About Rudy's Hideaway

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.

12303 Folsom Boulevard
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving:12:00am-7:00pm

Cross Street:
Hazel @ US 50

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 351-0606

Website:
http://www.rudyshideaway.com/

Catering:
Full service catering is tailored to your unique needs. We specialize in Crab Feed Fund raisers. Take all the hassle out of your next fund raiser with just one call to us.

Public Transit:
Light rail stop is located one block away.

Executive Chef:
Kristina Golden

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Lunch and Dinner Banquets available for groups of 14 to 120. Please visit our website for more information.

Rudy's Hideaway Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Good for a Date (53)
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Casual (50)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Worth the Drive (39)
Comfort Food (30)
Good for Groups (30)
Cozy (28)
Fun (25)
Authentic (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Business Meals (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Romantic (19)
Bar Seating (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Disabled Access (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is always great. I am in love with their rice pilaf.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I felt like crab legs on a whim and discovered this place on open table. We had a great experience at Rudy’s Hideaway. From the moment we walked in-we were seated immediately (by who se mI d to be a manager), prompt attention from our server (who even made a few recommendations that didn’t disappoint!), food came quickly and everything was delicious! I highly recommend the crab-stuffed mushrooms, and the clam chowder was some of the best I’ve ever had! Overall great dining experience...we will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Good lobster dinner but busy, noisy and service staff was overly busy. My steak was also a bit of the tough side.

Tags: Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

I hadn't been to Rudy's in a long time and after a bad review from my folks I was hesitant to go again. Based upon recent good reviews I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did. I had a great time celebrating and was able to tell my folks to give it a shot again, which made them happy too.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Just ok really. Service was poor, we had to call the waitress back to take my husbands order. Table of six and she only took five orders. Food was mediocre.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 7 days ago

Food is consistently outstanding and the service is impeccable. We always have a great experience at Ruday's!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great meal, service, and overall a great experience. I have been there many times and will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We went to Rudy’s for our first time, to try out their lobster special on Thursdays. We had a good meal with nice service.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Went here for my husbands birthday, just the two of us...Food and service exceeded our expectations. Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Had a great evening. Service was excellent, food was very good. Timing was very nice for the different courses. Will be back for sure! Love that they still had a kids menu for my nephew. He will barely eat steak or seafood!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

reservations meant nothing as we were seated in a back room opposite a party of 20 plus people celebration a birthday-this even though there was seating in the main dining room.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great seafood especially considering they are closer to the Sierra Mountains than the ocean. Service was very good and the noise is moderate so it is an easy place to have a conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We wanted to have a nice Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. We were very happy and pleased with the food and the price.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great tasting food and good service. As usual at Rudy's

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Rudy's Hideaway served a great meal on Thanksgiving. Our waitress was such a sweetheart on one of the busiest nights of the year. They served us enough food for 2 meals. We'll be going back for another special occasion - our parents' 58th wedding anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We sat in a newly remodeled section with nice upholstery and a tasteful nautical theme. We had prime rib, one medium rare and one medium well. Both were cooked perfectly. Horseradish was nicely toned down with cream cheese. They had two selections for Pinot Noir, one local from El Dorado and the other from Sonoma. We went for the local which was perfect. Our waitress had been with them for six months, she was super friendly and even shared photos of her 8-month old child. We didn't have enough room for our dessert which was included in the meal (Thanksgiving day) but our waitress boxed and bagged it for later. Parking is not a problem. Freeway access is a breeze. The staff was on top of their game. Bravo!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Love the food, it is expensive when you order big, but you get what you pay for , love this place a team!!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had Reece as our waitress and she was awesome! Can't wait to dine there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Rudy’s is an all time favorite restaurant. It’s been there a long time and the menu, meals and service never fail to please. It lives up to the reputation of being a neighborhood dining favorite, sure to please the palate and the Happy Hour cocktails are a good deal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always on top of the game. Family has been coming for years. Great food, great management and staff with an owner that is there and cares. Makes a huge difference.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very familiar with restaurant. Would be a perfect place to bring 15 out of the 200 family members at a time for a wondetful different dining experience. Food is very very good! Oh, by the way there was gentlemen sitting across from our table who looked a lot like Spencer Tracy and that gave the experience an Turner Classic Movie feel. LOL!! Loved it.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went to Rudy's to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. We waited until Thursday for the special, but they were all sold out. Someone at the bar told us they always run out on Thursdays. This was disappointing :(

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 8, 2017

BEST RESTAURANT FOR GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE!!! I LOVE THAT RUDY'S HIDEAWAY INCLUDES SOUP OR SALADS PLUS MASHED POTATOES OR A BAKED POTATOES WITH OUR ORDERS AND REALLY GOOD SOUR DOUGH BREAD.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Reese was AWESOME as our waitress. She really knew the menu, and was very personable and efficient. We really enjoyed her personality! Michael was also very helpful with my reservation with my friend visiting from San Antonio, and with menu information. Food and ambiance were both perfect! Keep up the great work!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great place, super nice staff! The food was great, let us sit at table for a couple hours without feeling that we needed to clear out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazed that a restaurant that has been around this long still has great food at a reasonable price!!!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Reservations were right on time, food was delicious, service was excellent, and complimentary birthday dessert was great! Cost is justified by portion sizes and quality.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Had a great time with our Son and his Wife. The food was fantastic as well as our server. It was a little loud, BUT the meal and the surroundings made it all worth it. Great time.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Fun, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Stopped for a late lunch and the staff was friendly and service was very quick. Food was great. Just as good at lunch as it is for dinner.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

My family and I have been dining at Rudy’s Hideaway for awhile and have always enjoyed it. I even recommended to my co-workers and we all met for lunch. I had my retirement luncheon there too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My girlfriend and i Love Rudy's for the special date or occasion . Food is always tasty good. Only minor thing this time was a brown piece of lettuce in my salad and a small piece of lobster shell. But no biggie.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have dined many times at Rudy's and generally enjoy the food and Ambiance. The food this time was dry and over-cooked. If the food was better our overall score would be higher.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always great food. We eat here often. Service is fast and efficient. Love their calamari appetizer and their clam chowder.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was excellent, it was my son's birthday and he loves lobster so we got him a 3 lb whole lobster. It was amazing. Also it happened to be Tuesday night and the rest of us had the Prime Rib special, a generous cut, well seasoned, cooked to perfection!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

They are always consistent. The food is fabulous, flavor, presentation, quality. We are always satisfied eating here. So good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Really enjoyed the lobster bisque. One of the best I've had. Everyone in our party of 4 was very pleased with the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Other than it being so loud( very crowded in main dining room) it was a nice experience.

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Been going there for nearly fifty years. Always a arm, friendly, comfortable place to be. My wife loves lobster, and we always go there on her birthday, and lately she has convinced me we should be there on my birthdy. We're never sorry to be there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I have been going to Rudy's from Lincoln, CA for 11 years. We go there 10 times a year. We love main lobster and all the food. Great value including all the fixins. The drinks are extra large. We have brought many friends and NOW it is their favorite destination.

Any time we want to celebrate something or just get the urge, it is a great place.

Peter and Samantha Schor
Lincoln, CA.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Rudy’s is the kind of place that brings us back to our younger years. The wait staff have been there for years. The food is what we would get when we went out for a special meal. It’s actually hard to find good steak and lobster that is perfectly prepared without being over charged. It’s a gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy
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