Rudy Royale

4.3
64 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 64 people are saying
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vipEarl
New England
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, great service and We enjoyed the crab toast and the charboiled oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience2

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.

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vipBreChanel
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken was amazing! Definitely will be back soon!

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ChrisK
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The chicken sandwich and mac & cheese were great, and the service was outstanding! Would definitely recommend.

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BiancaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipMrsP
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Courtney, was the best!

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vip51foodie
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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PKK1
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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!

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Beavigil
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nos gustó mucho. El.personal amable. La comida bien. Típico americano muchos condimentos

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KMRGG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great chicken!!

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vipStephenG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and food and service were great as always.

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YusufS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and really wonderful server!!!

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BeatrizL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and excellent service! And a great selection of cocktails n beer!

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vipFaithZ
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Michael was great! We especially loved the Palomas, Fried Chicken, Mac& Cheese and Corn Bread.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipBrittanyG
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was really great!

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vipGlobaldiner61
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. Our waitress, Jade, was impressive! We look forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Burnt cornbread, fly in cocktail, dirty plate

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ChristineD
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved it. It was a little dark for the outdoor dining but overall great experience. Food was amazing.

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SuzP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Mariah was amazing and the food was great

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MissChristie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was on the slower side due to sudden employment changes. Our waiter apologized which was nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Our server was adorable! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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NathanW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted 12 folks in the Limerick Room. Food, service, and atmosphere were great. Would definitely go again.

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vipjpie
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and our waiter was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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GregB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipStephenG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , great atmosphere and great food. Doesn’t get much better than that.

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vipAngelaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing. Food was incredible. Drinks were incredible. Kids menu was incredible. Nice comfortable atmosphere. Great waitstaff. We will def be back each time we are in the area.

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Paulao
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken sliders are wonderful! Service was exceptional-

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BamBam
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Brunch Chicken and Waffles was a win. Cheese grits were more like fondue with some grits in them. Space was nice and clean, seems newish. The music in the space was a little overwhelming for brunch. My brother called while we were sitting there and he asked if we were in a club.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived early on a Friday and had a great experience. Four meals were ordered and tasted.
Fried chicken hit the spot, crack potatoes were good but a bit salty.
The dumplings (chix/dumplings) were more gnocchi like than what were used to.
The Boil was good and substantial but the half roasted chicken was done well and a great meal!
The oysters were not worth ordering again.

Overall we enjoyed our visit and will likely be back.

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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.

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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!

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Jacqueline
Charleston
7 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.

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

Great food for family and friends

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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

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vipMichelleM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the fried pickles!!!

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 4.3 stars by 64 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.