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Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar

4.3
854 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour (Bar): Monday - Saturday: 4:00 - 6:30


Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm-Close

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Phone number
(775) 323-1211
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Vesta
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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.
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Public transit
There is a bus stop located just outside our building and a bike rack on our property for our pedaling friends.
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Entertainment
Rapscallion features live entertainment Wednesdays and Fridays. Call for this weeks artist and times.
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
What 854 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 5 days ago

I have been going to the Rapscallion for over 25 years, and unfortunately the service and quality of food has diminished to the point of not returning. My daughter had the petite filet and I had the NY strip. The wait for the food was so long that the "manager" agreed to pay for dessert. When the food arrived both were cold. Mine was re-fired which took the meat from medium rare to medium plus. I had a conversation with the "manager" after the meal and did receive a sorry...

Unfortunately my last meal at Rapscallion.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My husband and I went to Rapscallion last Saturday night for dinner. The food was fantastic and the service was great. Thank you for such a nice evening.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Dinner at Rapscallion is always good, Tui our waiter is always fantastic very professional and fantastic service.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We have been to the restaurant many times. It is a special place for us. We even have a favorite server. Sadly it seemed this trip the noise level was very loud. Otherwise it is a favored place.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Rapscallion is our go-to place for great ambiance, service and seafood. Don't miss their Steamed Clams or Mussels (we mixed both) in a butter, garlic, shallot sauce -- outstanding. Their fish preparations are always great -- on our last visit I had the Horseradish Encrusted Halibut with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and my husband had the Rapscallion Trio which included Halibut, Salmon and Prawns in a Lobster Bisque Sauce. The service was impeccable (even given the fact that the restaurant was packed). The was full of diners and drinkers having a good time. Highly recommend this spot!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Interesting that you asked if it was a special occasion when making reservation, but never mentioned it during the evening!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We always enjoy eating here as the menu has a nice variety of options plus they can prepare foods gluten-free.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We met up with old friends for a birthday celebration. The sea food is some of the best we've had in Reno, ceaser salad was very good. The service was good and waiter helpful and friendly. We will go back.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Rapscallion's is a great place to go for a special occasion. They also have great specials during the week that make it an affordable evening out. Always good food and good service.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter meal, the only offerings were mostly breakfast items, no ham, no scalloped potatoes... The prime rib would have been nice, but they didn’t think it would go over well so they sold out in first 2 hours. 2pm brunch was sparse. Rather than getting up to leave, we ordered a couple of wedge salads which were okay. After leaving, we went to the market and I made us a real meal.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Eggs Benedict was just so - so. It seemed as though the muffin was straight out of the bag. Not toasted Bland hollandaise I can cook this poorly at home.

Good wine list. Saved the date.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was not good. Restaurant slow and food still came out at 20 min for two mr steaks

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had to return both our dinners because they were underdone. My wife had the mixed grill and her meat was very chewy. The waiter did his best to make it right...he (Iliad) was a very good waiter. Drinks were good. It was our 50th wedding anniversary and overall the evening was good, but we were very disappointed with the food.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our first visit to Rapscallion’s. The Horseradish Encrusted Halibut was brilliant, and the ribeye was tender and flavorful. Excellent wine selection. Excellent wait staff.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I've been eating here for 40 years and loving it until recently. They book big parties very often. When they do, the dining room is left with very few servers. There were only 2 servers in the entire dining room! Therefore the service was SLOW!!! I won't be returning. Too bad.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I love the atmosphere at Rapscallion. However, the food is inconsistent and the service is very slow. I ordered swordfish with polenta. The fish smelled when brought to table and it was on a bed of mushy goo. None of the meal had and flavor. I had to send it back.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We had an excellent meal. Enjoyed the fact that bottles of wine are half off on Monday nights. This was a pleasant surprise.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always excellent. Andi is always an excellent server. Very good food and wine selection.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Good menu, excellent “old world” service, lovely classic decor. My halibut was a little dry but not terrible. I’d ask them to cook it less next time. My husband’s steak was cooked to perfection. We’d go back again for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We went for my wife’s birthday first time there. It was a great experience from the waiter to the food all was exceptional. We highly recommend it. Ambiance is very nice also.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We had a very nice evening meal with a business colleague. Our table was situated in one of their more private areas, so we could easily hear each other. Nice variety of seafood dishes, side options and good wine selections.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Rapscallion was remodeled inside awhile back. I love the new look. Very fine dining ambiance. The service was wonderful as always and the food was very good. Can't wait to go back for some oysters which were very fresh!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Our server Tui was very attentive and our dining experience for my wife's 60th birthday was outstanding. It was nice that she received a complimentary birthday desert.... Thanks!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always a great experience. Like being in San Francisco without the crowds and traffic!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We really like going there! We will go back for sure, especially if friends from out of town vivit

