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Nugget Casino Resort - Oyster Bar

4.2
4.2
922 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
A favorite among locals and visitors alike, the Oyster Bar has been serving the freshest seafood, chowder, pan roasts and cioppino since 1959.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (775) 356-3300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Will Vandusen

  • Neighborhood

    Sparks

  • Parking details

    We do offer both Valet and General Hotel Parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 922 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Reno

    Good for Groups

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  1. DK

    DaleK

    Tahoe

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I suggest a reservation - Pierre had a friendly greeting and Bertha provided great service - My Wife had the Boston Clam Chowder - I had the Corn & Crab Bisque and a Wedge Salad. We shared a Calamari appetizer - It was very fresh and prepared perfectly - so good!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    You can tell they were short staffed. Hostess was stressed out. She was cleaning tables and seating customers. She would clean a table but bring customers to another table and say “they didn’t clean it!” She would leave you standing in the middle of the walk way while cleaning the table. Not sure why she didn’t place customers at the table she already cleaned. It took forever for the waitress to take our order. The young guy serving bread and drinks, was nice but you can tell he just got hired. He slid our bread to us by placing his whole hand on our bread. I watched him dig his finger in his ear while serving another table too. I told the waitress what happened to our bread. She apologized and brought us a fresh one. Food looked lost in the bread. Fish was smaller than the bun. The whole sandwich tasted like bread. I ended up just eating one slice of bread. Fish lacked seasoning. The lobster pasta was nothing special. Tasted like the pasta I buy from Costco. Waitress never checked on us. Took forever to receive our check. We still tipped her 18% since it wasn’t her fault they were short staffed. I guess she was trying her best. She did focus more on the large table. Probably hoping they give her a huge tip. Little do you know, sometimes smaller tables give you even bigger tips! We usually tip 50% or more, but you have to be on top of everything and have at least a short conversation with us. I feel they shouldn’t open so many tables if they are short staffed and can’t handle it. It’s sad when you hear the staff cuss under their breath because they are overwhelmed. We won’t be coming back for a while since this experience wasn’t too great. It’s actually one of our favorite restaurants and I’m so disappointed our experience was unpleasant this time.
  3. D

    Dynamite

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The Oyster Bar is ready for a Remodel Well worn. The Food was Good But the waitress was overwelled and wasn't getting any help The Buss Service was lack ,water glasses weren't refilled The Cocktail Order was very slow good place to eat but they need to take it up a notch and get more help or better training
  4. DK

    DaleK

    Tahoe

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I suggest a reservation - We were greeted and quickly seated. The Restaurant was very busy - Bertha was a great server. Lobster Raviolis, Wedge Salads and Crab & Corn Bisque were wonderful.
  5. CF

    ChadF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The wait person was awful. The restaurant was slow on a Sunday and the food came out slow. We had to get are own extra napkins. The food is really good. I would come for the food but not dir the service.
  6. F

    209Familyof5

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our reservation at 5.45 was good as it had not started to get crowded. We were sat promptly. Clam chowder was amazing as always. Ordered Calamari and a PoBoy. The presentation of our calamari in a plastic basket draws away from the ambiance of the evening. First time ordering a PoBoy here. It was good.. but Average. Next time I might try the pasta.
  7. RD

    RenoDiners

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My husband and I had a delicious and plentiful meal at the Nugget Oyster Bar. We arrived just after 5 pm on a Saturday evening and were seated immediately as the restaurant wasn't very full yet. Service was quick and efficient, we both truly enjoyed our food, and both of us took home half of our dinners because the servings were so generous. It's a fairly long trek from the Self-Parking Garage to the far west side of the casino where the restaurant is located, but it was worth the effort!
  8. DK

    DaleK

    Tahoe

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always make a reservation - Our Family was visiting. Marilou had a table all set up for us - Elsa was our Server and is Great. Food included Shrimp Cocktails, Wedge Salads, Lobster Raviolis, Fried Shrimp, Crab & Corn Bisque, and fresh bread. Everything was Great!
  9. CL

    CarolL

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Oyster Bar in the Nugget is our go-to seafood place. Always good. Love the service. Michael is our favorite server.
  10. P

    Penny

    Tahoe

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service and food was good. However, the prices have increased about 33% in the last couple of months. I don't believe the cost of the food has increased that much. I only eat there because I get discounts from the casino.
  11. RC

    RichardC

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    All good. One of our favorites.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The floor manager was completely rude after we were aloud to make a 9pm reservation through this app. Repeatedly told us it’s not his problem but the kitchen closes and he wasn’t willing to accept the reservation
  13. TD

    TammiD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent and the food was good.
  14. KF

    KarenF

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We waited a LONG time for our meals. Our server kept us apprised and the food was wonderful as usual but ALL the Nugget restaurants are running slow right now! If it wasn't for that, would have been 5* review!
  15. KA

    KathleenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came from Idaho we drove on Friday to get there Saturday and Sunday we stayed there had a great time met some wonderful ladies in the oyster bar line set right with them for dinner it was a wonderful experience I would definitely do this over again the only thing I wish they could have accommodate is people with the food allergies like nuts and fish would have something on their menu more that they could eat and not have to worry about press contaminating but I'm over all we had a wonderful wonderful time and we want to thank everybody it was sure worth the drive long ways lot of hours but it was worth every bit of it hope to see everybody again someday had a great time love playing bingo love the oyster bar
  16. MH

