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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 4 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

Popular dishes

Menu

To Begin With

  • Deep Fried Pimentos$8.00

    Breaded house made pimento cheese, apple-bacon jam, candied onions, and wickles

    • Oysters Buffa-Loda$12.00

      Buffalo backed oysters, blue cheese crema, bread for sopping

      • New South Brussels' Sprouts$11.00

        Bill E's bacon lardons, shaved red onion, honey-balsamic dressing

        • Corn & Crab Beignets$8.00

          Rough cut southern slaw, sriracha comeback sauce

          • Oysters on the Half Shell

            Shucked to order lemon, cocktail, traditional mignonette half dozen/dozen

            • MP
          • Green Tomato Stack$12.00

            Cornmeal dusted green tomatoes, Creole mozzarella, Conecuh and crab sauce

            Supper Somewhat

            • Seared Scallops$18.00

              Roasted winter vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, coarse sea salt

              • Meat & Potatoes$23.00

                Wagyu flat iron, roasted fingerling potatoes, baby carrots, house made Worcestershire

                • Crab Cakes$20.00

                  Pan fried garlicky kale, late harvest sweet corn puree

                  • Chop Salad$24.00

                    Hardboiled egg, onion, radish, cucumber, peppers, Bill E's bacon, smoked blue cheese dressing & 4oz filet

                    • Dumbwaiter's Signature Burger$15.00

                      8oz C.A.B. ground chuck, confit slab of Bill E's bacon, house made pimento cheese, wickles, tomato-bacon jam, house cut fries

                      Embellishments

                      • Cheddar Grits$4.00

                        house cut fries, goat cheese-scallion mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, pan fried kale

                        • Grilled Asparagus$6.00

                          butter glazed baby carrots, roasted fingerling potatoes, bacon caramel green beans

                          Roughage & Comfort

                          • Caesar Salad$9.00

                            Romaine, house made dressing, pickled white anchovies, garlic croutons, parmesan

                            • Craine Creek Mixed Greens$8.00

                              sliced apple, cranberries, goat cheese, fried pecans, honey-balsamic vinaigrette

                              • Good Ole Salad$10.00

                                hardboiled egg, onions, radish, tomato, cucumber, peppers, lardons, smoked blue cheese dressing

                                • Seafood Gumbo$10.00

                                  White rice, mirepoix, andouille & Conecuh sausage

                                  • Soup Creation$8.00

                                    Chef's Daily Feature

                                    Signature Entree

                                    • Shrimp & Grits$27.00

                                      Cheddar grits, creole style Conecuh, andouille cream reducation

                                      • Creole Seafood Pasta$29.00

                                        Fresh tortellini, kale, sausage, shrimp, crawfish, and crab, Creole cream sauce

                                        • Pecan Crusted Joyce Farms Chicken Breast$27.00

                                          Local seasonal vegetables, earthy herb pan gravy

                                          • From Hook To Table

                                            Daily fish served with cheddar grits, bacon carmel green beans, Conecuh shrimp sauce

                                            • MP
                                          • Pot Roast on a Plate$34.00

                                            Braised short rib, fingerling potatoes, roasted carrots, bacon jam and smoked blue cheese

                                            • Tensaw Tournedos$36.00

                                              Two 4oz filets, bourbon-peppercorn sauce, goat cheese-scallion mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, blackened crawfish tails

                                              • Causeway Benedict$32.00

                                                Buttermilk biscuit, fried green tomato, mozzarella, crab cake, petite filet, sunny side egg, Conecuh-parmesan crab sauce

                                                • Grilled Lamb Chops$38.00

                                                  Roasted fingerling potatoes, sauteed kale, dill tzatziki, feta spread

                                                  • Double Cut Grilled Pork Chop$38.00

                                                    Maple glaze, roasted pears, bleu cheese, bacon caramel green beans

                                                    • Center Cut Filet Mignon$40.00

                                                      Goat cheese-scallion mashed potatoes, braised mushrooms

                                                      • Cutting Board

                                                        Daily featured from the beast with seasonal embellishments

                                                        • MP

                                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                      What 1,107 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

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                                                        Great for Lunch

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                                                      32. PR

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                                                      33. MT

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                                                      34. MW

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                                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

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                                                        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

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                                                      36. OT

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                                                        5.0

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                                                        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

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                                                        5.0

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                                                        5.0

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                                                        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.

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                                                      Booked 4 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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