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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 103
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 9
    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
Good food, good service, medium prices

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
gagambler
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Mobile, Alabama
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Mobile, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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316 reviews 316 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Late night eats...got a bowl of seafood gumbo and a glass of champagne. Was going to only eat half of it, but it was so darn good, I ate the whole bowl! Huge lumps of crabmeat and shrimp....it was wonderful!

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Always the best! Tuna martini is awesome. Get it every time I go. Fish is always fresh and delicious!!!

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Trondheim, Norway
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stayed at the Quality Inn in Downtown on Chapel Street. This place was meant to be a few yards away according to the data, but no, nobody knew where it was and it was NOT on the junction of Chapel & S. Joachom St. What a shame the restaurant check it's location on TA. Lost custom her people!!!!

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Centerville, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was on business staying nearby and used Trip Advisor "near me now" to find a restaurant. I had read the good reviews on The Royal Scam on a previous visit and it was close by. I had one drink, a cup of gumbo and the daily catch for $55 including tip, a little pricey for the quality. The rice... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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
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31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?