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John A's Oyster Bar

1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
+1 775-356-3300
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (31 reviews)
“crab” (21 reviews)
“stews” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

We stayed at the Nugget...ate here..Hubby had best-ever cioppino and I had the best clam chowder I've ever had...and we're from SF bay area and frequent the wharf joints often. It was a rowdy bunch in there on a Thursday night...but we had attentive service..a...More

Thank Ca Mama
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Went to the oyster bar and had the best clam chowder ever. The soup is made in front of you fresh ingredients are used. I recommend this place to everyone.

Thank BreeL1821
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Please by all means eat at John A's Oyster Bar. I feel it is the best that you can do if you are away from the Ocean Oyster Bars. The service is great and the taste is suburb It was located on the side entrance...More

Thank jean patrice f
Reviewed 26 September 2015

I grew up at the Nugget and worried about my favorite meal under the new team. The pan roast was still great. Not exactly as it once was, but tasty, full of fish, brimming hot. This restaurant has not changed much. Wider menu, younger waitresses....More

Thank VikingMor2
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We found this place because there was lineups at all other casino eating places (we were there for a large convention) This was located at the end of the casino so maybe that was why others didn't find it yet. It was very full though...More

Thank rangerpippi
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I have been going here for about 25 years. The food is off the hook and the service if great. Same faces for years serving you is a thing of the past... not here. The Pan Roast is my favorite. Generous portions of crab. lobster...More

Thank bull4307
Reviewed 1 September 2015

John Ascuaga's Nugget, a place of infamy. This casino/show house/multi restaurant has only improved with age like top shelf scotch. Dressed up with recognizable memorabilia from the 70's which first won international acclaim, I felt like walking thru the magic glass. The original Oyster Bar...More

Thank sharonwW9192XT
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Go see maria at the bar. She is awesome. She will cook you up the best pan roast in sparks-reno. The Oyster shooter is also something we enjoy. This place is a gem & we visit from sacramento at least once a year

1  Thank Anjanette H
Reviewed 19 August 2015

From what my son had heard about this place, we were probably expecting more. Server was nice but slow... Since we have eaten at so many restaurants on the coast, we had to rate this one as average. Nothing wrong, just not up to par...More

Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere could use some freshening up. Our server was attentive and polite. My husband had the gumbo which he really liked and thought it was better than some others that he has had. The serving size was generous. I would have liked a piece...More

Thank Reandt
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Nearby Attractions
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1.45 miles away
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6 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
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, Kids
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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