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Rapscallion Seafood House

#37 of 712 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
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1555 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502-2918 (Vesta)
+1 775-323-1211
Mon - Sat 04:00 - 09:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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216 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding wine list. I would have preferred a better by-the-glass selection. Food was perfectly prepared and the menu offered a good variety of seafood. Nice, quiet room and friendly staff.

Thank Frank A
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226 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Our first time in the restaurant section since the facility redo. Recognize change is the nature of the business to keep up however not sure it helped. Food this time was less than stellar. Chicken dish (I know - it is a seafood place!) was very dry and accompanying pasta was even more so. (It was removed from our bill... More 

Thank renostew
Novato, California
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful service, absolutely delicious fish dinner and great cocktails. I had the swordfish over polenta, Devine. My husband had the Halibut, out of this world! My sister in law had the salmon, fabulous. Our waiter. Matt, was excellent! Next time we are in town would definitely go back. One recommendation, make your reservation a day ahead of time to get... More 

Thank Kiddergirl
Reno, Nevada
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351 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has been redesigned and the quiet, old style, comfortable atmosphere is gone. It is now an open, noisy, in personal restaurant. Noise is significant louder. Food is still good.

Thank RobReno
Sonoma, California
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Wooden booths, soft cushions, and friendly smiles set the mood as you enter the cozy locally owned seafood restaurant (reminds me of the iconic Tadich Grill in SF). Mercifully, you do not have to walk past any slot machines on the way to your table. The traditional menu includes Oysters Rockefeller, bacon wrapped scallops, cioppino, as well an an assortment... More 

Thank 14hannon
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

It was New Years Eve but they managed to fit us in and showed great flexibility to accommodate our group. Lovely atmosphere to party with friends. Live musician playing guitar. Kitchen stayed open late . Great food selection that wax great to share.

Thank HouzeThat
Reno, Nevada
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went here New Year's Eve for the first time. Oh my gosh, I'm so glad we found it. We will be back. Had drinks first and had the friendliest bartender...don't know her name, but she was awesome! Went to our table for 5 and we all had delicious meals. The atmosphere reminds us of a Midwestern supper club...which is a... More 

Thank jamaicameonemoretime
Silicon Valley Ca
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

4 of us visited Rapscallion for our celebration dinner. The atmosphere is nice but the food was very disappointing . It was a partial menu printed as "New Year's Eve Menu" The coconut prawns were actually quite spicy- too spicy for my taste- but not noted as spicy on menu. We returned them. The shrimp scampi w/ linguini had about... More 

Thank Suzan S
Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Service was excellent. The stuffed lobster tail was great as were the bacon wrapped scallops.

Thank Derek
Reno, Nevada
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211 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had a wonderful dinner here on Christmas Eve. We had not been here for quit a few years but it was still as good as we remembered. My wife had the crab stuffed soul and loved it. I had the Filet Mignon and it compared to some of the best I have eaten. The bread they give you is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 60
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
04:00 - 09:00
04:00 - 09:00
04:00 - 09:00
04:00 - 09:00
04:00 - 09:00
04:00 - 09:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?