Rudy Royale, located in downtown Charleston combines a fun atmosphere with approachable yet elevated seasonal cuisine. Event & Private Dining Spaces Available.
Multiple dates available
Sun 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Fri - Sat 11:30 AM - 4:00 PMWho is ready for Happy Hour? Come see us Thursday - Sunday from 3-5pm for food & beverage specials!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Roasted Half Chicken
Warm Potato Salad, Parsley, Garlic Aioli
Chicken + Dumplings
Braised Chicken, Carrots, Onions, Potato Dumplings
I found lipstick on my glass. It is not something you want to see during Covid. My wife loved her meal but I was just not overwhelmed by my plate. I ordered the fried chicken plate white meat and I felt the chicken was over cooked or the oil needed to be changed. Everything else was okay.
I really wanted to give this restaurant more stars, but I just can't. First thing, when we sat down at our table we could barely hear one another speak, because the music was so loud. I asked the hostess if we could move and she happily moved us to the other room. Plus she let them know about the noise level in that particular room. Secondly, the food. We started off with some fried pickles, which were delicious, so we were excited for the rest of the meal. I wish we would've stopped there. I ordered the chicken sandwich and my husband ordered the 2 piece meal. His fried chicken was heavily batter and extremely greasy. Not to mention there was no seasoning what so ever. My sandwich was raw in the center... I'm talking if this was a piece of steak it would've been a rare/medium rare in the center. Thankfully I had cut the sandwich in half before taking a bite since it was such a large piece of chicken. Ultimately that ruined lunch for me. No wants to see that. Our waiter was extremely apologetical for what happened and got me something else right away. I ordered the chicken tenders instead for my new plate. They were extremely bland just like my husband's 2 piece.
The only reason I'm giving this review 3 stars is because of the staff. They were very friendly and took care of the sandwich issue right away, but we will not be returning because the food was just not good.
Visited on New Year’s Eve and had a great experience there. Elle, our server, provided a wonderful personality along with very responsive service, and honest and accurate recommendations. The cocktails were served with an ample pour from the bar, and the warm crab dip with bread was delicious and came in a well sized portion. I had the chicken sandwich, and my wife had the salmon, we were each very, very pleased with our meals. It’s not a ‘fancy’ restaurant, and the menu is limited, but the food and drinks we had that evening were top notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant for casual and tasty dining.
Great food wonderful service! A little pricey for a more casual ambiance. But overall a good experience. Great cocktails
This place is fabulous! Run don’t walk to get there! The chicken fingers were the best I’ve ever had and the Mac and cheese was awesome!
This was a disaster for our first night in Charleston. I don’t often write reviews but this place does not deserve a good review. Food was terrible, other than the waiter the service was awful. I asked the manager/host to turn on the Christmas lights in the window where we were sitting and he acted like I was an idiot, he wouldn’t do it! This was a Christmas trip for us so any ambience we could get we’d have taken it. I had the hanger steak which was awful and cost $35 for a few small pieces of steak and a mound of ridiculous crispy things that were difficult to eat, I gave up! My husbands oysters were terrible. This was almost a$100 dinner with no drinks. Bad value, bad customer service other than our waiter, and the stink when you walked in was awful! Do not go here, there’s so many fabulous restaurants in Charleston, choose something else.
Delicious meal with excellent service highly recommend if you like chicken!!
Great food and service. Really enjoyed the fried chicken and shrimp.
Good food, fair prices and excellent waitress. A fairly new restaurant worth trying.
Perhaps my mistake as I thought this was something better than bar food at the airport. We had a variety of entree’s, all tasted greasy and without flavor. It’s ok for college kids but not so much for folks looking for better food.
The salmon was very good! Loved the sauce and the crispy exterior of the filet but not over cooked on the inside. Would definitely get again!
Lovely ambiance, great service and We enjoyed the crab toast and the charboiled oysters.
The restaurant had a horrible smell of backed up sewer. Overall the food and drinks were good, but it was a horrible smell inside of the restaurant.
The chicken was amazing! Definitely will be back soon!
The chicken sandwich and mac & cheese were great, and the service was outstanding! Would definitely recommend.
Our server Michael made our dinner an enjoyable and fun event! The cocktails were yummy and the food was delicious. The deviled eggs were perfect and the cornbread was very moist and tasty The chicken itself was tender and juicy but had a little too much crunch in the skin for my taste. The pricing was a little on the high side but again having Michael as our server made everything better! We’ll definitely go back next time we visit…;0
Our server, Courtney, was the best!
Excellent fried chicken.....period.
Was a great lunch on a Sunday. Place was quite and we ordered the chicken strips where were great with a very unique honey mustard. Also had a fried chicken sandwich and it was the best I have ever had. And, I have had a few fried chicken sandwiches. :)
My friend had the chicken and dumplings and it was very savory and had a down-home kind of goodness to it. Very delicious. Also our server was excellent and it was an outstanding meal at a good price. i can't wait to go back!
The chicken tenders were amazing here! Must go to try these super tender chicken strips! One of our salads were forgotten and they finally got it when the rest of us were done eating, and then it was served without many items that described the salad on the menu. Bad part was the server just sat it down 25 minutes late and never mentioned anything wrong with the salad. It took some asking in order for them to consider offering a discount, but in the end they comped the salad which was very nice. Give it a try! We'd go back for the chicken!
Nos gustó mucho. El.personal amable. La comida bien. Típico americano muchos condimentos
Great service. Great chicken!!
Birthday celebration and food and service were great as always.
Service was amazing (had a really nice and attentive waitress); but the food was just OK, Slaw was very good; did not like the fried chicken coating; Portions were large and we did take to-go boxes.
Was expensive for what you got.
We didn’t think the food was that great. The tuna on brioche was not great. The atmosphere was not that cool. Service was great. We wouldn’t go back.
Great food and really wonderful server!!!
Great food, and excellent service! And a great selection of cocktails n beer!
Our server Michael was great! We especially loved the Palomas, Fried Chicken, Mac& Cheese and Corn Bread.
We went here on a Monday night and it was fantastic. Not many people there. I enjoyed the music they played and their chicken and dumplings were amazing. Our server was pretty awesome too. Thanks for a great experience!
Food was really great!
The food was very good. Our waitress, Jade, was impressive! We look forward to returning soon.
Burnt cornbread, fly in cocktail, dirty plate
We loved it. It was a little dark for the outdoor dining but overall great experience. Food was amazing.
Our server Mariah was amazing and the food was great
Service was on the slower side due to sudden employment changes. Our waiter apologized which was nice.
Awesome food! Our server was adorable! We will be back!
Great Food and service, the whole chicken was amazing. The drink menu is lacking. Overall I go to a place for the food and it was great but the overall decor seemed to be leftovers from past residents. The bar area looked like a frat house the morning after with no liquor and only a few cans of sprite and pre mixed cocktails laying around a massive wood back bar.
Hosted 12 folks in the Limerick Room. Food, service, and atmosphere were great. Would definitely go again.
We loved the food and our waiter was great!
Nothing against the food or service but this is not a great choice if you desire to have a good discussion over a meal. Very loud and the place was only half full.
Mac and cheese was great! Pete thought the corn bread was a little dry, but my friend Josh loved it. Our sever was outstanding. Did I mention the Mac and cheese was incredible!
You can order delivery directly from Rudy Royale using the Order Online button. Rudy Royale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 297-4443.
Rudy Royale is rated 4.4 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.