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John A's Oyster Bar

1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
+1 775-356-3300
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (34 reviews)
“crab” (21 reviews)
“stew” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never miss Hot August Nights, first week of August. Always have one dinner at John A's Oyster Bar. Great Menu selection, the seafood is wonderful. Because I am seafood person this restaurant is a priority with me. This year my daughter's family came with me,...More

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I was wanting some chowder and fish and chips. I have no complaints about the chowder. The fish and chips were battered extra heavy and contained lots of oil. I have to remove some of the batter. The chips were too oily to eat.

Thank Dawinetaster
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have eaten numerous times at the Oyster Bar at the Nugget. It is my favorite restaurant at the Nugget. Great food and fair prices. I love the fried oysters and my wife loves the Cioppino. Great Service also. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Happy hour food and beverages were good and reasonable. Ordered oysters and shrimp. One ordered drink came, one did not. Service very slow. Don’t go if you’re in a hurry.

Thank golf4edie
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We never actually went into the restaurant itself. We enjoyed the outer bar during their happy hour. They have the BEST crab sliders and the coldest, iciest beer glasses. Their happy hour menu is the best bang for your buck. I also have to mention...More

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The Oyster bar serves a good variety of tasty seafood dishes as well as a few non-seafood selections. They are not well prepared for a larger group and struggled with serving our gang of 13 people. Best suited for fewer diners.

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The restaurant was busy and I was looking forward to having fried oysters. The oysters arrived and looked great. When I cut into the oyster, it was 90% breading. A small (think size of thumb nail) oyster was surrounded with a breading the consistency of...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Always a nice, friendly place and one of the best pan roast anywhere. Have had their clam chowder as well and is always top notch.

Thank Meisterporsche
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We have eaten twice at the Oyster bar in the last year. I lived in Reno in the 80's and recently moved back. This was one of the best restaurants in town when John Asquaga was around to watch over it. Sadly it is now...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

You have to go to the bar for the happy hour. Food was awesome! Bartenders were great! The first time we went we went inside and sat at bar. Learned happy hour is only at the bar bar! Great!

Thank Carol H
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7 March 2017|
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Response from ajfred | Reviewed this property |
No discount online, senior, or otherwise. You can pay or get comps with your points earned gambling there. No Groupon or other online discount
16 February 2015|
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Response from foodieRenoNv | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it I would think you may be able to get them in the Steakhouse
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$24
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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