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The Ugly Oyster

21 South Fifth Street, Reading, PA
(610) 373-6791
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Ranked #9 of 285 Restaurants in Reading
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Waterbury, Connecticut
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place is a great stop for a person looking for a craft beer and some great food. This was a stop made while travelling through the area and very glad we went. The oysters were fresh and very tasty, the entire place has a great Irish bar theme, and our lunches were excellent as well. Service was good and... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Warm and inviting pub with phenomenal chef specialty choices seafood & salad. Desiree at bar has awesome memory to remember us and our likes.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stopped in for a meal before the Royals hockey game. Service was prompt, sandwich was very tasty and reasonably priced. Good atmosphere and loads of beer on tap. Put the bar on your list of places to visit.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I love the Ugly Oyster. We have gone many many times and even if a meal isn't perfect, the staff have always rectified the problem immediately. We love the atmosphere. It's old, it's small, it's often loud, it's extremely packed at times, it's a jolly pub with loads of character. Don't bring anyone here for a quiet date, this is... More 

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I believe this is the oldest or at least one of the oldest buildings and bars in the Reading area. It looks and feels it at least! Despite the years of dust hanging on the old pictures and antiques on the walls, the food is excellent. Their wings are out of this world -- but be prepared to wait! Perfection... More 

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kutztown, PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

...Which I really don't, but if you want fries or crabcakes you don't have a choice. Still a good place, though. The fried fish was great, old bay chips notwithstanding. Great oysters. Great, friendly atmosphere w/equally friendly servers.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Ugly Oyster has been a consistent staple in Reading for many years. Great, affordable seafood & steaks. A large selection of beers. It definitely represents that "Ole Time Feel" of traditional pubs.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Ugly Oyster is a beautiful, charming European bar. In fact the entire bar was dismantled in Europe and brought to this country to be recreated. The dishes are unique and exceptional. Service is good, and a full bar is available.

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Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Best place I have eaten at in reading. Wonderful food, the oysters were delicious and fresh the soup was amazing, the salad and the salad dressing were mouth watering. I got a seafood sampler item, you really get a lot of food and great food at that. their beer selection is very good I suggest the ginger beer if you... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stopped in a for dinner based on the reviews on here and we are glad we did. The raw bar was excellent, the atmosphere is perfect, and the staff was very friendly. All the food was fresh and very well made, They have a long list of beers to choose from as well as wines and any other drink... More 

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Additional Information about The Ugly Oyster

Address: 21 South Fifth Street, Reading, PA
Phone Number: (610) 373-6791
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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