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John A's Oyster Bar

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1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
+1 775-356-3300
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun Valley, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's not my first time there.every chance i get igo there it's great.will be there on the 25th after bingo.can't wait.

Thank Don L
Sparks, Nevada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our waitress was friendly and we had a good time joking with her and she returned the joking . The food was delicious. All four of us had different entries. We had shrimp pan roast, lazy man's chippino, combination stew and pan seared pecan crusted salmon. Not one complaint.

Thank Lyn T
Modesto, California
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lunch or dinner at John's Oyster Bar feels like a visit with old friends. We sit at the counter and watch Reyna prepare a shrimp pan roast at the steam pan right in front of us. Add to this a combo crab and shrimp louie (also prepared by Reyna) and you have the recipe for a fun, sumptuous meal. A... More 

Thank EdWhitby8981
Reno, Nevada
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180 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Pan roasts are excellent, as are seafood salads and cioppino. Luckily, this restaurant has remained as it was, when John Ascuaga owned the casino, unlike some of the other restaurants.

Thank fiftystatesevenconts
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015

The quality of the food and service make this one of the highlights of the "new" Nugget. Still the same as when it was John Asquaga's Nugget, this cornerstone fo the hotel is still worth the trip. Lazy Man's Cioppino, pan roasts, and other traditional dishes are still top notch.

Thank RockinDowntheHwy
Santa Clara
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are so many seafood dishes to choose from. The best dish is Seafood Extravaganza. It's all types of seafood you ever want on one plate with a very reasonable price. A cup of delicious lobster bisque on the side makes your day! I recommend sitting by the bar/counter where the cooks are in action. You get to watch the... More 

Thank 153hannahn
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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453 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 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.

1 Thank smthibs
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank deb w
Plano, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

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...

Thank Mike S
Lima, Peru
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178 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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.

Thank Llywinda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $24
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, 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: +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?