Dauphin's

4.8
2714 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
With a spectacular panoramic view of Mobile Bay high atop the just-restored Trustmark Bank Building, Dauphin’s is downtown’s newest restaurant - offering “classic coastal” cuisine with hints of Creole and the Caribbean. Meet friends for classic or craft cocktails over a sunset vista spanning 75 nautical miles. Enjoy a menu that changes seasonally, with an emphasis on farm to table and local ingredients from dining table to bar. We’re zealous in finding the freshest local produce, seafood, meats and more – mixed with herbs from our very own rooftop greenhouse. Dauphin’s features the Bay’s first and only in-kitchen “Chef’s Table” with award-winning Partner/Executive Chef Steve Zucker and our most remarkable view. Fine Dining at its Best!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2714 people are saying
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Renisha
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the experience. Will be going back very soon.

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. View was incredible. We were celebrating our wedding. Service was great.

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DanielG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ken showed our guests from out of town 5 star service. He left such a positive impression they were bragging about it all the way to Charleston, SC. The chefs and staff really showed that Mobile is on the map and top of the list for fine dining in the US. Thanks to everyone that prepared our meal to making our drinks and delivered the dessert, your the best!

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PatriciaP
Mobile
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, and we even had my 5 year old son for lunch and they were very accomodating.

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Charliefood
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great friendly service Thank you for an enjoyable brunch

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NancyR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Our waiter, Remy was outstanding! He made sure our dinning experience was perfect. We had out of town guests with us. Dauphin's, you far exceeded our expectation in giving our guests a great evening in Mobile.

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BradleyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

You can’t beat the view and the food is always good. A great spot for lunch or dinner.

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FanOfDeliciousFlavor
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Start to finish really great service and quality food. Pricey but totally worth it. Highly recommend.

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vipCRSNJ
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I took my aunt and 2 of her neighbors here for lunch, yesterday. It was her 95 th birthday, well seasoned and just a little Cajun spice. For main courses, 2 of us ordered the La Paella and 2 of had the Grand Bay Shrimp & Grits. The Paella was delicious, especially the Conecuh sausage and the Saffron Rice. The shrimp & Grits has changed since I was last here . Gone are the 26-30 Medium Sized Gulf Shrimp. In their place are a large amount of baby salad size shrimp. The conecuh sausage &.white cheddar sauce is still delicious and the server includes a bottle of hot sauce for those of us who like a little kick added. The grits however were very gummy.
All in all it was a memorable lunch especially so because of our server, Amanda who went out of her way to contact me when one of the elderly ladies left a gift on the table upon departure. And she added 2 “Happy Birthday” chocolate candies to the 2 celebrants when she overheard that one of them was from the previous day.
Thank you to all of Dauphin’s for making our day special.

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Manny
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

It looks there is a new "chef" unfortunately
Food has a tons of pepper and salt. its excessively . Not any taste in the dishes just pepper and salt

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Woodrow
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful place for special occasions or visitors. Food was good, presentation nice. Staff were all very professional and polite.
View of Mobile and river is exceptional! Would go back.

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KerriW
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a delightful time at Dauphin's. The service is impeccable, and their brunch cannot be beat.

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ScottB
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good,the breakfast bowl,waitress excellent,view wonderful,very nice date!

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SuzyQ17
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had two servers. Olivia was learning from the lead waitress. We remember Olivia's name because my aunt who was with us has a granddaughter of the same name. Both ladies were exceptional! They explained the menu well. They were also very patient with my mother who is having troubles being outside her comfort zone. My aunt was texting her brother and sister-in-law about coming from Pensacola for brunch there in the future. She was very impressed with the service, food, prices and ambience. She text me later in the day to express this all again. My father can be a hard sell but he enjoyed it very much. The views kept him entertained and he really liked the food. My sister and I have been before but of course loved it just as much as before. My mother loved the views and was impressed with the restaurant. My aunt also loved the musician and tipped him. She is very much a hard sell so it says a lot on how much she loved it.

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LydiaG
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique ambiance with the sunset visible over the city and port of Mobile. It also does a good job of satisfying a desire for fresh fish prepared in a novel way. I was very happy with the barman, who knows how to make a good classic: a Manhattan.
We usually don't order desserts, but we were glad to have tried the flourless chocolate cake. Our guests enjoyed the pianist and were able to request several of their favorite songs.