    MaryH

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Had a reservation for 730 and was told I had to wait in a line to be seated. One was taken in based on the reservation time. Very poor way of getting people in. I finally got seated 55 minutes after my reservation time and I was 15 before my Reservation so well over an hour wait. Very Unorganized and the fact people weren’t taken in who had reservation times after or no reservation at all was very unprofessional. Not sure why we were told that you had to have a reservation if they were not going to be honored. Won’t recommend based on the service to get in only. Waitress was good and food was too.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The host was a jerk.
  18. DO

    DebbieO

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food!! A little expensive. They raised their prices quite a bit.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Was seated fast but did not have order taken until 10 min later and very inattentive of the customers
  20. DH

    DonnaH

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner it was our first time there. We will be back.
  21. CN

    CaroleN

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The maitre d' was either tired or having a bad day. When we entered the restaurant, he was not welcoming at all. Seemed too busy to take care of us. (Note: there were no many people at the time we arrived.) What a difference when the young man who brings bread and what we would like to drink. He was such a happy person. Elsa, our server, again smiled and wanted to make our time at the Oyster Bar a happy and enjoyable one. The food was filling and inexpensive. We usually visit the restaurant two or three times a year and usually the clam chowder is fantastic. This time, it was just okay.
  22. MT

    MollyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food at reasonable prices. The service was fast and friendly. The menu is almost entirely shellfish, so if someone in your group can’t eat shellfish, might not be the best option. There are a couple of options like a chicken sandwich and fish and chips, though.
  23. DK

    DaleK

    Tahoe

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I suggest a reservation. Pierre always has a friendly greeting - Virginia served us and service was great. My Wife had her usual Lobster Raviolis and I, Crab & Corn Bisque. Food was great!
  24. c

    chilidan

    Orlando

    80 reviews

    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We enjoyed the fresh oysters and shrimp. The pasta was freshly made and delicious.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Service slow, but food was good.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Shrimp Louie. A good choice with the hot weather. Service was great and it was nice dining experience.
  27. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very friendly and attentive! My sister came to visit, she loves oysters! This was our second time in one week here and brought our brother too. Had a great time. Food was fresh, baked bread, fresh oysters and homemade clam chowder was so yummy! We will definitely be back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Elsa….efficient and friendly. Exactly what a server should be! The food was delicious, prepared just how we like it.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The server was terrible
  30. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food is always good here, especially the pan roast. The bread was a little dry.
  31. DK

    DaleK

    Tahoe

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I suggest a reservation - Duane greeted and seated us. Elsa provided her usual great service! My Wife had her usual Lobster Raviolis - I tried the special - Steamed Clams in a Corn, Bacon & Onion Sauce - they were great! We'll be back soon.
  32. s

    snoltens

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best - yet expected seafood. My wife and I had the seafood extravaganza and Caesar salad. Might go back there again tonight.
  33. M

    Meowyee

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We came to Nugget for the oyster bar, totally loved the nautical setting. Our server Michadl was attentive, very nice and friendly, also the host and the manager of the restaurant were very nice as well, everyone made us feel welcoming. Service was good. We had a dozen of fresh oysters and surprised to find it was actually "baker dozen", haven't seen restaurants serve dozen oysters with an extra piece. I thought it would be better if Michael would describe what kinds of oysters were on the platter, because we tasted three different kinds. Crab Louie salad had lots of crab meat. The seafood combo pan roast was so delicious, the soup base tasted like lobster bisque, no wonder the pan roast was their signature.
  34. DK

    DaleK

    Tahoe

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Be safe with a reservation. Elsa provided great service as usual - we had our usual lunch fair -Lobster Raviolis and Corn & Crab Bisque. Everything was great!
  35. JM

    JimM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The price was good and food was good. Being such a nice atmosphere and well known, I was VERY surprised that there wasn’t any fish available that was grilled or broiled. Your fish was by far better than Long John Silvers but still both of you serve out of a deepfryer. I removed the breading and fish was very good. With the nice atmosphere I would expect swordfish, grilled halibut, grilled shrimp and more upper end seafood dishes. I think you could “up your game “.!!
  36. K

    Kiml

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant is inside the Nugget Casino. It’s an older restaurant but clean. Kind of like a pub. Our service was excellent, our oysters were delicious, clam chowder was really good too! Our meal was piping hot and very good as well!
  37. GW

    GregWright

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was just okay after two visits. Whoever is shucking the oysters didn't cut them loose from the shell they were served in. Luckily, I had me trusty Swiss Army knife with me. Soft-shell Crab sandwich was a disappointment. You don't have many choices if you're not leaving the Nugget.
  38. DB

    DavidB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Small portions, low quality seafood, dismissive servers..
  39. DK

    DaleK

    Tahoe

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I recommend a reservation. My Granddaughter was in town - She loves the Oysters on the Half Shell - they were very fresh. There was a huge piece of fish on the plate of Fish & Chips - it was wonderful. The Lobster Raviolis were great - My Corn & Crab Bisque was super. Elsa provides great service - We're going again tonight!
  40. DK

    DaleK

    Tahoe

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Duane greeted us and acknowledged our reservation. Michael was our Waiter and always gives us great service! Food was excellent - my Wife loves the Lobster Raviolis and my Sweet Corn & Crab Bisque was full of crab. Shannon was our Cashier and is always friendly. We'll be there again this Saturday with our Granddaughter!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Nugget Casino Resort - Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (775) 356-3300.

Nugget Casino Resort - Oyster Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 922 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Nugget Casino Resort - Oyster Bar

1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sparks

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We do offer both Valet and General Hotel Parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Will Vandusen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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