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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 good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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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 3 days ago

The Oyster bar serves a good variety of tasty seafood dishes as well as a few non-seafood selections. They are not well prepared for a larger group and struggled with serving our gang of 13 people. Best suited for fewer diners.

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was busy and I was looking forward to having fried oysters. The oysters arrived and looked great. When I cut into the oyster, it was 90% breading. A small (think size of thumb nail) oyster was surrounded with a breading the consistency of...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a nice, friendly place and one of the best pan roast anywhere. Have had their clam chowder as well and is always top notch.

Thank Meisterporsche
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten twice at the Oyster bar in the last year. I lived in Reno in the 80's and recently moved back. This was one of the best restaurants in town when John Asquaga was around to watch over it. Sadly it is now...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to go to the bar for the happy hour. Food was awesome! Bartenders were great! The first time we went we went inside and sat at bar. Learned happy hour is only at the bar bar! Great!

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 26 July 2017

the happy hour was very happy , a fun time . the bartender made the hole time fun and happy, the drinks were good and the food was fast and fresh happy hour hear is a must

Thank A6120TRjohnk
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We have been coming here for more than 20 years. This was the worst time we have ever had here. We arrived about 5:10 one Saturday night. We were seated quickly and the restaurant was only half full. Water and bread come quickly. After that...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

About the only seafood I like is Scallops (not on the menu), grilled salmon (not on the menu), breaded whitefish (not on the menu), and shrimp. Since my boss wanted to go there, I had to also. I started with the shrimp cocktail, and I...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This was an excellent recommendation from the bartender Steve for the Oyster Bar happy hour. The food was fresh and the service was great in the bar. The prices and options for their happy hour were a great deal. I definitely recommend the Oyster Bar...More

Thank nicoletc945
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The Oyster Bar is perfect for lunch and your favorite seafood dishes. The traditional favorite, Pan Roasts, can't be better anywhere in the land.

Thank stephenbW6996VK
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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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