Rudy's Hideaway
Rudy's Hideaway

Rudy's Hideaway

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rudyshideaway.com/
  • Phone: 9163510606
  • 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
147 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)neighborhood gem (70)good for groups (48)great for lunch (32)romantic (31)fit for foodies (31)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (10)notable wine list (9)hot spot (8)great for brunch (7)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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.
  • 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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • 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.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Predictably great!!!
    FoodieLady
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    There were 7 of us gathered for dinner on Sunday at Rudy's Hideaway. Food was really good . . . .prime rib, Boston Clam Chowder, lobster tail, and Scampi . . .served hot, graciously, well prepared and exactly how we requested it. Service was fantastic . . . .always is. My 4th time there, and we will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding. Shouldn't be missed!
    StudioLadyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was wonderful. Grilled artichokes were great. Garlic cheese bread is a must have! All the entrees that we had were terrific especially the Filet with lobster and hollandaise and the lobster ravioli. The chocolate moose for dessert was the perfect ending. This restaurant is a real gem. Treat yourself and go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our waiter was great, food fantastic. We will be back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    DiningDave
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The service was great and the food was outstanding-what more needs to be said?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a group of 13. The service was excellent. The food was great. Have been here several times with large groups and always had great food and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • moodylori
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I hadn't been to Rudy's in years, and was pleasantly surprised that it hasn't changed as far as quality and value of food. The meals are very large, of great taste, and cooked to perfection. A great place for both casual and fancy dining!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great evening
    happy19years
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    the service was great. waiter made the evening a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rudy's Hideaway
    puppy
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our experience was perfect except for our lobster tails being kinda tough. The first bite was like chewing rubber bands. The texture was better in some spots, but most of it was tough...didn't complain though, since the rest of the meal was really good. Our server was efficient, well-versed and engaging. Good chowder, good salad, good potatoes, and the garlic cheese bread was sublime. There was also a delicious dessert, chocolaty and light, which we shared. We'd go back, but would hope for tender sweet lobster. Nice prices too. Thanks Rudy's!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Order the Lobster Ravioli!
    gray
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The crab cakes were just OK but trhe lobster potstickers were very good and the lobetsr ravioli was fabulous! Bring a hearty appetite because there is almost too much food if you have both an appetizer and an entree.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kat3
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We always enjoy dining at Rudy's. Everything was wonderful except that we came on a very hot day and the room we were seated in was not air conditioned very well. We were given a fan to help cool us down. If it weren't for the fan, we would have roasted. But the food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I have had dinners only but have been to Rudy's many times over the past 20 years and have never been disappointed. The food and server were outstanding on the 31st. I would and have recommend Rudy's to my friends and relatives. I usually do dinner there so I not sure what lunch is like but I can imagine that it is just as fine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Denny's Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We really enjoyed the food but were very disappointed in the service. We had reservations and planned to have a nice dinner with drinks, appetizers. Our waitress, came to our table and we felt like we were in Denny's. We were not asked about drinks and appetizers. She rushed us and we felt cheated. We were out of there in less than an hour. Our bill was nearly $200 but it could have been a lot more if we had been given the opportunity to order more drinks and appetizers. We had reservations and the restaurant was not full so we were not sure why we were rushed. The food was delicious by the way and we plan to come back and home not to be rushed next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday dinner ever
    hazzardVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I want to thank the staff at Rudys for making my 56th birthday excellent, I had the 5oz. lobster and prime rib, absoutly delicious, the service was excellent. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neat restaurant!
    madi
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This place is neat and great seafood. We were seated quick and the servers where very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our regular place
    Diningfriends
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is our go to restaurant for calamari, clam chowder with, lobster or prime rib depending on our dining mood. Great local restaurant with great service. We keep coming back over the years and have never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excel Lobster & Rice pilaf w/lemon
    daydreamer
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The rice pilaf is so super with lemon. The lobster is always the best here. Thanks for being a member of Open Table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous dinner...
    Crimson
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a lovely evening at Rudy's Hideaway...The food was fabulous, the service was awesome, and my Mother-in-law's birthday went perfectly...Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC FIND!
    Mike
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I have been wanting to try out Rudy's ever since I moved back here to the Sacramento area a few years ago. Our visit was totally unplanned and a spur of the moment decision as the idea of your Thursday lobster special was mentioned by one of my friends. The food was terrific and the service was incredible! I can't say enough about what a great time we had and how impressed we are with Rudy's Hideway! See you again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rudy's was a nice surprise!
    Capitolcitydinner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Rudy's does not look like much from the outside, but the inside was GREAT! Nice, comfortable, good service and good food. Our group of 8 met for lunch and everyone was happy with their meal. We loved this place and plan to go back some time very soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster shack with retired locals
    patdVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Nice high end menu w surf & turf Crowd was very local and very senior - I think I was the youngest patron in the restaurant by a full generation. Portions were appropriately small (I don't like stuffing myself).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.