Youell's Oyster House

Youell's Oyster House

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2020

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$12 – $50
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Menu

Starting Out
Oysters Rockefeller
baked w/spinach & cheese
$9.00
Clams Casino
baked w/peppers, onions & bacon
$7.00
Pan Seared sea scallops
w/brown butter sauce
$12.00
Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail
w/brown butter or cocktail sauce
$12.00
Jumbo Gulf Shrimp Cocktail
with cocktail sauce
$10.00
Bang-Bang Style
Gulf Shrimp or Day Boat Scallops
our "Bang-Bang" style is......flash fried, tossed w/ baby greens & fried wontons in a spicy remoulade
$10.00
Mussels
wild Maine mussels sautéed w/garlic, shallots, white wine & herbs (choice of - red sauce or white sauce)
$9.00
Calamari
fried, tossed w/mix of garlic, parmesan, oregano, basil & thyme
$9.00

Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: Youell's Oyster House
1. Wonderful dining experience
"We made the right choice"
5.0 of 5 bubblesRobert B
2. Region's seafood destination
"the best outside of Philly or NYC"
5.0 of 5 bubblesStephen Y
3. Beyound Wow!
"Worth every penny"
5.0 of 5 bubblesSanchoPanzer
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles383 reviews
Excellent
210
Very good
85
Average
43
Poor
23
Terrible
22
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

