Founded as the capital of French Louisiana in 1702 with a beautiful waterfront location, Mobile, AL boasts a rich history and is home to the country's oldest Mardi Gras celebration. The city features some impressive distractions such as over 60 miles of spectacular Gulf of Mexico coastline just a short drive from the town, and the charming town of Fairhope. Mobile also offers an excellent selection of restaurants at which to enjoy romantic wining and dining in style.


1.Dauphin's

Dauphin's
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Set on the 34th floor of the RSA Trustmark Bank Building in downtown Mobile, Dauphin’s offers an unforgettably romantic fine-dining experience against a backdrop of breathtaking panoramic views. Celebrating classic coastal cuisine with touches of Creole and the Caribbean, the elegant restaurant is named for the region's rich French history and is helmed by award-winning Partner/Executive Chef Steve Zucker who presents a seasonally-changing menu of farm-to-table fare. Guests can dine on fresh seafood, prime meats and organic salads at the only in-kitchen Chef’s Table in the region and enjoy classic or craft cocktails from the full-service bar while soaking up views that span more than 75 miles. Dauphin’s is open for lunch and dinner, Sunday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays.

RSA Trustmark Bank Building, 107 St Francis St #3400, Mobile, AL 36602, Phone: 251-444-0200

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2.Dumbwaiter

Dumbwaiter
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The Dumbwaiter is a casual, upmarket restaurant with a raw bar that serves classic Southern fare and drinks in a rustic-chic environment. Exuding the nostalgic southern charm for Mobile is renowned, the innovative restaurant seamlessly blends the grace and charm of a bygone age with modern culinary techniques to create an inventive menu of seasonal cuisine. Signature dishes include Shrimp and Grits, Causeway Benedict, Tensaw Tournedos, and the Dumbwaiter Burger, all of which are prepared using locally sourced ingredients and regional produce. Interiors of the restaurant are crafted by local artisans and tradesman and boast a warm and welcoming ambiance for romantic wining and dining. The Dumbwaiter is open for dinner, Monday through Saturday.

167 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602, Phone: 251-445-3802

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3.Five Bar

Five Bar
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Five Bar is a warmly-lit eatery with an inviting ambiance that is famous for its delicious brunches and locally sourced cuisine. Located on Dauphin Street in Downtown Mobile, Five Bar follows a simple concept of serving just five items of everything on the menu from starters and signature dishes to desserts, classic cocktails, and wines. All meals are prepared from scratch using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including fresh seafood and fish, housemade pasta and sauces, prime meats and chicken and fresh salads. The cuisine is accompanied by a range of five white wines, and five red wines, along with five craft and bottles beers, classic and signature cocktails. Five Bar is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and brunch and lunch on the weekends.

609 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602, Phone: 251-308-3105

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4.Mirko Pasta Italian Restaurant

Mirko Pasta Italian Restaurant
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Located in the Legacy Village at Spring Hill, Mirko Pasta is a traditional Italian restaurant that offers a heartwarming European-style dining experience. Owner and Executive Chef Mirko Di Giacomantoni creates dishes using natural, locally-sourced ingredients and prepared from scratch with a variety of fresh seafood, meats, chicken, and salads. Tasty appetizers include grilled bruschetta topped with tomatoes, garlic and basil and steamed mussels with cannellini beans, hearty entrées of homemade lasagna, butternut squash ravioli, chicken marsala, and gluten-free pasta Bolognese, and desserts of tiramisu and panna cotta. A full-service bar offers a variety of libations, ranging from craft and draft beers, classic cocktails, top-shelf spirits, and casual wines from around the world. Mirko Pasta is open for lunch and dinner daily.

