We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 236 Sparks Restaurants

John A's Oyster Bar

1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
Improve this listing
Write a Review

102 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Spring Creek, NV.
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Oyster Bar is a must stop for me every time I'm in the Reno / Sparks area. I've tried almost everything on the menu but my favorite has to be the Combination Pan Roast, then the Clam Chowder. They also have a good selection of sandwiches if your not totally feeling like seafood.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sparks, Nevada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Oyster Bar has some of the best seafood dishes you can get being so far from the ocean. Love the pan roasts and chowder. Their menu has expanded recently but I love the old favorites.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alturas, California, Usa
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We loved going to The Oyster Bar for many years. The combination stew is my husband's favorite and continues to be made fresh and good quantity of seafood. My favorite is the lazy man's cioppino or one of there sandwiches have always been good. We enjoy seeing Mr. John Ascaugas, he is there at times and greeting the diners still... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We eat here at least once per trip (from out of town) and have been for many years. The food has never disappointed us, the service is excellent, and the staff is always very friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband loves the Lazy man's cioppino and my favorite is the combination pan roast! We've been going for years!

Was this review helpful? Yes
reno nv
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

So sad planned to meet a friend at Oyster Bar A Sparks FAVORITE FOREVER!!!!! You can get the clam chowder and the Seafood Louie at Rosie Cafe but not the wonderful crab sandwich and the ambience Buffet has to be open everyday now but the Oyster bar attracts businesspeople and families and good friends and now you have emlimated another... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reno, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Just finished another fine lunch at the Oyster Bar. A dozen blue-point oysters and a crab cocktail. Northern Nevada's interface with the ocean is very well known for quality and dependability. Seafood is one-day fresh from the Bay Area/Seattle, two from the East Coast, New Zealand, Japan, etc. Famed for their pan roasts (crab, shrimp, oyster or combo) cooked in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sparks, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Have been coming here since 1991. I can confirm that if you like Pan Roast, this is the best. The wait staff can be a little slow on occasion but this is not the norm. I have brought many people here over the years and have had nothing but thanks for introducing them to the Oyster Bar.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I usually don't give bad reviews, but I was very disappointed. We were seated at a table near the kitchen. We received our drinks and the waitress took our order and that was the last attention we received. We waited over 30 mins and did not get our meal nor did the waitress come to our table. We walked out.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you've never had an oyster pan roast you're missing out. You can always count on fresh fish, delicious pan roasts, great oysters…the list goes on.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to John A's Oyster Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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: Seafood

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from John A's Oyster Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?