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

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (79)
Good for a Date (64)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
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Good for Birthdays (59)
Casual (57)
Worth the Drive (50)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Cozy (34)
Good for Groups (33)
Authentic (32)
Comfort Food (32)
Great for Lunch (31)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Business Meals (27)
Fun (25)
Romantic (25)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Bar Seating (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Disabled Access (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I have eaten here before and had a good experience, but tonight’s experience was different. I ordered Prime Rib and it was full of gristle. I could only eat about half after spending much time carving out the gristle. After discussing with waitress and her seeing the remains for herself, she offered to remove the charge, I explained that wasn’t my goal but I did appreciate it. This meat should have never left the kitchen in the condition it was in and any decent chef would have noticed and not served it. Also I requested a balsamic dressing on my salad which I have had before, she said they didn’t serve Balsamic dressing, at the end of the meal she admitted they just ran out. Lastly one of our wines was overcharged $3 on the bill above the menu price. Far too many problems for me to return any time soon. Unfortunate, since I had a very good meal here just 3 months prior.

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·Dined 3 days ago

In the past I have heard very good things about this place. This was not a good experience. My husband and I came here to celebrate out belated Valentine's day date. My food came with hair in it and I was not compensated for the meal. We have 4 kids and almost never get to spend a night out together and it was very difficult to keep a smile on when my hubby was letting his food go cold to wait for me. Very dissatisfied and we will not be going there in the future

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·Dined 3 days ago

We have been to Rudys several times....sometimes with large parties and sometimes with just couples....was unimpressed in the past but decided to give them another shot..We won't be going back. Wine selection poor...standard restaurant stuff...maitre d actually asked me if I had a reservation when I just checked in with him 15 minutes earlier . We all get busy but his tone was really bad as if he was annoyed I was Talking with him. My GF became ill after the meal...greasy food...service was ok...but they certainly don't make you feel they care if you are pleased withe the experience...when your paying these kind of prices you hope they actually care you had a good experience..!!!!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Mains we're excellent, sides were very forgettable. Table service was exemplary!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter Bo was exceptional ...Will ask for him in our next visit ...

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·Dined 4 days ago

Loved the atmosphere! The service was timely, and not over done. The noise level was low, and we were easily able to enjoy our conversation. The food came quickly and was hot, and delicious! We enjoyed the Lobster tail and Lobster ravioli, which was amazing! The bread was warm, soft, and yummy! We will definitely go over and over; looking forward to trying many food options!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Had a great time, The food was very good, decided we should have date night mo often !

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good, and the restaurant was very nice and clean. The star of the night was our waitress, Reece. She was excellent! Such a wonderful personality.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

My fiancee and I dined wit h you on Valentine's. We enjoyed our evening very much. The service was incredible. Thank you. We will be back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

I made a reservation for the second year in a row on Valentine’s Day. This year was quite different than last year. When I arrived at my reservation time my wife and I were seated right away. I was glad to not have the 35 minute wait like last year. They clearly over booked the year before. The food and service was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

Always Great Food !! Lobster..Lobster..Lobster !!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined 7 days ago

The best lobster in town and the service was write on time every time, they had everything covered. Great bar also.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

We really enjoyed our Valentine's Day dinner. The best waitress in years. Food was great.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on February 13, 2018

Service was excellent, and the restaurant was really quiet. My filet mignon was a little overcooked, but I still ate it and it tasted delicious. Will definitely be back again.

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·Dined on February 13, 2018

Absolutely love this place. Staff is friendly and helpful. Food is outstanding. My husband and I always have a good time here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 13, 2018

We have NEVER had a bad experience at Rudy's in all the years we have been going there . Always exellant food and clean . It is well worth the cost .

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was excellent and Mary the server made it a memorable evening we always ask for her. Very personable and remembers even the small details of your last visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 13, 2018

Pastrami burger was off the hizzook !! and holla that cheesecake yo !

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our dinner with friends was great, outstanding service and the food was wonderful! We especially like to have lunch at Rudy’s through the week.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I am never disappointed dining at Rudy's Hideaway. The atmosphere is great, the staff are friendly and professional and the prime rib is wonderful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

IF you want great sea food or steak, this is the place. Clam Chowder the best. I've been eating at Rudy's since the mid 1980's and have never been disappointed.