Legacy Village Shopping Center, 9 Du Rhu Dr. Suite 335, Mobile, AL 36608, Phone: 251-340-6611

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5.Noja

Noja
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Based in the Little Turf Club on North Jackson Street, Noja is an elegant restaurant renowned for sophisticated fine dining. Boasting a contemporary New Orleans-style with rustic red brick walls, stylish décor and intricate ironwork detailing, the eatery has a warm and welcoming ambiance and serves an eclectic fusion of savory Mediterranean, Asian and modern Gulf Coast cuisine. Chef/owner Chakli Diggs presents a seasonal, locally sourced menu of farm-to-fork fare such as Foie Gras, Crab Fritters, Skuna Bay Salmon, and Maple Leaf Duck Breast, all of which can be paired with fine wines from an alluring wine list and selection of handcrafted cocktails. Noja is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

6 N Jackson St, Mobile, AL 36602, Phone: 251-433-0377

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6.Osman's Restaurant

Osman's Restaurant
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Osman's Restaurant has been serving handcrafted classic Continental cuisine in a cozy, old-world setting for the past 20 years. The petite eatery is perfect for romantic dining with a charming, inviting ambiance, and an innovative menu of delicious dishes such as escargot in garlic-tarragon butter, fried brie with tangy marmalade, baked tortellini with shrimp, crawfish, andouille sausage, and grilled filet mignon with shrimp gorgonzola. An extensive wine list features exceptional vintages from around the world, classic cocktails prepared with high-end spirits, and a variety of bottled craft beers and microbrews. Osman's Restaurant is open for dinner, Monday through Saturday.

2579 Halls Mill Rd, Mobile, AL 36606, Phone: 251-479-0006

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7.Pour Baby

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Pour Baby is a buzzy bistro on Airport Boulevard that serves seasonal small plates, artisanal cheese, and charcuterie boards and an extensive selection of wines by the glass and craft beers. Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and regional produce, the culinary team at Pour Baby creates an eclectic menu of sharing plates such as fried green tomatoes, seafood gumbo, Korean beef wraps, lump blue crab cakes, and tenderloin sliders. The eatery offers a burgeoning wine list of more than 150 wines by the bottle, along with craft microbrews and domestic beers, and a curated selection of high-end spirits. Pour Baby is open for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.

6808 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608, Phone: 251-343-3555

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8.Southern National

Southern National
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Southern National is a casual neighborhood restaurant and bar on the ground level of the beautifully restored historic Wilkins-Higgins building. Boasting an industrial-style interior with minimalist décor, a concrete screed floor, a full-length bar, large windows that flood the inside with natural light during the day and soft lighting at night, the James Beard Semi-Finalist restaurant is an ideal spot for a romantic dinner. Chef Duane Nutter and restaurateur Reggie Washington create seasonal menus of mouthwatering farm-to-table fare with fresh seafood, naturally-fed chicken and meat, and organic salads and vegetarian options. A full-service bar offers a variety of libations, ranging from craft and draft beers, classic cocktails, top-shelf spirits, and casual wines from around the world. Southern National is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday and lunch only on Sunday.

360 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602, Phone: 251-308-2387

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9.The Noble South

The Noble South
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The Noble South is a lofty, cheerful, community-minded eatery helmed by chef/owner and rising star Chris Rainosek that serves inventive Southern-inspired cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in a rustic-chic setting. Celebrating the local bounty by using local ingredients and regional produce, the restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, along with specials such as Meatless Mondays, and value-plate lunches. Signature brunch dishes range from Breakfast Bowls and Fried Catfish to Fig Crepes and Fried Oyster Benedict, while dinner dishes include Shrimp and Grits, Wagyu Steak, Pork Duo, Redfish, and Boudin Stuffed Quail. An extensive wine list features excellent vintages from around the world, classic cocktails prepared with high-end spirits, and a variety of bottled craft beers and microbrews. The Noble South is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, brunch, and lunch on Sunday and dinner only on Saturday.

203 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602, Phone: 251-690-6824

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10.Via Emilia

Via Emilia
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Via Emilia is a traditional Northern Italian eatery with a warm ambiance that specializes in Northern Italian favorites made with fresh locally sourced ingredients. Featuring a cozy dining room with an open kitchen, a tranquil koi pond, and a lovely patio for alfresco dining, the eatery offers an extensive menu of Italian favorites such as braised meats, house-made pasta, fresh seafood specialties, and delicious desserts. Plates of antipasti include calamari fritti, Salmone affumicato, lumachel, gamberoni e avocado, and signature entrées range from Fettucine al Nero di seppia and ravioli di Aragosta to Frutti di mare. The cuisine is paired with fine wines from the vast cellar which holds over 3,000 bottles from around the world, and other libations include craft and draft beers, and classic cocktails. Via Emilia is open for brunch, lunch and dinner, daily.

