

Welcome to The Smith House!

The Smith House, located in the quaint Appalachian town of Dahlonega, Georgia, has had its doors opened to  visitors since 1899.  One thing’s for sure, there’s no shortage of Southern Hospitality around here.  Come sit back  and enjoy our home-cooked country cooking in the family-style dining area and you’ll see what we’re talking  about.  Or come kick back for a weekend in one of our comfortable yet luxurious rooms and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of Dahlonega.  Take a hike.  Ride a bike.  Take a vineyard tour.  Shop around in the unique shops of our quaint town, which is located just one block from our doorstep.  Come see what our little town has to offer.  We’re sure you’ll have a great time!


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