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About Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar

The Rapscallion Seafood House and Bar is like no other dining experience in Reno. For over 40 years this independently owned and operated Seafood House has been raising the bar for other restaurants in the biggest little city. With over 20 varieties of fresh fish daily, 35 wines by the glass, 300 selections by the bottle and a professional staff it is easy to see why. The bar is loaded with premium liquors and cordials and certified Angus Steaks share the menu with the seasons best aquatic offerings and locally grown organic produce. Enjoy our six day a week happy hour with a co-worker or an intimate dinner in one of our private cabins with that special someone, its easy to see why Rapscallion has been voted Reno"s best since 1977.

1555 S Wells Ave
Reno, NV 89502
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour (Bar): Monday - Saturday: 4:00 - 6:30


Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm-Close

Cross Street:
Vesta

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(775) 323-1211

Website:
http://www.rapscallion.com/

Entertainment:
Rapscallion features live entertainment Wednesdays and Fridays. Call for this weeks artist and times.

Parking Details:
Rapscallion offers a private parking lot adjacent to our building off of Vesta Street. We also own a lot across Vesta Street. It is clearly marked Rapscallion Parking and is located just south of our building.

Public Transit:
There is a bus stop located just outside our building and a bike rack on our property for our pedaling friends.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Special Occasion (40)
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Romantic (34)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Cozy (23)
Happy Hour (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Business Meals (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Authentic (17)
Casual (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
People Watching (8)
Fun (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Live Music (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Waterfront (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The only thing is they didn’t acknowledge our anniversary, was a little disappointed about that, and it was specified in the reservation. Food was good though.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 5 days ago

Had s great meal. Service was top notch. Cozy private booth. Everything was perfect.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

After living in both Hawaii and in Alaska, as well as having fished in both of those States, I am somewhat of a “fish snob.” I always say, don’t order seafood when you’re not on the coast. Their fresh oysters were good, however the swordfish was fishy and strong. My wife’s filet was ordered as “medium,”but came back as bloody. Needless to say, we won’t be back again. In Reno, stick with sushi, however if you want FRESH fish make sure that you’re on the coast!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were in town for a conference and this was recommended by a hotel staff member. His mouth was practically watering as he described the food - so we went! Wonderful ambiance, delicious food and top notch wine selection.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always love Rapscillion....food/decor/service
Can’t wait to return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ate here based on a recommendation. It turned out very well! We drive in from Oregon and we’re able to enjoy our anniversary here. Wait staff was awesome. The food was cooked just right! Definitely will, and have been, recommend this spot.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing service and phenomenal food! Everything with fresh and tasty!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

worst food ever! Caesar Salad consisted of lettuce that was so old it was all brown. Salmon overdone.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

good stuff, been in reno for a long time, prices have gone up more than competition, but probably a value anyway. Excellent Caesar dressing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Tuie our waiter is always great but the noise level was out of control. The table next to us was a large party in a small room with a few intimate tables around them. Not a good combination for other patrons at the small tables. Their cocktail menu needs to be larger. We find it nicer to eat at the bar it’s much more intimate in there.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Loved the food Overall experience has been great Service isn't the top grade it use to be. Tried to sit at bar area inside too busy, sat outside and waited for a waitress for a long time. There was only two other tables with people and this is a Friday night. The food is exceptional and that is a super compliment. We have eaten in restaurants in Croatia, Austria, Spain, Hungary, and Bosnia. The Rapscallion holds honors with them!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Miss the old layout. We were seated at a table with a full view of the kitchen and are not sure how to feel about one of the cooks constantly eating while preparing food. Not a huge deal but the staff never recognized the anniversary we were celebrating. Drinks were top notch.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Waitress in the bar was awesome. Our table in the far back room Would have been nice if the other large party in the room didn't treat it like a sports bar. It was so loud we couldn't even hear each other at our table. Very disappointed with the evening and the waiter paid more attention to the other tables. It was a special night with friends and the money spend...would rather had gone to sports bar since that's what it was like. Kandi Smith 722 7397

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food and probably the best seafood in Reno

Tags: Business Meals, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Successful recent remodel opened up the main dining room, but left a row of booths ideal for business meetings or intimate dining. Six of us enjoyed a room at the back, which is great for larger groups. Beautiful bar area. Food and service are excellent. Solid wine list. Kuleto's first restaurant is better than ever!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We started in the bar for Happy Hour, The bartender was superb. We started with calamari and steamed clams. Both were superb. They came and got us when it was time for dinner. We all thoroughly enjoyed the surf (lobster) and turf dinners.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

the Rap is back, great food, great service and good value....first time back in 20 yrs, very happy

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Absolutely fabulous! I visit Rapscallion every time I'm in Reno with girlfriends. Never disappointed. Keep up the great job.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Happy Hour, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Best Creme Brulee!!!! It was so delicious I can't stop thinking about it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was delicious. Our waiter was great. The seating was comfortable, but too close together. Way close to the next tables.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Everything was wonderful.......from the food to the wine to the great service. Our favorite "special" place!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Wanted the sand dabs but the waiter did not recommend so settled for the stuffed haddock which was served on a bed of mushrooms. Strange indeed! My companion had the horseradish encrusted haddock and rated a B.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everyone (4 of us) enjoyed their fish entrees that evening. Good service. We sat in the enclosed porch area. Nice and quiet there . We will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very good food as usual,waiter catered to larger table's we felt ignored,had to get his attention to get another cocktail, while he watched the larger table's went elsewhere for cocktails, love your lobster.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The seafood was excellent, the service was prompt and professional. Overall was a great dining experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Most enjoyable evening at Rapscallion
Can’t wait to return!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I was there on a date with a friend that I’ve known for along time. It would have been nice to have not been sat so close to a larger party. Was a little loud. Food was excellent but very pricey. Overall, I’d go again, but would have to request a quieter part of the restaurant .

Tags: Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always great food.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Hands down the best seafood restaurant in Reno

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is a real nice upscale restaurant.
I would really recommend their happy hour.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 27, 2017

food was very good, Variety was average. Seafood excellent
House specials always a treat

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

This was by far, the best dining experience I've had in Reno, and I've lived here for 14 years. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was inviting. Most importantly, the customer service was phenomenal. Our waiter, Eliad, was tentative and seemed genuinely pleased to serve us, and made the evening all the more enjoyable. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for fine dining for a special occasion, or for a date night for two.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner. Service was cordial and attentive. We have eaten here before, and feel the quality is always consistent. Wait staff is knowledgeable, and able to answer any questions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had the Horseradish encrusted halibut and it was flavorless and overcooked. Also we had the seared ahi and it was overcooked. Both meals were very disappointing. On a good note the clam chowder and spinach salad were excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 22, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious and well served.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Favorite Reno spot! Off the beaten path (not in a casino!), full of locals (a good endorsement!) exceptional old school service & the freshest seafood. Warm spinach salad & coconut shrimp are yum!!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent food, just a little noisy!

Service very good, parking a little difficult. Will be a new favorite!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Waiter Eliad was terrific! Made the occasion special. Everything else was excellent (as I expected. )

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our server "Tue" was absolutely great - attentive but not overly so - came at the right time to pour more wine, check on our satisfaction with our dinners. Was very knowledgeable about the specials being offered that night and his recommendations turned out wonderful. Also, my wife is a vegetarian and he requested the chef prepare the "beef" stroganoff without the meat and she was served a lovely dish with added vegetables and mushrooms. Great!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had the crusted Mahi Mahi and also crusted Halibut. Both dishes were over cooked (dry). The service was great, do we will need to give the restaurant another try at some point.

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