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The Royal Scam, Mobile, AL

The Royal Scam

4.8
4.8
122 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.

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Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (251) 432-7226

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Stern

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate small to medium sized groups in our courtyard. Please email our general manager at aglass@raspgroup.com or call the restaurant (251)432-7226 for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Mobile

  • Cross street

    Government

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking until 6 pm. Multiple paid/covered lots available.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Award Winning Seafood Gumbo$10.00

    Gulf Shrimp, Crab, Okra

    • House Salad$9.00

      Baby Field Greens, Apples, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Red Onion, Toasted Almonds, Orange Basil Vinaigrette

      • Noodle Salad$9.00

        Soy Lime Vinaigrette, Green & Purple Cabbage, Crushed Peanuts, Cilantro, Scallions

        • Gulf Crab Cakes$17.00

          Sriracha-Lemon Aiol

          • Tuna Tartare$15.00

            Ahi Tuna, Soy Sesame Marinade, Cucumber, Red Onion, Diced Tomato, Crispy Wonton, Wasabi Créme Fraiche

            • Hanoi Shrimp$14.00

              Large Gulf Shrimp, Green Rice Flakes, Soy Garlic Chile Sauce

              • Sugar Cane Pork Belly$14.00

                Pickled Cabbage, Carolina BBQ Sauce

                Entrées

                • Filet Mignon$42.00

                  Red Wine Demi-Glace, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus

                  • Land & Sea$49.00

                    Filet Mignon, Crab Cakes, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus

                    • Coffee Braised Short Ribs$34.00

                      Creamy Parmesan Polenta, Grilled Asparagus

                      • Chicken Scallopini$29.00

                        Lemon Caper Sauce, Creamy Parmesan Polenta, French Green Beans

                        • Market Catch

                          Ask Your Server for Tonight's Selection

                          • MP
                        • Grilled Mahi$32.00

                          White Wine Poppyseed Butter Sauce, Grilled Broccolini and Grit Cakes

                          Desserts

                          • Crème Brûlée of the Day$9.00

                            • Bread Pudding Scam$9.00

                              Toasted Pecans, Apples, Golden Raisins, Bourbon Caramel Sauce

                              Featured Drinks

                              • Espresso Martini$12.00

                                Espresso, Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua

                                • Chocolate Raspberry Martini$12.00

                                  Vanilla Vodka, Dark Godiva Chocolate Liquor, Chambord

                                  • Irish Coffee Royale$10.00

                                    Jameson, Bailey's & Coffee

                                    Last updated: March 12, 2022

                                    What 122 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                    4.8
                                    4.8 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.8Food
                                    • 4.8Service
                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                    • 4.6Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                      Best Food

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                                      Best Service

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                                      Best Value

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                                      Fit for Foodies

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                                      Hot Spot

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                                      Great for Lunch

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                                      Romantic

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                                      Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                      Best Overall

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                                      Best Food

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                                      Best Service

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                                      Best Ambiance

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                                      Best Value

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                                      Fit for Foodies

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                                      Great for Lunch

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                                      Notable Wine List

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                                      Romantic

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                                    1. KC

                                      KimberlyCB

                                      Mobile

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent service, atmosphere and food! The filet was just amazing!!

                                    2. AC

                                      ArthurC

                                      New Orleans

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The food is just plain amazing! They never disappoint!

                                    3. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Always great. Consistently good food.

                                    4. CB

                                      ChristopherB

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 21, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The Royal Scam is one of the finest restaurants in downtown Mobile.... our dinner was absolutely fantastic and the service was impeccable. Also it was very reasonably priced.

                                    5. c

                                      chandler

                                      New Orleans

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on May 21, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      George was fantastic with the drinks as usual. The food and service was fantastic as well. Short ribs, Mahi, German potato soup all two thumbs up.

                                    6. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Mobile

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Not sure how you can still get a reservation here!! It’s so good. Atmosphere, service, food and cocktails are the best. Our sever was so knowledgeable and kind. Thank you David Rasp for bringing Royal Scam to Mobile!!

