Rudy's Hideaway

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Welcome to Rudy's Hideaway, a Northern California landmark since 1972. We are famous for lobster, slow roasted Prime Rib, and clam chowder. Our food is prepared in-house and served by a friendly, professional staff.
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JG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress and the food was off the hook. Very good. I informed the online reservations that it was our anniversary, but no one mentioned it while we were dining.

T
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a nice quiet table for my birthday dinner. Since it was early evening & mid-week, the crowd wasn't so large. Food was prepared to expectation ---- lobster was fresh & tasty ! We hadn't been back to Rudy's for 45 years, because our first experience there was less than satisfactory. People we know who have been there lately said we should give it another chance. We're glad we did !

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded 6 days ago

We're glad you finally came back!! Hopefully we will see you a lot more often!

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CC
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Rudys, the food, ambiance and staff. Such great food and wonderful people.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Cathleen! We always love having you here!!

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TA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Rudy’s never disappoints. Food and service were great with prices very reasonable for the quality! Definitely would recommend Rudy’s for any occasion.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Todd! We appreciate your business!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a quality meal

RW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cioppini and Prime Rib were both outstandins - some of the best we have had. Service was top notch,

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Richard! The cioppino really is amazing isn't it?? Glad you liked it!

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

nice place to go. food was good and service was great

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review Mike! We're always happy to hear when customers enjoyed their meal here!

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JM
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, as always! Our waitress was magnificent it's either too cold or not roasted long enough, lacks flavor or the chef forgot the lemon, or there's no aioli or the aioli has too much mayo. Not Rudy's. We ate every tasty morsel possible. After that it was their wonderful, crispy-bacon bits-topped clam chowder & lobster bisque, followed by lobster & more lobster! The baked potatoes were perfectly baked, nice, hot, & ready for the toppings of one's choice, or no toppings at all, save for salt (my husband's preferred mode). Their specialty cocktails were pleasing & tasty, their wine list perfectly adequate, esp. when paired w/ a waitress who was adept at recommending the best white wine by the glass to pair w/ the succulent lobster I chose as my entrée. Perhaps most notable of all, our waitress handled our unanticipated curve ball which ended our meal unexpectedly & quickly: we had to make a quick getaway due to a silly & unthinking HOA private security employee, who decided to pay our house a visit, knocking on the door & ringing the doorbell at 10 p.m. ! All to look for a dog who had gone missing approx. 7 blocks away, which someone thought had been seen on our front porch. Wise kids of ours followed instructions & didn't open the door-- but we decided to end our meal earlier than planned. No time to sample the crème brulee, the house special chocolate pot de crème, or either of the coconut or banana cream pies. :-( But our waitress stepped up once more, poured me a tall java to-go, & got us out the door! Perfect!

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on October 9, 2019

We're glad your children were ok! Glad our server took great care of you as well! Hope to serve you again soon Judith!

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GR
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent lobster roll with a lot of fresh lobster on it. Service was very attentive. Unfortunately, we were seated in their big dining room rather than in the booth that I requested. It's noisy in the big room. Other than that, everything was great.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on October 9, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your experience! We apologize for not seating you where you like. Feel free to let us know before we seat you and we will try our best to get you the table you want!

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CR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Thank you for an amazing 50th birthday dinner.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thanks for sharing your birthday with us! We hope to see you next celebration!

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KG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All six of us had a different menu item and all six were extremely happy with the meal.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for the great review Kevin! We're glad you all enjoyed your meals!

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E
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had very nice foods. waitress was very friendly and very kindly.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here

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AH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I sat down at 7:30 and was never greeted. Waited 15 minutes then left. Ruined my date night!

LA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got the table we requested. The service was great and food was wonderful. Thanks for making our 50th pr rfect.

LS
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Absolutely, especially the 1 lb. live lobster special on Thursdays. And the Lemon Drops are the best I've ever had primarily because they're made properly with Vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and Cointreau. Most other bars cheat by using sweet & sour mix instead of simple syrup and Cointreau as the official recipe specifies.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear you appreciate our amazing bartenders!