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LisaR
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice first time experience! From the moment we waked in up until we left, our dining experience was great. Food and drinks were good. The atmosphere was a whole vibe in celebrating our 17th anniversary

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Lorie
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Stevie P is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I loved our Dolphins experience! The atmosphere was elegant and inviting, and we loved being able to watch the sunset over Mobile! Then we loved being able to have a romantic dinner, while enjoying the lights of the city! The food was excellent, and the service was perfect! Definitely recommend an evening a Dolphins!

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rasta Pasta with shrimp was amazing. Perfect amount of spice. Sauce was excellent. Steak was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend the shrimp and corn chowder. Ask if you can get one of Ivory’s tables. He will definitely take care of you!

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PeacefulColorado
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular, especially the fresh fish Bon Secour. However, the people who work at Dauphin’s make it exceptional. What a great crew of knowledgeable, friendly, courteous people.

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vipRogerM
Mobile
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, food, service and the view were outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The space is beautiful. But the menu is a mess. Way too much sauces. Would be better to let the seafood shine. And Steak Dianne is a classic French dish made most often w filets and always w Dijon, mushrooms, shallots and flamed cognac. The version served here has none of those classic ingredients. I don’t even know what it is. And the very nice red from Michael Chapoutier was served warm. Not room temp. But warm. I think maybe a consultant who knows fine dining could really help them out. They all seem very nice, but …

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HFsr
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful view from our table. Service was very good and wait time for meal short. Menu was not what we were expecting but still enjoyed our meal.

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MaureenJ
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary brunch thank you for wonderful service

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EugeneS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I went to Dauphins for our anniversary. Prices were very reasonable and our server was gracious and very attentive. Great music by the sax player and couldn't have been a nicer day. Oh did I mention the food was wonderful!

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christiand
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Overall, food was great. We did receive our food surprisingly fast, actually too fast (right after we got the bread). It was also pretty warm inside as well. But again, food was good and we did enjoy our time.

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MinetteE
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful view. The food was great and service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased and our waiter Was awesome .

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service was great. Great view! Live music was a little loud but still enjoyable. Highly recommend!

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VicM
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant, great food and excellent service.

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Alexandria
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience!! Perfect place for a Anniversary dinner!!!

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JayT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our 10th anniversary here. I am glad we booked it for 5PM so that we could see everything better and it was not crowded yet. We made dinner reservations but it wasn't clear if we could take advantage of the happy hour prices or specials. I will make sure to ask next time.

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DARRELLM
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately, everyone was courteous and helpful. Ivory,(waiter) was accommodating and forever waiting on our every request. Food was outstanding and well prepared, seasoned to perfection. Pricing was below what was expected, considering well staffed and prompt service. All together, a very wonderful experience for our outing, Thank you.

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RachelD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views and food was very good and well priced. Wait staff was very nice and considerate. Our waiter Lee noticed how my husband’s sweet tea was melting most of the ice and asked if he wanted another tea or just a cup of ice to add to his tea.

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RobinP
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was spectacular and Chef Steve really outdid himself with our food! I had the Chefs special Cobia Bon Secour which tasted fresh as the sea and their bread pudding was perfectly balanced sweet and rich.

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KimC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour is a great and a bargain. Dinner was corn chowder and the Baldwin salad. Both were delicious. Stevie P provided excellent service with a great attitude

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AngelW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was not overly impressed with Dauphins. The food was mediocre, I ordered the Dauphins Dolphin (Maui Maui) The fish was cooked to perfection, asparagus was very crunchy, and the crispy fried onion that were on top of my food was very old and stale tasting. My favorite part of the restaurant was the views and desert. Good spot for happy hour but not somewhere I would return when visiting Mobile, Al.

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StanT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good views do the food was excellent. Music was a delightful touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had crab cake appetizer and Cobia fish special. It was just eh. Nothing exciting and I wouldn’t say delicious. For dessert, had the creme brulee with pecan lace cookie that was not crispy but chewy. Just was not the dining experience I had anticipated. Probably won’t go back bc nothing on menu looked very appetizing to my palette. Nice view though!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was me and my wife 11th anniversary. It was also our first time at Dauphin and it was a truly great experience. We would recommend it to all our friends.

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Dauphin's is rated 4.8 stars by 2714 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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