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.
Sparks, NV 89431
Hours of Operation:
Open 7 Days a week!
Sunday – Thursday – 11.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday – 11.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We do offer both Valet and General Hotel Parking.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout
Nugget Casino Resort - Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
Service was outstanding! Thanks to Elsa and everyone else who came by to check on or clear the table.
Food choices were minimal.
Lobster ravioli was lacking in lobster but lobster pan roast was full of lobster chunks.
Unfortunately not enough to get us back.
OK for a quick dinner. Limited menu, with limited appeal if you are looking for something unique. Chowder is quite popular as are seafood platters and oysters on the half shell.
Only one type of oyster is served, Fanny Bay. They appeared to be prepared in advance and lacked the oyster brine that lends to their taste. Not a memorable dining experience.
If you are hungry for seafood, are OK with their limited menu offerings, want a casual meal, and not looking for a Foodie Delight, the Oyster Bar may suit your needs.
Have been going to the Oyster Bar for many years. Didn't recognize the wait staff tonight. It appears that major staff turnover has occurred. Service was extremely slow with general confusion. When it finally arrived, the food was good. Had our drinks comped for the delays, but would have preferred better service instead.
Very good service , when the staff found out it was a Birthday celebration, we were treated as if we were the only diners in the restaurant.
Very good selection of Sea food, Clams were great, plenty of desserts to pick from.
We love to go to this restaurant when ever we come to Sparks.
For a "casino" restaurant the Oyster Bar/Restaurant was a nice surprise. The food is great, the prices are very reasonable, and the staff was better than many 5 Star restaurants we've experienced----friendly and very attentive. In three nights we had 3 different members of the staff waiting on us----all were easily a "10". Plus, the hostess and even the cashier could not have been nicer. It's amazing when we as customers treat the staff well---- how easily they reciprocate and make the experience even more pleasurable. A lesson all diners should practice.
Four of us went prior to a show and the food was very good (Crab Louie, lobster roll, and two had Bouillabaisse) EXCEPT the bread was essentially tasteless. We had reservations (recommended) and our waitress was excellent. Only other minor complaint is that you have to pay at the register which is not convenient because you have to stand in a line to pay.
We've given the Oyster Bar at the Nugget Resort and Casino great reviews in the past. However, the last couple of meals we've had there have been disappointing. Tuesday, Feb 28, the Oyster Bar was the only real option at the Nugget - Gilley's and the Steakhouse were both closed so the Oyster Bar was it. Old favorites are missing from the menu and service was really slow. Once our overly greasy food arrived....that was the last we saw of our server - No water refills - no extra napkins - we finally grabbed the Manager, who was more like an NFL Referee trying to remember her table numbers, to ask for our check. We aren't going back until we hear it's once again become our old favorite.
Very disappointed. Wine menu was larger than food menu. Took most of my favorite foods off menu, price not correct on online menu, waitress not friendly and did not listen to requeats.
This was our wedding anniversary dinner and I was left wishing I had gone elsewhere.
The steamers were not working so any pan dish would be over an hour wait. We ended up with a basket of fried food. Definitely not Christmas fare. The steamers have been broken for a week while waiting on parts. A notification on the web page would have been appreciated.
Waitress was great. Food took very long. Restaurant was out of Newcastle beer. Restaurant was out of cherry stone clams on the half shell though steamed cherry stones were available. Linguine and clams had WAY too much garlic. Manhattan clam chowder looked as if it had been thickened with flour or cornstarch.
I ordered the shrimp scampi and it was HORRIBLE!!! So bad I couldn't eat it. One bite and I sent it back. The new owners completely changed the recipe from something that was great to Crap and raised the price. Then I asked for the crab salad sandwich and they took that off the menu all together. We Sparks locals are proud of what was. They keep this up they are going to loose the locals and will only be serving hotel guests. Why mess with what was good and worked for so long? It makes no sense. I've been talking to others and many other locals are agreeing with me so it's not just me! I'll try to find something good but I don't hold much hope. I'll be looking for a new restaurant I'm sure! I ended up going home and making something to eat... very sad!
It was just alright for me. I come here for the seafood. I've been coming here 35 years. I made reservations and we got there early but got seated right away. They put my fiancé and I right next to a private party that had three tables together. I was looking for a nice seafood dinner with good service and peaceful atmosphere as I have found here in the past. That was not this night. We waited too long for a waitress. Somebody else came and brought us some bread that was colder and harder then I remember, and frozen butter. The party next to us was loud and irritating. My fiancé put the butter in her pocket and thawed it so we could use it. We waited, we waited.......finally a waitress showed up, honestly I was ready to walk out. Imagine that, it was the same waitress for the party. I could hardly understand what she was saying it was so loud there, she took our orders and tried to leave. I could see that I had irritated her by asking for some more bread and butter. I thought she would be happy to get us more since we waited so long. She left abruptly. When she returned we were out of water and she never did ask us if we wanted anything to drink? She dropped off the frozen butter and left. Someone else brought the bread by. We waited, we waited...finally the waitress shows up with some more water. I asked her I could get a drink for my fiancé, and I stated that she had not asked us if we wanted something to drink and she said she thought we just wanted water? It took her too long to get us the beer. I was ready to walk out. Finally about a half an hour later she took our order. The food took way too long, the fries were ice cold, the calamari was too little, and the experience was terrible. I gave her a 15% tip.
We always try to have dinner at least once at John's Oyster Bar when we're in town to visit relatives. It's a classic seafood restaurant with signature New York seafood steamers that John Ascuaga brought to Reno back in the day, for authenticity. Our favorite dish is the lobster pan roast, which is chock full of large chunks of lobster in a creamy tomato sauce that is rich and flavorful. We've tried other dishes over the years and they are all good, but the pan roast is definitely our favorite.
had dinner at oyster bar..cioppino was quite good, pan roast combo had little seafood in it and not much flavor. Bloody Mary oyster shooter was fabulous. After all that we were still hungry ($56) and went out to the bar for a couple of drinks and crab salad sliders. HH was all good and service stellar.
The food was very good, mostly seafood as you might imagine! We shared oysters, mussels, bouillabaisse, ceasar salad, and the seafood platter. The wine list is very limited, and the restaurant noisy. The waitress was very nice, but very busy and harried. The service was slo but we did make our 8:00 show.
Pretty hard to give them a good rating. My wife and I showed up for the 9:45pm reservation I made on Open table (there was a 10:00 pm option still showing as well) after a late flight into Reno. They told me they did not have a reservation for me and they were closed.
So I showed the employee my reservation email on my phone. She looks it up by my mane in her system and said it showed I had already dined and Bertha was my server.
Really???? We drive across town to go to this restaurant and this is what we get????
Shame on them.
I go to the oyster bar mainly for the NY style oyster/crab pan roasts. Been coming here every chance I get for the past 15 years and the taste and quality of the pan roast are consistent and excellent. Had their clam chowder too which was pretty good. Got the seafood platter as well as the Caesar salad, both were ok and nothing to write home about. But go for the pan roasts! That is the star of the whole menu. Friendly service as well.
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