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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” (21 reviews)
“seafood” (60 reviews)
“wild rice” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1555 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502-2918
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 21 August 2017

There is no denying the food and drinks are above average here. My problem is that I just don't like paying this much for food. If you have a big food budget or are "eating on the company" . A great place

Thank Douglas D
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I'm disappointed they are no longer open for lunch but their happy hour and dinner menus are great! Good value for what you order. I would eat here everyday if I could!

Thank robinlr904
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had meal with 6 people, some had outstanding (fish) dishes, some (including me) had an ok meal. I ordered the Rapscallion Trio and all 3 were overcooked. A friend who also had ordered the Trio had the same experience. Those who ordered salmon had a...More

Thank C-Z-1982
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Years ago my wife and I visited this place and had a fantastic meal. We just went back and had another fantastic meal and a warm welcome by the staff as well. I would recommend the scallops my wife had as the best I have...More

Thank Jerry T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Have lived in Reno for 15 years and it took 10 years to get into this restaurant. I always go at about 5pm with work friends, dine in the bar area, and love it every time! I've had many of their meals (which you can...More

Thank marieetiennef
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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