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Youell's Oyster House

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2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
16:00 - 22:00
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to Youell's several times and have yet to have a bad experience. Always quality food and a fair amount of it. Also at competitive pricing. The past two times I've been to Youell's I've gotten the lobsterfest. you can't beat the price and so much great food. The key lime pie is very good as well. i enjoy... More 

Thank 483tanyad
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent quality seafood! It was so hard to decide what to order. Those seafood "towers" sounded awesome. I opted for the sea scallops and were fantastic and perfectly prepared. The king crab legs were super sweet, tender, and meaty! The service was wonderful and the atmosphere is great. The food prices are pretty reasonable, in my opinion. Drinks are good... More 

Thank parsleymn
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious meals and great service. Award winning carrot cake that I thought was going to be "odd" in that it contains blueberries, but it was awesome! Looking forward to going back in a few weeks when soft shell crabs are in season!

Thank Linda G
Houston, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dozen oysters for $20 bucks, half of which were extra small, one oyster was so small and pitiful (about as big as my small finger nail. Crab bisque mostly cream like, and I struggled to count and eat 2 little slivers of crab in the whole bowl. Unremarkable flavor! Lump Crab dinner dry, a bit chewy, not fresh tasting at... More 

1 Thank Troy H
CTDM61, General Manager at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this review

We use various types of Crab Meat from different areas of the world throughout the year. We purchase only the finest quality available on the market. At times it is Chesapeake Bay, At times it is Indonesian and so forth. We survey the markets 7 days per week in order to offer this quality. Every item is tested in house... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sisters and I lucked into finding this jewel of a restaurant on our way home after a day visiting Longwood Gardens. It was a pleasant surprise to find such a high quality seafood restaurant in Allentown. We were welcomed warmly, given excellent service and treated to a delicious meal. Although they specialize in seafood, they also offer other nice... More 

Thank 24marcieb
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new Youell's has a casual, upscale feel. At first I didn't care for the décor as it felt a little industrial as opposed to warm and cozy. However, the server who we have had on several occasions now provided the warmth and perfect pacing that a couple want when they are out on a date night. The salad is... More 

Thank susanmariec
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this review

We really appreciate your patronage. And thanks for the review! Christian More 

Bath, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted to pass on that this is a very nice restaurant. Known for its seafood but the bone - in ribeye was excellent. The seafood of course was excellent also. The service was thorough but not annoying. Overall a great time.

Thank WaltEachus
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Youell's for your wife's birthday celebration. More 

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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Broiled Seafood Combo #2. Terrific. Lump Crab, Maine Lobster tail, shrimp, scallops and stuffed mushrooms.

Thank evertraveling
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed such a lovely dinner at Youell's in Allentown PA. Greeted with a warm smile and welcome from the hostess, we were promptly seated. I had made reservations online days in advance. Our waitress Alexandra, was truly a student of the menu and preparation. She was a joy to assist us through our entire meal. We selected Martinis and... More 

Thank BUD S
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I had dinner here with a work colleague on a Tuesday night and we enjoyed it. Service was outstanding from Alex , our server, and equaled by the quality of the food. We started with New England Clam Chowder which had excellent texture and subtle flavor. This was followed by pan seared scallops for me and a pork chop for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 40
Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?