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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (75)
Good for Anniversaries (66)
Good for a Date (64)
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Casual (60)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Worth the Drive (51)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Comfort Food (38)
Authentic (34)
Good for Groups (34)
Cozy (32)
Great for Lunch (30)
Business Meals (27)
Fun (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Romantic (22)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Bar Seating (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Disabled Access (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Seasonal (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
People Watching (7)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our server was excellent. The menu is extensive, the food was delicious. A very casual place. Great prime rib. I had the seafood salad that was also very good, my sister had the prawns, and the husbands had the prime rib. You will not leave there hungry.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our waitress was an older lady from the UK and she gave us the best service we have ever had at Rudy's!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had a fabulous evening..the Server saw that we were on a date and did his best to leave us be. He did finally have to encourage us to pick up the menu and order so he could get home at a reasonable hour, lol. Food was outstanding , especially the lobster bisque. Portions were generous. My only criticism would be the price of their steaks... but I’m sure they’re delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My husband and I have been going to Rudy's Hideaway since we started dating in 1986. It's my husband's favorite place to go have dinner to celebrate his birthday (January). This past weekend we invited friends to join us who have only driven by Rudy's but never been inside and they were pleasantly surprised. The ambiance, service and how great the food (Lobster, Prime Rib and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms) is will definitely keep us visiting every January. Rudy's Hideaway has NEVER disappointed us in the last 32 years!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I've been going to Rudy's for over 20 years for a steak and lobster dinner,
outstanding food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We used to dine at Rudy's on a regular basis the past ten years. The past two have been disappointing, most likely we would search for another local restaurant as the quality of the food has been degrading. The wife and I both ordered the New York Steak and they were bland. I NEVER use steak sauce but I did on my last visit.

It's too bad as this used to be our anniversary spot for years. For the prices you pay you should get a better tasting steak than a local chain steak house.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This has been one of my favorite places for over 20 years. I have never been disappointed in either the food or the service .., which is always excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 5, 2018

One of the few remaining Chowder House venues in the region. Warm and
clubby, inviting friendly place where after 1 visit you are known to the
staff.
For me the star of the show are the Maine lobsters. Thursdays hold a 1lb
whole steamed lobster with a side for $20. I am from east coast and
these are sweet, young juicy lobsters as good as anywhere. We generally
split a house salad and share our sides baked potato, green beans etc.
All very fresh, friendly service. The rest of the menu I have tasted and
is fine, perhaps the scampi could use a tweaking and an offer of side
of pasta.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

The waiter we had was excellent. He provided great service, knew the menu and how food was prepared. He was very attentive yet not huvering. I would go back again with our family and friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great surf & turf around. I highly recommend this place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went New Years Eve. Everything was great but limited menu and increased prices a lot. I would defiantly go again.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Over priced under valued, lobster was over cooked, meat dish not served as ordered, quite noisy
Will not go back

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had dinner on New Year’s Eve which the restaurant had a special menu. I ordered prime rib and a baked potato. She ordered a filet and mashed potatoes. Food was wonderful. Service was good also.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As always. Great Food and service!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

non of the steaks were cooked right neither were the 2 burgers.The lobster good
First time disappointed with Rudys

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Have eaten here a few times and I've never been disappointed. It's a great restaurant for a lobster dinner!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great time and great value. Not to much noise and fine dinner!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waitress got our order wrong. Good service otherwise. Our go to place at Christmas and New Years.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I've was introduced to Rudy's in 1977 and have enjoyed many meals there. The lobster and prime rib always are good!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Rudys is always excellent for special occasions. Food, service, servers and local history.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love this place!!! Excellent food and outstanding customer service ☺️

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food, slow and inattentive service, uncomfortably cold, seated in a booth off in a corner facing a blank wall.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Easy to get a reservation, date night for me and my husband. Usually eat there for lunch. Staff was very polite and professional. Best clam chowder ever! Food portions were very good. Husband's prime rib was good to his prepared to his liking. Will definitely reccomened to others.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A great place for family gathering . Good food and nice choices. A good place for a quick meal. Art work on the wall looks fabulous one room has a picture San Francisco golden gate bridge

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were happy that they're open on Christmas day, they served the traditional dinner and other specials. The service and food were a wonderful experience for our Christmas day. Their corkage fee is reasonable, and their wine list is very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Disappointed in menu , overpriced, outdated. Only redeeming quality was the service. Our server was great!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I have known Rudy's for 50 years but has not been there for many years. My loss! It was fun, the food was great and the waiter was fantastic. We went there on Christmas Day and it was very busy but they seated us within a few minutes of our reservation. james Gentry

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

One of our very favorite restaurants. Love the lobster tail dinner and clam chowder. Great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It’s become our special Christmas tradition. Great sea food, classic
ambience!! One of our all time favorites!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We dine at Rudy's Hideaway several times a year, but reserve it for special occasions. They are one of the few fine dining restaurants open on Christmas Day and we have made this part of our Christmas celebration for the past 3 years. Although the menu is limited on Christmas, the prime rib is to die for! Can't wait for our next visit!

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Get service, quality food, good prices. Last minute reservation change completed easily.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My husband, son, and I chose Rudy's Hideaway for our annual Christmas dinner and were highly satisfied with the food, service, and ambience of the restaurant. The Fillet Felix was cooked to perfection; the prime rib was thick, tender, and juicy; and the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings was especially enjoyed. We also savored the Boston clam chowder, which had bacon bits on top and a smoky flavor. Our friendly server Mary was very attentive to detail and made sure that our needs were met even before we asked. We highly recommend Rudy's Hideaway and will definitely come back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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