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Henry's Salt of the Sea

Allen Street, Allentown, PA
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Ranked #13 of 370 Restaurants in Allentown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Henry's ("Where the owner wears an apron, not a tie")is well known for it's seafood. Many of the dishes come with a very rich, creamy sauce. The restaurant itself is more like a corner bar, and the place setting is not exactly fine dining. When we arrived about one minute after our scheduled reservation, the hostess greeted us with, "Good... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After hearing about Henry's for years we finally made the trip to downtown Allentown and were a bit disappointed by the experience. To begin with the only parking available was on the street. The restaurant is small (and dark) and has limited seating available. Since our reservations were last minute we ended up sitting at a table in the middle... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

For Allentown, the place looks run down from outside and in, somewhat dark and a little dirty. The table was set more like a rough greasey spoon joint than the "fine dining" sign outside suggested. We were heated quickly by a very pleasant, but rough, waitress. Nothing wrong with the way we were treated, but again, not fine dining :)... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We should have known better to go to this place once we arrived since it is so ugly on the outside. We decided to give it a chance because it was recommended to us. Once inside it was not much better, it is definitely NOT fine dining as it says on the door pfff.... this is more like an old... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Decided to try this establishment based on the positive reviews. We went without a reservation on a Tuesday night and barely got a table. The soft shell crab app was delicious. I ordered the special Grouper with crabmeat topping. The fish was excellent once I drained the gallon of butter off it--it didn't need any. Otherwise, delightful experience. Nothing great... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have eaten at Henry's several times over the last year. It is one of the best restaurants in Allentown. The building and decor is outdated but the food is great! I usually get the lump crabmeat with veal and it is top notch. For those that remember going out to nice restaurants and being able to go to a... More

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St. Louis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

From an outside perspective, you might wonder is this a restaurant? It is not only a restaurant, but a very good one. The food preparation is right out in the open and everything is fresh! The service was very professional and most helpful since this was our first visit. I had the soft shell crab and it was perfect. The... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have had back to back meals at Henry's that merit an enthusiastic endorsement. Not a fancy spot, but fancy enough to enjoy a special occasion--and the food is fresh and prepared so well you'll be offering each other tastes. They fill up every night--or so it seems--so reservations are a must. Great service, hometown ambience and very clean. There... More

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Yes, it was raining cats and dogs on this mid-week night as we stopped to have dinner. Turned out to be a great move as we no sooner sat down, that the waitress stopped by and attended to our needs, she brought our drinks and took our order. My wife decided on the Broiled Filet of Haddock and I, the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We dined there to make up for the disappointing experience at Youell's Oyster house. We ordered the crab Cakes and steak for our entrees. We also ordered the lobster Mac and Cheese and calamari for appetizers. I am never disappointed when I visit Henry's. The food was the best we've had in the Lehigh valley in a long time. The... More

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