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Rudy Royale, Charleston, SC
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Rudy Royale

4.2
4.2
335 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Farm-to-table, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu, Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 297-4443

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Simmons

  • 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

    Private Lot

  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentines Dinner

    $45.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Special Dinner Menu $85 for two Wine pairing menu to add on for an additional price Individually $45 Check our website for menu

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 3-5pm for food & beverage specials!

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What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. S

    Share19

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fun place to eat. Chicken was delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great featured cocktails and the chicken sandwich was delicious!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and perfect! Food was absolutely mouthwatering! We had the seafood dip which was, AMAZING! We had the Chicken & Waffles and the Biscuits and Gravy- so perfect and delicious! A great spot in this magical city!!
  4. MR

    MeredithR

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for Restaurant Week, service was great, food was good, nice variety for the price. Overall we enjoyed this restaurant and thought it was a good value and the food was tasty! We had the fried chicken, salmon which was my favorite, the risotto appetizer was okay and the banana pudding yummy!
  5. BC

    BrandiC

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Tried during restaurant week. Food was "ok" but overpriced for the portions. Steak was overcooked. Risotto wasn't good. Not really anything to race about. Probably would not go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Went for restaurant week, wasn’t really much of a deal. The deviled egg flight had too much mustard, the salmon entree was tasty but very small, and the brownie desert was just a mushy unformed mess. Server was very nice though and they had a heavy hand on the wine pour
  7. JK

    JudyK

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The server was great. The oysters appetizer was fabulous!
  8. P

    Peki

    San Diego

    133 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We came for Restaurant Week. I had the Risotto, the brisket and Key Lime pie. The farro risotto was creamy and flavorful. I think a drizzle nod truffle oil would have made it really spectacular. The brisket was moist and delicious. The Key Lime pie looked small, but packed a punch. Interesting spiced crust. Hubby had the salad and thought the sherry dressing was bland ( I tried it, it was). He ordered the salmon. We were both surprised when it came with an onion dressing on top as that wasn’t in the description. He is allergic to onions. They redid his dish and it was very tasty. We observed the chicken and Mac and cheese at other tables. Looked delicious. So we will be back to try it!
  9. RR

    ReeRee

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! First time to visit and will be back!
  10. KW

    KeithW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We went as part of restaurant week - The food was excellent- oysters (app), steak and house chicken pot pie, dessert was brownie/banana pudding - 3 course meal at a price fix of $45. However, the regular price on menu may be a high for these meals. The place was very busy, with two servers for multiple table. Anthony (our server)did a great job and was very busy, thank you.
  11. PS

    PeggyS

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food here was delicious! Unfortunately, the service was just not up to standards. We waited 45 minutes for our first course, and then about 30 minutes for our desserts.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Restaurant week for my sisters bday. We ate early so it was not crazy busy yet. Before my sister arrived I asked if they would put a candle in her brownie. Our server said yes. Brownie arrived without the candle. :( Fried chicken was very good. Salmon was very good but definitely could’ve used some more vegetables. Brownie dessert was way too salty. Banana pudding had no real flavor. We try new restaurants for every special occasions. Too many good ones to repeat this one. a waitress who did not introduce herself or even thank us for coming.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here during ‘Restaurant Week’ in Charleston, and the food was fantastic. Jade, our server, provided great suggestions and service. We will definitely be back again!
  14. C

    Cindy

    Columbus

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for restaurant week because it gave the best value for the deal. We were not disappointed. From our entrance where the manager had read my note about needing a quiet table due to hearing impairment to our server Kate who was there when we needed her but not hovering to the delicious food - it was all wonderful! We will definitely be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was fantastic! Service was a tad slow and a bit unwelcoming.
  16. JB

    JoanneB

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group of 8. Wait staff were fast and friendly. Food was very good
  17. DP

    DavidP

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must try the frozen sangria!! Delish! Great service!
  18. D

    Dana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It is Restaurant Week, and the overwhelming number of people being served by very few isn't fair. The food was good but undelivered. Their fried chicken is their mainstay, but we found it bland. We loved the deviled egg flight. We hope to try their regular menu and be more impressed.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good food. Really enjoyed the cast iron corn bread.
  20. OK

