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Rapscallion Seafood House

1555 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502-2918
+1 775-323-1211
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“halibut” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
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4:00 AM - 9:00 AMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1555 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502-2918
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation for New Years Eve, the staff and food were amazing. What a wonderful place! The surf and turf was yummy as was the Prime Rib dinner and the seafood pasta.

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We had never been to Rapscallion before and were very surprised. It is a great menu with wonderful items. It has something for everyone and the good is darned good. Our waiter was Tui. He made it a great experience. He took such good care...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 28 November 2017

My wife and I along with another couple went to Rapscallion post Thanksgiving for some seafood. We had a server that was very experienced taking time to take us through the seafood options on the regular and daily menus along with the wine list. He...More

Thank flyfisher199
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Thanksgiving dinner with the in laws on our way to a family gathering further east. The restaurant was able to seat us early and we lingered for hours. A rather large selection of wines are available by the glass and the amount served is generous....More

Thank ClaytonBearBacker
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Looking for a new experience in Reno and found Rapscallion! Great choice for food, service and a fairly reasonable price. Look forward to going back again. Seafood was great.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We started with the Ahi Poke, which was excellent and rivaled some in Hawaii. For entrees, I had the grilled swordfish and she had horseradish-crusted halibut. Mine was rather dry, a limitation not overcome by the drizzle of dressing that accompanied it. The taste of...More

1  Thank Gary H
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and great menu selection. Seafood at its freshest. Busy venue, like the re-do of the funny room. Lots of locals.

Thank LoraM59
Reviewed 25 September 2017

It is easy to understand why they have been a Reno tradition for 40 years. The meals are excellent, the atmosphere is perfect. Wait staff is so willing to please, even for a larger group. Wonderful fresh seafood options and also great grilled lamb. Some...More

Thank Cathleen L
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were there for dinner tonight, expertly waited on by Matthew. We each had wine, escargot classically prepared which was excellent and a lovely fresh salad and bread. My husband ordered the Rapscallion Trio of salmon, halibut and shrimp served with a...More

Thank islandgirllil
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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
US$ 10 - US$ 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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