Rudy's Hideaway
Rudy's Hideaway

Rudy's Hideaway

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rudyshideaway.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: Steak, Seafood
  • 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: 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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Rudy's Hideaway reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)neighborhood gem (62)good for groups (44)fit for foodies (34)romantic (21)great for lunch (20)kid-friendly (14)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Thursday night Lobster for $18.95 is a good value
    SteveWVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Rudy's is a local favorite, famed not only for its lobster but also for its steak and other seafood entrees. The dinner orders for our party of four ranged from a Shrimp Louie to the Thursday Night Lobster Special. Everything was tasty. Service was outstanding! We all agreed this is a fun place to eat with friends.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    food4thought
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I had not been to Rudy's for many years. (I have been out of the area) Monday was my wife's birthday and she indicated that she would like to have lobster. I thought of Rudy's and made a reservation. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent. Her lobster was as good as we expected. I had prime rib and it was a good portion and perfectly cooked. The restaurant was clean and well decorated. The service was good and the ambiance was quiet. (That's a nice change from most places where you can't even carry on a conversation over the music and noise.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Sassy
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food was very, very good. I was surprised at how nice our dining room was. It appears to have recently been updated. Gone was the dark road house look! The noise level was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • justwanteddinner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    waitress could have been a little nicer, or a lot nicer
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rookie
    Lovingit22
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    not one to talk much....enjoyed dinner, was not disappointed. food was great, service was professional and courteous.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional Steak and Sea Food Spot
    Jerseypi
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I wanted to treat my friend to a good solid american meal the night before she was to have a medical procedure. She had never been to Rudys and is a steak and potato person. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent, very attentive but not overly so, the prime rib melts in your mouth and the claim chowder was the best I've ever had. My friend is not a seafood fan and since we were sharing the appetiezer we chose the hot chicken wings with the blue cheese dressing. That was so delicious, the dressing had chunks of blue cheese and was so creamy delicious. We had planned on having desert but we were so stuffed, and had only eatten half our plates. The portions were very generous.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rudy's
    RememberingUncleJess
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I remember when I was a kid, my Uncle Jess took mom, dad and I to Rudy's for a lobster dinner. It was the first and best lobster dinner I ever had. I was in the area with some friends and we stopped in for another wonderful dinner. Although I now live in the Bay Area, I hope to get back to Rudy's every now and again for another sweet lobster dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Rudy's is a great place all around. I have been numerous times and I have yet to have any other experience but a positive one! Fantastic food, nothing is average, it is all good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    First visit to Rudy's in > 20 yrs. Restaurant was redecorated and is much better looking. Food was good for a casual weekend dinner but we would not go here for a special occasion.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Saturday Night Dinner
    LiketoDine
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A little noise in the main dining area but the seating area as you walk into Rudy's is very nice with booths rather than tables. You'll find table seating in the main dining area near the bar. Food is very good both meat/fish with lobster a specialty and yes everything is fresh and cooked to order. All in all a very decent neighborhood type dining experience with friendly wait staff and bartender. Not too expensive like a serious fine dining experience might cost but not inexpensive either.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I have been to Rudy's 3 times and have had the most awesome dinner. Kind and friendly service. The steak and seafood have always been our favorite, Rudy's does a wonderful job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • donb
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a really good meal and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • That burger
    Heebs
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I wasn't all together happy with where we sat, but that's not what matters to me. I ordered the Kobe Burger, and though I'm sure it's not 100% Kobe (it would have been 4X as expensive, minimum), it was freaking delicious! I ordered it once before a few months back, and had to again. Coming from the perspective of an attendee of the Hamburger of the Month Club, this burger ranks highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful dining experience
    wonderfull
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I had not been to Rudy's for quite awhile. We were realy pleased with our dining experience . Food, Service , and ambiance were all excellant. Thank all of the folks at Rudy's for a wonderful dine out evening. Jim and Jeanette Galloway
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We appreciated the excellent service and the delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Lobster!
    seafooder
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I try to go to Rudy's every year for my birthday lobster. I always ask for the biggest they have. This year it wasn't huge but about 14oz. not bad. the waiters and waitresses are usually great but this time she was really just dead pan. no enthusiasm, never asked if I want a second glass of wine, didn't ask if we wanted ground pepper on our salads, didn't offer or describe the deserts ect. the food was really good as usual but a little help to enjoy ourselves would have been nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • for lobster lovers!
