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The Royal Scam, Mobile, AL

The Royal Scam

4.9
4.9
383 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Royal Scam has served locals and visitors alike since December of 2006. We hope you'll enjoy our fresh Gulf seafood, hand cut filets and other specialties.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (251) 432-7226
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Stern
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate small to medium sized groups in our courtyard. Please email our general manager at abaker@raspgroup.com or call the restaurant (251)432-7226 for more information.
  • Neighbourhood
    Mobile
  • Cross Street
    Government
  • Parking Details
    Metered street parking until 6 pm. Multiple paid/covered lots available.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 383 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mobile

    Best Overall

  • Mobile

    Best Food

  • Mobile

    Best Service

  • Mobile

    Best Ambience

  • Mobile

    Best Value

  • Mobile

    Good for business meals

  • Mobile

    Innovative

  • Mobile

    Hot spot

  • Mobile

    Good for special occasions

  • Mobile

    Lively

  • Mobile

    Best Overall

  • Mobile

    Best Food

  • Mobile

    Best Service

  • Mobile

    Best Ambience

  • Mobile

    Best Value

  • Mobile

    Good for business meals

  • Mobile

    Healthy

  • Mobile

    Hot spot

  • Mobile

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Mobile

    Great for fine wines

  • Mobile

    Romantic

  • Mobile

    Good for special occasions

  • Mobile

    Lively

  • Mobile

    Most Booked

383 Reviews
  1. ryant

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was great! Food was good. We really enjoyed the gumbo.

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  2. WillReturn

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy night -- the restaurant was full of diners headed to a concert. Staff, bar, and kitchen served smiles, beverages, and delicious food, sending satisfied diners out the door in time to walk the few blocks to make the curtain time. A great start to a great night out.

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  3. MichaelL

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, Great Service, Good Drinks! Well worth it!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to the Royal Scam, the food is the best and the customer service is always top tier!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have an amazing experience eating here. Food was outstanding, and the service was even better. Paige treated us like kings

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner fabulous; we enjoyed our evening completely. Our server, Brittany, was fantastic! She had excellent suggestions and was attentive. The manager stopped to check in that all was well. We will definitely dine there next time we visit Mobile.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience! Food is superb! Nice atmosphere! Great service!

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  8. HerbertH

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is either the number 1 or number 2 restaurants we've visited in Mobile. I suppose they can alternate but similarly priced, both great service and wonderful ambiance. Well be back

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  9. KirkA

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Our server, Brittany, was amiable and accommodating. We had great gumbo, a refreshing salad, excellent crab cakes and a cooked to order filet. Very friendly staff.

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  10. BrandonD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my absolute favorite places in Mobile. The food is always fantastic and the service is top notch.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal in the courtyard, which was covered and comfortable despite cool temps outside. Erika, our server, deserves special mention as she took excellent care of us. Loved those Gallahger’s Solash cocktails too!

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  12. gayle

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and fabulous service!! Great location downtown if you're going to a concert or event at the Saenger Theater or the Convention Center. Walking distance to both!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a Nice Time at the Royal Scam!!! Been eating there for years during my travels to Mobile from Birmingham. Well run establishment!!!

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  14. MelissaW

    Mississippi

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, our entire evening was amazing! Celebrated a birthday and the staff was so accommodating, not to mention the food was delicious! Always a great experience for any occasion!!!

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  15. Jacob

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and good atmosphere for a date night

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  16. Shayne

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere. Service was excellent.

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  17. DanielG

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and worth the price and the servers were extremely nice to cater to our needs.

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  18. DeLawrence

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice customer service and soothing ambience. Also, the food was tasteful and well proportioned.

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  19. Margaret

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, lots of food, great service, and great atmosphere

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  20. John

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding service and food. Server was Isaac, bartender George and manager April were just top notch. Just another typically outstanding job by the Scam team.

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  21. Larkin

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always fantastic here!! Not one thing to complain about!! Food is amazing. Service is fantastic and the drinks at phenomenal.

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  22. SusieJ

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our server! The atmosphere is fantastic and the food was perfect! Great crab cakes, loved the salad and the steak was cooked perfectly! We make Royal Scam a Mardi Gras tradition!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent spot to relax and watch the Mardi Gras parade.

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  24. ChristopherA

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food, and had some great Mardi Gras themed drinks

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  25. RebeccaM

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great meal, I did feel like we were a bit rushed out with them closing. It was a bit hard to get desserts, second drink, etc. Food was great, would’ve liked them to wait and take salads first so it wasn’t waiting. Our waiter was super nice and accommodating.

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  26. SheriW

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves!

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  27. KenP

    Mobile

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! The food, the service and the atmosphere. One of our favorite places.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a birthday dinner. The waitress was superb. She was attentive but there was no rushing us. We had a great cocktail and shared the crab cakes. Best crab cakes in the region. Dinner was cooked perfectly and the dessert had a candle and a sweet message Outstanding Evening and dining experience.

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  29. JasonM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Royal Scam consistently has great food and service.

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  30. JennyBK

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Royal Scam is the BEST food & service in Mobile! It is our new favorite place to celebrate. Great place to recommend to out of town guests who love good food.

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  31. AbbiM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here to celebrate my brothers engagement. They set up a beautiful and romantic table with roses. The drinks, food, desserts, and service was incredible. Be prepared to spend some money but definitely worth it! Get the steak! Also, the espresso martini is to die for!

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  32. JuliC

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I started our dining experience with the crab cakes. They were delicious. I then ordered the featured special of scallops over black garlic mashed potatoes with broccolini. What a culinary masterpiece! I would highly recommend The Royal Scam.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Geroge is the best bartender in town. The food is off the hook would recommend it for anybody who comes to town.

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  34. LeslaF

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good, always consistent. Chef's choice of sauces and pairings are always great. Loved the change of wine.

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  35. steves

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and atmosphere. Delicious meal and quality value. We’ll be back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service. Menu was somewhat limited but was tasty.

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  37. Travellady

    Mobile

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable, food was served at the right pace, temperature perfect, every dish was amazing. It has been years since we were there and it was just as good as we remembered. My husband had the steak special, two of us had filet, two of us had the fish special(tile). The fish was served with a savory bread pudding, about which we were skeptical. We needn’t have been: it was delicious! The steaks were served with fresh fingerling potatoes, all with broccolini. We had let them know about allergies, and it had been discussed at their predinner meeting. The price was extremely reasonable for all that we had. Go try it!

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  38. JVMJack

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. One of the top 3 restaurants in Mobile.

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  39. KarenW

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a date night dinner and it was delicious. We both had the land and sea, crab cakes and filet mignon, with fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus. The steaks were cooked perfectly and topped with a tasty sauce. The crab cakes were among the best I’ve ever had as was the spicy sauce. We shared a cappuccino cream brûlée which was another amazing dish.

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  40. PaulR

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    April and her staff never disappoint! Always check out the catch of the day.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Royal Scam offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 432-7226.

The Royal Scam is rated 4.9 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Royal Scam

72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602-3204

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Government
  • Neighbourhood
    Mobile
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Metered street parking until 6 pm. Multiple paid/covered lots available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Stern
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (251) 432-7226
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate small to medium sized groups in our courtyard. Please email our general manager at abaker@raspgroup.com or call the restaurant (251)432-7226 for more information.
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