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Youell's Oyster House

2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Youell's Oyster House
1. Wonderful dining experience
"We made the right choice"
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2. Region's seafood destination
"the best outside of Philly or NYC"
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"Worth every penny"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family was here recently for a seafood dinner before going to a show at Civic Theater. The evening started with a beer order off the menu that "just kicked" and forced me into another selection. Overall the menu was on par for a seafood...More

Thank Leo P
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere even solo. Marvelous stuffed lobster! Huge portions, absolutely delicious food! Service was spot on as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Xeanie
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

Thank you Xeanie!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with some friends and was very happy the selection of happy hour beverages and appetizers. All delicious and reasonably priced. Been coming here before and after they closed due to the fire and their seafood is one of the best in the Lehigh...More

Thank Meghan C
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Meghan!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this place. First our waitress Alex was friendly and made sure we were well taken care of. The surf and surf was great, the best crab cake I've ever had. My girlfriend had the scallops which were amazing. The new England...More

Thank Ricky K
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Ricky!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After living in Allentown for 20 years, we finally made it to Youell's! The food and service were wonderful! Seafood was fresh and delicious and portions were generous! The large bar area had a wonderful selection of specialty cocktails, beers, and wine! Our server was...More

Thank travelgirl1959
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!

Reviewed September 2, 2018

Wife made reservations for our party of six two weeks prior to our visit. When we arrived they only had us down for a party of three. Good thing my wife saved the confirmation because the host seemed to not want to take responsibility for...More

Thank TommyB556
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you Tommy!

Reviewed August 29, 2018

We actually planned ahead for an afternoon happy hour at Youell's where we met our daughter for drinks and oysters. She just moved to Allentown, and we celebrated at Youell's. We tried most of the oyster selection, served on iced platters, accompanied by a variety...More

Thank Gary M
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you Gary!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

I was amazed at how good the food is here. The staff is very freindly and helpful. Highly recommend if you are looking for fresh seafood. The portions are large enough to satisfy almost anyone.

Thank DRWill6
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Youell’s tonight for our anniversary dinner after hearing great reviews from my family members who had dined there before. I had made 6:30 dinner reservations and we arrived right on time. We were seated immediately and our waitress (Alexandra) came...More

Thank amyv275
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

We’re so glad you enjoyed your evening with us Amy. Thank you for the detailed review.

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Youell's was my Mother-in-law's birthday dinner choice, as she had fond memories of the original restaurant. We were a large-ish party, including several people who work in the food industry. The service was slow and sporadic, some of the entrees got cold while we waited...More

1  Thank oznnora2017
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Some additional information would be constructive: date, time, number in party. We can be reached at info@YouellsOysterHouse.com

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Laci C
October 1, 2016|
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Response from jadebabe | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is best, but I think there is always room for a small party.
Sharon S
September 3, 2016|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
They come with sides.
Lorraine N
August 15, 2015|
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Response from Andrea Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the seafood is exceptional and well worth a little noise
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-439-1203
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Youell's Oyster House, Sea to Table since 1895. 6 varietal oysters daily, plus 6 more on deck. Fresh Seafood and Prime Steaks, Raw Bar, 2 lb Maine Lobsters delivered daily, Varietal Oysters, Seafood Towers, Gastropub Fare. Full compliment of Craft Brews on draft. Generous wine, scotch, cognac and cocktail selection for the most discriminating imbiber Upscale, casual atmosphere for any and all occasions, including business and family gatherings, as well as private parties on our mezzanine level.
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