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The Royal Scam

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Sandwiches, 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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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Excellent and eclectic food

This restaurant is within walking distance of the Hampton Inn/Downtown where we were staying. We selected it based on locale and reviews. Fortunately we made reservations which turned out to be necessary, even on a Monday night. We had to wait a short time for our table which was not a problem... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
GreenLakerGA
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Columbus, Georgia
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Food was good, very close to the Hampton Inn too. Nice bar/beer/wine menu too. I would return if given the chance.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stopped by after a movie at the Crescent Theater and had the feel of a upscale bar than a restaurant. The majority of the tables are high bar tables and it was a bit dark and had a large bar that ran the entire length of the wall. The menu was limited and but for a few dinner entrees, most... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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220 reviews 220 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This restaurant is within walking distance of the Hampton Inn/Downtown where we were staying. We selected it based on locale and reviews. Fortunately we made reservations which turned out to be necessary, even on a Monday night. We had to wait a short time for our table which was not a problem. However, it took almost an hour for our... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a laid-back spot in downtown Mobile. The food was a decent value for the price and our service was great, in spite of it being a busy night.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Good food over a range of prices from steak to sandwiches. Good beer too with efficient service. Lots of atmosphere and always busy with queues forming for tables for dinner.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I enjoyed going to this establishment. The indoor area was packed so I sat outside (it was 40 degrees) but they had heaters and pleasant lighting. The food was slow coming out but good.

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Pinson, Alabama, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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: Sandwiches, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?