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John A's Oyster Bar

1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-5750
+1 775-356-3300
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • 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 yesterday

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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staying at the resort and was too tired to go out for dinner. Stop in the Oyster Bar and they handed me the happy hour menu with $5 apps. Ended up ordering an appetizer and the oyster sandwich and was completely full. Plan to go...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Good service...best oyster stew in Reno (it is not on the menu...order the oyster pan roast & tell them you want the stew)....large oysters...8 or more in each bowl...sour dough bread, crackers, & more...you will not be disappointed. Other items on the menu are above...More

Thank if1rick
Reviewed 30 April 2017

After hearing a number of disappointing comments about changes at the Oyster Bar... we just had to go again, if for no other reason than ol' times sake. We were so surprised and delighted to find the same atmosphere and many of the tried and...More

Thank karenks2015
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We love the clam chowder. Big rolls for dipping in the chowder. Tasty shrimp cocktail. We love it. We eat there every stay.

Thank Karin Z
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped into the Oyster bar for an appetizer before going to a dinner at a nearby restaurant. Quite pleasantly surpised at the high quality of the seafood and great service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

... that south-of-France delight and a favorite of mine, bouillabaisse. Well, at least is this part of Nevada. Don't even have to leave the country. Their 'pan roasts' are very nice also. The combination, my favorite. Definitely worth a try. A good value too.

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very good oyster bar. Lots of variety of oysters plus other selections. Steamer is on after 7pm when I was there. Settled for fried oysters PO Boy. tasty.

Thank john135
Reviewed 11 April 2017

John A , here made this resturant a big piece of Sparks history that lives on. I have enjoyed this pan roast over 44 yrs, it opened in 1959 and John Ascuaga took it over in 1960 great service for and atmosphere. The new owners...More

Thank John B
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Nearby Attractions
Sparks Marina Park
107 reviews
2.33 km away
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181 reviews
.14 km away
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173 reviews
1.17 km away
Sparks Heritage Museum
12 reviews
.41 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you get a discount on line?
7 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
Are frog legs served here?
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
USD 24 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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