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Feb 5, 2011 08:39 AM

Rascal's, New Castle DE

Anybody been to this place? It was just featured on FN's Restaurant:Impossible show.

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  1. Never been...that's why it was on the show!

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    1. re: bluehensfan

      Hmmm... so if a Ch-er had been there, it wouldn't qualify for the show?? ?? I don't understand. It's been open since 1965!

    2. I went there about 10 years ago, my grandparents live in New Castle and this place is located right next to one of my favorite greasy spoon guilty pleasures, The Dog House. Rascal's is everything they mentioned, smelly, gross and producing a poor product. I will admit though, I am intriuged to see if they have changed.

      I don't think bluehens meant that if a CH ate there that it would be good, just that it seemed like no-one wanted to eat there in that condition and that's why it would qualify.

      Dog House
      1200 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720

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      1. re: in bocca

        During the show, they had 150 covers the first night, and 170 the next night. That's over 300 people right there!

        There are rumors going around that the place is slowly returning to pre-show condition, and others say that it is closed...

        Looking for facts!

          1. re: Philly

            Call them? Why??? Would they give an objective response as to the dining experience there? What's wrong with asking Chowhounders?

            1. re: menton1

              Just trying to give you a simple solution to your "others say that it is closed" rumor. As for a dining experience, hopefully someone will share a recent experience.

      2. Reported in the News Journal a couple weeks ago:

        This show sounds like a clone of Gordon Ramsey's show. It's reality TV so you have to take everything with a grain of salt. Drama and entertainment first, reality a distant second. They had over 300 people because they brought them in. They didn't just all show up because all of the sudden it was a good place to eat. I've been going to the Dog House for 25 years and never saw more than a car or two parked across the street and it never occurred to me to go there. I don't know anyone, I mean anyone who has ever eaten there.

        Dog House
        1200 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720

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        1. re: RC51Mike

          Me either. And it always seemed odd for a place around here to feature crabs from Louisiana seeing that the Chesepeake is just down the road.

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          1. Is it true that this place closed?

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            1. re: menton1

              Driven past here the past few nights including about 30 minutes ago and there were zero cars and only the reflection of a neon light.

              1. re: Irishmafia

                Crabs in New Castle. Need I say more.

                1. re: Mr. Fister

                  What about Lestardo's in New Castle?

                  1. re: menton1

                    Exactly, one step lateral from Rascal's.

                    1. re: Mr. Fister

                      Not a crab person, but they are open and provide good customer service at a decent price. That's at least two things that Rascal's isn't.

                  2. re: Mr. Fister

                    You might well say more. Is this good or bad?