    Laurie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Six of us dined at Rudy's midweek and it is always a lively place! Always busy as it has been open for many years and has a regular following. I had lobster dumplings and a salad but was given a sample of the other dishes and lobster is great. I did not taste the lobster ravioli but hear it is good too. Prawns were large and the one steak at the table looked juicy. Fair prices and good wine selection. Service was o.k.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food4life
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Doesn't look like much from the outside. However, the inside was nicely decorated and the food was very good. The Stuffed Mushrooms in the red caper sauce were very excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good as usual
    deandec
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We go to Rudy's several times per year. We enjoy the service, the food preparation, and the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lucky find
    Nanna
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We needed a good dinner place close to Rancho Cordova. We met family, there were 8 of us. Our dinners were very good. One person had prime rib, and was very pleased. It was served just as ordered, and he was able to cut with his fork. One down note my sister and I had the Scampi, and the prawns were slightly over cooked, still tasty, but a bit tough. The salads were very nice, potatoes, both mashed and baked were very good. They offer coconut cream pie and banana cream pie (plus several other choices) for dessert. The coconut pie was great. We didn't lack for service, water filled as needed etc. Good Place we would defiantly go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Service/Steak & Lobster
    Janet
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I went to Rudy's while vacationing up in Sacramento. We went to celebrate a birthday. The food choices were great and everyone enjoyed a delicious meal! Our server was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service!
    Abalonecook
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The prime rib was outstanding as well as the lobster! This is a great place for casual dining and celebrations. Our waiter was outstanding, anticipating our every need.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    A2S2
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We went to Rudy's to celebrate my husband's birthday and had a great lunch! I very much appreciated being able to make a reservation online and loved the bonus of Rudy's doing an Outlook email invite to all the guests. We had a great waiter who was very attentive, professional and fun. Everybody enjoyed their food and the ambiance was wonderful. Love the artwork! A quintessential local neighborhood place - you can't manufacture that wonderful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • orangefoodie's "hideaway"
    orangefoodie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Have eaten at this local spot several times over the last 10 or so years. It always is good and reliable. They have lobster specials on Thursday nights; that appeals to my New England born spouse. Nothing fancy to look at but a fun nautical decorative theme inside. It is frequented by locals. This time, my two friends were very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christian88
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The evening was perfect for a special night out. The lobster is always the best.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hubforlobstet
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were there and upset cause of home was in danger but our waitress she has been there for a long time made us feel at home bill was very high butcwe did get a bottle of wine
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday Dinner with a side of glass!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I found a piece of glass in my salad and they didn't comp anything off the bill. It was also my birthday dinner so having glass in my food made for a horrible birthday dinner. I will not be returning!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love new look
    Angel
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It has been a while since my wife and I eaten at Rudys ...loved the update look , food was in all the senses wonderful. I have a great picture on Facebook of our special dinner happy 25th Anniversary to us! Great nite we were early fir our reservation they accommodated us friendly great service we had live lobster wuth prime rib yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looks can be deceiving
    fatoldman
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The outside of the building is rather dated but the food is excellent. Try the clam chowder and lobster and king crab. The prime rib is tender and seasoned well. We plan to return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous would eat here again.
    Pixiesx3
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was great. Drinks were good. Staff were fabulous. Would eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good balance
    MyBizzness
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We hadn't been to Rudy's for 17 years. Mostly because the last time we were there we weren't that impress with the food quality as compared to the prices. Tried it again last weekend for a special occasion, and I must say the place has improved quite a bit since the last time we were there. The food was good, not great but good, service was friendly and prompt, and the prices seemed on par. We'll be back again and won't wait 17 years this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sea Food
    Aaron
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I find that this place - is great for dining and enjoying sea food type of foods.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rudy's Review
    DonsDiningGuide
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I have dined at Rudy's probably a dozen time over the years. Whether with a group or just a couple, they have always been on time for our reservation, answered questions about the menu and had good recommendations. Prices are within a reasonable range, service is always great and if you wish to take your time, there is no rush to get you out. My recent dinner was a date, and some months ago it was a group of about 10 pre-paring for a disaster exercise the next morning and we were able to work and dine at the same time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible table
    RudysRude
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Made reservations for 6:30 to ensure a nice booth for special birthday. Was placed in middle of room in table for two when had three people. Booths open all around us. Asked for a better booth and told none available. Many were open! Was placed by the bar at another tiny table in entrance way of that room. Noisy and disruptive Biker table next to us and bar full of loud people. As we left there were still many booths open. VERY disappointing!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rudy's Hideaway
    kat3
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been to Rudy's several times in the last couple of years and have always had a wonderful experience. The food is consistently excellent and the service is efficient and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good bargain
    Buckeye1VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The meals were good and my guest received very good chocolate mousse for her birthday dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Come Again
    Twister
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Always wanted to try Rudy's Hideaway, and finally did. We will definitely return. The staff were friendly and very efficient. We both had the prime rib and lobster combo. It was plenty of food and cooked to perfection. It was very comfortable, the only exception was the three ladies in the adjoining booth. They were extremely loud, talking about their trip to Italy.....it may have been the wine! Other than that, it seemed like a nice quiet place. We now have a new favorite restaurant, wish we had tried it sooner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have dined here many times with our group of friends and family. Always friendly, good service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was our first time dining at Rudy's. We were greeted warmly and sat immediately Jason was our server and he was GREAT. We had the Tuesday special, I was surprised by the whole experience, from the outside you think you are walking into a bar but yet the inside is elegant but casual. We loved every bite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveClawdia
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Always great food, pleasant atmosphere, excellent food and service. Delicious Seafood salad and warm bread! Yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.