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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
94 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.

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Logan, Utah
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149 reviews 149 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Dinner was good, ordered one of the stews that was loaded with all the seafood you could imagine. Also tasted pretty fresh. I've given it 4/5 as the service was pretty slow.

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Forsyth, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Probably the best "Lazy Man's Cioppino" (no shells!) ever. Wonderful pan roasts with oysters, shrimp, or fish. Be sure to sit at the bar and watch them make these delicious dishes!

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DeWitt, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
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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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