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The Royal Scam

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American, Bar, Pub
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72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602-3204
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Average food but right across the street from the hotel so very convenient. The restaurant itself is pretty cozy so perfect for our private dinner.

Thank Helen W
Shenzhen, China
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall atmosphere of the place was quaint. Waitress was nice. Food took a while and was sub par at best. This is my second visit and I don't think i would go back again.

Thank Carla K
Edmond, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each of us in our group of 4 thought the food was delicious! Appropriate portions at appropriate prices. Very good service as well. Being from out of town, we had a hard time spotting the restaurant--sign is hard to see/hard to read. It helps to know there are purple patio umbrellas out front!

Thank travelingmom94
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had just checked into the hotel and wanted something with good ratings, diverse menu and not fried food. This place already has great ratings, but thought another would help. Don't let the name "scam" deter you from stopping in for a bite. We walked around Mobile a few blocks and decided to come back to this place. we took... More 

Thank cuch5
Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was recommended by hotel for lunch. So glad. I may have walked past but glad we stopped. I had the steak sandwich scam. It was delicious. The horseradish mayo was perfect. Tender meat. Can't say enough. The fries were great too. I like a thin crunchy shoestring fry and this fit the bill. My friend had a burger. It... More 

Thank Lisa T
Shreveport, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's attached to a hotel. Found it last minute on google. So decided to try it out. It was a group of us around 12-15. They accommodated us the best they could. We sat outside under a covered patio. They are more upscale than I normally go. Food price was rather high, but the service was good.

Thank rendk1982
Mobile, Alabama
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215 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times and always get the same thing. The steak sandwich. It is great and reasonably priced. The fries and sides are really great too. Walking distance from most hotels

Thank Jackfish28
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Royal Scam is a favorite downtown eatery that specializes in sandwiches and comfort food. The food is good and atmosphere is good. Service is good and prices are OK.

Thank Trigerfish
Mobile, Alabama
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Been here many times...never been disappointed. Good food and price variety...great choice for travelers in surrounding hotels to grab dinner...suggest this place to many visitors who come from our Corp office as they usually stay in the Hampton a few doors down. Burgers to filets...

Thank Rainer G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a cool little place. Very casual, with excellent food. In historic Mobile convenient to local hotels and shops.

Thank SuzyQ525

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602-3204
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: 251-432-7226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?