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The Royal Scam

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar
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72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602-3204
+1 251-432-7226
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sparta, Illinois
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is beside the parking lot of the Hamton Inn. It is always great to be able to check in and walk to supper. The steak sandwich was awesome!

Thank 2Bahap_traveler
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As a business traveler it's nice to find a place where everyone knows your name, to borrow from a old tv show. I usually eat 2 times a week at "the scam". Mainly because the service is the Best. I can't say enough at about Chris and the other great folks that always have a cheerful hello and ask how... More 

Thank skinnywater5
Mobile, Alabama
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an average dining experience. I was not impressed with my order of fish tacos, but the others dinning with me seemed pleased with their selection of wings, duck, and fish of the day. I got the bread pudding to go and I did enjoy it.

Thank SweetToothAfterDine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute and cozy restaurant with a wonderful gumbo that on a cold night was amazing . Great staff and a good wine list . An amazing and delicious tiramisu

Thank Pam L
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a late lunch and we chose this place since we wanted to see a bit of downtown. The service was a bit too attentive, almost pushy. Our meal came out in a timely fashion. The food was good, though nothing was exceptional. Not a bad choice if you're in Mobile, but nothing to make detours for.

Thank rocambole78
Andalusia, Alabama
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pimento cheese hamburger is fantastic. Great gumbo. One of my favorites when in Mobile. Great location across from the convention center.

Thank MelindaAU88
Treasure Island, Florida
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided on this restaurant during a recent stay in Mobile. You will not be disappointed with this place. Both my husband and I had some of the best meals we have ever had. He ordered the red fish special and I the tuna. Next time I'm in Mobile I will be stopping here for a meal.

Thank Monica W
Mobile, Alabama
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I recently went there for lunch. We ordered sandwiches. It took 50 minutes to get the order and we ended up having to take it with us. The food was good, but not great. I wouldn't recommend this place for lunch, maybe dinner, if you plan to spend the evening there. The back of the house can't service the front... More 

Thank SETraveler_Al
Mobile, Alabama
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300 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here many many times. I have been disappointed last two visits. The food has good taste but the serving size is too small for price. The fish tacos are especially noticible. The steak sandwich was overcooked and the small portion of steak is a joke for the price. When I spoke to acting manager about it he... More 

Thank chucksierke
Pensacola, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Fabulous atmosphere, great location, attentive staff, and an excellent meal! We enjoyed it very much and would recommend it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602-3204
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: +1 251-432-7226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?