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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 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
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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.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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New Orleans, LA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Try the back area in the spring and fall. Friendly staff. Great place to eat before / after Mardi Gras parade. If you are OK with spicy food, try the Asian noodle salad.

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Loganville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Shrimp and Grits and Baby Green Salad were just outstanding. The service was also excellent. A colleague ordered the pork chop – that thing was huge. A cozy place, the bar is in the restaurant seating area. The place was full and a few tables were being held with “reserved” cards on the table. We walked in on a... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was surprised and impressed at their burger. Done to perfection, lots of condiments and great fries. Don't miss it!

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Greenwood, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A group of ten of us in Mobile for a reunion walked from the Holiday Inn to Royal Scam for dinner. I had called ahead and they had us all set up when we walked in. My wife had a Baby Green Salad with Shrimp while I had the Back & Blue Burger. Both were excellent and perfectly prepared. We... 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: Sandwiches, 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: 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?