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vip
·Dined on January 28, 2018

Although it is near our house, this was our first(and last) visit to Rudy's. The exterior resembles a 1950's biker bar, but it does have a large well lit parking lot. Inside we felt like we had jumped back into the 1960's as far as the ambiance is concerned. More importantly, we were not enthralled with the food. My wife had boo-ya-base(I don't know how to spell it) and found that the shrimp were dry and tasteless and the clams were canned while the scallops were quite delightful. I had the shrimp scampi and was disappointed when I received several over-cooked, medium sized shrimp floating in a boat filled with yellow water(probably the worst scampi I've ever had). To add insult to injury, prices were quite high for a restaurant of this caliber. In fairness, we were very pleased with the service. They did bring a complimentary chocolate mousse with a candle, but this was not a good choice for my wife's birthday dinner.

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

My first time at Rudys, we made a reservation for our birthdays. Very nice service. Food was a long time coming once ordered. My lobster was undercooked, I've had lobster many times and this was not fully cooked. I would try this restaurant again, give another chance.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

We always enjoy our meals and best of all the personal service from the always friendly staff. They always make customers feel at home and welcome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Fun, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

great food and service. your phone service does not return phone calls. had the big lobster, it was to die for. your bar and bar menu looks good enough for dinner in itself.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 26, 2018

Rudy's Hideaway is a great place -- we love to go there for the maybe sixties atmosphere, for the prime rib, etc.

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·Dined on January 25, 2018

Lobster Special was excellent!

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·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went for the weekly special of Cioppino on Wednesday nights. Was a little disappointed. The option for sides was pretty limited. We got there in time for Happy Hour but were told it was only available in the bar. The food was okay, but not outstanding. The wait staff seemed extremely busy and took some of our food away so quickly that we didn't have time to stop them to say we were not through eating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
·Dined on January 23, 2018

The food and service were impeccable. I will go out of my way to come back again.

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Overall service and food were good and for the first half of our dinner, the atmosphere was enjoyable but then a huge party of about 25 plus people were seated two tables behind us and the noise level was so loud that I couldn't converse with my dad who was sitting right beside me. Sort of ruined our visit since he drove in from out of town to celebrate his birthday dinner with my family. Prices on the meals was a little steep but would consider returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server Amanda made this eating experience very comfortable. She is a very pleasant person. We were happy to sit in her area and it made the meal even more enjoyable. What a major difference from our server two years ago. We stop going to Rudy's and decided to give it another try since the food is so good. Thanks Amanda.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on January 19, 2018

We dine at Rudy’s often. The food is always excellent. The service excellent. The ambiance really naughtical.
It’s a relaxing night out for us and we both enjoy our visit.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Casual, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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·Dined on January 19, 2018

Had a lovely dinner with friends. Service was good. Specifically picked Friday because their lobster bisque only available on Friday and Saturday is the best in town! The only reason for less than 5 rating is that because we had a reservation when one of my friends arrived early they would not seat her or serve her a drink until the rest of us got there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 17, 2018

I have eaten at Rudy's twice before Jan 17, 2018 and the food was good at both visits; not great. I understand that it is difficult to tell if lobster is done but it is very unpleasant to get a mouth full of squish. My husband was finished with his dinner by the time I was served my second tail and it was a bit rubbery. Bad lobster night I suppose and if I had time I would have just switched to prime rib but I didn't. The baked potato seemed old. It was brown and chunky. A fresh baked potato is fluffy and off white. In summary, it was an hour drive for an expensive and bad meal on a wedding anniversary.

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vip
·Dined on January 15, 2018

A great dinner with friends. Comfortable atmosphere with a menu with something for everyone. Great food and great value with soup or salad included. Love this place.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Lobster was a bit tough but not bad. Service started out really slow. Our table was a bit drafty near a back door and restrooms. I found it to be a bit pricey for the meal but it was enjoyable. Soup, salad, chicken and veggies good. It was a 60th birthday (which I noted on our reservation) but unlike the table next to us (getting the birthday song) we got a mousse brought over. No song like the others. Hated our table location.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

What was Excellent...the Service and Crab. What was not...the Filet had no flavor and the price of a kids milk ($5). How can a restaurant charge $5 for a small milk when their entire kids meal (cheeseburger and fries) which includes milk or soda was $9...Just seems wrong. Didn't complain because our service was outstanding...and I assume the cost was not a mistake by our waitress.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Meal was good, my steak was not cooked the way I asked, waitress asked to return it to the kitchen. I said no because I ordered surf and turf and wanted to eat with my husband I would take the steak home.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place to eat. Was on a date was by far the best place to go very relaxing,will go back for sure:)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Fun, Hot Spot, Casual
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Consistently good we will be back kid friendly food very good what more can I say

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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