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Growing up in Mobile, Alabama, Wes Lambert (owner of The Dumbwaiter Restaurant) was raised on southern food and fresh seafood. When Wes and his wife, Dana decided to create a business that showcased this style of cuisine, they knew that their flagship restaurant belonged in the heart of downtown Mobile. They wanted the menu to be as unique and creative as the city itself-classic southern dishes with their own special flavor. Local artisans and tradesman crafted the atmosphere inside the Dumbwaiter to reflect the ambiance of the city just outside its doors.

At the Dumbwaiter restaurant, we welcome you to pull up a chair and enjoy a meal inspired by the spirit of the south.

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The Dumbwaiter Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Mobile across from Bienville Square.

Dumbwaiter Downtown Mobile

167 Dauphin St.
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 445-3802

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday: 5-9:00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed
Private dining available for up to 10 people. Call for pricing and availability.


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Dumbwaiter Fairhope Grand Opening, March 29, 2018
March 25, 2018

We are excited to announce that our Fairhope location for Dumbwaiter Restaurant will be opening to the public Thursday, March 29, 2018. Please make plans to come see our new location and enjoy some great food and drinks. We will be open Monday thru Saturdays from 5-9:30pm. Thank you for supporting all Dumbwaiter locations. We look forward to seeing  you at our Fairhope location!

2018 Diners' Choice Award
2018 OpenTable Diners' Choice Award
March 24, 2018

The 2018 OpenTable Diners' Choice Award has been awarded to the Dumbwaiter Restaurant! OpenTable Diners' Choice winners are selected by diners who booked reservations online and voted for the Dumbwaiter Restaurant! Thank you Dumbwaiter patrons!

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The Dumbwaiter Restaurant tops list of Where to eat, drink in Mobile, Alabama
February 6, 2018
Yahoosports.com article praises Dumbwaiter Mobile
February 6, 2018

A big shout out was given to the Dumbwaiter Restaurant in an article entitled “College basketball: Top 10 conference heat check” featured on Yahoosports.com. Towards the end of his article, Mr. Forde recommends The Dumbwaiter Restaurant when hungry or thirsty in Mobile, Alabama. He elaborated by saying that the Dumbwaiter comes highly recommended for Gulf of Mexico oysters, steak, and brews from nearby Fairhope Brewing Company.

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Featured on hit show, "Food Paradise"
November 19, 2017

The Dumbwaiter Restaurant was featured on the Travel Channel’s hit television show "Food Paradise" on November 19, 2017. The Episode, "Gulf Grubbin" was filmed at the Dumbwaiter Mobile Alabama location.  The Food Paradise team, indulged in two Dumbwaiter favorites; the famous Dumbwaiter Burger and the Causeway Benedict. 

Join Our Team

At the Dumbwaiter Restaurant, our team members are what make us successful. We believe in hiring great people who can consistently deliver great food with a big smile and southern hospitality. Our goal is to make every guest a loyal guest and we depend on our team members to make that happen. As job opportunities arise at any of our three locations, we will post them here.


For future job opportunities please fill out our online application.

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