Rudy's Hideaway

4.7
3338 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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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SandyM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! We felt well cared for. The food was delicious and beautifully served. Rudy’s is a favorite place for special occasions.

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kellyr
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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Danadanish123
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t been to Rudy’s and you are looking for good seafood run there for your next meal. It is high quality food and such a cute restaurant inside and out. So it’s a bit pricy but good seafood is worth it! Also it’s super casual and you can bring the family. They even have high chairs for the babies. Can’t get over how cute and fun this place is. My husband said it’s his new favorite restaurant besides Fat’s downtown. Go to Rudy’s and make a reservation as we did so no waiting! Enjoy every bite!

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ChristineH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Our server Reece was amazing. We’ve never had a bad experience there but our food and service was over the top.

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EugeneA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!!

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ShariS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience2

The food was not fit to eat. Undercooked lobster, chewy beans, chunky crème brûlée. Prime rib was tough. Clam chowder was too thick, good flavor. More like stew. Service was very good. Needs music. Definitely not what it used to be.

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JodiM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so nice don’t know his name but he was 50 and bald he made the evening fun for us

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Never had an unpleasant experience at Rudy's have been going for years. However, I was disappointed. Took my husband for his birthday which when you set the reservation they ask if it is a special occasion. We waited a very long time for our entrees and the crab was over cooked, rice pilaf was salty. My husbands lobster ravioli had been sitting for awhile. You could tell by the sauce. They never mentioned his birthday. Not the best experience we have had.

Rudy's Hideaway
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi Rebecca, We definitely try to acknowledge special occasions! I looked into your reservation, it was made through the opentable website and not directly with our staff. We received no mention of a birthday! I apologize for the oversite but we had no notice of it in your reservations notes!!! If you told opentable they did not pass it along! We hope to see you again and definitely appreciate all your business throughout the years!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience1

First off, the food was very good! No complaints there. Unfortunately, we were sat at a table close to the bar and were forced to listen to sports sounds from the TV. Which was unfortunate because they were playing great music outside and in the front area, which would had been much more nice and just a better vibe over all. It was also freezing cold which made our food cold immediately. Our server was pleasant but hard to read probably due to wearing a mask (not his fault).
I’d say it was a bit over priced for the over all experience. But I’d give it another try and request to be seated in another area. Again, the food was excellent! Filet, lobster & king crab.

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Jenae
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, awesome food. Overall a good dining establishment and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Prime rib was so dry and tough could not chew it

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DorisC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service was great. Experience was relaxing and enjoyable. We enjoyed a cocktail and our food came out right on time, everything had a nice flow. We sat in a cozy booth. We definitely will be going back.

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FrankG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ordered prime rib with lobster tail, loaded baked potato. Dinner plate came with small cups of sour cream, chives, bacon, cheese for the potato, and horse radish for prime rib. These took up space on the dinner plate which was already crowded with the steak, lobster, melted butter, and baked potato. The string beans had no where to go except on top the steak. The dinner salad was good, except it was too much on the small plate. The food was excellent and because it was wife's b-day, we got a bowl of choc. mousse to share ... nice gesture.

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ZenMan
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old School restaurant that retained its comfortable ambience, friendliness, and food quality through the years. One of but a very few restaurants fortunate enough to be saved. 🙏(Perhaps Sam's HofBrau can be saved like this?) Fresh & tasty lobster n Prime Rib. Great service ("Reese" was exceptional!)

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Carlosz
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It certainly needs a lobby and more restrooms, but the atmosphere, the service and the food are outstanding, not that many restaurants left with such a great service!

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SteveA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carolyn was great, we had a nice meal and great service.

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LCee
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Rudy’s! Food and service are consistently excellent! Lobster was amazing! Can’t wait to go again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We’ll be back

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Pizzapiepan
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rudy's Hideaway is our go to spot for birthdays and special occasions. This time it was my birthday, and they didn't disappoint! Everything was perfect. The interior is beautiful, bathrooms spotless, and it's just the best restaurant ever for regular dinners or special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great for special occasions. They are my go to place.

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DawnM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and excellent service. We always enjoy Rudy's Hideaway!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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Byrd
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I discussed after our dinner that we have never had a bad meal from Rudy's nor bad service in over 30 years. Awesome delicious meals!