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The menu is amazing, it offers a variety of options to include an awesome appetizer selection, main courses and of course desert. I had two, yes, two Lemon Drops just because it was one of the best I have had. I also ordered the lobster, which came with mixed vegetables and rice. The lobster was AMAZING!! The prices are reasonable for sure! LOVE this restaurant!!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We used to enjoy going to Rapscallion's on occasion, but after this last experience, I don't think I'll go back again. They seem to have taken out some of the beautiful old wood from the booths, that gave R its charm, and replaced it with unattractive glass. So my main complaint is that the ambiance has changed for the worse. There was also a giant tv on the wall, which I'd expect to find in a casino or sports bar, but not at a nicer dining location - so another blow to the previously pleasant ambiance. The food has never been outstanding, but this time I found it especially lackluster, particularly given the price. For example, we were very surprised to have our creme brulee served cold. The service, on the other hand, was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Made reservations here for a much needed date night with my husband and they did not disappoint. From the time we made the reservation to the time we left for the evening, we were very impressed. To start the evening the hostess was extremely personable and walked us to our very private booth. The menu was pretty extensive, making it quite hard to make a decision, because it all sounded so good. However, finally deciding on the ahi poke for a starter, which was wonderful, followed by each of us enjoying the beet salad , again wonderful, then for dinner I decided on the coconut salmon and my husband decided on the shrimp scampi, booth dishes bursting with flavor. We ended the evening with a flourless chocolate cake which I couldn’t get enough of, omg don’t pass that up. Our waitress Andee, was I extremely attentive and knowledgeable about all Rabscallion had to offer. This place is definitely not one to miss. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We're becoming Rapscallion Regulars! From appetizers to dessert everything is well prepared and delicious. The service is friendly, attentive, and professional.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We felt like the Hostess was uninterested in us sorta a casual ignoring attitude. We were seated in the isle and directly next to the next table even though there were only a few families eating at the time. Would have been nice to spread everyone out a bit since its really small anyway. At the end we needed to change to provide a nice tip since our server was the best part of the meal. The bartender was less than thrilled to help would not make eye contact. Food was good just not worth 110.00 for two. Honestly, for me the restaurant is cramped and lacks privacy, but that just a personal preference of mine.

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We’ve been here many times. Always good. Waiter forgot to enter our order. Food never came. They ended up paying for whole meal. Frustrating but right thing to do. We know it’s good so we’ll be back

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great menu and very good food. This is a great culinary stop along the way. I highly recommend it if you would like a good meal.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The only reason that I did not give 5 stars to food was that the swordfish was a bit overcooked and dry. Otherwise, everything was excellent! Will return to this gem!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We always like the chef specials. We went on February 15th and were offered the special Valentine's Day desert - a heart-shaped GREAT (better than a) chocolate brownie with a strawberry garnish and whipped cream. It was a wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentines Day!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The Valentine's Day menu was excellent. The service as always was superb. We had steak and lobster and it was cooked to perfection. Truly a great place for a great dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It’s a beautiful restaurant with an Irish feel. The bar has live music on some nights which is soft and lovely. We went for Valentine’s Day and noticed they have a great happy hour and bar specials. I’ll definitly be back. My lobster was huge and delicious! Great overall experience.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Rapscallion is a restaurant we used to frequent, but haven't in several years. This was Valentine's Day and they offered a great selection, something for everyone. The only draw back was the back room we were seated in, not very romantic or cozy. I had requested a cabin table, but nothing was mentioned when we checked in. It would have been nice if they acknowledged the request and apologized for not being able to fulfill my request. Reservations were made with Open Table, if they don't read the special requests, they shouldn't ask for them.
The food is still excellent and the service was good and very attentive.
We will remember our experience the next time we have a date night.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Sat in the front room with the beautiful scrolling artwork, simply amazing! Great complement to a warm and inviting environment...nice touch!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I found the service to be prompt and timely. We were charged for an item we didn’t order, but once brought to the waitress’ attention, was unquestioningly removed. The food was , as usual, very good.

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