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John A's Oyster Bar

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
775/356-3300
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

My first time I ate here and it was very good. They give you hearty portions of food and they have a pretty good selections of food on the menu. It has nice surroundings. I enjoyed my meal here very much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Tim P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My first time I ate here and it was very good. They give you hearty portions of food and they have a pretty good selections of food on the menu. It has nice surroundings. I enjoyed my meal here very much.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

After reading great reviews I thought I would try. Keep in mind I grew up on the OR coast and enjoyed fresh seafood all growing up. Maybe I have higher expectations of seafood? If you've never enjoyed fresh seafood you might love it. I know a lot of locals do love it. Here's my review. Ambiance: 10 makes you feel... More 

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Sun Valley, Nevada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's not my first time there.every chance i get igo there it's great.will be there on the 25th after bingo.can't wait.

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Sparks, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our waitress was friendly and we had a good time joking with her and she returned the joking . The food was delicious. All four of us had different entries. We had shrimp pan roast, lazy man's chippino, combination stew and pan seared pecan crusted salmon. Not one complaint.

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Modesto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lunch or dinner at John's Oyster Bar feels like a visit with old friends. We sit at the counter and watch Reyna prepare a shrimp pan roast at the steam pan right in front of us. Add to this a combo crab and shrimp louie (also prepared by Reyna) and you have the recipe for a fun, sumptuous meal. A... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Pan roasts are excellent, as are seafood salads and cioppino. Luckily, this restaurant has remained as it was, when John Ascuaga owned the casino, unlike some of the other restaurants.

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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The quality of the food and service make this one of the highlights of the "new" Nugget. Still the same as when it was John Asquaga's Nugget, this cornerstone fo the hotel is still worth the trip. Lazy Man's Cioppino, pan roasts, and other traditional dishes are still top notch.

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Santa Clara
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are so many seafood dishes to choose from. The best dish is Seafood Extravaganza. It's all types of seafood you ever want on one plate with a very reasonable price. A cup of delicious lobster bisque on the side makes your day! I recommend sitting by the bar/counter where the cooks are in action. You get to watch the... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a delightful dinner at the Oyster Bar at the Nugget. The atmosphere was pleasant, very clubby-looking, and the seafood fresh and well-prepared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Few people are familiar with this excellent restaurant hidden in the Northwest corner of the nugget. It has excellent service and food. We highly recommend the Salmon Scampi. The prices are fair.

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Additional Information about John A's Oyster Bar

Address: 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
Phone Number: 775/356-3300
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Sparks
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 24 - 24
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Sparks
  • Phone Number: 775/356-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 24
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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