Rudy Royale

4.2
32 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Fried Chicken + Cocktails + Live Fire Grill + Fun
Rudy Royale, located in downtown Charleston combines a fun atmosphere with approachable yet elevated seasonal cuisine. Event & Private Dining Spaces Available.

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Fri - Sat 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Who is ready for Happy Hour? Come see us Thursday - Sunday from 3-5pm for food & beverage specials!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 32 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
AW
vipAngelaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! Our table was large and “L” our server was fantastic!! Great appetizers for all to share !! Can’t wait to come back!

P
Paulao
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken sliders are wonderful! Service was exceptional-

AD
vipAlexD
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is another southern restaurant in a sea of southern restaurants. Not terrible, but nothing really stood out from the crowd. While the chicken was OK, the side dishes were a disappointment. Other than beer and wine, the drink options are limited to cans. Service was good.

N
Nathan
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE! The food was amazing the staff was very nice. The mac n cheese is a MUST!

J
Jacqueline
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was good & Food was tasty but no quality drinks. Pre made out of a can was disappointing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for family and friends

MB
vipMichaelB
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Used to be called Paul Paul and has the same owner. The fried chicken was excellent as was the macaroni and cheese. Cesar the wedge salad was also very good. The other people had the shrimp and roasted chicken and they also said it was good

MM
vipMichelleM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the fried pickles!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server. Food was wonderful

C
Chris
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Nice place. Taste is subjective, but the chicken was bland to me. Definitely needed salt. The quality of the chicken was outstanding. Nice and crunchy too. Wouldn't order the cole slaw again. Corn bread was pretty good, nothing to rush out and get though. Fries were better than average. Wedge was better than average. Really empty, doubt you'd ever need a reservation, so good to go if everywhere else is booked.

SN
ScottN
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The pork chops were very delicious and large! I recommend!
Give this new place a try, you'll be happy!

EP
vipEtiquettePro
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was our first time, we went for Restaurant Week. We will be back! The service was outstanding and the food very good! Their logo says Chicken and Cocktails. However the pork chop was excellent. The chicken was delicious too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Ordered their "Pork Chops" off the Restaurant Week menu. Came with a single thin chop heavily coated and deep fried. There was no mention of the meal being deep fried nor it being a single chop. I asked to speak to the manager who agreed to take it off the bill. Service was impeccable.

l
viplorider417
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Elle did very well - thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food tasted like a chain. Not good. Service was whatever. Wasn’t that cute inside. Just a blah dinner for being so expensive

C
Chuck
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, but a little pricey across all fronts. Crab toast @ $17.00 is over the top.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food very loud guest

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Great food, terrible service despite only having a few tables. THET HAVE NO COFFEE AT ALL. This is comfort/hangover food, they serve brunch and NO COFEE of any kind. Absolutely ridiculous.

S
vipSmooth
Philadelphia
106 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wood-fired oysters were exquisite and the deviled eggs were a real treat and my entree of salmon and broccolini was superb!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I really wanted to like this place but the chicken just was not good and that’s their main menu item. It was over breaded it was hard to actually find the meat. The deviled eggs were good. We definitely won’t be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Had corn bread and chicken dumplings. Cornbread was a little over done, but that’s more a preference thing then a failure. The chicken and dumplings was so salty it was inedible. The couple bites I had made my stomach hurt for hours. My wife had the same thing and same problem. When asked how it was shortly after it was delivered I commented on the saltiness of the meal, she commented they had a new cook. But looking back over the other comments I see other comments about saltiness. So disappointing. 30 years in the military and I feel I can eat just about anything, probed me wrong!

N
vipNickster
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was just ok. Way overpriced for lunch. Wife had a salad with chicken and I had the shrimp, it was ok, 6 or so shrimp and 2 pieces of toasted bread, not really filling. Bill with normal tip - $50. Not worth it. Hope things change.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Crack potato’s we’re not good! Everything else is amazing.

CW
CharleyW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Music much too loud. Could not sample wine before ordering a half bottle. Waitress did not know available desserts No coffee available

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere, and service were amazing!

GK
GladysK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! The location is fabulous and easy to find.

L
Lauren
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We arrived 15 min early for our reservation and were seated by the kitchen door on the back side of the bar. Not happy about that when the main dining area was not full. Music was too loud in the bar area and couldn’t hear the hostess. Food was on the verge of being too salty, very rich. Too much acid in the shrimp dish. Whatever crumble was on top of the oysters was too much and overpowered the flavor of the oysters. Service was good and fast. The food was ok but won’t be going back.

RJ
RJD1216
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Eric. We ordered several things to share for our meal. We ordered the garlic roasted half chicken, Mac and cheese and roasted cauliflower that had an Asian inspired sauce that was so good!!!! The Mac and cheese was the best my daughter and I had ever had and we never knew roasted cauliflower could be so good! The chicken was extremely juicy it was the perfect meal!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service for our bachelorette! Gave amazing recommendations and everyone loved their meals

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We tried out this restaurant last night and it didn’t meet our hopes. The chicken and dumplings were VERY salty, to the point where one of my friends could barely eat hers. My other friend got the fried chicken and said it was very poorly seasoned. The drinks were good, the cornbread was good but the overall food experience left much to be desired.

R
Ranredd
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good quality preparation but with minimal side dishes. My group was hoping for more vegetables and starches to complement the base entree.

T
Trina
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

First, the restaurant is very nice and all the wait staff were friendly.
They are newly opened and have a limited menu. I ordered the New Orleans style barbecue shrimp, they were just okay. The sauce looks more like a dark broth than a butter sauce. My husband had roasted chicken which was very good. Deviled eggs were very good as appetizers but the crack potatoes were kind of bland. Overall, it was a good experience but there probably won’t be a second visit.

FAQs

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 4.2 stars by 32 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.