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Rapscallion Seafood House

1555 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502-2918
+1 775-323-1211
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“halibut” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (62 reviews)
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1555 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502-2918
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Arrived late without a reservation, nabbed seating in the bar....same great service and the food remains amazing. We each picked a special and shared...my only regret is they apparently don't have my sandabs any more.....prawn and crab risotto was a great substitute!

Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The seafood at Rapscallion was some of the best we have ever eaten. The crusted Haibut was excellent, maybe the best Halibut I have ever eaten. The Rapscallion trio was also excellent. The portion sizes were large and the food and service was excellent. Prices...More

Thank John R T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going to Rapscallions for lunch for years, but hadn't been in since their remodel and new dinner only policy. I decided to take my wife and daughter and her husband for my wife's birthday, hoping that the remodel hadn't changed the great atmosphere...More

Thank K6INM
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Service was pretty good. The ambience was good. The food was terrible and,therefore, way overpriced. I had prime rib stroganoff. The small chunks of meat seemed like castoffs from the cutting board--fat and gristle. The sauce tasted like food service from a can. My stomach...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Made reservations here for a much needed date night with my husband and they did not disappoint. From the time we made the reservation to the time we left for the evening, we were very impressed. To start the evening the hostess was extremely personable...More

Thank LoriO45992
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Start with a wonderful menu. Add great service. Combine incredible appetizers and entrees. The food and service are excellent.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This restaurant has been in business for decades. Excellent fresh seafood - a nice surprise considering it being 300 miles inland! The prices are high for Reno. And the bar and restaurant are extremely noisy. If you want to converse with others in your party...More

Thank 523SM523
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We brought out family here for dinner. We wanted something nice. First I really think even though we made a reservation for 4 they put us in a booth meant for 2. Our knees hit each other and it honestly may have been the most...More

Thank Nikki M
Reviewed 23 January 2018

First time I am writing up my experience at Rapscallion. One of the oldest, established restaurants in Reno should say quite a bit - they are still here, and here is why! Every weeknight there is a special deal, for example, this last time we...More

Thank happyfeetx
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We were seated in a small meeting room for a family gathering dinner. Service and food were excellent. Even the special house red wine (by bottle) was excellent. Orders were taken promptly and served promptly. Clearing of dishes was very prompt and efficient. Wait staff...More

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Questions & Answers
26 September 2017|
Response from robinlr904 | Reviewed this property |
Happy hour is from 4:00 to 6:30 PM and then at 8:30 PM. The restaurant portion of Rapscallion opens at 5:00.
27 April 2017|
Response from LakeTahoe_NvSki | Property representative |
Tom, Thank you for considering Rapscallion. Our corkage fee is $15 a bottle and Monday nights all bottles of wine are half off! Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Patrick Dalton General Manager
David L L
28 June 2016|
Response from LakeTahoe_NvSki | Property representative |
David, Thank you for your interest in Rapscallion. Our bottles of wine are half off on Mondays. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Patrick Dalton General Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 60
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 am - 9:00 am
4:00 am - 9:00 am
4:00 am - 9:00 am
4:00 am - 9:00 am
4:00 am - 9:00 am
4:00 am - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502-2918
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop located just outside our building and a bike rack on our property for our pedaling friends.
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-323-1211
  • E-mail
Rapscallion Seafood House and Bar is an independently owned and operated seafood and steak house. For over 40 years this local landmark has been setting the bar for Reno's culinary scene. Rapscallion was the first restaurant to win the wine spectators award of excellence and continues this tradition today with a wine cellar packed with premier wines from around the world. The Rapscallion has been newly updated and the iconic stained glass bar continues to please with one of Reno's longest happy hours six days a week. The menu features seafood flown in daily and Certified Angus Beef. A knowledgeable, friendly and professional staff look forward to making your next visit to Rapscallion a memorable one. With three private dining rooms and an unrivaled interior it is easy to see why Frommer's said "Rapscallion has been voted best seafood house so many times they might as well retire the award."
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