    OuidaK

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Went during restaurant week and enjoyed the prix fixe menu. The food was great and Jade our server was wonderful. It is very loud and was freezing cold the night we were there - the only reason we didn’t give 5 stars all the way across.
  21. JM

    JennM

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Restaurant week! Food was great! Out server was equally attentive and kind and he was very busy. A manager was helping and hustling too! Everyone from host to the guy who brought water had a smile and was polite. Recommend!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was good. Ordered off the restaurant week menu. App arrived cold after 40 minutes. Meals arrived a couple of minutes later. Portions were very small
  23. CF

    CherylF

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The experience was awful. It took literally (we timed it after waiting 25 minutes for our initial drink order at the table) 35 minutes for our first course to arrive and that was only after we complained at the host/hostess stand. My soup was cold and needed copious amounts of salt to give it flavor. The entree I ordered was dark meat fried chicken - the leg arrived with NO BREADING and the thigh was over cooked to the point it was shriveled and couldn’t even get the meat off of it. We had banana pudding for dessert which was terrible and tasteless. Our server was invisible. So disappointed.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Chicken sandwich was great, but it took an hour to get to the table. The NY strip was ok, but not worth the price. Service staff were very friendly but overall it wasn’t quite worth the wait or the price.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It's restaurant week so I imagine it was busier than normal. Our waitress was nice but overall the service was slow I don't think it was really her fault. For appetizers we had: Fried oysters, tasty but the dish overall was luke warm 7/10. Brussel sprouts and yogurt dressing, delicious 8/10. Beet salad, delicious 8/10. Butternut squash soup, almost tasteless 3/10 French fries, tasty 7/10. We all had fried chicken for dinner. It came with cucumber salad and mac n cheese. The chicken was delicious 8/10 Cucumber salad 8/10 Mac n cheese wasn't hot 6/10 For dessert we had the banana pudding and brownie with salted caramel. BP was ok, kinda grainy 6/10. Brownie was ok but the caramel was super salty 5/10. We ate everything but probably won't be back only bc there's so many places to try in dt Charleston.
  26. KB

    KristiB

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ate here for Charleston Eats week. 3 course for $35
  27. j

    jje123

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was outstanding.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful experience. Fine cuisine and excellent service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lively spot with great food and atmosphere. Nice option when you’re looking for something a little less “fancy” than many of the other restaurants in Charleston.
  32. s

    stacye

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    The food was awful. Drinks terrible. The only reason that we even stayed was the waitress. She was awesome and kept apologizing but don’t go for her. Last night was her last night working. She left a sinking ship.
  33. JP

    JonP

    New England

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great spot for lunch. Fried chicken was excellent. Kids loved the chicken and waffles.
  34. RH

    RobertH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server Dani was fantastic and polite! Made our experience wonderful!
  35. CR

    ClaireR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. Charming but not stuffy. Waitstaff was welcoming and helpful. I have a gluten allergy and the chef was not accommodating. I ordered the half roasted chicken that is served with risotto. The risotto is not gluten free so I asked if I could have the potato gratin instead so I could still have some sort of starch with my meal. I was flatly told no with the reason of that is only served with the NY strip. Didn't appreciate it since there wasn't much to choose from at all that I could eat. You'd think that the chef would want me to be happy and full on Xmas Eve.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was out of this world. I’m not a fried chicken fan, but even the fried chicken was amazing. Also tried the fried pickles, cornbread, salad and the brisket. Everything was top notch! Excellent all around and the waitress was awesome.
  38. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly fantastic food. Shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles - highly recommended.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    The food was just fried everything and quite boring. The restaurant was mostly empty with no real ambience. We should have left as soon as we walked in.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp & grits was the Best meal my husband has had in years. Cool ambiance, Reve (?) , our waiter was spot on .

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.2 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Rudy Royale

209 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2608

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Street & Cumberland Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu, Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Farm-to-table, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Simmons

  • 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, 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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