The Dumbwaiter Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Southern
Dumbwaiter is reminiscent of the nostalgic southern charm for which the city of Mobile is so well known. While quirky and quaint, this vital kitchen tool serves as an example of early restaurant innovation . Likewise, our restaurant integrates modern technology with the charm of yesteryear to provide a first class dining experience. The Dumbwaiter represents our commitment to carrying on the tradition of excellence from the kitchen, to the server, to your table.
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vipGrezner
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were visiting family in Mobile and were spending time in downtown. Dumbwaiter was a favorite on Opentable. We were not disappointed. My wife enjoyed the stuffed chicken breast, my daughter and I split the steak special. All were excellent. Our server, Skyler, was friendly and professional. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious as always.

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vipJoeSomebody
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails. One of my favorites.

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vipWillE
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fish was the best we had ever had! We will be back soon!

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RachelA
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

the food was very good, service was a little slow ( ordering & receiving drinks )

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JustinC
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was awesome! There was a hair in my steak. They replaced it and took half off the steak. Honest mistake. It was great though!

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vipKarenout
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and lovely service!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Get the Brussel sprouts and the fried pimento cheese. Great atmosphere.

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vipDanaP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Wait staff was excellent with a good drink menu and wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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Foodie71
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very good but pricey for meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food. Nice people. Cute restaurant. I will definitely eat here again!

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KaitlinS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The service was top notch. Lois our waitress was one of the best I’ve ever had. She was friendly and engaged in light hearted banter which made our experience that much more enjoyable. The food was more delicious than I could’ve imagined. I asked Lois what she recommended and she suggested the biscuit dish and it was nothing short of amazing! A lot bigger portions than I expected as well! My boyfriend got the cowgirl ribeye and said it was one of the tastiest steaks he’s ever had. Oh and definitely don’t skip out on the brussel sprout appetizer too. If you are in Mobile, definitely check out this place. You won’t be disappointed!

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Nola21
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food. Our waitress was very good. The owner was very nice and came to our table to see if we were enjoying our food.

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DarylN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the dumbwaiter has amazing food and a good atmosphere.
The lack of a more diverse and expanded menu was overlooked in my case due to the quality of the food.
Prices are reasonable for the quality,but are overpriced on some menu items.

Two people tab
1 Jack and coke
1 glass of wine
2 appetizers
2 entrees
1 shared desert
$195,excluding tip

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DEMETRIAA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was awesome! Our service was outstanding

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RacheleN
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We ordered shrimp and grits. It was the worst thing we have ever ate. The shrimp were so tough, grits were not completely cooked and they were so stiff and gummy. We also had braised short ribs and a burger which were good. Dessert was really good- creme brulee and cheesecake. The service was the best thing. Price for what you get not worth it. We were disappointed.

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MichaelC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. Will be back. Location was very easy to find in Mobile.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday! Very good food! Staff was kind and efficient as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dumbwaiter has excellent food, service and atmosphere!

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vipSusanD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Restaurant was out of house salad and out of pickles for burgers.
Mahi was undercooked
Green beans were supposed to be caramelized bacon- they tasted like plain raw green beans
Table was right next to front door and every time door opened we froze - food got cold quickly.

Pimento cheese appetizer was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal before a concert at The Saenger, the staff made sure our time schedule was met and Food and Drinks were So delicious! Great night!

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vipKitchenNightmare
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Constance was great as our server and made great recommendations for food choices. Food was outstanding. Pot Roast was delectable. Cheesecake is immaculate. If you haven’t been you’re missing out on a great dining experience.

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viperpdc
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

My first visit to the restaurant last year was a disaster: food was awful and service was terrible. I wanted to give the Dumbwaiter another chance so I brought a group of colleagues. We were placed in the private back room (not as our request but that’s where the hostess put us, which was fine) but I feel like we were forgotten about. We were not offered cornbread until I begged for it as we were waiting on our food for over an hour. Drinks were painfully slow to come. They said it’s because a large party came in and ordered ahead of us but we were there at least 30 minutes before this party. It was such a mess and took us 2 hours to get through dinner. The food this time was good (a bit too much sesame oil on the tuna though) but I am hesitant to return due to the service issues.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location!

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DanielG
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife &I ate here for our anniversary. It was our third time. Food was great, service was excellent. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

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vipFoodDoctor
Greensboro
32 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, we had a very good experience. The cobia ( Hook to table special of the day)was very good with a great sauce on it. The steak was not quite cooked to our liking. Great service! Highly recommend trying The Dumbwaiter if you have not done so.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th bday celebration. We truly enjoyed everything there.

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Cowboy
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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DonaldG
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The service was good and the food was hot and very tasty

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KelleyH
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Disappointing. Loud. Bright lights. Over salted everything. However, service was great.

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GinaA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the quiet ambiance and the food was amazing! Plan an hour since the food is all made to order. I will keep this on my short list for special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! It was a great way to start our New Years Eve evening.

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Skip
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pricy for what you received. For what your paying for the food, they should not be changing a transaction fee. McDonalds does not even attach a transaction fee.

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CarolineW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing! From the service to the food. Incredible.

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Pumpcaptain
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was EXCELLENT. It's not a quiet place and the seating is a bit uncomfortable, but that's ok. The food and service make up for it.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

This restaurant when it first opened up was the best in Mobile, sadly it now is over priced for the dishes it offers. The service has gone down hill as well. Although it is by no means bad food, the value of what you are paying makes it not worth the visit.

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jimbone
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

They were out of bread, out of pork rinds, the brussel sprouts were not cooked with the normal balsamic vinegar, it was more water. The special rib-eye steak was literally caked in coffee grinds. The waitress was obviously preoccupied. Then we were seated at a table that should be relegated to a kindergarten class in one of the public schools. We have always had excellent food and service at the Dumbwaiter, not this time. The Subway down the street would have been equally impressive this night.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we’ve eaten a Dumbwaiter and it was excellent both times. Great food and great service!

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viphjwall
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and Lois is a fantastic server!!

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