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John A's Oyster Bar

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1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
+1 775-356-3300
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Minden, Nevada
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

The Oyster Bar is located in the Nugget Casino in Sparks, NV. Even if you don't gamble, this is a restaurant worth visiting. The ambiance was magical. The decor is as if you are sailing on the deck of an old time sail ship. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. I ordered fish and chips and enjoyed... More 

1 Thank LV2KNOW
Reno, Nevada
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

The food was mediocre at best and since I used to eat here under different ownership, I can tell you they skimp on ingredients now. The service was okay, but the food is lacking.

Thank ShickaBoo
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Highly Recommend the Pan Roast !! Always a favorite and one we get each time we are there. Little aged from the years, but staff was very attentive.

Thank A8657OLrichards
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We always try to have dinner at least once at John's Oyster Bar when we're in town to visit relatives. It's a classic seafood restaurant with signature New York seafood steamers that John Ascuaga brought to Reno back in the day, for authenticity. Our favorite dish is the lobster pan roast, which is chock full of large chunks of lobster... More 

Thank mikegrattan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Love the oyster bar the shrimp scampi the best, that is my favorite, eat there every time I got to reno

Thank William K
Copperopolis, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

If seafood is what you want, this is it. Our meals din't come with soup or salad - no rice or potatoes or vegetables.

Thank b0bw22
Osoyoos, British Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

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 October 21, 2016 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 October 17, 2016 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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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
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
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Sparks
  • Phone Number: +1 775-356-3300

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