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The Dumbwaiter Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1107 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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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

  • 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 1,107 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

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    Hot Spot

  • Mobile

    Neighborhood Gem

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    Notable Wine List

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    Romantic

  • Mobile

    Best Overall

  • Mobile

    Best Food

  • Mobile

    Best Service

  • Mobile

    Best Ambiance

  • Mobile

    Best Value

  • Mobile

    Fit for Foodies

  • Mobile

    Great for Lunch

  • Mobile

    Notable Wine List

  • Mobile

    Romantic

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    Special Occasion

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Mobile

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful!!

  2. MS

    MauraS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a late night reservation and they were very accommodating. Our meals were excellent. A great blend of flavors and texture. A must visit.

  3. MD

    MikeD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great dinner

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was absolutely phenomenal! Can’t recommend this place enough. Can’t wait to go back to Mobile to eat there again!

  5. L

    Lexie

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the meat and potatoes and it was divine!

  6. DB

    DianeB

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delish food- excellent service. My only issue is that you must pay cash- or have 3.25% added to your bill. A very antiquated policy.

  7. JG

    JenniferG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place to celebrate our First Anniversary!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food.

  9. CJ

    CarolJ

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best collards I have ever eaten and I’ve eaten a lot.

  10. G

    Gabor

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    John was our server and the service was impeccable. Our appetizers were the blackened shrimp and fried green tomatoes, both large servings and innovatively executed, really delicious. We also had the lamb, which was excellent. Not everyone knows how to prepare lamb properly, but this was superb. In addition, even though the place was busy, the service was very fast.

  11. TR

    TarranceR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5

    Pasta was not what I expected , shrimp wasn’t seasoned , I didn’t see any crab in my dish. My husband had the steak and potato, steak was disgusting , potatoes was mushy , the pomegranate drinks were good though , definitely not worth the cost.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Meal was very good. I had the Mahi-Mahi. Bread pudding was more bread than pudding. Very dry. Wish I had ordered different dessert. Chairs are always cold and uncomfortable, but I guess that prevents people from overstaying. Overall recommend.

  13. WH

    WesleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVE Dumbwaiter! Always a pleasure to go there. Will be back of course!

  14. G

    Gregger

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    On our never ending quest to find a restaurant that we would like to go back to we’re happy to say that this is now on the list. Our waiter Johnn was perfect the food was great, right across from Bienville square, street musicians in the background it was a perfect night.

  15. TB

    TheBroomstickSweep

    Seattle

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    For the brick walls (circa 1830's) and hard wood floors the noise level was very good. Food was very adequate portion size and quite nicely presented. The wine list was varied with a good selection of "open" bottles. Open kitchen with a view. Must have reservations, for sure. Succinct menu with a good selection of sides including veggies. Overall, very nice and a return visit is in the works.

  16. BV

    BethV

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice location and meal.

  17. K

    Katie

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal we've had in a while. The creole pasta dish was our fave at the table, but the shrimp and grits was amazing, and my steak was cooked to perfection. No plate on our table was short of amazing. A must-do the next time we're in Mobile.

  18. BW

    BlanchardW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Haley was a awesome waitress.The Food was very good

  19. t

    tfish

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone enjoyed our overall experience very much. We were seated promptly and the side room was very quiet as compared to the rest of the restaurant. Great time and easy to have conversations with the decreased noise level. Would definitely recommend!

  20. T

    Twilliams

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The absolute best food we've had! No matter what you get its good every time. Also, can't beat the first class service.

  21. Y

    Yummy

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great food and service. Wishing there was some light music for ambiance.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved this restaurant!! We enjoyed tasty food and drink. Haley is a wonderful server with a great personality. The strawberry caramel bread pudding was a delightful southern treat.

  23. TJ

    TylerJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, no matter what you’re looking for!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu, I would have been happy with just about everything offered.

  25. CM

    ChuckM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the steak and was wonderful . Would definitely recommend this place and we will be going back

  26. EK

    EvelynK

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic and so was the service. We would definitely recommend it if you’re in Mobile!

  27. SB

    ScottB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Dinner was good. My risotto was undercooked a bit and salty. Everything else was amazing. We tried the Oreo bread pudding for dessert. Was good but wish we had gone with the brownie instead.

  28. BD

    BobD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very large, tasty and unique brussel sprout appetizer.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I love this place…but The menu is getting tired. Proper wine service training should be provided. If we are getting technical, the Demi glacé was so sweet that it was difficult to eat the tenderloin. It was almost like a ponzu of sorts…. Ordered a bottle of wine, Paso Robles Cab. The bottle was never displayed to us and we were never offered to try it prior to accepting. This is a mere serving standard when it comes to wine service at any restaurant. I’m not dogging the place and I’ll be back… but there is an overall lack of passion that the chef or owner should address. Time for some creativity.

  30. LE

    LiteEater

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, truly exceptional service!! Skylar was happy., helpful, efficient, and observant enough to actually take care of filling water/ drinks before we needed to ask. We will definitely be back!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my wife’s favorite restaurant, well also mine. We eat here a few times a month.

  32. PR

    PeggyR

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent. I had blackened red fish…..perfectly prepared. This was a fun place where we were able to talk and relax and enjoy our great food.

  33. MT

    MarianneT

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great selection of fresh seafood dishes. The brussels sprouts are excellent!

  34. MW

    MWarren1729

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Think this was the best meal I have ever had! From the appetizers to the main dish it was just amazing. Everyone was so polite and welcoming and our server was in training but he was great!! This is a must eat place if you’re in the area I will definitely be back!!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The service was excellent and the food tasted great, however, it was very small portions for how expensive it is.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Darby is amazing! We request her each time we visit. She is very knowledgeable about the menu and always has perfect suggestions.

  37. B

    Beni77

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice restaurant , great atmosphere , service was good . Not a huge menu but everything you need .

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great date night! The tensaw tornaoes and catch of the day were delicious!

  39. S

    Seamuppett

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was my first time there last night and everything was amazing. Started with their New South Brussel Sprouts and Grilled Shrimp and finished off with Lamb Chops...it was absolutely delicious. The service was great too. Darby was my waitress and was quick, efficient, and very informative as well. Will definitely come back again soon!

  40. B

    Brit223

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    The food was cold, we were charged a 10 dollar cake fee. The waitress brought out a spatula to cut the cake and refused to cut it for us.

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The Dumbwaiter Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1107 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 9 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: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

  • 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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