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John A's Oyster Bar

1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
+1 775-356-3300
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (33 reviews)
“crab” (22 reviews)
“stew” (12 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Rated it a year ago and found the new owner seemed to have returned the quality Johnny Asquaga had set for many years. In the meantime Fairchild's at Silver Legacy had re-made itself as the "Pearl", so tried its pan roast and was quite disappointed...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

At the lounge you could get several specials to choose from. Nice to have a couple different ones to share. Their staff were moving! Busy but not a long wait for food. It was crowded but we could still have a conversion. Restaurant had a...More

Thank _dshull44
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Happy Hour prices and items are excellent...Not just good...ceviche. well done, well done. The service was spotty. They seemed to be understaffed, the servers that were there were running and working hard.

Thank magistercookus
Reviewed April 7, 2018

We went during happy hour, and there was just nothing distinctive or particularly good about the food. The one cocktail we ordered was on the weak side, and the list of beers on draft was very limited. Even the oysters on the half shell were...More

Thank booklovingtraveler
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I was at the Nugget Hotel for a convention, and 12 of use decided to go to the Oyster Bar for dinner. One of the others had called ahead for a reservation, and when we arrived the bread and water were already on the table....More

Thank azrahelm
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

All right. So this place is the talk of the town( apparently) so we decided to try it out. The ambience and decor I appreciate. We got seated at 7 pm as we walked in at 6:58 pm. Our server Was Renenea. We ordered at...More

Thank rshaneel
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Me and a friend had dinner on new years.I had the seafood extravaganza and he had the shrimp scampi.we had clam chowder,oyster on half shell and shooters.Me and my friend just loved the food.definitely a place you would come back too.

Thank stevenmA1419IS
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Always a treat to enjoy the crab and lobster pan roast at the Oyster Bar. Add the delicious bread adds to the experience.

Thank jmcgma
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I would give the Oyster Bar 5 stars for their Pan Roast but it's hard to give the whole restaurant an overall 5 stars since I have never had anything else there. I have been going there for over 40 years. The restaurant is starting...More

Thank elzand25
Reviewed December 4, 2017

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
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March 6, 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
February 15, 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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