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DP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Rudy’s; nice hidden gem in Rancho Cordova but near Hwy 50.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thanks Debra!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their clam chowder was the best I’ve ever eaten. My whole dinner was great

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you Bonnie! We love our clam chowder! Glad you do too

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KD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

I drove 72 miles to come to this amazing lobster house, so I was told amazing. Long story short I ordered the 1.5 Maine lobster, upon arrival I'm eating the tail and it was a bit chewy. I crack the first claw and pulled it out of the shell, it's raw. I cracked the second claw pulled it out of the shell, it's raw. I didn't even try the meat in the body/head of the lobster. My friend also, had raw lobster claws, upon checking hers; however, she did not remove hers from the shell. We told the waitress, she took it back to the kitchen. When I received my lobster, one claw was still RAW, and the claw was COLD, like it just came out of the freezer. Of course I didn't eat the lobster, I pushed it away and left it. Our waitress, came back with a complementary, chocolate mousse, which was divine. And I appreciate her comping the dessert; but that doesn't make up for the fact that I paid $39 for a chewy lobster that was not edible. Even though the mousse was out of this world, it was not worth $40. If you are a lobster house and have lobster in your name, you should know how to COOK lobster. Serving raw seafood can cause sickness and a trip to the hospital. Although, all other items were good. This is why I will not recommend anyone!!!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the coziness of the surroundings, the friendliness of the staff, and the good food. Can’t ask for more.

PM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Comfortable and cozy and probably most appealing to those about 45 and up.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thanks Patty! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious as always. Prime rib is perfect every time!

MC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Need to change carpet. I felt I was in an building or a warehouse that’s slowly being abandoned.

JP
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food and service. Lobster was great and the chocolate mousse out-of-this world!

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you Janet! That chocolate mousse is the bomb!!

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PJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Rudy's I must say surprise me immensely it was my birthday and the first time dining. I was in the restaurant business for many years and was very impressed with the service, portions, food quality and presentation. I would return again many times over and would recommended it to my friends. I will definitely be returning and looking forward to enjoying another entree from simple but well-designed menu.

L
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love there tender and juicy prime rib. The clam chowder and baked potato are very good too. I'll definitely go back there again and would highly recommend this establishment.

DF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It never changes. I've been enjoying Rudy's since the mid 70's. The food has always been excellent and the service and experience of great dining is awesome. My wife loved lobster so it was "mandatory" that we would go to Rudy's on her birthday and our anniversary. Now I take my daughter and her family. Please don't change a thing. Thank You.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for always celebrating with us Dave! We hope to see you soon!

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A
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere, as always. Our waitress was very nice. it was our anniversary, and it was perfect! Loved the paintings on the walls. Food came to us in a timely manner, and was nice and hot. We had lobster, cooked to perfection, and our 12 year old son had the New York steak, which was cooked just the way he likes it.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you Jim! We appreciate your business and the amazing review!

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BD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, service was good and the ambiance was very nice. I will be back. Thanks

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you Barry!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always great going to Rudy’s that’s one of the reasons why I make the trip

MM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Upon arriving to the restaurant our party of 4 had not all arrived yet so we were told by the host that my husband and I could not be seated until the rest of our party arrived to wait in the “waiting area” (bar). We did, had a drink and 3-5minutes later the rest of our party arrived so they sat us. Waitress was great, food was good. However, in front of us the same host walked a gentleman to a table and informed him that once the rest of his party arrived he would inform them where he was seated. My husband and I looked at each other like WTF. Just be consistent with your customers is all we ask for. Will not be going back.

WW
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our meals at Rudy's The lobster and the prime rib are both excellent, as is the service.

KR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. Lovely interior with beautiful artwork on the walls. The food was amazing!!!

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you Kimmie! We appreciate your business!

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DW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a night out for our anniversary dinner. We hit it on a great night. Thursdays they have a lobster special for $20.00 which included a baked potato and french bread. We thoroughly enjoyed our quiet booth and had a cocktail before dinner. We high recommend this evening out.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you Douglas! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us!

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A
Sacramento
41 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ron was excellent waitperson and checked on his several times. Was very friendly and upbeat. Needless to say the lobster was very good. Will be back again and again.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you Albert! We're glad Ron took great care of you!

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BR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only slight issue was the deep fried prawns were a little overcooked, i get them every time i come, just a little to crunchy, but i ate them all.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you Bob!

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CC
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and always glad to come back. Great service, friendly people and terrific food!

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thanks Cathleen! We always love to see you!

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LM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rudy's is our go to restaurant for special occasions and have never been disappointed with any meal we order!

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thanks Louise! We're glad to exceed your expectations!

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SC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a special occasion which was my sons 2 year sobriety celebration. Our waiter was very kind and made my son feel very comfortable when he asked about any special occasions. The food is always very good and everyone in our party of five ate their entire plates except for me as I had ordered the New York and 1/2 pound of crab which was enough for two meals. In fact I ate the left overs the next day and filled up again. As we know this restaurant has been around for years and continues to please.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review Steven! And congrats to your son that's amazing!

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PA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reece (our server) and the other staff were great. Even though I made the reservation for 6, we ended up a party of 7 and there was no issue with that.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 5, 2019

We're happy to hear Reese did such a great job, thanks Paul!

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B
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is great. Great food, great staff, great owners. I've never been less than thrilled with my experiences at Rudy's. It's a great place to have around.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We hope to serve you soon!

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