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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 good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“carrot cake” (13 reviews)
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Open Now
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
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"
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"Worth every penny"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming here and getting the seafood tower (sometimes just the tower). There is so much on it. Good quality and great service.

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

Thank you so much!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 6 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I and two other couples were having a Friday evening out to dinner at Youell's. We decided to go early to take advantage of the Happy Hour drink prices. Bar was really crowded but delicious drinks and very efficient lady bartenders! Dinner...More

Thank Anna Marie G
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience! Thank you.

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Great service, expertly cooked seafood, and a comfortable setting, all at a decent price. The restaurant is located in a residential street, so parking can be a little tight.

Thank Arthur R
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you so much Arthur!

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Came with my wife. I had the #one seafood combo which was excellent. With a side order of the James river oysters. My wife had the broiled Haddock. Both were cool just right. I had the Key lime pie. Could not ask to be better....More

Thank Jocsak
Reviewed 15 February 2018

very nice environment. did not call ahead but they seated us at a table by the bar. waiter was pleasant. would highly recommend for anyone.

Thank Chris W
christian f, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you Chris!

Reviewed 11 February 2018

My husband and I visited Youell's for the first time last Thurs night. I had lobster tails and he had haddock. Everything was done to perfection, all sides, dessert and entree. His dairy intolerance was met with ease and the chef sent out a little...More

Thank betta62015
christian f, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you so much for celebrating your birthday dinner at Youell's!

Reviewed 2 February 2018

I would argue that this is one of the best places to eat in the Lehigh Valley. The food is delicious and presented well. They offer a good selection of beers, wine and mixed drinks. The ambience is lively. The staff were professional and attentive....More

Thank Tiny-Tunerz-Traveler
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

We really appreciate your patronage and review. Thank you!

Reviewed 21 December 2017

I took my wife, son and his bride to a holiday dinner at Youell's last week. The food was excellent and the service was pleasant. This is the best seafood in the Valley. Wine list was upscale and prices were reasonable. Overall a great experience.

Thank David P
Reviewed 14 December 2017

I had an terrible experience at Youell's just recently, The wait staff nice food was good th problem is that their manager is a jerk. He came over to check on our table, I believe his name was Tyler, and he came to ask how...More

1  Thank petestevenson81
christian f, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Peter, we're sorry for your experience. Our goal is great food and service. I assure you that what you described is not the norm. You registered your dissatisfaction on all of the public review sites. I private messaged you on the sites for details of...More

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Laci C
2 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
4 September 2016|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
They come with sides.
Lorraine N
16 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
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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