The Royal Scam

4.7
20 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Royal Scam has served locals and visitors alike since December of 2006. We hope you'll enjoy our fresh Gulf seafood, hand cut filets and other specialties.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 20 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
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MarshaC
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Seafood Gumbo on the planet! Enjoyed everything including the Coffee Braiised Short Ribs. Delightful!

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AndreaN
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and charming, the service, drinks, and food were terrific!

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James
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Portions were a little small but the food was absolutely excellent. Will be back.

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StanF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for an anniversary was not disappointed!!
Even though they were packed, we got great service. Food ROCKED!

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vipCRSNJ
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I took a family friend here for dinner after a post life celebration. The ambiance was just right, slightly formal without being pretentious. I started with a new house cocktail, called the Alabama Penicillin, a local bourbon mixed with ginger and seltzer, along with some honey. Not overly sweet and refreshing. We both had the chicken mulligatawny soup, which was very hearty and flavorful. Just a slight taste of curry and tasty chicken, rice and vegetables. Delicious. For entrees, my friend had the fresh catch, which was a sesame and fried wonton crusted red snapper, served with a soy/mustard sauce, fresh vegetables and a ginger aioli. A delicious combination of flavors. I opted for the filet Mignon, which was cooked to a perfect medium rare & was accompanied by roasted fingerling potatoes and roast asparagus. All very good.
My only disappointments were after the entree, the only creme brûlée available was coffee, or dark chocolate/almond. And the place didn’t have a single tea bag available for a post dinner pot of hot tea. Our server, Holly was totally amazing, always asking if she could help in any way. Very reasonable prices. I hope to return on my next trip to Mobile!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating my husbands birthday. The service was excellent. The food has an overall great taste, my only complaint is the temperature of the food. It seems as if everything got cold waiting for one item to cook. Nice, relaxing environment. The best gumbo!

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EdieH
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Staff is excellent. Fun cocktails. Great place for an early evening cocktails and dinner...and the dessert was divine! Thank you for opening back up after the covid closure. The wait was worth it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the area and trying different restaurants downtown

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MariaJ
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent worth the reopen wait .the food is delicious and the atmosphere is very nice . Our waiter Terry was super nice .

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vipALA50
Birmingham
123 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so delighted that Royal Scam is open again! We were celebrating our 52nd wedding anniversary and were so happy to have our celebration dinner there. Our server was Azra and she was very efficient and a pleasure to talk with! 5 STARS for Royal Scam!!! Everything there is first class and soo delicious!!!!!

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vipCee2
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved the food!

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gw7777
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to go in and try their updated menu and I’m glad I did! They were busy, so it was a longer wait between courses, but understandable. We had the crab cakes, salmon, steak sandwich and creme brûlée; every plate went back to the kitchen clean.

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JoshD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Not enough food for the price. I go to restaurants for the food not the decor and display.

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marcg
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

New ambience and menu after reopening, Thought outdoor seating was in patio but it was on the street. Fortunately there was a table inside and staff was excellent.

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SabrinaS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. It was very busy but the staff was attentive and very hospitable. The manager even came by the table to make sure everything was satisfactory!

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ClintT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night! Celebrated our anniversary and one of our favorite places. So glad they are back open.

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CatherineG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great dinner and service. Only suggestion would be to offer bread basket and desserts were not comparable to how great meal was.

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StevenM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Delicious gumbo, great craft cocktails, amazing entree’s and seafood special with new Caramelized bread pudding side . Scrumptious.

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Shandra
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to dine. The food was delicious! I will definitely return.

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HenryF
Mobile
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice music just a little loud for my taste.
Probably the best grouper fillet that I have ever had.

FAQs

The Royal Scam offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 432-7226.

The Royal Scam is rated 4.7 stars by 20 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.