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John A's Oyster Bar

1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
775/356-3300
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Ranked #6 of 237 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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Orangevale, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Try the Combination Pan Roast! Prices are fair, service is prompt, servers are cheerful, seafood is always fresh.

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Spring Creek, NV.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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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.

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Alturas, California, Usa
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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 

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Oregon
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

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Reviewer
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!

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reno nv
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 

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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 

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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: Seafood

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