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Youell's Oyster House

2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (45 reviews)
“carrot cake” (13 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (13 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Disappointed. Loud couldn't hear each other talk. Sea Bass was smallest piece I ever had in a Restsurant and served with something that it wasn't really a good choice especially for expensive fish. When I could see the fish it was moist bug slightly undercooked....More

Thank Mofjos
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We ate dinner here for the first time last Saturday to celebrate our anniversary. We had a wonderful overall experience and the food was all absolutely delicious. We ate the fall mixed berry salad, Manhattan clam chowder, oysters Rockefeller, Cod Italiano, and paella. They were...More

Thank Robert B
Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Remodeled, largely seafood restaurant in a residential neighborhood. The four of us all liked what we selected: jumbo lump crabmeat (very good); crabmeat stuffed shrimp; cioppino. The cioppino was a bit spicy for one of us, but plentiful and tasty. Service was very good; wines...More

Thank JNA2012
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you.

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I recently went there after a not so great experience with the food thinking it was a bad night but it was just as bad again since they reopened. Tuna was the worst I ever had in the last 25 years and...More

Thank kendec6591
Reviewed 8 September 2017

An instution that very successfully re-invented itself after a 2013 total rebuild due to fire. It retains appeal to its traditional clientele with its neighborhood "feel" while now favored by millenials as well with a separate, lively and airy bar scene. Crab, oyster and other...More

Thank Stephen Y
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thanks Stephen!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We started celebrating our birthdays, mother's and father's day, and any other celebration that brings the family together at Youell's a few year back. My mom loves lobster! It was Mother's day and I thought "let's try something new". My dad is seafood snob, especially...More

Thank btyson05
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

We really appreciate you choosing Youell's for your family milestones!

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation ahead of time but decided to sit at the bar. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. I had the fried oysters which were delicious yet my husband's pork chop was even better. Yummy sides of sun dried rice, summer squash and carrot...More

Thank missycooks1957
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thanks Missy!

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Youell's for my birthday dinner. My martini was perfect! My daughter loved the crab bisque! We both got the seafood combination dinners. We enjoyed them very much! Sorry to say we had no room for dessert. The staff was very accommodating and...More

Thank nexttime1
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you so much for your patronage - especially for a birthday celebration!

Reviewed 19 August 2017

My husband and I frequent Youell's often. We have had good meals there in the past. I have dietary restrictions and let them know when I make the reservations. This time the manager himself called me to see what I can have and had a...More

Thank etvmd05
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We had been here a few years ago and it was great but my wife took me here for my birthday in July. It was rebuilt due to a fire I believe. Not only was the food delicious but the service was top notch. If...More

Thank caminoguy
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for your enthusiastic review!

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 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
  • 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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