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Rudy's Hideaway
Rudy's Hideaway

Rudy's Hideaway Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rudyshideaway.com
  • Email: rudyshideway@aol.com
  • Phone: (916) 351-0606
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Kristina Golden
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering is tailored to your unique needs. We specialize in Crab Feed Fund raisers. Take all the hassle out of your next fund raiser with just one call to us.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Lunch and Dinner Banquets available for groups of 14 to 120. Please visit our website for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hazel @ US 50
  • Public Transit: Light rail stop is located one block away.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rudy's Hideaway
Welcome to Rudy's Hideaway, a Northern California landmark since 1972. We are famous for lobster, slow roasted Prime Rib, and clam chowder. Our food is prepared in-house and served by a friendly, professional staff.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Only negative feedback on our evening was the tipping policy. We left a generous tip at the table in cash and not included it on the credit/debit card transaction. The restaurant automatically charged an initial charge of the entire bill PLUS a 20% tip. Upset, I called the restaurant and asked for the reason, since we had already left a tip. Management told me it is automatic feature of their billing software. I have left cash tips at other restaurants and have never come across this practice in fact, quite the opposite. Most establishments process the bill when the restaurant verifies the additional funds for a tip. Nevertheless, Rudy's did reverse the 20% tip on our bill the following day. The food and service were excellent. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have been eating at Rudy's off and on for past 25 years. Hasn't changed, still good food with relaxed feeling."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "First time at Rudy's. It was very nice. Seated right away. Service was spot on. I had the lobster ravioli. I practically licked the plate clean. So very delicious. Hubby had the steak and lobster and enjoyed it very much. He also had the coconut cream pie which he said was outstanding. Would go there every day for those ravioli - if I won the lottery. Very pricy but worth it for special occasion."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "First time at Rudys, will definitely be back! Food was fantastic, perfectly prepared and presented. Lobster bisque to die for! Great ambiance, nice menu selections to meet your craving..casual and or upscale..great place!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We loved coming to Rudy's Hide Away we took our son and daughter in law for their birthday's along with their 2 children 10 & 12 The food was great the restaurant is always very clean, beautiful and full of fun. The waiters along withe the table server were both just great friendly and we truely enjoyed our time there. The waiter made our grandchildren feel special and we loved that he brought out a live lobster out for them to see. The whole evening was great we will be back for sure."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We are new to the area and a friend of ours suggested we go there for dinner. I always saw a great number of vehicles in the parking lot but the curb appeal was not the best. We went there for dinner and were very pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was great. All in all a good experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My boyfriend had the stuffed salmon. It was over cooked, very over cooked and tasted like the didn't season it at all. I had the king crab legs and they were rubbery and pretty tasteless. The waitress wasn't very attentive either. A few times, I was left with an empty glass. I was very disappointed. The meal wasn't worth $20, much less the $70 we paid. I will never go back to Rudy's."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I have been going to Rudy's for several decades now. It is by far the best seafood restaurant in the greater Sacramento area. I ordered the 5 ounce lobster tail and sirloin steak with asparagus and a bowl of their clam chowder. As an appetizer lobster pot stickers. The lobster pot stickers are fantastic. My date ordered the lobster ravioli, garlic mashed potato and salad. Everything was cooked perfectly. The waiter kept my ice tea glass filled without being a bother to us. Not easy since I drink a lot of fluids. If you like lobster you will love Rudy's."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Rudy's is one of the most up-scale dining spots in the area. The food is superb and the service is top-notch. The 8 0z lobster is my favorite and is presented perfectly."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "In the mood for lobster this is the place! Come on Sunday or Monday for the 5 oz tail specials"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I thought for the price that vegetables should have been included and not just as a choice. Also thought there should be linen napkins. Denise, the waitress was very good and helpful."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Disappointed in the taste of the food especially for the cost and service wasn't so great."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Traveling on business looking for good seafood. Rudy's Hideaway was highly recommended on TripAdvisor. Did not disappoint! Saturday night late reservations. Greeted warmly and seated immediately in a really large booth for a party of 2. Server Jason excellent from start to finish. Crab-stuffed mushrooms appetizer fabulous. My salad was delicious and my husband said his clam chowder was one of the best he has ever had. I ordered lobster tail with fresh asparagus. Lobster tasted so fresh and cooked perfectly. Husband had scampi with mashed potatoes which he loved. For dessert we shared the chocolate mousse served in a sundae-sized glass - awesome! Wish we lived closer so we could eat there on a regular basis."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have been going to Rudy's now for a long time. It is our favorite restaurant. The food is always excellent and the service is very good. I especially like the seafood. We have recommended Rudy's to everyone we know. I wish them the best."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "So I am a little peeved. I specifically stated in the website reservation booking that it was my dad's birthday and wanted a great table...NOT BY THE DOOR. Which is where she preceded to attempt to seat us. I declined and asked if we could sit in the bigger dinning area. Again...we were seated almost in the hallway between the doorway/bar/dinning room entrance. Would have appreciated not having to view constant staff gathering there next to our table as it seemed to be an intersection between the bar and adjoining dinning rooms. Our waiter was awesome, very attentive and nicely made up for the subpar service from the hostess."