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The Royal Scam, Mobile, AL

The Royal Scam

4.9
4.9
370 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

19:00


Booked 14 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 17:00–21:00
  • 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.
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 370 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
  • 4.5Value

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

370 Reviews
  1. MelissaW

    Mississippi

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. Jacob

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  3. Shayne

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

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  4. DanielG

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  5. DeLawrence

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  6. Margaret

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  7. John

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 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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  8. Larkin

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 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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  9. SusieJ

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 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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  10. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 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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  11. ChristopherA

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 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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  12. RebeccaM

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 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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  13. SheriW

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

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

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  14. KenP

    Mobile

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 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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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 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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  16. JasonM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 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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  17. JennyBK

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 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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  18. AbbiM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 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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  19. JuliC

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 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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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 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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  21. LeslaF

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 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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  22. steves

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 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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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 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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  24. Travellady

    Mobile

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 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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  25. JVMJack

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 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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  26. KarenW

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 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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  27. PaulR

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 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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  28. JohnB

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal! Service was great as well. We will definitely return:)

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  29. JoeR

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff were excellent explaining specials and were attentive without being intrusive. Fish selections were delicious and a good variety of starters/appetizers as well as seasonal cocktails.

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  30. SandraF

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered the special-pear glazed redfish. The fish was perfectly cooked and so delicious. Brussel sprouts were ok-a bit mushy for a roasted sprout?? The cous cous and carrots were excellent.

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  31. ChrisG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed dinner. Christmas cocktails are nice. Braised short ribs excellent with great polenta.

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  32. RandyS

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Ambience was good except it was a little loud.

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  33. CherylT

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful, starting with a pleasant greeting at the door to a cheerful and attentive server. The food was excellent and good sized portions.

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  34. Timaccf

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, wait staff was very helpful and attentive. Only issue was payment processing. Declined my corporate credit card. Did not have issue before or after Royal Scam visit.

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  35. Vickee

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brittney was great!! The ribeye was so flavorful, and my drinks were great too. The cab franc by the glass will be my new go to wine. Their pairing suggestion was spot on. This place never disappoints.

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  36. FoodDoctor

    Alabama

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had wonderful service. The redfish had great flavor. The salad was very good also.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was perfect. Food was delicious and quickly served!

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  38. Meagan

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Royal Scam was excellent last night. It was our 10 year anniversary and they went above and beyond to make it special for us. Our meals were delicious and we had a wonderful time!

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  39. DocLiv

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our dinner was perfect! Best experience we’ve had in a while.

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  40. KenP

    Mobile

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places. Everything is great! We love the Tuna Tartare. The soup of the day is always great, whatever it is you can’t go wrong.

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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 370 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 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
  • Area
    Mobile
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00
  • 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, Takeaway, 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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