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The Royal Scam

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French, Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, Tapas, Bistro
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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

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  • 108
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Glad We Went

We could not get in the restaurant we planned on and happened by the Royal Scam. I strongly recommend visiting especially people visiting from out of town. Our meal was great and the service was exceptional.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Larry M
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Mobile, Alabama
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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here twice. Can't go wrong. Food was fresh and very good. Get the mango salad. Chicken pánico sandwich was very good. Wings were good.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Yummy, handmade burgers . . . creative salads . . . friendly waitstaff . . . great eatery for tourists but, clearly, a favorite with downtown business people.

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Mobile, Alabama
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Never been disappointed. Fresh menu, great salads, tasty soups all homemade. Want a burger or steak they have it. Bar is outstanding. They have outdoor seating and comfy indoors. Don't miss it if you are downtown😎

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Mobile, Alabama
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We could not get in the restaurant we planned on and happened by the Royal Scam. I strongly recommend visiting especially people visiting from out of town. Our meal was great and the service was exceptional.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

We showed up on a Friday night about 520pm. We had a party of 11. Since we didn't have reservations, we were told we could be seated out back on the patio with a huge storm coming in but only if we ate fast. Their first reservation for outside was at 7!

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New Orleans, LA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have eaten here on two occasions, both times on Mobile's Second Friday Art walk. There has always been a crowd and both times we have sat at the bar to eat which is fine when we are going to have small plates or apps. There is a back dining room, so ask if the main dining room is full.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Had dinner here based on recommendation by hotel staff of Hampton (around the corner). Definitely worth it! Good food, good service. Small place so make a rez, full service bar with lots of wine selections. Great burgers and salads! Lots of locals which is always a good sign.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Royal Scam is the only place I know of downtown where I can get a Roasted Duck Panini and theirs is FANTASTIC! The spicy mango salad and asian slaw sides are delicious. It is pricey but you get the quality you pay for! $13.20 tax included. My other favorite is their Seared Tuna Wrap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

They had good food from steak to seafood and even the kids meals. A better tap beer selection would be good and the margaritas had a little too much juice flavoring. Great wine by the glass selection though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Excellent choice, amazing food. We came in after lunch crowd so it was pretty much empty but atmosphere, food & service were absolutely perfect. All 5 of us ordered something different & it all tasted delicious. Glad we chose it, all smiles. Roasted Duck Panini with mango salsa side, smoked salmon sandwich with Asian slaw, Back & blue burger, steak... More 

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Additional Information about The Royal Scam

Address: 72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602-3204
Phone Number: 251-432-7226
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: French, Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, Tapas, Bistro

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, Tapas, Bistro
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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