The Dumbwaiter Restaurant

4.7
1021 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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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I don't understand why we had the option to make a reservation for 9 pm, when they close at 9! So, we felt rushed and that ruined the experience!! The appetizer and salad was delicious, but the entrees were not as good. My potatoes were very salty!!! But, other than that it was a nice restaurant for date night!

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Seeker68
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, attentive service, well prepared food!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing with fantastic service!!

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Blskies
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the reservation onward it was a delight. I had put outside dinning on the reservation so they actually called that they didn’t have outside. We were given a table slightly away. Our server , and I apologize that I don’t remember her name, was a delight, friendly, attentive, professional. I had the tomato bisque which was delicious while husband ordered a Caesar salad which they kindly split for us. Then I had blackened cobia, done perfectly. Overall a delight!

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Dbrad8
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and stellar service. Will visit again next time in Mobile.

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mnvillers
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and everything was absolutely amazing. They were very busy so we did not get to try everything we wanted. That just means though we get to come back!!! The Oreo bread pudding was out of this world!!

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James
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was first rate but the noise was a bit excessive. In their defense, they had a large group in a relatively small space. Food was five star hands down. Will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were excellent. Only negative, and it’s small, was the stuffed chicken breast was on a bone . Most ppl like boneless breasts. It was still very good just wish it was boneless. Ambiance is good and excellent service as well. Good place and would definitely go back .

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KristyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Thank you!

JM
JohnM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haley, our server was great. Food was very good and came out in timely fashion.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat at the bar although we had reservations we did not like that the tables were so close , we decided to sit at bar food was good , fried green tomatoes were delicious although they could use more of that amazing sauce and another slice or two of the mozzarella . Steak was cooked to perfection and delicious. The blackened Cobia was a little over cooked but taste was delicious. Our bartender was great enjoyed the conversation and the service. We will be back !

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AllanC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Disappointing ecperience. Low quality tuna. Service fair

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veryhappy
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, pork chop was outstanding, halibut was also excellent. Only complaint is that our hostess did not ask if we wanted appetizers (we kind of did want them).

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BradG
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for 5:30 but arrived about 15 minutes early and they were able to seat us. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive and made recommendations since it was my first time dining there. All the food was excellent and it came out of the kitchen very promptly. I would definitely dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall, experience was very good, with service by Haley and wait staff outstanding. Food was perfectly seasoned on all dishes. The most outstanding was the shrimp and grits and the beautiful reduced sauce served on top of cheese grits. Restaurant decor and atmosphere, while pleasant, was on the louder side even with the place half full.

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RobinM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations and commented that would like earlier if available.
Got a call about hour earlier!
Seated immediately, waiter was getting drink orders and appetizers quickly. He delivered drinks and explained specials. Took our order after answering all my questions! Food came out quickly and was mouth watering delicious! SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT! White Chocolate strawberry bread pudding with sauce!
Ate what we could and he boxes the rest to take home!
Definitely worth $$ and will be back!

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ALICIAH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

It was crowded and noisy. There is not enough selection on the menu. The bar didn't have enough for two margaritas. Our food took almost an hour and when we got it it wasn't cooked as ordered. We did get a free dessert but all in all I would not eat here again.

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Bday
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was on top of his game!

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing was amazing. Please try the brussel sprouts for an appetizers. You will not be disappointed

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SteveSwaf
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had appetizers, wine, a fish and a steak main… the only complaint I have was that the risotto under my fish was cold. Everything else was very good.

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StewartM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 29th anniversary and decided to go to the dumbwaiter restaurant. The server was most helpful in assisting us pick out a wonderful meal. The meal was cooked perfection and all of our needs were attend to.

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Kendell
Mobile
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well plated. Great taste. The restaurant was quite and had a view of the square.

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EnchantraG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and very flavorful! The server was very patient and helpful.

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BobP
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. I would definitely return next time in town.

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Woody
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been to the Dumbwaiter several times and love it. The service is always excellent. The atmosphere is great. They are taking reservations now when several other restaurants aren't which is very convenient. It's a bit pricey for just 2 entrees and 2 drinks each, but we will be back for sure.

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Gina
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!! We started with the Honeysuckle, which was light and refreshing. Moved into the tuna appetizer and the Brussels sprouts, which were both amazing! Then, I got the ribeye and he got the fish…spectacular! I had a Mobile Mule (a new favorite drink) and had the BEST, RICHEST, MOST DECADENT brownie a la mode ever!! The service and food was excellent! I bought a round of drinks for the kitchen and the bill was still decent for the great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Love this place.

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JohnR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had great service. The food was better than average. We love the pimento cheese ball appetizer. The wine was delectable as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food always on point. Eat here personally or with clients every time in town

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Mrmiller623
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Haley is awesome

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KristinT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing time. Outstanding server and food! We can’t wait to go back.

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Tasha
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting everything was nice and the food was really good. Will dine again

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We take about two times a year to go on these types of date nights (order hors d’oeuvres, main meals, and dessert). Neither of us had been to Dumbwaiter, but it definitely didn’t disappoint! Everything was cooked perfectly, the service was wonderful, and so was our time together.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

First impressions of building weren't good, but the food and drinks were very good. Service was excellent.

JB
vipJerryB
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Restaurant. Steak was a little tough, but flavorful. Overall experience was good.

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AmieM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We thought the food was a bit overpriced for the quality. I had a great cocktail!

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vipAliceF
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent but, a bit salty. Service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal food was excellent and service perfect

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great southern food and service. Cocktails were mixed nicely and brought out promptly

FAQs

The Dumbwaiter Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1021 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.