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Rudy Royale, Charleston, SC

Rudy Royale

4.4
4.4
691 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Rudy Royale combines a fun atmosphere with approachable yet elevated seasonal cuisine. This establishment has an extensive cocktail list and takes pride in serving a great selection of local beers. Chef & Owner Macready Downer consistently elevates and updates our menu to provide something new and delicious every visit. The food is always fresh and flavorful, and the service is top-notch. Whether you're looking for a casual meal or a special occasion dinner, Rudy Royale is sure to please. Make a reservation today -- we'd love to serve y'all.

Event & Private Dining Spaces Available.



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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu, Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 297-4443
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Macready Downer
  • Private party facilities
    Rudy Royale in downtown Charleston, SC offers private dining rooms + three event spaces + custom menus to accommodate groups from 15 to 100 guest.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Cross street
    Market Street & Cumberland Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM,Sat - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Who is ready for Happy Hour? Come see us Thursday - Sunday from 4-6pm for food & beverage specials!

What 691 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Southern

  • Charleston

    Great for brunch

  • Charleston

    Good for business meals

  • Charleston

    Kid-friendly

  • Charleston

    Good for groups

  • Charleston

    Lively

691 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The chicken sandwich was amazing. The skirt steak was meh. One of the hostesses was rude and unprofessional. Other than that. It was an ok experience

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  2. Atexlaw

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fried chicken! Super crispy on the outside but tender delicious and moist on the inside. I went for the Nashville hot and it's definitely spicy but amazing!

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  3. CarolineC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service. Best meal we had during our trip to Georgia and SC

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  4. LarryA

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the service was great.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    fast, great service, good food! good for an early dinner, would definitely go back

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  6. GreenanB

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rudy Royale has become our favorite restaurant in Charleston; whenever friends come to visit it's our "go to." Aside from the unmatched deliciousness of the fried chicken, I'm a big fan of the cornbread appetizer and the flounder tempura dish. They also make perfect alcoholic and zero proof cocktails and offer a generous wine and beer list. The service is impeccable. From the host stand to the dining room, you are treated like VIPs! We are always made to feel like we're in a high-end restaurant but without the stuffiness and white tablecloths! It's also in a popular location right on East Bay, close to both the waterfront and the Open Market and right across from Carmella's Cafe and Dessert Bar. Highly Recommend! PS--I recommend getting a table in the main dining room vs. the bar area. It's just nicer, quieter and not as cold!

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  7. PamelaD

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined al fresco and enjoyed a cocktail and delicious cornbread while waiting for our meals. Great spot to people watch, too. Food and services were very good.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very disappointing. Overpriced. Overcooked. Underdelivered. Everything else was great.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    4 of us had the chicken sandwiches that were quite good. The honey sauce with salt was a great addition to the sandwich. The starters mostly good. Recommend the crab dip and deviled eggs but not the spicy shrimp. My daughter had the soft shell crab sandwich and enjoyed it. I would have given it 5 starts if it were more memorable or if I felt like it was a place I had to go back to. Lots of other places to try in Charleston.

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  10. Lisa

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food & drinks and helpful, kind staff. Can’t wait to return!!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rudy Royale using the Order Online button. Rudy Royale also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. 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 691 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rudy Royale

209 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2608

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Market Street & Cumberland Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Charleston
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu, Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Macready Downer
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (843) 297-4443
  • Private party facilities
    Rudy Royale in downtown Charleston, SC offers private dining rooms + three event spaces + custom menus to accommodate groups from 15 to 100 guest.
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