The Dumbwaiter Restaurant

4.6
899 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
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Will be back!!

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NicoleG
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night with wine and steak. What more could you want.

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vipFoodDoctor
Greensboro
37 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Since opening back up after Covid closure, the prices have gone up and the size of serving has gone down. Less on menu.

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lulu52
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service. Very careful with masks and social distancing while providing great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal for husbands birthday. Great environment for a night out or special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussels were amazing and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. All of the food we ordered was perfect. The oyster appetizer was the best brooks oyster dish on the gulf coast.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food and service was excellent. The only negative that I would say would be the price listed on the website and menu was different. Also in small print on the menu stated the price listed was for cash only. If you paid with credit or debit card an added 3.5% would be added.

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Jerry
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another great annual trip to Dumbwaiter. Missy was spot on with outstanding service. Bar drinks perfect. Food was very good. Great Restaurant.

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vipAnotherFoodie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the waitstaff were very attentive. We enjoyed the meal and will be back again next time we are in Mobile.

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ToriP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brussell sprouts I’ve ever eaten!
Wonderful food and wonderful service!

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MrsAlabama
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday celebration. Restaurant was crowded and very loud. But I will say the service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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vipbry49
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on Saturday night, server was very attentive. The Half baked oysters were the best we have ever had, highly recommend. Portions are large...both the burger and the tournedos special were outstanding.

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CelebrityGuest
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time. There were so many good choices. I had the fried pork chop and collard greens and wife had the 16oz steak. Both were incredibly delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous along with the service. Highly recommend

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TNxp
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Made reservations for our anniversary. I've heard nothing but wonderful things.
Food was good. Appetizer was the best part of the meal. Menu didn't have items that are listed online. That was a let down, as we chose this restaurant due to them having ahi tuna.
Ordered stuffed chicken and husband ordered the steak. His plate was great. Mine was less than stellar. Lukewarm sauce, two pieces of asparagus.

Overall, it definitely wasn't fine dining like we expected. It's more casual and service was sub par. Meal for two, appetizer, drinks, and dessert cost $200, just stating that for readers interested in price ranges.

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TiffanyF
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Dumbwaiter for our date night. It was our first time there and we both LOVED it! The food was amazing and both of servers were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous service was great. We Always have a great experience here!

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vipDandMA
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food! We are so glad we stumbled upon this gem. The Brussels sprouts were especially good, but so was everything else.

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c2cooler
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My mama, sister, and I had a very nice experience eating here. The food and atmosphere were great!!!

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GtChief
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Online menu is not the menu used in restaurant. Food Was good overall.

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NikkiH
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & atmosphere. The grit cakes are fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skylar was very attentive and a great waitress

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vipElphaba
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was a birthday celebration as well as my son getting engaged to his sweetheart. The staff went out of their way to make the evening special. The del Monaco steak was amazing.

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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
3 reviews
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
39 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
37 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.

FAQs

The Dumbwaiter Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 899 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.