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Dumbwaiter Restaurant Appears in Numerous Publications Following Prestigious DiRōNA Award

Mobile, Alabama – July 2024 – Dumbwaiter Restaurant, nestled in historic downtown Mobile, is thrilled to announce it has been featured in numerous esteemed publications since being celebrated as one of the top dining establishments by Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRōNA) in February 2024.

In addition to the DiRōNA recognition, Dumbwaiter Restaurant proudly received recommendations from Restaurant Guru, further solidifying its status as a premier dining destination in downtown Mobile. Restaurant Guru celebrates exceptional establishments worldwide based on customer reviews and ratings, emphasizing the restaurant’s consistency in delivering remarkable dining experiences.

Local publications, including The Bama Buzz, Alabama News Center, Mobile Bay Local and When Life Hands You Grapes, highlight how Dumbwaiter Restaurant has captivated both locals and visitors alike, aiming to bring fresh, locally sourced ingredients to cities across the Southeast through franchising opportunities.

Renowned for its distinctive fusion of traditional Southern flavors with a contemporary twist, Dumbwaiter Restaurant has enraptured both locals and visitors alike. Owner Wes Lambert evokes a nostalgic dining experience similar to cherished family gatherings, set within a charming historic building dating back to 1828.

The menu showcases locally sourced ingredients, featuring beloved Southern classics like the famed fried green tomatoes and exquisite Tensaw Tournedos. Lambert and his dedicated team of 16 strive for culinary excellence, ensuring each patron enjoys an unforgettable dining experience.

The prestigious DiRōNA Award of Excellence underscores Dumbwaiter’s commitment to culinary innovation and exceptional hospitality. Lambert expressed profound gratitude for this accolade, highlighting the restaurant’s unwavering dedication to quality and guest satisfaction.

For connoisseurs seeking Southern charm and culinary distinction, Dumbwaiter Restaurant stands as a beacon of excellence in Mobile’s vibrant dining landscape.


Dumbwaiter Restaurant

167 Dauphin Street

(251) 445-3802

Dumbwaiter Restaurant Earns Multiple Awards from Restaurant Guru

[Mobile, Ala.] – [June 2024] – Dumbwaiter Restaurant is proud to announce that it has received a Recommendation badge in several categories from Restaurant Guru, one of the world’s most popular foodie websites with over 30 million monthly users. This recognition is a testament to Dumbwaiter Restaurant’s commitment to excellence in food, service and atmosphere.

In addition to the Recommendation badge, Dumbwaiter Restaurant has been honored with several other prestigious awards from Restaurant Guru, highlighting its diverse culinary offerings and exceptional dining experience:

  • Best Steaks
  • Best Romantic Restaurant
  • Best Interior
  • Best Succotash
  • Top 10 Seafood Restaurant
  • Excellent Seafood
  • Excellent Takeaway Food
  • Excellent Service
  • Excellent Atmosphere

These accolades reflect the dedication and hard work of the entire Dumbwaiter Restaurant team in delivering top-notch cuisine and ambiance for all guests. Whether patrons are seeking a romantic night out or a family dinner, Dumbwaiter Restaurant continues to set the standard for dining excellence.

Dumbwaiter Restaurant’s menu showcases a rich variety of culinary delights, including steaks, fresh seafood and innovative takes on Southern classics. Guests can also enjoy a range of appetizers, seasonal salads and decadent desserts, all crafted with the finest fresh ingredients.

For more information, visit DumbwaiterRestaurant.com or contact Wes Lambert at (251) 810-8894.

About Dumbwaiter Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of downtown Mobile, Dumbwaiter Restaurant is perfectly situated for those looking to explore the city’s vibrant cultural scene. Just steps away from historic landmarks and popular attractions, the restaurant offers a convenient and charming spot to enjoy a delightful meal after a day of sightseeing. The building’s historic charm enhances the dining experience, making it a favorite among both locals and tourists.

About Restaurant Guru

Restaurant Guru is a global foodie platform that helps users find the best restaurants around the world. With over 30 million monthly users, Restaurant Guru provides reliable reviews and recommendations to help food lovers discover top dining spots.

Franchise Opportunities at Dumbwaiter Restaurant

With its distinctive flavors and classic Southern dishes, Dumbwaiter Restaurant has become a beloved culinary destination, cherished by locals and visitors alike. Now, the founders are thrilled to announce an exciting new chapter in the restaurant’s journey – franchising opportunities that promise to spread the spirit of Dumbwaiter Restaurant far and wide.

