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John A's Oyster Bar

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1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
+1 775-356-3300
11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is excellent. The staff is friendly and attentive. The menu is not large, but the steamed clams, crab sandwich, and lobster bisque are worth your investigation. The restaurant is not large, but there is a nice counter setting if I enjoy watching how things are prepared by their staff.

Thank jamesroman1
Portola, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husbands Birthday, wonderful food and great service. We have been to this resteraunt many times and always love the food.

Thank sleal2
Sacramento, California
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562 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Happy Hour from 5 to 7, great prices on select appetizers, beers, wines and drinks. Oysters on the half shell were a fantastic price and very delicious. We also had the peel and eat shrimp and the crab sliders. Everything was very good and at a great price!

1 Thank george p
Minden, Nevada
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Oyster Bar is located in the Nugget Casino in Sparks, NV. Even if you don't gamble, this is a restaurant worth visiting. The ambiance was magical. The decor is as if you are sailing on the deck of an old time sail ship. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. I ordered fish and chips and enjoyed... More 

2 Thank LV2KNOW
Reno, Nevada
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The food was mediocre at best and since I used to eat here under different ownership, I can tell you they skimp on ingredients now. The service was okay, but the food is lacking.

1 Thank ShickaBoo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Highly Recommend the Pan Roast !! Always a favorite and one we get each time we are there. Little aged from the years, but staff was very attentive.

1 Thank A8657OLrichards
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We always try to have dinner at least once at John's Oyster Bar when we're in town to visit relatives. It's a classic seafood restaurant with signature New York seafood steamers that John Ascuaga brought to Reno back in the day, for authenticity. Our favorite dish is the lobster pan roast, which is chock full of large chunks of lobster... More 

1 Thank mikegrattan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Love the oyster bar the shrimp scampi the best, that is my favorite, eat there every time I got to reno

Thank William K
Copperopolis, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

If seafood is what you want, this is it. Our meals din't come with soup or salad - no rice or potatoes or vegetables.

Thank b0bw22
Osoyoos, British Columbia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A pleasant atmosphere in a noisy casino. We were escorted to a table and looked after by the manager and he was prompt, helpful and treated us greatly,

Thank Ted Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$24
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Sparks
  • Phone Number: +1 775-356-3300

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