The Dumbwaiter Restaurant

4.6
875 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Wesley
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleased with our dining experience. We would definitely recommend.

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NaomiC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend and loved it. We will definitely be back!

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BetsyT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Passing through town and chose the Dumbwaiter based on reviews. It was so good! We split a meal and shared the brussel sprout appetizer - perfect amount of food!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great tasting food!

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TheMrsJames99
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than we expected, my only recommendation is the addition of a cocktail menu to reflect the quality of food, which was beyond our expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was very good although a bit pricey. The Brussels spout appetizer was fantastic

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PaulF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner with wife. Started with a nicely made cocktail and champagne for wife. Appetizers were really tremendous. Seven oysters rockefeller type oysters not in shell. Served with crunchy bread. So good! Then we had the pimento cheese bites. Very nice as well on top of the onion relish. We split the entree as we decided to have the two apps and a desert. glad we did. the two four ounce filets with potatoes and a shrimp topper were truly excellent. We asked about the spice mix on the shrimp and the chef sent out a small sample of it that we are going to use on a diner this weekend! Overally, very impressed and will return. Amanda was our waitress and is a pro!

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NathanH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my wife for our anniversary had a wonderful time. The wait staff were awesome and the food was fabulous. Will definitely go again.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been staying in since Covid. This was our first time eating at an indoor restaurant since March. The food was fantastic as always, but the restaurant was taking Covid seriously without making it feel like we were eating in a hospital or something. The patrons were spaced out and everyone was masked, so I felt super safe and comfortable. In spite of all the precautions, the staff and ambiance made us able to forget anything was going on at all for a little bit. You can’t beat the food, but they also did an excellent job showing that it is possible to provide excellent, mostly normal service right now if you try.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with great food. Will be back for more.

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BryceH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fried pork chop was unbelievably good. We loved this restaurant overall!

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vipWillE
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dumbwaiter was fantastic as always. Business seems to be picking up and the staff had every other table closed for safety. They took great care of our team and the food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite in Mobile!

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Hook to table and it was one of the best meals we have had!!!! Service was exceptional!!!! We will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone looking for a great meal!!!!

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vipFoodDoctor
Greensboro
33 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family had great service and great food. The seafood pasta was very good and the grilled shrimp were excellent.

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glorias
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Apple bread pudding finishing off great food was amazing! Wonderful night!

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LAGoose
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great for a special occasion. Will definitely go again.

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WhoIsJohnGalt
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and, Lord willing, it won’t be our last. Every element of the meal and the service was outstanding. Darby, our server, was helpful, polite, and humorous and made sure we were enjoying our food and the experience. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Darby always does an outstanding job for us!

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RobJ
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is outstanding and the servers are friendly and helpful

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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
35 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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The Dumbwaiter Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 875 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.