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Born and raised on Cape Cod Ma. Rudy’s Hideaway reminds me of my favorite seafood restaurants alone route 6 on the cape. Those who have been there know.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

If they wouldn’t let people and workers use the side door then my food wouldn’t have gotten cold. The table by the side door not acceptable

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Kelli
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was great! Service (our waiter) was disappointing especially since we were celebrating my birthday. Wasn’t very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner I had prime rib my husband had the lobster. The prime rib was perfect. And my husband enjoyed the lobster. Our reservation was for 7 PM but we got there at 6:30. They were able to see it as early. The service was prompt and our waiter was very courteous. We didn’t feel rushed while we ate and enjoyed our dinner.

We will definitely be back.

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williams
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond. Such fantastic food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kathy was our waitress, and let me say I will request her the next time we go!! The food was amazing and the filet did not disappoint. In fact, it was better than the prime rib!! The ambiance was nice, loved the art on the walls and the service was A rated. Rudy’s made our 35th feel as special as our marriage!!!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding once we were finally seated. Their reception process is not working for them - they have nowhere for people waiting to be seated other than the bar which is poorly located like a cork in a bottle, right in the middle of the facility where *everyone* has to walk through. They stacked people in there until you could hardly move. Our table was not ready for twenty minutes past our reservation time, which was early (6pm). We will return because the food is simply that good, despite being quite pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This place was okay. There were some nice areas in the restaurant to be seated. I recommend you request a booth. We were in a back room at a uneven table like a banquet room from the 80’s. The cups you are served in for your tea are plastic not glass. No one will clear the dirty dishes off of the table after each course they just pile up. The salmon was burnt on the bottom black charred burnt. My soup was warm but not hot like it was left sitting. The vegetables had no seasoning. The desserts was brownie with ice cream but you could not find the brownie it was covered in so much whip cream and melted ice cream how do you mess that up?? But they did. This is not a place I would recommend.

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LindaJ
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our Christmas dinner very much. Prices are $$$$ for food and drink. Food was great.

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JimH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

have been dining there on christmas day for several years. Service and food was always excellent. this year staff tried to seat us in a cubby hole of a table, we asked for another. Took another 20 minutes to get seated and approximated another 30 minutes to actually get our meals. We knew that the prices had to have gone up but were surprised still by the raise in prices. The quality of the food as usual was excellent.

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ReneeL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here on Christmas Eve. The service was really great. We brought our own bottle of wine but they also have a nice list. We had prime rib which was cooked perfectly. We also had lobster and salad. The lobster was delicious the salad was fresh and crispy. The perfect perfect place to go for prime rib and especially for lobster! There are choices of the lobster size you would like to order. Really nice experience.

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RobinG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waiter too attentive kept coming by and interrupting conversations party behind us was very noisy but all in all we enjoyed Rudy's Hideaway.

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Budk
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

This Review is Troubling because I really like this Restaurant but last night's experience was disgusting, It started perfectly I was given my favorite table everyone was friendly , I noticed they had a Special Menu with Raised prices over the standard menu prices (no big deal) they also dropped a favorite wine (no big deal) Ordered Prime Rib and Lobster and it also took longer for the food to come, when it came the dinner was cold it was not Med-rare and not a fresh cut piece of Prime rib so I sent it back what came back was a fresh cut but had no flavor, and very tough no butter in the potato, the Mushrooms that came out first was also cold, when they came back,Looked like they put them in the microwave and it tasted like it too, now my server was excellent and i can tell he was frustrated with what was coming out of the Kitchen, I also overheard the diners sitting next to me raised concerns about the Prime Rib being tough should have raised a Flag and the server was not the least interested in what she had to say. Rudy's has always had a stellar reputation for Excellent Food, Atmosphere and Service last night that was thrown out the window with the disgusting food that came out of the Kitchen, This was My Special Christmas Dinner and it was Expensive, and totally ruined, going to be awhile before I come back PERIOD !!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was our very first time there. Food was great, our server was fantastic and we really enjoyed it. We went on Christmas and thought it was a little overpriced however still a wonderful experience!

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MichaelE
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great, but we didnt appreciate having a dog sitting right next to us

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SheriL
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was extremely busy and the food came out very slow. The server did his best based on how many tables he was servicing. The food was delicious and great portions.

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JoyH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent, love being seated in the small area I believe it is the original area not in the big room. Very comfortable and quieter than in the large area, was a wonderful Christmas dinner.

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Rudy's Hideaway offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 351-0606.

Rudy's Hideaway is rated 4.7 stars by 3338 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.