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Youell's Oyster House

2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Youell's Oyster House
1. Wonderful dining experience
"We made the right choice"
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2. Region's seafood destination
"the best outside of Philly or NYC"
Stephen Y
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"Worth every penny"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went to dinner for some seafood. The wait was a bit long but it was a Saturday night. We had a couple of drinks at the bar which was very crowded but we were able to get one seat. Drinks were good but my son...More

Thank michelle r
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere even solo. Marvelous stuffed lobster! Huge portions, absolutely delicious food! Service was spot on as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Xeanie
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you Xeanie!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We totally enjoyed our visit to Youell's Oyster House. I am currently on a scallop kick, and they were wonderful here. My hubby loves his crab cakes, which were equally delicious - we always share :) The location was unusual, as it was in a...More

Thank Meg D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband has been wanting to try this place for a few years...so for his birthday month we went. He had combination meal, my son ordered the lobster thurmador and I ordered ribeye with panseared scallops. Everything was delicious. For a rainy Friday they were...More

Thank quinteed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far, this place is really outstanding in its service and its Seafood. It's a bit expensive, but anywhere you eat good Seafood will usually be a bit expensive anyway. Been here a few times and love it every time I go. Must call ahead,...More

Thank JuanMoralesPR
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Juan!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed the food. Whet we didn't like, and all noticed right away was the weekened down drinks (mind you we have visited many times before) Then as we ordered, we were told if we wanted to subsitute a side from those listed with...More

Thank Rosemary E
Reviewed 15 October 2018

My family was here recently for a seafood dinner before going to a show at Civic Theater. The evening started with a beer order off the menu that "just kicked" and forced me into another selection. Overall the menu was on par for a seafood...More

Thank Leo P
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Met up with some friends and was very happy the selection of happy hour beverages and appetizers. All delicious and reasonably priced. Been coming here before and after they closed due to the fire and their seafood is one of the best in the Lehigh...More

Thank Meghan C
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you Meghan!

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend this place. First our waitress Alex was friendly and made sure we were well taken care of. The surf and surf was great, the best crab cake I've ever had. My girlfriend had the scallops which were amazing. The new England...More

Thank 379rickyk
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you Ricky!

Reviewed 20 September 2018

After living in Allentown for 20 years, we finally made it to Youell's! The food and service were wonderful! Seafood was fresh and delicious and portions were generous! The large bar area had a wonderful selection of specialty cocktails, beers, and wine! Our server was...More

Thank travelgirl1959
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you!

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Questions & Answers
Laci C
1 October 2016|
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Response from jadebabe | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is best, but I think there is always room for a small party.
Sharon S
3 September 2016|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
They come with sides.
Lorraine N
15 August 2015|
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Response from Andrea Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the seafood is exceptional and well worth a little noise
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
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16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-439-1203
  • E-mail
Youell's Oyster House, Sea to Table since 1895. 6 varietal oysters daily, plus 6 more on deck. Fresh Seafood and Prime Steaks, Raw Bar, 2 lb Maine Lobsters delivered daily, Varietal Oysters, Seafood Towers, Gastropub Fare. Full compliment of Craft Brews on draft. Generous wine, scotch, cognac and cocktail selection for the most discriminating imbiber Upscale, casual atmosphere for any and all occasions, including business and family gatherings, as well as private parties on our mezzanine level.
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