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John A's Oyster Bar

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1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
+1 775-356-3300
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Sacramento, California
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561 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happy Hour from 5 to 7, great prices on select appetizers, beers, wines and drinks. Oysters on the half shell were a fantastic price and very delicious. We also had the peel and eat shrimp and the crab sliders. Everything was very good and at a great price!

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Thank george p
Minden, Nevada
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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 

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

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Thank ShickaBoo
Hawthorne
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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.

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Thank A8657OLrichards
Salinas
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 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 

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Thank mikegrattan
SPRING CREEK
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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

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

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

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Thank Ted Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for seafood has an excellent staff that's very respectful and courteous will go again

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Thank Jerome E
Morioka, Japan
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 24
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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?