About Nugget Casino Resort - Oyster Bar
A favorite among locals and visitors alike, the Oyster Bar has been serving the freshest seafood, chowder, pan roasts and cioppino since 1959.
Hours of Operation:
Open: Thursday - Monday
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We do offer both Valet and General Hotel Parking.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout
Nugget Casino Resort - Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
We were a party of 6 and made a dinner r ...
We were a party of 6 and made a dinner reservation. Host was ready for us and the server greeted us promptly. Our various dinners were very very good and the wine/beers were offered throughout our dining. We did order oysters on the half shell that looked good, however there was an unusual texture or film when eaten. We returned them and said they were'nt "bad" just different and we were happy to pay for the ( which we did). Very pleasant keno lady dropped by as well - we had a very nice time.
I was looking forward to eating here, ho ...
I was looking forward to eating here, however it was a fail the food was more for someone that was on a restricted diet for salt and flavor. My pasta dish had no flavor my husbands lobster roll was soaked on the bottom from fruit they put on plate and dry and hard on top. The bisque however was very good as well as the fresh bread served. The service was good! My daughters ceased salad lacked the flavor it was dry and no ceaser flavor . I think my granddaughters fish and chips however was decent.
Server forgot my soup, when it came it w ...
Server forgot my soup, when it came it was dripping down the sides of the cup..messy. When server brought the oil and vinegar she threw a couple of "wipee towels" and said you might want to clean the neck of the bottles, they are grungy. YUCK! not my job. Crab salad came it it was a shrimp with a piece of crab, server said, oh, gave you the wrong one..I noticed to server. Lettuce was out of a bag. Coping tasted like a can of soup.
Always a good experience, EXCEPT for pay ...
Always a good experience, EXCEPT for paying !!!! The cashier CAN NOT run the computer, and long lines form. This time, she did 6 debits and still could not get it right. We were there over half an hour while they searched for someone to help her. It takes longer to pay then to get food !!!!
This was our third visit and unfortunate ...
This was our third visit and unfortunately it was not as great as the previous times. On all visits it does take quite awhile to order and get drinks. But we realize that now and doubt if that is going to change unless more waitress/waiters are hired. On this particular night there was a large group of men in the restaurant that were very noisy and boisterous and made it an unpleasant atmosphere. My parents did notice the oysters were gritty on this night. We still like the restaurant and will come back again to see if things are better.
Our table was ready when we arrived.
The Oyster Bar is an old favorite of ours. We thought it might change when the Ascuaga's sold the casino, but it seems the same to us with a few exceptions. The Spanish bread is gone - we miss that delicious bread. The seafood salads are served with lettuce that looks like it came out of the plastic bags in the grocery store. We miss the heads of lettuce scooped out with lots of crab and shrimp. There are new things on the menu that are wonderful - seafood extravaganza is delicious; fisherman' mussels are very good; and the fish taco salad is great for lunch. We will dine there for as long as it stays delicious!
The food was tasteless. I don't mind paying more for good quality food. This was not good
food. I ordered the fried oysters for a appetizer. I was told ten minutes later that the deep fryer
had caught on fire and was out of order. I then ordered the lazy man's ciopino. Although it was
filled with a good variety of sea food, the broth was like a can of Campbells tomato soup. My
wife was disappointed with her dinner as well. We won't be back.
Still the standard
Menu and cuisine continues unchanged for the many years we have been going to the Nugget Oyster Bar. Very enjoyable, relaxed and appropriate for casual or dress dinning. The Nugget Oyster Bar has always been the 'standard' for a quality experience in seafood stews, pan roasts, chowders, salads and shrimp Louie. Fresh bread and choice drinks. Bar counter seating offers a unique and interesting look at the food preparations.
Great Seafood in a Great Casino
We take a break from gaming for both lunch and dinner at the Nugget Casino Oyster Bar. Pan roasts and seafood stews are great - the Clam Chowder is my Wife's favorite. My Daughter loves the steamed crab legs. Give it a try - you'll be glad you did.
Johns is always a good choice. Great ser ...
Johns is always a good choice. Great service and the best seafood. I always lean towards the clams for a starter and my main meal is a crab pan roast. Desserts are sub par, unless of course it's strawberry season and they are serving strawberry shortcake.
Waitress was very patience with us.
New to the area, wanted to try the Oysters. Brought a date, an the hostess gave us a nice booth, and the waitress checked in on us. Even at the end of our meal she saw just a small amount of beer in my bottle an offered to fill my cup with it. She did a great job of making us feel comfortable! And checking in on us. The food was pretty good. But the award goes to the servers.
"COLD" Carrot Cake!
Just because I asked for my desert to go doesn't mean it should have been served to me any
differently, than if I had stayed to eat it at our table. When we got home, I made a cup of coffee
to have with my Carrot Cake, and when I opened it up, it was hard and cold!
Crab Louie Place!
This place takes reservations now which is great because before you never knew when you'd get in and if you were seeing a show, that was a problem. They had Dungeness crab as a special so my Crab Louie was better than usual. I always order Crab Louis because it is probably the best in the area and the most reasonably priced. The place is always packed yet the service is excellent.
I have been eating here since 1968 although I haven't been here in some time since I now live almost 2000 miles from here but it is still my # 1 restaurant.
On this trip it was my # 1 priority to eat here and as usual I was not disappointed.
Food and service was great.
I love the Oyster Bar. It's been around for decades and has never disappointed me. The food, service and ambiance is the best. I enjoy it more and more every time I dine there. It's a great place to bring a date or just go there with friends or family. The prices are very reasonable and the food is always fresh. Everyone needs to check this restaurant out at least once and you'll be glad you did.
Neat seafood place
We had a very nice seafood dinner here. I had the combo seafood Louie it was Devine.
My companion had the very popular shrimp pan roast, he loved it.
Old world style seafood restaurant, sure hope they never remodel great as it is.
Service was good also.
We live in Pahrump, and when we travel to Reno/Sparks, we always make a point to eat at John's Oyster Bar. All the seafood stews are hand made by the cooks using steam pots which really brings out the flavors of the ingredients. The menu is varied and the seafood dishes are equally good as the stews. Reservations are a must, this is the local's best kept secret!
No pearl for this oyster bar
We made a reservation for ten, checked on reservation earlier in day was told everything in order....we arrived on time we were told our table was not ready, other guests still there. One hour later they had not done a thing to accommodate us, like prepare another table, or encourage party who was just visiting to move on. One and half hours we broke up our party and just took any tables they could give us....why bother making a reservation...this was totally unnecessary, such a disappointment
We arived at 5:45 and were seated ordere ...
We arived at 5:45 and were seated ordered drinks and soup and an appatiser. We then ordered our meals whitch took awhile, but; the conversation with our friends was enjoyable. At that time the noise level was low. Service was great keeping us in coffee and tea. Food arived and the only comment I have was that a few of my wife's fried shrimp were a little over done, I had the shrimp scampi and there was a tinge of bleach in the bed of rice. Otherwise the meal was good, and the bill was not out of line for what we ordered. There was no comment from our friends other than they would go again.
Very poor experience
My crab salad sandwich tasted like bleach and chemicals. I couldn't eat it. My dinner mate's shrimp louie was bad as well, chemical bleach taste and smell.
The cioppino and the clam chowder was good. As was the bread. The carrot cake was good. This was for a birthday celebration and they did comp one dessert.
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