                                    7. HR

                                      HelenR

                                      Mobile

                                      10 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We sat at the outdoor seating and it was quiet and very relaxed. Our service was exceptional and the food was delicious. This is definitely my new favorite place to eat. The food is fresh and delicious and interesting. I would definitely recommend you try it for dinner. I think they need a bigger wine list but there are plenty of cocktails to chose from. The dessert was a bread pudding that was also delicious. Will definitely be going back again soon.

                                    8. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Atlanta

                                      6 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                      Birthday trip, great chicken

                                    9. TN

                                      TNTcolvin

                                      Birmingham

                                      13 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      13 reviews

                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Very good service here. Food is always top notch. The atmosphere, the friendly staff. What is not to like? 5-stars

                                    10. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful will be a new favorite.

                                    11. KS

                                      KarenS

                                      New Orleans

                                      10 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Post graduation dinner with family and friends. The food was impeccable and the service was outstanding! Will definitely dine there again.

                                    12. LS

                                      LindaS

                                      Mississippi

                                      11 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Food & service was excellent but menu was very limited.

                                    13. IA

                                      IonA

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Top level restaurant in Mobile. I'll be there back, for sure

                                    14. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Baltimore

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                      I wish the waiter had been a little less of a salesman and there had been more choices on the menu. That said, my gumbo was delicious and my steak was perfectly prepared!

                                    15. SM

                                      StevenM

                                      Washington DC

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      They always have great chef specials new to the menu. The everyday entree items are always excellent as well. The startes are delicious especially the gumbo. The cocktails and dessert are both top shelf.

                                    16. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Mobile

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had an excellent time celebrating my Mom’s birthday at The Royal Scam! Our server was super nice and very attentive. He even went out of his way to put a birthday candle in her crème brûlée! We really enjoyed starting our meal with a few Espresso Martinis. The food was fantastic, and our steaks were perfectly cooked. Highly recommending to all of my friends and colleagues!

                                    17. SB

                                      SamB

                                      Birmingham

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great service and outstanding food! Staff was joy very accommodating and attentive. Definitely a RESTRUANT to return to for another dining event! Kelley and April were outstanding!!

                                    18. LF

                                      LeslaF

                                      New Orleans

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      My GO TO, always consistent. Had the braised short ribs for a change, I always have the fish special. Last night was a last minute as I wanted to try a new restaurant but it was so cold we couldn't stay there to eat. The courtyard at Royal Scam was perfect. I love Brittany the bartender! Would like 1 more Chardonnay by the glass choice but not a deal breaker because of the food. Thanks.

                                    19. GD

                                      GiaDixon

                                      Mobile

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I requested a special table for our anniversary, and they put us at the loveliest one. They even had a happy anniversary sign which was so touching. Best filet mignon I’ve had in recent memory, and the drinks were delicious too. Thank you so much!

                                    20. DR

                                      DanielR

                                      New York Area

                                      9 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent food, welcoming atmosphere. Will be back.

                                    21. NB

                                      NanetteB

                                      San Francisco

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      It was excellent aas usual!

                                    22. S

                                      Ses22

                                      Birmingham

                                      13 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      13 reviews

                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                      Wonderful food and drinks. Love the setting. Unfortunately we had a reservation for 6 and they put us at 2 round tables which was not very conducive to conversation. Other than that, highly recommend.

                                    23. MW

                                      MelissaW

                                      Mississippi

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The food and was by far some of the best we have had downtown! Our server, Trinity, was above and beyond!! Can’t wait for our next visit!!

                                    24. a

                                      aesaa

                                      Nashville

                                      9 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Service and ambiance was excellent. Food was great too. The catch of the day was grouper with tomato butter sauce and horseradish mashed potatoes. I wouldn’t change anything on that dish. The tuna tartare was pretty good as an appetizer. The pork belly was ok but we felt it needed more flavor, maybe finishing the slice with more sauce or crisp it a little more.

                                    25. S

                                      Siseale

                                      Birmingham

                                      15 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      15 reviews

                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Outstanding Filet cooked perfectly.

                                    26. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Washington DC

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The food was amazing, as well as the staff!

