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Youell's Oyster House

) #10 of 375 Restaurants in Allentown €€ - €€€ Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups
2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (35 reviews)
“carrot cake” (12 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (11 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating here since the 80's. We were thrilled to see it reopened and completely refurbished after the fire. We were there this week and sat at the bar. The bartender ignored us for the entire time we sat there. We had to...More

1  Thank M4925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us had dinner here on a Friday night. We were definitely glad we had made reservations, because the restaurant was packed. It is nicely decorated and comfortable, but the high ceilings make for a noisy dining experience. Prices are high. The menu offers...More

1  Thank Crcb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love seafood, you have to try this place. Great menu selections. It took us awhile to decide what to have. If our meals were any indication any choice from the selection would be great. I had the Seafood Fra Diablo. The calamari was...More

Thank dave0520
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your patronage and review Dave!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good. Always looking for good seafood and Youell's is the place to go. Drink and dessert were the best. It gets very loud because of the design of the room, hard to keep a conversation going, but otherwise very nice.

Thank Eleanor H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We patronized this establishment based on a local's recommendation during our recent get away. We were not disappointed! This is a lovely place and served great seafood. We had the Tidal Wave dish, which served a complete meal - appetizer, salad, entre and dessert. We...More

Thank Robert H
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Robert!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good seafood and drinks. Was most impressed with our waiter, Jeremy, and the wait staff. When food came out, a whole army of servers came out to serve plates. Nice not having one server auction off one plate at a time. Jeremy was very...More

Thank Mark S
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate the review Mark. In addition to our food, we're particularly proud of or service.

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to treat ourselves to a Sunday dinner out. We had never been to Youell's, but had heard good things. Well, our salads were the first big surprise. Wow was the tomato ricotta salad great. The salads raised the bar pretty...More

Thank Keith K
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thanks for the superb review Keith! Hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We have had several phenomenal diners at Youell's before and many many after their rebuild! The food is exquisite and the service exceeds all expectations! I would advise going early before the usually diner hour as I have found that MOST enjoyable a nice quiet...More

Thank Kipp S
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thanks Kipp and John!!!

Reviewed 25 May 2017

My friend & I wanted some good seafood. WOW, what a MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT. Not only did the food lack flavor, it looked like a cook in a diner could have thrown it together in a more appealing fashion. Maybe our waiter didn't want to waste...More

1  Thank PoconoTraveler16
CTDM61, General Manager at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Good Evening, My name is Todd Miller. I am the General Manager at Youell's Oyster House. I am truly sorry for your experience at our establishment. First, if you could give me the date of which you dined, that would assist me in breaking down...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

I had my first visit since the remodel, and I love the fresh look! My Jumbo Lump Crabmeat was as good as I remembered. Also receiving rave reviews from our table were Seafood Bisque, Bang Bang Shrimp and Seafood Combo #1. But our desserts were...More

2  Thank Deborah C
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

We're so glad that you enjoyed your birthday dinner Deborah! Have a great day.

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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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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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