The Royal Scam

4.8
36 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 36 people are saying
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vipKellyC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was absolutely delicious! We had the pork belly appetizer, short ribs and a filet as our entrees and their signature break pudding for dessert! Kenneth was our server and was impeccable! Looking forward to coming back whenever I find myself in Mobile! What a find!!

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DirkN
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service as always were excellent. Would highly recommend The Royal Scam.

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John
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding…in every respect. April the manager and Britanny our server were top notch and the entire staff showed a level of teamwork to be envied.

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vipKen7821
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent find for us. Loved the soup du jour--roasted pork with black beans, as well as the braised short ribs over polenta. Food and service were amazing.

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Webjb
Mobile
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-symphony dinner with friends. Our server made sure we got to the symphony in time… much appreciated.
Food was delicious, beautiful presentation. By far our best experience at the new Royal Scam!,

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Fresh catch was amazing! Drinks are perfection!!

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience for a special occasion. Service and food was excellent! Thanks to April and her staff for a memorable evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waiter was unexpectedly replaced towards the end of the meal, which surprised us. He was new and stumbled a little bit but the food way more made up for it though. Food was absolutely amazing! Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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MelindaB
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed eating at The Royal Scam. The service was excellent and the food was presented well and tasted delicious. The pictures on FB do not do the food justice. Way better than the pictures looked on FB.

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MarshallL
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, superb service, excellent place! We will be back!

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TomH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and atmosphere.
Snapper a little dry.
Overall great place for business meal.

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AprilG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inside dining is a little compact, so tends to be a little noisy. With that being said, the food and service out did the slight inconvenience of that. The food was top notch. We will definitely return.

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RichardK
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend this restaurant for food quality and excellent service
from Mason! Next time we are in Mobile we shall be eating here. Would return this evening but they are closed on Sunday.

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KimB
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been there since the start of covid so we were not sure what to expect. We arrived a little before our reservation and the hosted seated us at a different table than requested due to other patrons being in that spot. The hostess mentioned this to the manager and the manager came over to tell us that the other table would be available shortly as the patrons were leaving. We got our table, had great service and great food. Our only complaint was the new menu. A few less items and shy of our previous favs.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. One of the three best in Mobile. Great staff and menu. Love this place!

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MarshaC
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
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!

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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!

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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 4.8 stars by 36 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.