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Rapscallion Seafood House

#34 of 709 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
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1555 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502-2918 (Vesta)
+1 775-323-1211
4:00 am - 9:00 am
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Mon - Sat 4:00 am - 9:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first time in the restaurant section since the facility redo. Recognize change is the nature of the business to keep up however not sure it helped. Food this time was less than stellar. Chicken dish (I know - it is a seafood place!) was very dry and accompanying pasta was even more so. (It was removed from our bill... More 

Thank renostew
Novato, California
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful service, absolutely delicious fish dinner and great cocktails. I had the swordfish over polenta, Devine. My husband had the Halibut, out of this world! My sister in law had the salmon, fabulous. Our waiter. Matt, was excellent! Next time we are in town would definitely go back. One recommendation, make your reservation a day ahead of time to get... More 

Thank Kiddergirl
Reno, Nevada
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351 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has been redesigned and the quiet, old style, comfortable atmosphere is gone. It is now an open, noisy, in personal restaurant. Noise is significant louder. Food is still good.

Thank RobReno
Sonoma, California
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Wooden booths, soft cushions, and friendly smiles set the mood as you enter the cozy locally owned seafood restaurant (reminds me of the iconic Tadich Grill in SF). Mercifully, you do not have to walk past any slot machines on the way to your table. The traditional menu includes Oysters Rockefeller, bacon wrapped scallops, cioppino, as well an an assortment... More 

Thank 14hannon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

It was New Years Eve but they managed to fit us in and showed great flexibility to accommodate our group. Lovely atmosphere to party with friends. Live musician playing guitar. Kitchen stayed open late . Great food selection that wax great to share.

Thank HouzeThat
Reno, Nevada
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Went here New Year's Eve for the first time. Oh my gosh, I'm so glad we found it. We will be back. Had drinks first and had the friendliest bartender...don't know her name, but she was awesome! Went to our table for 5 and we all had delicious meals. The atmosphere reminds us of a Midwestern supper club...which is a... More 

Thank jamaicameonemoretime
Silicon Valley Ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

4 of us visited Rapscallion for our celebration dinner. The atmosphere is nice but the food was very disappointing . It was a partial menu printed as "New Year's Eve Menu" The coconut prawns were actually quite spicy- too spicy for my taste- but not noted as spicy on menu. We returned them. The shrimp scampi w/ linguini had about... More 

Thank Suzan S
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Service was excellent. The stuffed lobster tail was great as were the bacon wrapped scallops.

Thank Derek
Reno, Nevada
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211 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner here on Christmas Eve. We had not been here for quit a few years but it was still as good as we remembered. My wife had the crab stuffed soul and loved it. I had the Filet Mignon and it compared to some of the best I have eaten. The bread they give you is... More 

Thank winecountrylovers
Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Dinner is a bit overpriced, lunch is probably a better option. I tried the soup special "Carrot Coconut", a swing and a total miss. This soup was overly artificially thickened and tasted like sweetened cheap coconut flakes were uses and made it pretty much unpalatable (I may have given this place just one star for this alone). I gave up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $60
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast
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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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

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Janesvill, ca
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?