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Thursday's special is the 1# live Maine lobster and it is soooooo good!! I always go on Thursday's for that lobster and at $18 to me it's a good deal. My husband always gets the Kobe burger and says it's also very tasty. We always try to sit in Ron's station. He is a great waiter and always very friendly. We have been going to Rudy's over 25 years while many things have remained the same they still keep the place neat and clean and tweak the menu every now and then to give customers new options. I wish they would bring back the Oktoberfest. They used to make on premises most of the food and while traditional German food isn't real high on my list it is good and makes the Oktoberfest a more real experience. It was always fun."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Love that the place has history. Been in area for a very long time. Best food ever!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We went to Rudy's Hideaway on a Monday night for dinner. It was our anniversary. We were seated in a quiet booth, it was perfect! The food was outstanding. We had a hard time deciding what to have...it all sounded good. We already know what we will have next time we go!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Love this place, calamari and salmon great; Can't wait to try other dishes; Service been great all the time."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a great time and we will go back again for some more special occasions."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "excellent dinnner. I had the 1.25 lb lobster and my wife salmon stuffed with crab. Both were excellent. The clam chowder was some of the best I have ever had. Great service as well."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. Two of us the 8oz Lobster w/ salad. The other had Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl and a salad. We left nothing on our plates. The service was timely and pleasant. I will always refer my friends to Rudy's for a great meal, an great service for a special night out or for lunch."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I had the Lobster special, I found the tail rather tough to chew and cut. Next time I will have the prime rib I know that is always wonderful."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Rudy's continues to provide the best deal for excellent lobster and king crab. There are other items that will whet your appetite, but shellfish are my favorites. The bartender is a "wizard mixologist". "Hideaway" is an apt description for the place, because you can have an intimate dinner with someone special in a Captain's Room corner booth. Our favorite for celebrating an anniversary together or party with friends."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The orverall service was good except it was a very long time to wait to be served our food. This was a birthday gathering and we were charge $11 to cut a cake. We were not told that in the beginning otherwise we would have cut and served the cake ourselves. That should have been told up front."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The service was great and the lobster outstanding. Want to go back and try the Prime Rib."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Went to celebrate a birthday. Good place for that. Good food."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We went for lunch. My husband had a seafood platter of all fried food. The calamari too chewy!. I had the Louie salad. 2 shrimp, the rest small caned type, small portion of lobster and crab. Not much to rave about"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "First time for me. I love the food. Our waiter is excellent. Great service. I would recommend other people to dine here. Thank you. I will go again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I consistently love the lobster, chowder, and salad. I just enjoy going there."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Nice restaurant. Good food and service. Very comfortable location."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We have dine @ this restaurant many times this isn't new to use...."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "If you are in the mood for lobster this is the place to go. My son's 25th birthday he had a whole Maine lobster and finished every bite. I had lobster tail and husband had scampi - yum! Will definately be back for special occasions!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I had been wanting to try Rudy's for a while. I made an online reservation, which was very easy. We were seated within 5 minutes of our arrival by a waiter who actually came to the bar to find us...no flashing pagers. The appetizers were delicious, the entrees were cooked exactly as we requested, and the timing of each courses' delivery was spot on. Our waiter was pleasant and professional, and never made a mistake. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "You can never go wrong with the lobster tails at Rudy's Hideaway. We just celebrated another anniversary here and had a wonderful time. They even brought us out a nice dessert to celebrate!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "A group of 9 of us from work ate and had a great time. Good food and reasonable price."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We had a terrific lobster dinner and dessert. Will be back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I had the Prime Rib and my friend had the lobster. Both were exactly what we were looking for and our expectations were exceeded. The food was wonderful, the staff efficient and everything wast great. I made my reservations on open table and we were led immediately to our table when we arrived. All in all, this was an outstanding experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My wife and I met another couple for dinner a Rudy's Hideaway on a Saturday night in February this year. We made reservations for 6:30pm. We arrived about 6:25 they had our reservation but we were told that our table was not ready yet. We waited in the lounge about 15 minutes before we were seated. To start we ordered the StuffedMushrooms, they were very good better than expected. We also had the Clam Chowder soup which was delicious. My wife ordered the Lobster Ravioli and I ordered the Captain's Seafood Platter. The place was very crowded and it took a long time before our food arrived but we both enjoyed our meal. Our friends both ordered Lobster one had a 8oz and one had the 16oz. We had a very nice meal at Rudy's and I will return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014