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John A's Oyster Bar

1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
775/356-3300
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Ranked #5 of 233 Restaurants in Sparks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
DeWitt, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Ok...I was very excited when I saw that the hotel restaurant was an oyster bar. I wasn't disappointed! We had several meals there while we were on vacation. Everything was awesome!!

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Massapequa, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Place is nice staff friendly and helpful and don't rush you. My wife and I are big sea food fans but the menu just seemed a bit off... lots of stew type entrees as well as "bakes". Now being from New York perhaps it's a regional thing but was weird that there was limited basic seafood... broiled or fried so... More

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Concord, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is always one of our favorite places to dine at the Nugget and we were not disappointed in spite of the change in ownership. The food is still excellent and the service, although slower than in years past, was very pleasant and accommodating.

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Carson City, NV
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very busy night - Hot August Nights. We had the Bouillabaise and the LazyMan's Cioppino, plus 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell. Food was awesome, although it can be expensive. Loved the fresh-baked bread, loved the bouillabaise, loved oysters. The Cioppino was good, but after awhile it became a bit sweet at the back of the throat. I would... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The new online reservation system worked well. The lobster roll was very tasty! But the service was incredibly slow. It took 25 minutes to get a glass of wine. The restaurant was not full when we arrived. They might have been understaffed with waitresses and waiters although there were plenty of hostesses and bus staff. The Nugget is being overhauled... More

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Tracy, California
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The service was very good as was the food but the oyster shooters were great. We tried them all but my favorite was the bloody Mary shooter. My wife enjoyed the tequila shooter.

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Wingfield springs
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I wish I could come here every day, or at least once a week. I always want to try something new but I'm addicted to the pan roast. It's the best!

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Oakdale, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been been eating here for the last fifteen years. Quality has not changed, you can relay on them. In this day and age that's something to say.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were in Reno for 4 nights and we ate here 6 times, the pan roasts, stews, louie's were just too good, I had a combination pan roast 6 times they were so good, sfresh shrimp, oysters and crab in a large bowl with cream and other delicious ingredients, it made my day. We hit this place as soon as... More

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El Sobrante, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Go to the bar and watch them make this sinful dish. Careful, you will be hooked. My favorite is the crab.

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