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“Great Unique Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Royal Scam

The Royal Scam
72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602-3204
251-432-7226
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Ranked #22 of 574 Restaurants in Mobile
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Tapas, Bistro, Sandwiches
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Helena, Al
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Unique Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

My husband & I discovered this wonderful find recently. The food was unique and presentation was superb. Prices were quite reasonable and we were able to get served quickly and efficiently by Tina. We noticed that the restaurant was favored by locals and we enjoyed hearing them being welcome warmly by staff. We ate sandwiches that night and they did not disappoint. I had a cup of excellent soup (house special) and a steak sandwich which was extremely meaty and delicious and my husband had the salmon sandwich which he gave high reviews. We were much too full for dessert though we were tempted by their house bread pudding. peanut butter cheesecake and tiramisu, which reportedly are fabulous. Another time we will return and taste away at the menu items.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Hoover, Alabama
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Royal Scam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had lunch here before going to the imax.The burgers were very good.Service was a little slow & it wasn't that busy.

Visited April 2013
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Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Convenient”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

This was 2 doors down from our hotel, so convenient. The food is "good" but not worthy of a full star rating. Wait staff is attentive.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Expecting better after the reviews”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

It is possible that my expectations were too high but I found this a pretty average experience. We had the burgers which, at around $10 pp, were fairly tasty (the crispy fries are very tasty) but nothing to write home about. The service was pleasant and polite but, having been spoiled by amazing service at other venues on this trip, we were left a little deflated. The place was definitely busy though (unlikely a lot of places that we passed), and there was a nice energy in the place (q dark, showing baseball on two TVs over the bar).

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Niceville, Florida
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231 reviews 231 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 139 cities Reviews in 139 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Excellent Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We made reservations in the AM for 14 people (adults) that Saturday night. But, to make things easier for everyone, we asked them not to put tables together--just keep us in the same general area. They also let us have separate checks. Turned out to be a great evening. My husband and I shared 3 appetizers (all $8.99 each) and it was plenty of food. The beef tenderloin, the crab cakes, and the tuna martini (our favorite) were all tasty. The wine selection was small but acceptable. The service was great--thank you Paige! Free street parking on the weekend. We will return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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