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Youell's Oyster House

2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (35 reviews)
“carrot cake” (13 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (12 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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21 - 30 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 7 July 2017

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 8 July 2017

Thank you Robert!

Reviewed 26 June 2017 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 27 June 2017

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 26 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

2  Thank PoconoTraveler16
CTDM61, General Manager at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

First off, I do give 5 stars for the food. The only reason I am giving 4 stars is due to the environment. My wife and I finally got to GET IN for dinner here. I tried a few times on the past and they...More

1  Thank Cubmasterbill
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

We really appreciate your detailed review, and are so glad the food and service were great for you. Although we don't have a parking lot, guests rarely have to walk more than half a city block on the busiest nights - way better than the...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Our visit to Youell's for an early Mother's Day Dinner was fantastic. I have NEVER seen my MIL clean her plate. My husband and I have dined here previously and loved it so we decided to return...and were glad we did. Dinner - excellent. Service...More

Thank Dee H
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thanks Dee! And Happy Mother's Day.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank 483tanyad
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

Thank parsleymn
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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
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  • 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
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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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