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John A's Oyster Bar

) #7 of 217 Restaurants in Sparks ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Soups
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
+1 775-356-3300
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (31 reviews)
“crab” (21 reviews)
“stews” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
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Reviews (226)
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51 - 60 of 225 reviews

Reviewed 1 July 2016

We had such a great experience the first time we went, we went back the next night. The first night we both had a stew, that was made fresh at the open kitchen bar. The next night I had the Bouillabaisse that was excellent! I...More

Thank comp5185
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Crab Louie was flavorful and just the right amount. Prices higher this year but worth it anyway. I will go to the Oyster Bar again on my next trip to Reno/Sparks.

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Ordered the lobster bisque which was over cooked and flavorless including the extra bay shrimp topping. There was one piece of langastino found in the bottom of the bowl. Would not order again. Husband ordered caesar salad with jerk shrimp. The salad greens had been...More

Thank bcbc5
Reviewed 15 June 2016

It was convenient to try this restaurant while staying at the Nugget. Service was good and prices were reasonable. The Manhattan clam chowder was a disappointment though, although the fried shrimp were good and the portion large. Ambiance was very pleasant.

Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Pan roast is the best thing here. Other than that, it is hit or miss like the rest of the nugget. Service average as well

Thank Josh M
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We decided to try the oyster bar. It's quite camp with a 1970's dining in a ship cabin feel. Felt like I was on the set of love boat. The staff were fun and friendly and loved to have a chat. Servings are large. The...More

Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and reasonable pricing. Food was only OK....but I tend to be really critical when it comes to sea food.

Thank cccox1
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent! This is a family favorite. They have the best pan roast, clam chowder, fresh king crab, oysters and anything else you might be looking for hands down ! If in Sparks you must stop in!

Thank Rita O
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We have been enjoying John Asquaga's Oyster Bar decades and their pan roasts cannot be beat! You can add on a fresh crab topper to any item and it takes it over the top! If you are a seafood lover you must give them a...More

Thank dee m
Reviewed 27 April 2016

No words can describe the amazing service and care for the best clam chowder in Sparks. We come here often and sit at the bar side to watch the chefs create amazing meals.

Thank Amy A
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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