​At Dumbwaiter Restaurant, the ethos is simple: to deliver quality through simplicity while celebrating the rich tapestry of Southern cuisine. From the moment guests step through the door, they’re enveloped in an atmosphere that gives off warmth, hospitality and a genuine sense of community. It’s not just about the food – although that’s undeniably spectacular – but about the entire experience, from the friendly smiles to the welcoming ambiance.

Founded on the principles of authenticity and tradition, Dumbwaiter Restaurant pays homage to the flavors and culinary heritage of the South. Each dish is a lovingly crafted homage to classic Southern recipes, infused with a contemporary twist that keeps things fresh and exciting. Whether it’s New South Brussels Sprouts, the Dumbwaiter Chop Steak or Shrimp and Grits, every bite tells a story of tradition, passion and a deep-rooted connection to the land.

But what truly sets Dumbwaiter apart isn’t just the food – it’s the unwavering commitment to hospitality and genuine Southern charm. In a world that often feels fast-paced and impersonal, Dumbwaiter Restaurant offers a sanctuary where guests can slow down, savor the moment and reconnect with the simple pleasures of life. From the moment they’re greeted at the door to the last bite of dessert, guests are treated like family, enveloped in a warm embrace that’s as comforting as a favorite childhood memory.

Now, with the decision to franchise, Dumbwaiter Restaurant is inviting entrepreneurs and food enthusiasts to join them on their journey to spread the joy of Southern cuisine far and wide. For those who share a passion for great food, heartfelt hospitality and the spirit of the South, this is an opportunity not to be missed. With the support and guidance of the Dumbwaiter team, franchisees will have the chance to bring a taste of Southern charm to their communities, creating memorable dining experiences that leave a lasting impression.

What makes Dumbwaiter Restaurant an ideal franchise opportunity? It’s not just the mouthwatering menu or the charming ambiance – though those are certainly major selling points. It’s the sense of purpose and passion that permeates every aspect of the business. From the carefully curated ingredients to the attentive service, every detail is infused with a genuine love for Southern culture and cuisine.

​Franchisees can expect comprehensive support from the Dumbwaiter team every step of the way, from site selection and training to marketing and ongoing operational assistance. With a proven business model and a brand that resonates with diners across the country, franchisees can feel confident in their investment and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

But perhaps the most compelling reason to join the Dumbwaiter family is the opportunity to be part of something truly special – a movement to preserve and celebrate the culinary traditions of the South while creating memorable experiences that bring people together. In a world that’s increasingly divided, Dumbwaiter Restaurant stands as a beacon of hospitality, reminding us of the power of good food and genuine connection.

To all the dreamers, the food lovers and the entrepreneurs with a heart for Southern hospitality, Dumbwaiter Restaurant invites you to join them on this extraordinary journey. Together, let’s spread the spirit of the South one plate at a time, sharing the joy of good food, great company and the timeless allure of Southern charm. With Dumbwaiter, the future is as bright and promising as a sunny day – so come on board and let’s make some delicious memories together.

Dumbwaiter Restaurant Joins the DiRōNA Award of Excellence

Dumbwaiter Restaurant is thrilled to announce its addition to the most prestigious award in the industry. The primary focus of Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRōNA) is to create a perfect restaurant experience for guests across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. 

The distinction of a DiRōNA award sets the restaurant apart from competitors. The award holds immense prestige within the dining and hospitality communities, serving as a trusted symbol of excellence. A DiRōNA award displayed in restaurants guarantees exceptional service, outstanding cuisine and an atmosphere that sets the stage for an unforgettable evening. 

The Distinguished Restaurants of North America works relentlessly to ensure diners have unforgettable dining experiences. We are ecstatic to have Dumbwaiter Restaurant on the list alongside some of the best restaurants in North America. 

The DiRōNa Award of Excellence is an incredible achievement for our team. We are honored to receive such an extraordinary award and can’t thank our staff enough for their dedication, hard work and customer service. Similarly, we extend our appreciation to our guests for giving us the chance to share our hospitality. 

Our recent addition to DiRōNa serves as an invitation to create lasting memories with extraordinary cuisine. Explore more at dirona.com and discover why your visit with us promises to be unforgettable.