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The Royal Scam

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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An Early Dinner

Wanting to be finished and back at our hotel prior to the evening Mardi Gras parade we arrived at The Royal Scam late afternoon prior to the beginning of the dinner service. Since we wanted dinner we requested and were told we could have a drink and wait at our table until 5 p.m. when the dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
TKCRhino
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Frankfort, Illinois
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Frankfort, Illinois
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160 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wanting to be finished and back at our hotel prior to the evening Mardi Gras parade we arrived at The Royal Scam late afternoon prior to the beginning of the dinner service. Since we wanted dinner we requested and were told we could have a drink and wait at our table until 5 p.m. when the dinner menu became available.... More 

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Thank TKCRhino
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have tried some of their burgers and the sandwich with the mango salad which were all very good. Interesting and creative menu so you'll have many choices. It could be quite busy during lunch time so better make your table reservation.

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Thank Foodie-pearl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good...went for a quick eat and run and it was great...right by my hotel I stay at (the Renaissance)

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Thank George K
Paris, France
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was just lovely! I had the fresh catch which was delicious, my friends had the filet mignon and the land & sea and were very happy as well. Afterwards I shared the peanut butter cheese cake with a friend. It was very good as well, but it is quite heavy - so I think it's a good idea to... More 

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Thank Whoopie89
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A recommendation for this restaurant turned out to be well deserved. My wife and I had a great dinner and very good service as well. Both of us enjoyed perfectly prepared seafood dishes and will return if we venture back to Mobile in the future.

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Thank timothyc839
Orange Beach, Alabama
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the perfect "locals" place to go before a show at the Saenger Theater in Mobile. Great ambiance and good wine. Our filet and seafood (grilled shrimp) enter was good but probably not outstanding. We would definitely go there again, though.

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Thank Louloulou444
Central Florida, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My wife and I have been there twice. I got a burger once and steak sandwich the other time. Both times were homeruns. It can get crowded quickly, so make reservations or get there a little early. You will enjoy a nice dinner.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The food was tasty but way overprized!, portions very small indeed! The ambience of the restaurant did not match the price of the meals.

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Thank Ozi A
Loxley, Alabama
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It was girls' day out beginning at our western-most location which was Costco as the doors opened (perfect timing at this time of year). Our mission was to gradually work our way back to Baldwin County/home as each of us had many things to do. My bestie did a search for something new (to us) and found The Royal Scam.... More 

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Thank HeyMaggie55
Meridian, Mississippi
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My wife and I dined here on a Wednesday night and the food was wonderful. We both started with the gumbo and it was perfect. I had the petite filet which was very tender and tasted great. My wife had the chicken bienville and she enjoyed it very much. The restaurant was across the street from the front of our... 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: French, Spanish, Delicatessen
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?