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“Best Seafood in Reno”

Rapscallion Seafood House
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Ranked #35 of 913 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $60
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Vesta
Transit: There is a bus stop located just outside our building and a bike rack on our property for our pedaling friends.
Description: 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."
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Best Seafood in Reno”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

I haven't been to this restaurant in a few years, but for a birthday celebration decided to give it a try. It was fantastic! The sourdough bread, clam chowder, halibut and tiger prawn scampi were outstanding. Love this place and I will not wait so long to go back. I love the decor some might think the lighting is too dim. The booths are fantastic. Make a reservation and request a booth.

  • Visited March 2013
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Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Overrated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

It's sad that this is about the only go-to seafood restaurant in Reno. The decor/atmosphere is quite nice if you like an old steak house feel. I can't say I've ever had any issues with the food or service, but the portions are just okay and the prices are quite high for what you get. I've been here for about four times in the past five years, and I always feel like I'm not getting my money's worth.

  • Visited July 2012
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An unexpected surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Dined here with coworkers during a business trip. The service was spot on. Our waiter seemed to anticipate our every move! Food was Delish!

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1 Thank Wanderlust9876
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Reno
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Excellent food in old world atmosphere. The service is good with knowledgeable waiters. Prices are reasonable for the quality and service received.

Visited October 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very good indeed!!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Ciopino was excellent, as well as the sea bass. You need to make reservations before, normally the restaurant is almost full everyday. I also liked the crab cake (appetizer) and they have a good selection of international wines.

Visited January 2013
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