The Dumbwaiter Restaurant

4.7
984 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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAliceF
New Orleans
20 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

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NJames
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food! Fried green tomatoes were delicious. The fried pork chops are a must try!

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michaelh
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

After seeing the Dumwaiter on Guy Fieri show we were excited to try it but was disappointed
Food was ok
service was good
price was 114.00 for 2 ok fish dinners ( the special of the day)and a cup of soup

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The twice baked oysters weren’t good. The seafood pasta was “meh”. The Honeysuckle was great. The Brussels sprouts were amazing. The porkchop was ok.

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LAfoodie
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service (thank you, Stephanie!). We have always had a great experience here. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went on a Saturday and ordered the fish special. I received the small end portion of the fish, which is the lesser quality portion. Others at table ordered the same dish and received better portion fish. When questioning the waitress, she said the owner is over there and oversees the dishes. The owner never came to the table. For the price of the fish special, I would except a better quality dish. Too expensive for the fish special, portion and poor quality delivered! Love this place but need to deliver great quality for all dishes to get return business.

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frozenfrmnh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great service. Highly recommend them. Good menu!

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vipKaren
Birmingham
75 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved our dinner here. We will be back next time we’re in Mobile.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 and we were in private room. Food was delicious and service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere great excellent service.

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TomV
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very prompt and friendly. The seafood was perfectly cooked and well seasoned.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary, we had heard that the food was great so we wanted to try it for ourselves. First off, the service was amazing, from the hostess to the server at our table. They both made great recommendations on food and were very knowledgeable of the menu. The food and drinks were outstanding, one of the best steaks I’ve had. We will definitely be going back.

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Harm
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Super overpriced for not great food. Will not be going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent we did shared plates 2 orders of the scallops amazing! Brussels outstanding and oyster hot app!!
Hailey great job

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience was everything and more! I will be back !

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Ashley
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pimento cheese appetizer is the best thing that I have ever eaten!

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clive
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Though I selected that it was our anniversary nothing was mention.

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OpenTable Diner
NW Territories
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hailey was super sweet. The service was excellent and food was even better!

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vipTruTasteandStyle
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The appetizer course was good. We ordered green fried tomatoes and baked oysters. That is where the positives of the restaurant ended. While we were still finishing our appetizers, our main courses were delivered. We asked that they take them back until we finish our appetizers. When we got the main courses they were dry and not very good. We felt rushed through the meal, even though no one was waiting for our table, and there were empty tables. Overall, not a good impression of the restaurant, unless you just go for appetizers. In addition, they have an uncharge for using a credit card to pay. Who carries that much cash around to pay for an expensive dinner with drinks?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little late and they were very nice to hold our table for us.Heather greeted us when we arrived and was very happy we made it.Our waitress Haleigh was a delight.She was so sweet and patient with us.She gave us plenty of time to order and we never felt rushed.The food was outstanding.The steak was cooked to perfection and the mashed potatoes was amazing.The fried green tomatoes had a piece of fried cheese in between each tomato.So good 😊.Can’t wait to go back and try something else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere!! Really the best cheesecake ever for dessert

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Bigred1
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie was wonderful and food was excellent

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HunterB
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet I have ever had. The bourbon peppercorn sauce was delicious. The fried green tomatoes were very good as well. Would highly recomend

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lulu52
Mobile
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a favorite for us. Professional service and delicious food with a great atmosphere. Hits all my requirements
which is why we return often!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything about this visit was amazing, except for the host. Walking into the restaurant, we were at the host stand and the feeling of being welcomed went out through the door. You’d expect your first impression of a place to be welcoming and happy. The host lacked the enthusiasm and happiness that most places has; no “hello”, no smile, nothing. We stood there for a bit until we finally just said we’re here for a reservation. She went on to walk to our table, not realizing that we had to follow her because she gave us 0 communication on anything. After that, however everything was AMAZING. Our server, Stephanie, was very warm and welcoming and informed us about everything we needed to know about the menu. I work at a fine dining, so there’s my credential. Of course, I would never know if someone is having a bad day, so maybe it was just a bad night for her. - 5/28/21

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Danyell
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This is an overpriced restaurant. The food was just like any other meal you can get from Texas Roadhouse or even Logan’s. The Brussels Sprout appetizer was horrible, I sent it back after tasting the horrible vinegar that was paired with Brussels Sprout. $55 for a ribeye, a spoon of mashed potatoes that was dry, and some super crunchy asparagus. The only thing was okay was the honeysuckle drink. The bartender needs to learn how to make a simple strawberry lemonade margarita that tasted like a bag of salt. Please don’t believe the hype with this restaurant. A dinner for 2 normally is well worth the wait for your food and drinks but this was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E. We will never eat there again. $200 bucks for what?

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vipjames64
Orlando
43 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must place to dine if you are in Mobile. My husband rarely is pleased, but he raved about the Shrimp & Grits and Blueberry Bread Pudding! I had the fresh fish special and it was excellent! The Old Fashioned was worth the visit alone. Our server was delightful. Well informed and passionate about the food and history of the building.

I’ll be back the next time I’m in town!

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RodneyC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Table was in sun and very hot. Waitress was friendly and food was good. Dessert was the only bad thing was a terrible bread pudding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Simply amazing. We were able to book the last reservation at 9pm, the kitchen closes at 9:45p. we normally won’t book within an hour of closing BUT I’m so glad we did.

My friend ordered meat and potatoes which was supposed to be Wagu beef. It was more chewy so we believe it was more ribeye. She still enjoyed it.

I ordered the fresh fish which was amberjack. I don’t tend to go for more meaty fish but this was cooked well. My dish also came with cheddar grits and green beans which I subbed for asparagus.

The desert was blueberry bread pudding with ice cream. Just get it. Don’t ask questions!

Thank you Emily, our waiter, for your outstanding service.

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GeorgeB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband & I were taking a mini vacation & our stay at Battle Field hotel which was such a disaster 😡 however, once we came into your restaurant and our server came over with her welcoming smile 😊 all of my agitation started to melt off and then once our dinner came and that first bite of Wagyo flat iron steak & roasted potatoes !! Really did the trick ! Thank y'all for making our trip happy again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it!!! The food was amazing and it was a nice ambiance! Can’t wait to go back!

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ChuckJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere and service was excellent. Reservations were good as was the follow up.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and drinks were good. Room was a little loud and tables/chairs are not the most comfortable.

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JenniferF
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie was amazing and food delicious

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ManuelA
Mobile
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing tasting food, a bit pricey but worth it.

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JohnM
Mobile
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Poor table offered with a reservation. Food, drinks, and service was outstanding.

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RhondaW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant and they gave us a private space for a birthday dinner. Server was fabulous; very attentive. Will put this one on my return list.

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The Dumbwaiter Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 984 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.