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John A's Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Osoyoos, British Columbia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A pleasant atmosphere in a noisy casino. We were escorted to a table and looked after by the manager and he was prompt, helpful and treated us greatly,

Thank Ted Z
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to go for seafood has an excellent staff that's very respectful and courteous will go again

Thank Jerome E
Morioka, Japan
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find that this restaurant has maintained a quality of taste and service that existed when my folks first considered it their favorite seafood restaurant over 40 years ago. The oysters and crab -shrimp Louie was outstanding . We look forward to go there again, God willing...

Thank rogermann64
Sparks, Nevada
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to this restaurant for at least 46 years and again today. Their "New York Pan Roast" is better than anywhere... bar none. This is the place where I acquired an allergy to shrimp. I ate Shrimp pan roast for years then one time My throat started thickening up and since I like breathing I stopped eating... More 

Thank sm4soccer
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139 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't very hungry and saw lots of signs for the Nuggets happy hour. The five dollar appetizers half-price beer and wine what have I got to lose I thought. I'm so glad I made the tripdown from my room to John's oyster bar. Monday through Friday from 5 to 7. I had crab salad sliders sandwich. Two smallish rolls... More 

Thank ajfred
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the Lazy man's cioppino it's awesome. No mess just all of the goodness in a beautiful spicy sauce.

Thank benbR1829ZX
Lincoln, California
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400 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

More like 3.5 stars for our visit here. We were staying at the hotel and stopped by for an early dinner.. the bar area was full for happy hour. It is very old looking in this restaurant. Maybe that is what they are going for. Oysters were fine... A few beers available. They had a lovely older crowd. The soup... More 

Thank Will G
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a quick bit to eat at the bar. It was very entertaining to watch the chefs cook amazing looking and smelling food in the hot pans. We ordered the combo chowder, which was excellent. The service was great and prices were good too.

Thank coats2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a couple different entree's which were good. Unfortunately the wait staff were very slow to respond. Waited over 5 minutes just to have waitress bring water and a very long wait for delivery of food. we could see our dishes on the shelf by the cooks but were not picked up and thus were not hot when served.

Thank E5255KKrobertp
Sparks, Nevada
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I love their New York pan roast, shrimp, crab or combo, until I got allergic to shrimp. They also have have the best Tuna Salad sandwich in town.

Thank sm4soccer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $24
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Sparks
  • Phone Number: 775/356-3300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?