The Dumbwaiter Restaurant

4.7
1037 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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent cocktails, apps and dinner. Our server was so knowledgeable and helped us decide on drinks and dinner.

ML
vipMichelleL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had a great experience here in the past and will come again. I was disappointed though with a couple of things this time. One was that the strawberry lemonade margarita wasn't available (apparently it's seasonal). Also, the shrimp and grits were a bit salty and shrimp overcooked and the sauce wasn't my cup of tea. The pork chop dish is excellent, the meat & potatoes and the braised ribs were too. The shrimp that came with the appetizer on a bed of lettuce were cooked perfectly and were nice and juicy (not dry and overcooked in a heavy sauce). I would love it if they offered those collard greens that come with the pork chop as a side (they don't we asked).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Dumbwaiter!
The food is always so amazing which makes us come back :)
Hailey is a great server who has already memorized our order! Haha And Cory makes the best drinks behind the bar! Thank you for always accommodating us!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food. Highly recommend!

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SebastianF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, well prepared and presentation was excellent. Staff was very polite and attentive to our needs. I recommend visiting for and outstanding meal and great atmosphere.

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Todd
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal, great service and nice atmosphere!

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RonC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had a reservation for 515 two people were already seated. We were seated at the window in a cramped area on top of another couple. We asked if we could be seated somewhere else so we were not on top of them And were told that there were already reservations for others to come. Did not make sense. Had the soup of the day which was shrimp bisque. It was very tasty however the shrimp had disintegrated. I had the stuffed chicken which was delightful and my husband had the seafood Alfredo which he too said was great. Disappointed that a lot of reviews said there was a hamburger that was very tasty But there was no mention of one on the menu. Also must mention that our table plus our neighbors next to us table was wobbly which caused a bit of annoyance. The waitress stated she would bring us something to help but we guess she forgot. I know…not a necessity on her mind lol. If anything we would do a carry out order instead of dining in.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!

ML
vipMichelleL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely return. I really liked the atmosphere, ambiance and the food. I wanted to try something new on this visit and was pleasantly surprised.

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kend
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The Delmonico was disappointing. Never have I ever had a ribeye so tough. We’ve been yo Dumbwaiter 5 times. 4 times excellent food.

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Nekia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My only complaint is how close the seating is. Otherwise it was amazing, would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sprouts I’ve ever had

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Marylovesfood
Mobile
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dumbwaiter provides a consistently great dining experience in downtown Mobile.
The staff are friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time there with colleagues. It was good, food was flavorful. Not large portions and priced a little higher than I would imagine a restaurant as such would demand.

JM
JackieM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I requested a free bday dessert when I made my reservation and they didn’t honor it even though I spent $150 for dinner. I was disappointed. Food was awesome though.

GB
GeoffreyB
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience, the staff was great, and the food was awesome as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I don't understand why we had the option to make a reservation for 9 pm, when they close at 9! So, we felt rushed and that ruined the experience!! The appetizer and salad was delicious, but the entrees were not as good. My potatoes were very salty!!! But, other than that it was a nice restaurant for date night!

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Seeker68
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, attentive service, well prepared food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing with fantastic service!!

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Blskies
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the reservation onward it was a delight. I had put outside dinning on the reservation so they actually called that they didn’t have outside. We were given a table slightly away. Our server , and I apologize that I don’t remember her name, was a delight, friendly, attentive, professional. I had the tomato bisque which was delicious while husband ordered a Caesar salad which they kindly split for us. Then I had blackened cobia, done perfectly. Overall a delight!

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Dbrad8
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and stellar service. Will visit again next time in Mobile.

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mnvillers
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and everything was absolutely amazing. They were very busy so we did not get to try everything we wanted. That just means though we get to come back!!! The Oreo bread pudding was out of this world!!

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James
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was first rate but the noise was a bit excessive. In their defense, they had a large group in a relatively small space. Food was five star hands down. Will be back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were excellent. Only negative, and it’s small, was the stuffed chicken breast was on a bone . Most ppl like boneless breasts. It was still very good just wish it was boneless. Ambiance is good and excellent service as well. Good place and would definitely go back .

KB
KristyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Thank you!

JM
JohnM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haley, our server was great. Food was very good and came out in timely fashion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat at the bar although we had reservations we did not like that the tables were so close , we decided to sit at bar food was good , fried green tomatoes were delicious although they could use more of that amazing sauce and another slice or two of the mozzarella . Steak was cooked to perfection and delicious. The blackened Cobia was a little over cooked but taste was delicious. Our bartender was great enjoyed the conversation and the service. We will be back !

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AllanC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Disappointing ecperience. Low quality tuna. Service fair

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veryhappy
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, pork chop was outstanding, halibut was also excellent. Only complaint is that our hostess did not ask if we wanted appetizers (we kind of did want them).

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BradG
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for 5:30 but arrived about 15 minutes early and they were able to seat us. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive and made recommendations since it was my first time dining there. All the food was excellent and it came out of the kitchen very promptly. I would definitely dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall, experience was very good, with service by Haley and wait staff outstanding. Food was perfectly seasoned on all dishes. The most outstanding was the shrimp and grits and the beautiful reduced sauce served on top of cheese grits. Restaurant decor and atmosphere, while pleasant, was on the louder side even with the place half full.

RM
RobinM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations and commented that would like earlier if available.
Got a call about hour earlier!
Seated immediately, waiter was getting drink orders and appetizers quickly. He delivered drinks and explained specials. Took our order after answering all my questions! Food came out quickly and was mouth watering delicious! SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT! White Chocolate strawberry bread pudding with sauce!
Ate what we could and he boxes the rest to take home!
Definitely worth $$ and will be back!

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ALICIAH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

It was crowded and noisy. There is not enough selection on the menu. The bar didn't have enough for two margaritas. Our food took almost an hour and when we got it it wasn't cooked as ordered. We did get a free dessert but all in all I would not eat here again.

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Bday
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was on top of his game!

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing was amazing. Please try the brussel sprouts for an appetizers. You will not be disappointed

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SteveSwaf
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had appetizers, wine, a fish and a steak main… the only complaint I have was that the risotto under my fish was cold. Everything else was very good.

SM
StewartM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 29th anniversary and decided to go to the dumbwaiter restaurant. The server was most helpful in assisting us pick out a wonderful meal. The meal was cooked perfection and all of our needs were attend to.

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Kendell
Mobile
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well plated. Great taste. The restaurant was quite and had a view of the square.

EG
EnchantraG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and very flavorful! The server was very patient and helpful.

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The Dumbwaiter Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1037 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.