The Dumbwaiter Restaurant

4.7
951 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
8 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.

JM
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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JayH
Montana
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lucky find in Mobile during my wife and my golfing trip. Originally, we were going to book the Dauphin Seafood restaurant atop the tower, but they were booked. OpenTable provided great reviews and information for the Dumbwaiter and we booked here. The staff was fantastic! The food (especially the brussel sprouts) was super and well presented! Amanda was a great server with lots of good information and recommendations. I highly recommend the Dumbwaiter if you are ever in the Mobile area!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious and we loved the atmosphere. Perfect for a couples night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Friendly and responsive/proactive.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in downtown Mobile

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NicoleW
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hook to table(Amberjack) was phenomenal. This is our go to date night restaurant.

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DumbCustomer
Mobile
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect location in downtown Mobile. Ordered steak and it was out of this world.

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BillR
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When we first checked in we were seated at a very small table in the very small front window area. Felt like a fish bowl and the floor seamed to lean towards the window making it more uncomfortable. We asked to be moved to another table and they took care of this and located us to a nice table further back against the wall and all went well from there. The food was very good and our waitress, Skyler, was very pleasant and efficient. I would recommend to others and will go back next trip to Mobile.

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ChristineG
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wish there were a few more vegetarian options! Made it work though.

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vipTSouth
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Skylar was excellent. Great personality.

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vipDonK
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on everything. Incredible food and top notch service.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

MC
vipMargoC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice restaurant. Good choices on the menu. My issue was that our fired pimento cheese and my entree was cold. I ordered the Hook to Table blackened Amberjack and it was way overdone and cold. My husband's red grouper was delicious. I probably should have sent it back, but who knows what happens in the kitchen when you do that?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Did not meet expectations. Will not repeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Will definitely be goin back!

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JasW
Mobile
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was awesome although it did take a while for our food to come out. I would recommend to anyone!

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jeffreyf
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit.
First was shortly after opening and loved the menu, but very noisy.
Second visit some time later and was very disappointed in food.
Over a year since last visit. Everything was as good as expected.
Biggest problem with attendance is the 45/55 minute drive to get there from my location. (State line west Mobile)
I do frequent Dauphine's 1-2 time annually. Usually occasion related.

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NealP
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service very good. Great place for out of town guests

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Amber
Mobile
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I had a business dinner reservation for 5:30pm on a Friday night. The server interrupted and rushed us constantly the entire time and told us at 7:10pm that we had 20 minutes to leave the restaurant. I still had a plate of food and a whole drink left. I will never return or recommend this place.

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AshleyT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have a great meal at Dumbwaiters! The scallops were yummy!

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MeredithE
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried pimento cheese was amazing. I had the lamb special and my husband had the scallops. Every bite was delicious.

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vipTraceyPaul
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Rushed out of the restaurant because staff wanted to close. Had to finish a glass of wine from a “to go” cup.

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TonjiaP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed it from the minute we walked through the doors. I will definitely put it on my list as one of my restaurants to try again.

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LindaR
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dumbwaiter never fails to please. Service was excellent and the food was great. The prices are steep, so be prepared to spend a lot!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. A lot of choices on the menu and good specials.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything about the experience!

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Mhud
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere was awesome... Waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful and recommended popular entrees. Overall Food was excellent as well as phenomenal presentation. Shrimp and grits were good but shrimp was a tiny bit tough... Scallops and kale were top notch... Restaurant should have disclosed their “open food” charge ($24) Assuming it was for COVID surcharge!!! Amounted to about 15%!!

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ScottS
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always. Exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was not that great 😏

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CHRISD
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missy was excellent and the food was awesome!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in Mobile. Cannot say enough about our experience there. Food was fantastic. Don’t pass up the deep fried pork chops.

Loved the ambiance , the feel , everything about the place.

Service was great.

I will be back.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall experience was ok. I had the shrimp and grits. Grits were clumpy and shrimp overcooked. My wife had the meat and potatoes and it was nicely done. Service from Missy was great and. I would give it another try just to see if I picked the wrong entree.

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The Dumbwaiter Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 951 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.