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John A's Oyster Bar

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Chowder, Seafood
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Food was very good... Service was also very attentive and polite. Would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for oysters, crab legs, etc...

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Lima, Peru
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My wife had clam chowder and a salad, I had the mixed seafood platter. They were excellent and both at a reasonable price. Service was slow and uninformed.

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Sparks, Nevada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Made reservations through OpenTable we were seated immediately they were very busy but the food was very good and nice and hot and the service was wonderful

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Friendly attentive server. We were presented with fresh bread and butter. It was actually, pretty good. Upon studying the menu, we were a bit taken aback. It was somewhat lacking in offerings. Everything on the menu seemed more like an appetizer. We all had the same initial feeling, "should we go somewhere else?" I had the seafood stew with a... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nestled in the back of the Nugget Casino, this old time oyster house is still a treat. We stopped in for the NE clam chowder, and the fish and chips. Both were still very tasty, with the chowder thick and full of clams and flavor. The fish was battered lightly and crispy and moist. And for a casino restaurant, the... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Good oysters and room for large groups - we had about 16 in our party. Oysters came quickly. The bread was awesome that was served with them.

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Danville. CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It was late, I was tired and just needed a nosh maybe a pan roast. Ordered a dozen oysters. Not sure if they per-shuck their oysters, because they arrived so fast. Regardless, they were cold and tasty. Boston Clam chowder was tasty and hot. I really wanted a seafood pan roast, but after sitting at the counter and watching how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This place is a sure bet. The oysters on the half shell were excellent. The crab cocktail was plentiful and fresh. I had the crab roast. It was made perfectly, my only knock would be that I like white rice with my mine. The staff was friendly and prompt. The restaurant was clean. Relaxed informal atmosphere.

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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

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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
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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