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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 - 21:00
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Winslow, Arkansas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service...best oyster stew in Reno (it is not on the menu...order the oyster pan roast & tell them you want the stew)....large oysters...8 or more in each bowl...sour dough bread, crackers, & more...you will not be disappointed. Other items on the menu are above average, but the stew is reccommended.

Thank if1rick
Folsom, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hearing a number of disappointing comments about changes at the Oyster Bar... we just had to go again, if for no other reason than ol' times sake. We were so surprised and delighted to find the same atmosphere and many of the tried and true recipe favorites!! We enjoyed 2 dinners here and all was as good as ever!!... More 

Thank karenks2015
Redding, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the clam chowder. Big rolls for dipping in the chowder. Tasty shrimp cocktail. We love it. We eat there every stay.

Thank Karin Z
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped into the Oyster bar for an appetizer before going to a dinner at a nearby restaurant. Quite pleasantly surpised at the high quality of the seafood and great service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Cathy G
Spanish Springs, Nevada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

... that south-of-France delight and a favorite of mine, bouillabaisse. Well, at least is this part of Nevada. Don't even have to leave the country. Their 'pan roasts' are very nice also. The combination, my favorite. Definitely worth a try. A good value too.

Thank Jan T
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very good oyster bar. Lots of variety of oysters plus other selections. Steamer is on after 7pm when I was there. Settled for fried oysters PO Boy. tasty.

Thank john135
Sparks, Nevada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

John A , here made this resturant a big piece of Sparks history that lives on. I have enjoyed this pan roast over 44 yrs, it opened in 1959 and John Ascuaga took it over in 1960 great service for and atmosphere. The new owners have kept the quality and name consistant with its past history.

Thank John B
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Hotel needs some employees, there we lots of open tables, but the wait was almost an hour. The hotel is severely understaffed and half the restaurants are closed.

Thank Alan F
Hayden Lake, Idaho
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216 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My Grandparents, parents and now my grand kids have all eaten at this restaurant over many, many years. We love it, sometimes just a shrimp cocktail, clam chowder soup and bread, sometimes shrimp and lobster and bread, but always bread. All the food items we have ever had are great, cooked right, always fresh, cant go wrong. Best place in... More 

Thank theperry5
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2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I love this place. The seafood is fresh and tastes wonderful. I especially love the lobster roll with it's big chunks of juicy plump pieces of lobster. You don't need to go to Maine for one when you can have one here.

Thank Louis M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$24
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?