Rudy's Hideaway

4.7
3345 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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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We went there to celebrate a birthday and take advantage of the $25 lobster dinner special but when we got there we were told that they no longer had lobster.

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Lini
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was very good. The food came out hot and was very tasty. Very good value

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Bond
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Had a wonderful lobster dinner. The service was great and the waitress was friendly.

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Jazzygirl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

service was excellent!!! Lobster was perfect. All the food was delicious.

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vipMYSM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food on the menu to please everyone in my party. Everything was delicious.

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KenTurner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Had a 14/16 oz tail -- perfect! Wife had a New York strip; she ordered it medium. The steak arrived below rare, and we had to send it back. Twenty minutes later the server came back. She said they cooked a new steak, with green beans and potatoes. THEY LIED TO US WITH A STRAIGHT FACE. It was her original steak; this time it was well done -- not medium. The steak had the original cut marks to it; they hid it under the potatoes. My wife is the real hero in the story; she ate the steak even though it did not meet our standards. After all, it was my birthday...

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vipMichaelS
Sacramento
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We showed up early and were sat at our table within five minutes of arrival. our waitress greeted us quickly and was very friendly. We both had the prime rib which was juicy and tender. All and all, another great dinner at Rudy's!

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Bart
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating Three Birthdays, Very satisfied. thank You

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JimF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great friends . pR was excellent. server was great Tell Steve hello

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Marilyn
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful. Wish I knew his name. All the employees are kind, professional and so accommodating as ever. I love this place!

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I came for the fish platter. It's on the on line menu.

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SandyM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
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 on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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Danadanish123
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
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 on January 15, 2022
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 on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!!

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ShariS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
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 on January 14, 2022
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 on January 14, 2022
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 on January 18, 2022

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!!!

FAQs

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 3345 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.