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The Ugly Oyster

21 South Fifth Street, Reading, PA
(610) 373-6791
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Ranked #9 of 282 restaurants in Reading
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great Irish pub. We lucked out as they had an Irish jam session on Thurs.nite. Too bad they don't have music playing other nites. The lobster bisque was wonderful as were the salads we ordered.(good, dark greens!) Nice selection of beer on draught. Crab cakes were very dry and NOT lump crab as advertised. Friendly, funny wait staff. If and... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Desiree is a gem. She basically ordered our food. Scrumptious blue point oysters, a seafood sampler & hand cut fries. The food was superb, the atmosphere was just as cool as we expected, but the staff MADE the visit a 10+

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Shillington, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Who would've thought. A Wednesday evening. Ugly Oyster... been there a dozen times and have been very happy with the food, but tonight, I just had the best NY strip steak ever. No kidding, it was that good. 16 oz., perfectly medium. Simply Montreal seasoning with mushrooms/onions. Tender as could be. I'm afraid to try to repeat it. But I'll... More

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had dinner at the Ugly Oyster for the very first time (July 2014), despite the fact that I used to live just a few blocks away in the early 2000's. What a treat! Ordered the scallop dinner. Very generous portion. Reasonable price. Delicious. I will definitely go back, the next time I am in Reading.

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Westminster, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

One of my coworkers and I stopped by for dinner on July 14, 2014. There is ample parking nearby, either on the curb or in the parking lot/parking garage, both basically just across the street. We parked in the garage and for the 2 hours we were there it was only $3. Some areas of Reading we drove through to... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stopped in for a quick bite, one person in out party had the Oyster and was very pleased with them, the rest opted for other choices that were ok. Nothing our of the ordinary. The place was clean, service was good and the place was quite busy. This would probably be a better review if I liked oyster.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a good place to order seafood and know you will receive something good. We also enjoy other items on the menu but always my choice for some seafood.

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Madisom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Wow. You never know what you are gonna find in the strangest places. I was passing through Reading, and needed to find some place interesting. I stumbled on the Ugly Oyster, and what a great find! I had traveled through Ireland last year, and felt like I was back there again. A live irish group played all night as I... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wonderful venue. If there is no room at the tables or few booths, sit at the bar. Try the fantastic mussels! You get a choice of three styles. I prefer the white wine and garlic (Provençale) style. Never thought to try a burger till my cousin had one! Now, it's my burger place of choice. And top it off with... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Ugly Oyster exceedeed our expectations! We thought we would have a fun pub experience, instead we had the most amazing food and drink, caring serverss; overall an excellent experience.

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