Dauphin's

4.7
2855 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 2855 people are saying
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LaurenA
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Filet Mignon and it was the best steak I've had in a very long time. Our server was very sweet and attentive. A wonderful evening.

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cmdr
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Great food and absolutely cannot beat the view

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RebB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view. Great food. Great service. If you've never been to Dauphin's you need to put it on your list of "Must Go To" places.

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Wartuna
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Server (Brooklyn) was terrific. This is supposed to be a classy place but jeans, flip flops, and t-shirts? A few years ago, I characterized Dauphins’ as a great venue needing a restaurant. No more. There is an excellent restaurant in this great venue. But it isn’t classy.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Special guests

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vipScouseWife
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always. The ladies at the front desk greet you with a smile and warm sincere greeting. Service is above average here! We took my 91 yr old mom and she really enjoyed it!! Everyone was so nice and accommodating. We will definitely return.

Food was served hot and in a timely manner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We loved our server, she did amazing. The food was good. Salad tasted fresh and crisp. Entrees were good only slightly too spicey.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The atmosphere was amazing and we had the best waitress.

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vipWillman
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I think when you’re paying the prices here, food should be special. Food is kind of boring and not at all subtle or imaginative. almost feels like the soup might be out of a can—Thick with a lot of flour and not a lot of flavor. Same with the sauce on the steak and the chocolate dessert. Nothing special again.
Service was good but again for what you’re paying, it should be a hell of a lot more professional, never leaving dirty plates on the table.
Oh well. The company was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect date night!

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TracyL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olivia (top knot) was a fantastic waitress. Steve (chef) was spot on with flavors. Over all a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my 50th birthday tonight at Dauphins and had a wonderful experience. The food, atmosphere, and cocktails were all perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and service. Our waiter was absolutely amazing!!

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WilliamT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was I and my wife first visit and it was a great experience. We definitely would recommend this restaurant to anyone to try. You would appreciate the service and the taste of the food. The overall atmosphere was pleasant.

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GeetaB
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good place for a special treat. The meal was delicious and service was quick.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary with lunch at Dauphins. It was a good choice. The food was excellent. Our waiter, TJ, was friendly and entertaining, as well as a very skillful waiter.

Remember, it is a fine dining experience. The price may be a little higher than a typical casual dining restaurant (Cracker Barrel, for example), but the view, the experience, and food are worth it. I am normally pretty cheap, but this meal was worthevery penny.

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BrookeS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience at Dauphin's! Beautiful views, affordable brunch, delightful service! Very elegant environment!

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vipWillT
Tallahassee
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the view was fabulous, and the food was quite good.

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JimG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really don't need two reminders for a reservation and then another email about a review.

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Christyer
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dinning at Dauphin’s! The food, service, ambience, and live music make the experience delightful and special. Dauphin’s is our favorite place for birthdays and anniversaries.

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BrettC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with lots of choices. Best veiw in the city

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DarrellW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone. Was very nice and friendly . Very tentative service. The food was perfection 😋 & the views cannot. Be better!

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TerrikaS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Olivia. She truly loves her job and is very passionate about great customer service. The food was great!

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RobinC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, food, ambiance, and memories with Family! You never disappoint!

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EstelaD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really love eating in Dauphin’s. We bring guests, friends and family there.

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KaitlinS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dauphin's is always a great place for business lunch or a romantic dinner.

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DennizeR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was phenomenal his name is TJ and he definitely guaranteed exceptional service. And I will be back for more special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made my proposal special! They satisfied all of my expectations.!

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TamN
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dinner was a belated Father’s Day gift for my dad. My dad has some back issues and we had to wait until he was feeling better ! He enjoyed the view and his dinner was perfect! We hope to be able to bring him back soon. Thanks 😊

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Fashionsta
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

A very basic menu with an underwhelming view of the dirty river and the only other "skyscraper" in Mobile. Staff is friendly however. Only redeeming feature.

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DannyM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great , food was a little underwhelming.

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JoeN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular views, gracious service, and a wonderful lunch menu at affordable prices. Dauphin’s has become my favorite spot for lunch in the Mobile Bay Area. It is also lovely for a night out. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server,Kel, was attentive, helpful and friendly. She gave excellent food choices and helped make my birthday celebration fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my bday celebration & it was fabulous! What a perfect luncheon with a view. You will NOT be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I took my family for a birthday. The food was ok but underwhelming. Service was good and atmosphere can’t be beat.

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DavidR
Mobile
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Not cheap. But worth every penny. 5rivers alligator appetizer and bannana docks chicken were awesome. What was better? The people! The view and food were awesome but the staff pulled it all together. Thank you.

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DeniseW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very nice dinning experience thanks to our waitress Kel.

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WayneG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have been to Dauphin's many times and this was the first big disappointment. The waiter was not prompt. This may have been from lack of staff and overextension but it was still bad. We had to wait a significant time to order our wine and an even longer time to receive it. Since I like to sip wine with my bread while waiting for an appetizer I was disappointed. The wine was good when we got it and the bacon wrapped oysters appetizer could have been excellent if the baguette rounds that they were served on had not had a crust that was impossible to cut. I ordered gumbo which was OK while my wife had a Caesar salad, again ok.

The entrees were also barely okay. My wife ordered the limon red snapper and all you could taste was the lemon, the fish could have been anything white. My tuna steak had very little taste.

We ordered bread pudding for dessert and it was excellent.

Throughout dinner our waiter was noticeably absent. At a restaurant as high-end as Dauphin's I expected the waiter to come by occasionally, offer to refill our wine glasses or offer more bread or water. Never happened.

The atmosphere was pleasant and the view excellent. Now, my biggest grip. If was my wife's birthday. We have been to Dauphin's before on her birthday and it is always acknowledged even with a candle on the bread pudding. This time the only mention was when we checked in the lady at reception asked whose birthday it was. Even she did not say happy birthday. The waiter never mentioned it, maybe no one told him.

The feeling that I came away with was that we were not appreciated. What was supposed to be a special evening was just so-so. We could have done better at half the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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jlkr
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was awesome. Social distancing was pleasantly established. Service was excellent, timing everything as we asked. We had a wonderful night out. Our one complaint is that of the two filets we ordered, one was a perfect medium rare, but the other was at least medium to medium well. In their defense, they offered to comp it or recook one, but we declined.

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