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The Royal Scam

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$$$
Tapas, Bistro, Sandwiches
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72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602-3204
251-432-7226
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Southern Snowbirds

Oh my goodness! Best steak I have ever eaten. Seriously. This restaurant was not my first choice, but it did look good and it was conveniently located so I decided to give it a try. It was definitely the right choice. Everything from drinks to dessert was delightful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Samantha B
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Pinson, Alabama, United States
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pinson, Alabama, United States
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Oh my goodness! Best steak I have ever eaten. Seriously. This restaurant was not my first choice, but it did look good and it was conveniently located so I decided to give it a try. It was definitely the right choice. Everything from drinks to dessert was delightful!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very cute and comfortable place. Our food was great and the waiter was friendly and helpful. Food priced fairly and portions just right

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Mobile, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Mobile should be very proud that this retaurant calls Mobile home. Simple preperation and great service make it the best Mobile has to offer.

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was outstanding and very unique. I went there with my friends and we each ordered something different. We were all very impressed with the taste, quality, and appearance. I would definitely go back. The bartender was very friendly and food was excellent and prepared quickly

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Waste of money! Lousy food & service! Small ice cold portions. We don't mind paying money for great or even good food, but this... this was McDonald standards! Truly a scam

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Mobile,AL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We (6) visited Royal Scam on a Wednesday night with a group of locals Feb 2015. Atmosphere has an upscale feel, exposed brick walls, attractive lighting and windows facing Royal Street. Food falls into the bar food plus category. Better than average, nicely presented and well served. From observing the crowd many patrons appeared to be out of town hotel... More 

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Stopped here with friends who had been here before. We all ordered salads, but I also got gumbo. The cup of gumbo had nice chunks of shrimp and crab. Ordered grilled shrimp on my salad. Was surprised to get 8 nice sized fresh shrimp. Very good service despite the busy lunch crowd. I'll be back!

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Saraland, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed an evening meal on the back patio, the heaters made it very nice. Also ordered Crab Cakes. My husband devoured a cup of Gumbo. Will enjoy another visit here. The pricing jump from an $11 appetizer to $29 Fish of the day and $30-up for entrée seemed a much.

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Mobile, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

This restraint over all is a nice, but casual restaurant. I would definitely say it's geared more to adults, less families with kids. In my personal experience, I had the honey chipotle wings (highly recommend) and they were some of the best wings I'd ever tasted, although I've had food here before that was good, but not quite as amazing.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were unsure of going here with the mixed reviews we had read. But, since it is right next to the Hampton Inn Downtown ( a really nice Hampton !!! ) we decided to give it a try. Good thing we went early, 5:45pm as it was getting crowded. Meal in general was very good. Had the soup of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602-3204
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: 251-432-7226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Tapas, Bistro, Sandwiches
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?