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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” (26 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
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1555 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502-2918
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and wine are wonderful, but I wish they'd space the tables a bit more. While the lighting and atmosphere are very romantic, the closeness to your fellow diners is not.

Thank deigho
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We travel to the Lake Tahoe/Reno area a few times a year and always dine at Rapscallion because we love the food. Last week was the first time we have ever been disappointed. The oysters Rockefeller were not properly made, way too much spinach which...More

1  Thank keeikid
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This place is the best seafood that I’ve had in Reno. The bar is a friendly atmosphere -this night Ericka - barmaid - to start with! Everybody nice n loose n friendly but polite. Tui waiter this night. Neat, clean, precise the former Thailand resident...More

Thank Luigi R
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Had dinner at Rapscallions this past week. The horseradish crusted halibut was excellent as was the mushroom soup. Nice atmosphere. I didn’t give a 5 only because the waiter was so busy, he had little time to give attentive service

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

My favorite place in Reno for business dinners. The food is always fantastic, as is the service. Close to downtown but away from the traffic and easy access from any part of Reno.

Thank mes227
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I met a friend I hadn't seen in over 14 years there for dinner this past weekend. The food is amazing and the wait staff is one of the nicest I've encountered. They really go all out and sometimes over what's required for their patrons....More

Thank robinlr904
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Had very good halibut and delicious chocolate desert. Service was great with Andee. Surprised restaurant was not busier.

Thank RobReno
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We ate at Rapscallion based on a recommendation by a friend who lives in the Reno area. We reserved for 6 PM on a week night. The restaurant was not crowded. It's in an older part of town where we would never have gone unless...More

Thank jpmcdonough
Reviewed 14 April 2018 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 8 April 2018

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
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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.
26 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
US$10 - US$60
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, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
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
  • 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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