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The Dumbwaiter Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1237 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (251) 445-3802

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Byars

  • Neighborhood

    Mobile

  • Cross street

    N. Conception St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,237 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mobile

    Best Overall

  • Mobile

    Best Value

  • Mobile

    Good for business meals

  • Mobile

    Hot spot

  • Mobile

    Lively

  • Mobile

    Best Overall

  • Mobile

    Best Food

  • Mobile

    Best Service

  • Mobile

    Best Ambiance

  • Mobile

    Best Value

  • Mobile

    Good for business meals

  • Mobile

    Good for groups

  • Mobile

    Hot spot

  • Mobile

    Neighborhood gem

  • Mobile

    Great for fine wines

  • Mobile

    Lively

  • Mobile

    Most Booked

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  1. LMMoor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! Delicious food! So many good choices that we had a hard time deciding what to order. Specials all looked fabulous as well as regular menu. Greeted by nice people when we walked in. Very accommodating wait staff. A little on the pricey side, but well worth it. You gotta go!
  2. kayc

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very well decorated restaurant and the food was delicious. The service was excellent! The owner welcomed us and made sure we were offered a great dining experience.
  3. dannyboy

    Mobile

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Salad was dry Fish undercooked Pimento cheese appetizer and steak dinner excellent Cocktails very goodn
  4. JanetC

    Charleston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great evening! Solid favorite: pot roast on a plate. Excellent. The fried Green tomatoes, also very nice. Less excited about the Delmonico steak special of the day. Key lime pie, chocolate brownie with ice cream: why not! We will be back.
  5. AdamA

    Baton Rouge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience. Made reservations online and came from out of state.
  6. Anne

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old building with brick walls and high ceilings, great food, knowledgeable nice staff, a favorite local upscale spot. Very close to The Saenger Theatre!
  7. sherryw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! The food was awesome, and service was great!
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Corey made the evening special for my wife and I. His recommendations were spot on.
  9. Savannahlea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere with delicious food. Diverse options for everyone’s tastes.
  10. MRadcliffe

    Mobile

    113 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service, Logan was amazing! She helped with recommendations & answered questions we had. Seafood Pasta was tasty & a good portion. Dessert was the bread pudding, it was a little too heavy not moist enough but still tasted good.
  11. TerryC

    Mississippi

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a special dinner with our 5 year old granddaughter before seeing the Cinderella Ballet for her Birthday! Everything was delicious!
  12. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing. Everything tasted very fresh. I am a foodie and know good food. I highly recommend this restaurant. I can’t wait to go back.
  13. KevinS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine. The apps were fabulous Fish and scallops wonderful. Medium ribeye was ordered MW but was served rare, over seasoned, not hot and dry. Overall it was great. As the host I quietly ate it and moved on.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. It was a bit of a production to add an extra person to our reservation but it worked out. Server was very good, friendly. Food was amazingly good.
  15. AGAUSA

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noisy which made it difficult to talk to your friends.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was honestly amazing! I had the most wonderful server!
  17. MildredW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Located across from scenic Bienville Square in downtown Mobile. The atmosphere was nice, the food delicious, the server wonderful! We would definitely come again.
  18. YLCook

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Dumbwaiter was nice. Bit pricey but overall very good. Food very tasty.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Terrific eats! I gave an 'average' for ambiance since we were in a private room. Quieter for our group of 6 but cold! Still - great food; we had stuffed chicken breast, fried pork chop, filet, and amberjack all A+. Server was on point all evening. Yes! Go here.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    After having been here several times, I chose this place to entertain clients on Friday. I had reservations. Our service was disappointing. My colleague ordered the seared scallops meal which consisted of three scallops (not large) on a bed of arugula. It was embarrassingly small and I know he was still hungry. No sides included. If we had known that, it would have been ordered as an appetizer, not a meal for a grown man.
  21. MarkV

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Server was fun. Great food and prices.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always great
  23. ShawnB

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, atmosphere and food. Whenever we are back in Mobile we will be here again. This was a pit stop on the way to FL and we were able to get a last minute reservation. Highly recommend!
  24. BridgetS

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was OUTSTANDING! Everyone at our table talked about their meal for days!
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent appetizers, our 6 person group sampled 4. Main course and dessert were equally good. Better food than Dauphins; more casual atmosphere vs Dauphins. I would definitely go back.
  26. SteveL

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb. We have spent 2 anniversaries here now and I am sure we will do it again next year. Service is on point. My old fashion was perfectly made so I had two! I like that is it not huge so you get a more intimate atmosphere. See you next year!
  27. GShock

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Mobile, hands down. We always have a great meal every time we visit the Dumbwaiter, and everything we have tried on the menu has been top notch. The fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and chopped steak are my favorites. Boyfriend’s faves are the double-cut pork chop and 16 ounce ribeye featured on the cutting board.
  28. DonnaM

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Shrimp was over cooked but sauce flavorful.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food! Good wine selection. Would definitely recommend. Only complaint I gave is that I Love old fashions, but they need to up their game, starting with a rock ice.
  30. MichK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were very good. One table was very loud.
  31. elizabethf

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, food was okay and a bit overpriced.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brussel sprout appetizer was amazing! My filet was delicious and perfectly cooked. The goat cheese mashed potatoes were a great compliment to the steak. We shared a Reese’s cup bread pudding and it was great too. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Outstanding food!
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good - service was mediocre at best. Our previous experience was very positive and worth the price tag - this one, not so much.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! I would definitely recommend eating here.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, Excellent food.
  37. CGTracy

    Chicago

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding place and Skylar did a great job. All entrees A+. Wow the Brussels!
  38. dwightp

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been a bit since we had been here. Food and service were outstanding.
  39. ChadR

    Mobile

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Waitress was very unpleasant and hard to work with
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so delicious and the service was impeccable.

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The Dumbwaiter Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Dumbwaiter Restaurant

167 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Conception St.

  • Neighborhood

    Mobile

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Byars

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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