missy r
Walnutport1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
While I have enjoyed Youell’s for years, my experience last Monday 3/11/24 was disappointing at best. Everyone in my dinner party received potatoes which were raw, and quite frankly, rotten and black. There was no manager in charge to speak with and after my waitress contacted the off-site manager I was offered a take out dessert or a $5 discount on total bill. She suggested I use the contact info she provided to contact the owner and manager. I tried contacting them both on March 12 and again on March 15 with no response at all. Youell’s was always special to me and it takes a lot for me to find fault. However the management should be ashamed at their lack of concern and indifference.
Written March 19, 2024
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Janice T.
Philadelphia8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
I have to say this experience was terrible. Staff was so rude and the management was even worse. Came with my boyfriend, and we just felt unwelcome. I sent one of our drinks back because the sweetness was overpowering. The food was mediocre at best. Every response I see from the owner is condescending and rude. I can’t wait to see what he says to this one.
Written February 27, 2024
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K N
Orefield86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Went for happy hour. It was crowded but the bartender got us seats asap. Service was excellent. Lots of gluten free options and the food was delicious!
Written December 8, 2023
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Christian F
We’re so glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you soon!
Written December 10, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Candice T
Philadelphia6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 family
Food was very disappointing and the service was terrible. We won’t go back because there were no redeeming qualities.
Written October 2, 2023
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Christian F
We’re disappointed that your experience was so much different than the overwhelming majority of other patrons. Perhaps you could email us and provide some constructive comments that could ensure we continue to be a highly regarded establishment.
Written October 4, 2023
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Renee
New York City482 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 family
My go to place in Pennsylvania! The staff is wonderful and I always have a fresh tasty meal with the family! You must order the seafood tower it’s one of my favs pick and choose whatever your heart desires ! The oyster selection is always big which I love ! Also don’t forget about dessert! The brown butter upside down cake is my fav! Only thing needs to be warm mine was cold in the middle !
Written September 29, 2023
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Christian F
Thanks so much!!!
Written September 30, 2023
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chetndeb
Elizabeth3392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 friends
If your a seafood lover like me then this place is for you. We went for lunch on a nice hot day and sat at the bar the draft beer selection was very good we decided to have a dozen oysters and a dozen clams on the half shell. So fresh and delicious. Stop in yourself Youell love it too.
Written September 1, 2023
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Christian F
Thank you so much Chet!
Written September 2, 2023
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Gary M 555
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
We started off with watermelon salad, then Crab cake which was best we ever had, then crab Bisque and finally Chilean Sea bass which was stellar. The Blueberry Carrot cake was a huge portion and very unique dessert but in a very good way. The atmosphere of the place is like it was plucked from the shore and teleported to Allentown. The food and prices were upscale. We will definitely return in near future. Ashley was our server and she did a fantastic job.
Written July 6, 2023
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Christian F
We’re so glad you enjoyed your experience Gary! Thank you.
Written July 7, 2023
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James W
Bechtelsville120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Fresh, fresh seafood! Presentation was perfect! I was taken there for my 80th birthday/Fathers Day family gathering . Everyone (6) enjoyed an exceptional seafood meal! Bloody Mary’s are very different with presentation and content….. a real keeper to say the least 👍
Written June 17, 2023
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Christian F
Thank you. We’re so glad that your group joined us for Fathers Day!
Written June 20, 2023
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Beena M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
We sat at the bar and ordered our dinner and waited over 2 1/2 hrs. and still didn't get our food. The bartender was very rude and didn’t seem to care at all. We asked to speak to the manager and was told the manger was unable to speak to us because she was busy in the kitchen. We paid for our drinks and left. We will never come back here again. Worst experience ever….
Written June 16, 2023
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Amy Lou
Altoona180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
We went here for an anniversary lunch. The food was excellent! Our server was attentive and helpful. I had the soft shell crab meal and a watermelon refresher. Also a wonderful slice of blueberry carrot cake. My husband had fish and chips. We were very pleased with our meals.
Written June 10, 2023
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Christian F
Thank you so very much Amy!
Written June 12, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Denise S
Whitehall63 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Went today for our anniversary. Our kids bought us gift certificates. Youell's has always been our favorite special occasion restaurant. This was probably the worst Youell's meal I have ever had! I frequently order the same meal (lump crab) because I like it so much. It had no taste. The red skin potatoes and green beans? that came with it looked and tasted reheated. They were shriveled up, hard, and covered in oil. Ridiculous! Upon telling our waitress my disappointment, I asked if they were reheated? She said no. Then I asked if they changed chefs? She said no, they've been here awhile. She said "nothing has changed". Not so! I returned all but the crab. She never offered to get me a new side or replacement. They also didn't give us a roll stating we were in between lunch and dinner. We did order dinners, however, so the rolls came out at the end of our meal. I am not a chronic complaining customer, and let me just say we have spent thousands at Youell's over the years. Hosting anniversary, birthday, and other special occasion get togethers. I did not see a manager on site, nor did one come over if he/she was there. There were only 2 other people in the restaurant at the time as we went for an early dinner. I have never been in Youell's with only 4 people. You would think the food and service would be stellar for this amount of people. All their prices have gone up significantly, and honestly, we have always said it's worth it. But not this time! Very, very disappointing visit.
Written May 22, 2023
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gjbow
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
Superb service and great food. Server never used anything to write our order down and she rembered everything to the T. We celebrated two birthdays and had a wonderful time.
Written May 3, 2023
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Christian F
Thank you so much!
Written May 5, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tony J B
Albuquerque276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
My fifth 5-Star rating ever. Youell’s is a treasure - located in a residential neighborhood and obscure. Serving since 1895 is no wonder, extensive menu of fresh fish and shellfish. We started with an assortment of oysters on the half shell. The Chilean sea bass was perfectly prepared, flaky and delicious. I had the days special, surf and turf - filet Oscar with hollandaise sauce and broiled lobster tail with asparagus and roasted red potatoes. The raspberry cheesecake was enough to share. Our server, Jasmine was a treat! This is a must do in Allentown. Helpful? Please let me know and enjoy Youell’s.
Written May 2, 2023
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Christian F
Thank you for your enthusiastic review and patronage Tony!
Written May 5, 2023
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Tony E
Lancaster County136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 family
The seafood was very fresh! The best sandless steamers! The Chilean sea bass & shrimp scampi were excellent and the Paella was the best we’ve had in years! As with many restaurants, it was a tad expensive but worth it for a special occasion! Definitely worth another trip!
Written April 13, 2023
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Frank G
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
This place rocks! Had the best crabcake sandwich ever! Lump crabmeat no filler! Great service too! Nice decor and atmosphere. Will definitely go back!
Written March 18, 2023
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