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The Ugly Oyster

21 South Fifth Street, Reading, PA
(610) 373-6791
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Ranked #8 of 286 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
Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Well I have to say the place is very Authentic if you like crowded, cramped in pub atmosphere. Look no further, you have come to the right place. If you like your food very salty, and spicy then you will be in heaven. If you like your delicious craft beer served with a bit of attitude do hesitate. Of course... More 

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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here before and after a show at the santander performing arts center and decided to eat at the Oyster. BEST choice we had the best dinner, I had the filet mignon very good and he had clams and some kind of seafood dish that was awesome, everything was prepared perfect! We even went back after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Great friendly service. Delicious food. Hidden gem in Reading. Highly recommended. Fried oysters ROCK!!!

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
61 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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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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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