5901 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608, Phone: 251-342-3677

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11.Half Shell Oyster House

Half Shell Oyster House
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For exceptional Southern-style seafood in a romantic atmosphere, head to Half Shell Oyster House, which promises an unforgettable fine-dining experience. The upscale-casual seafood eatery and bar specialize in serving fresh seafood, catch-of-the-day fish, shellfish and oysters, along with po' boys, prime steaks and fresh salads. Exposed brick interiors, ornate wrought iron railings, and romantic French Quarter lighting create an intimate ambiance, and a large copper bar overlooks the open kitchen where the culinary team produces exceptional cuisine. Pair your fare with a variety of libations from creative cocktails, craft beers and microbrews and a selection of fine wines from some of the world’s top wine-producing regions. Half Shell Oyster House is open for lunch and dinner, daily.

3654 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608, Phone: 251-338-9350

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12.The Royal Scam

The Royal Scam
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The Royal Scam is a casual eatery with a charming patio that serves New American cuisine and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Located opposite the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, the restaurant serves lunch and dinner and a wide range of libations from classic cocktails to craft beers, with signature dishes of prime steaks, hearty hamburgers, gourmet sandwiches, fresh seafood and salads, and homemade soups. A full-service bar offers a variety of libations, ranging from craft and draft beers, classic cocktails, top-shelf spirits, and casual wines from around the world. The Royal Scam is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.

72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, Phone: 251-432-7226

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13.Trellis Room

Trellis Room
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Located in the historic Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, the Trellis Room is an award-winning restaurant that specializes in contemporary American cuisine with Southern flair. Opened in 1852, the airy and elegantly decorated restaurant exudes a stylish and sophisticated ambiance and serves seasonal menus with an emphasis on farm-to-table fare prepared with locally sourced ingredients including fresh seafood, prime steaks, fresh salads, and handmade pasta dishes. A highly-acclaimed wine list boasts both popular and rare vintages from around the world, and other libations from the full-service bar include creative cocktails, and microbrews and craft beers. The Trellis Room is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday and breakfast and brunch, Sunday and Monday.

26 N Royal St #1, Mobile, AL 36602, Phone: 251-338-2000

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14.Roma Cafe

Roma Cafe
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Roma Café is a casual, family-friendly eatery that specializes in delicious from-scratch Mediterranean fare and Italian specialties. The cozy neighborhood restaurant serves seasonal menus of favorite dishes such as homemade soups and fresh salads, housemade pasta and sauces, naturally-fed meats and chicken, and fresh seafood. Signature dishes include hummus and pita or spinach pies, oven-roasted salmon, cheesesteak sandwiches, spaghetti Pomodoro, baked cheese pasta, and parmesan tilapia. The cuisine is paired with a variety of casual wines from Italy and other wine-growing regions, along with craft beers by the bottle, and made-to-order cocktails. Roma Café is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.

7134 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608, Phone: 251-341-7217

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15.Briquettes Steakhouse

Briquettes Steakhouse
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Briquettes Steakhouse is renowned for serving prime steaks, ribs, chops and other classic steakhouse fare cooked over the grill and infused with the smoky flavors of pecan and red oak. Boasting traditional steakhouse décor with elegantly dressed tables, dark wood and leather accents, and soft lighting, the steakhouse serves a menu of thick house-butchered cuts of USDA choice steaks, free-range chicken and pork, fresh seafood and a range of vegetarian options. The full-service bar has an extensive menu of fine wines from around the world, which can be enjoyed by the glass or bottle, craft beers on tap or by the bottle, and handcrafted cocktails. Briquettes Steakhouse is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.

901 Montlimar Dr #36609, Mobile, AL 36609, Phone: 251-408-3133

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