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Rudy Royale, Charleston, SC

Rudy Royale

4.4
4.4
683 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

10:30 PM


Booked 19 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 683 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

684 Reviews
  1. PamelaD

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day 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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  4. Lisa

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVED our food here! This restaurant was affordable, but had amazing quality food. Everything tasted great, we had great service, couldn’t ask for a better meal. Will definitely return!

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  6. KathleenL

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    General Rudy’s asian spin on orange chicken was FANTASTIC!!!

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  7. AlexB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Mediocre and overpriced for the mediocrity. Feel like we wasted a dinner night.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal. Best chicken sandwich I’ve ever had!

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  9. D2LMW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had initially put down outside seating for our reservation but they were able to switch us to the inside back room. That was perfect. Not too noisy. We had a baby with us. Food was delicious. Service was great.

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  10. Dave

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best chicken I’ve had in the Charleston area.

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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 683 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 19 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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