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John A's Oyster Bar

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1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
775/356-3300
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best claim chowder in the world!

We have been going to the Nugget for quite some time but had never tried the Oyster Bar.. My sister said they had great clam chowder so we had to try it. BEST in the world! I love it and I know clam chowder! Excellent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Trudy K
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sacramento, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We have been going to the Nugget for quite some time but had never tried the Oyster Bar.. My sister said they had great clam chowder so we had to try it. BEST in the world! I love it and I know clam chowder! Excellent!

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Saskatoon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Had supper here and found it pretty good. Staff were efficient and friendly and our fish and chips were ok. My husband liked the fries. I found the fish a bit too greasy and dry. Nice decor though and we were seated and served quickly.

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Sparks, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you like seafood, this place is for you. There's something for everyone at the Oyster Bar in the Nugget. The clam chowder is great of course but the pan fried (which isn't in a pan) but comes in a large bowl and has to be considered comfort food. You won't go away hungry.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our group loved the fresh cracked crab dinner platter. really good white wine and dessert. We had a two hour dinner. Justin our waiter was outstanding. The entire staff at the oyster bar were great too. We will return...

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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

with new ownership food and service not the same. The Atlantis or Silver Legacy much better seafood bars l

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Sparks, Nevada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

As a native of the South, I am often reluctant to sample Cajun inspired cuisine in the West. The Oyster Bar at JA Nugget is a definite exception. Their gumbo, seafood platters and seafood cocktails are outstanding. For a great experience, sit down at the bar and watch the chefs prepare your meal close-up. The place is a real gem!

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Sparks, Nevada, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is the best clam chowder in town by far. Great seafood and setting. I have been going here for years and have always received great service and and excellent food.

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Everett, Washington
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156 reviews 156 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Right in the Nugget Casino but private with no smoke smell. Good food and a real special variety. The price is fair.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The seafood is excellent and the soups are great. Large portions. This is a spot to eat anytime you feel the need for good hot food. Small area for seating and may get crowded at dinnertime.

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Sacramento, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Pan roasts and fresh oysters are wonderful. Fun, unique dining experience and one to go back to, again and again.

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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: Seafood
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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