                                    27. L

                                      Lloyd

                                      Mobile

                                      36 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      36 reviews

                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      It was our first time and it was very enjoyable. Loved the Hanoi Shrimp. Service was great

                                    28. DS

                                      DavidS

                                      Mobile

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Surf and turf was good. Steak was tender and seasoned nicely; however, it was luke warm. The crab cakes had real crabmeat and were tasty but a little smaller than expected. The accompanying sauce was a good condiment. The fries were very good. The bread pudding and French pressed coffee were excellent. Our waiter, Daniel, was great. If a little more sauce had been added to the bread pudding go box, it would have been even better. Overall, a very good dinner, but miss their lunches.

                                    29. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Birmingham

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                      I was disappointed by the new, very limited menu. I feel like the food was good, but a little overpriced. Drinks were good, and the ambiance was conducive for a relaxing meal. The waiter did an excellent job! Service was great!

                                    30. R

                                      Ryan

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Never disappoints...Great food and great atmosphere for a date night.

                                    31. JJ

                                      JandJ

                                      Mobile

                                      49 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      49 reviews

                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Evening in Mobile for a concert began with dinner and drinks at Royal scam. Service was excellent. Baby spice was our waitress and did an outstanding job. George is an excellent bartender. Gumbo was the highlight of excellent appetizers. Are both steak and seafood were amazing and cooked to perfect temperature. Both the bread pudding and crème brûlée were excellent. Certainly a dining must on any trip to Mobile

                                    32. JK

                                      JiKa

                                      New Orleans

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      We stopped in on the way to Pensacola. The gumbo was excellent! We also had crab cakes, tuna tartar, and salads. Nice spot.

                                    33. j

                                      jgnjgn

                                      Birmingham

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 23, 2022

                                      overall2food4service4ambience3

                                      Great food, but forgot my birthday even though I wrote in in the notes when making a reservation. When we arrived we tried to move tables, but ironically they said we needed to request a certain table in the notes section of OpenTable that they said they read, but since they missed my birthday I do not think they read their notes. I'd go back, but not to celebrate anything.

                                      The Royal ScamResponded on March 25, 2022

                                      My name is April Glass, General Manager of The Royal Scam. I wanted to apologize for not acknowledging your Birthday. We make every effort to ensure a great experience for each of our guests. That being said, we fell short by missing this important note. We hope you will visit us again soon. Happy Birthday!!!

                                    34. HJ

                                      HunterJ

                                      Mobile

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our server Terry was amazing and friendly. The atmosphere was great and food fantastic

                                    35. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Mobile

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 16, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent food!

                                    36. KB

                                      KarlB

                                      Tallahassee

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on March 16, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      From entry to exit everything was done to perfection. The drinks, quality of the food, the service and hospitality were outstanding. We’ll definitely be back.

                                    37. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Birmingham

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 12, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful food and service

                                    38. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Mobile

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 12, 2022

                                      overall3food2service5ambience2

                                      The change to go to a limited menu will probably effect how much we will be back to dine. Need more salad options

                                    39. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Mobile

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on March 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our waiter was very knowledgeable and informative about the menu.

                                    40. M

                                      Misspercy

                                      New England

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on March 4, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      My husband and I have “date” night every Friday. Love,love love Tfe Royal Scam! Their new menu is awesome!

                                    Safety precautions

                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                    • Screening

                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                      • Staff temperature check required

                                    FAQs

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

                                    The Royal Scam is rated 4.8 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                    Booked 10 times today
                                    Google Map for The Royal Scam

                                    72 S Royal St Mobile, AL 36602-3204

                                    Dining areas

                                    Additional information

                                    • Cross street

                                      Government

                                    • Neighborhood

                                      Mobile

                                    • Hours of operation

                                      Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Contemporary American, Seafood, Contemporary Southern

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Elegant

                                    • Dress code

                                      Business Casual

                                    • Parking details

                                      Metered street parking until 6 pm. Multiple paid/covered lots available.

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive chef

                                      Jonathan Stern

                                    • Additional

                                      Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                    • Phone number

                                      (251) 432-7226

                                    • Private party facilities

                                      We can accommodate small to medium sized groups in our courtyard. Please email our general manager at aglass@raspgroup.com or call the restaurant (251)432-7226 for more information.

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