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72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602-3204
251-432-7226
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Ranked #24 of 575 Restaurants in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Tapas, Bistro, Sandwiches
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We arrived in Mobile late after driving through a real downpour of a rainstorm. The hotel next door recommended the Royal Scam for a nice relaxing dinner. We didn't have a reservation and the place was a bit busy. When we were seated at 7 o'clock, I overheard the manager-type person say to our waiter..."make sure they know that they... More 

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Albany, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had a very nice dinner here and also got a quick bite for lunch the next day. Both were very good. Suggest the chicken panini.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This place was recommended by a local..... must be a friend that owns the place? My husband got the special of the night, red fish. It smelled fishy when they brought it out. Served over about 1/4 cup of non seasoned rice and about 6 slices of undercooked squash. The fish was very dry. No salad, no bread, and a... More 

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Texas
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213 reviews 213 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

To be fair I did not eat here, just stopped in for a beer after a long work day. But the place was packed, the staff were friendly, the food looked good and the draft beer selection of micro/small regional brewers was very good. So if you want a friendly place for a beer - stop in.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Not often I give a poor review but this was one of the biggest let-downs I've had eating out. The drinks were not made very well, the service was quite poor and the food was very lacking to say the least. I had a red snapper dish that was just too busy with too many ingredients. The fish was over... More 

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Katy, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Sat out back on the patio, which felt a bit like we were sitting in the parking lot. Service and food was good but the decor needs a bit of work.

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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: Tapas, Bistro, Sandwiches

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