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Youell's Oyster House

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2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
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15:00 - 20:00
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Sun 15:00 - 20:00
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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350 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful dinner. Promptly greeted and sat. The setting was extremely nice and the food was even better. I was so impressed! The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The service started out well, but then, as the server got busier, we had to wait for spoons and sour cream, etc., but I can overlook that because the... More 

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Thank BBBBTravel
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hand shucked oysters (blue point's are our fave!), weekday wine specials, good martini's, deliciously prepared classic fresh seafood dishes ... what more could you want? Hands down, Youell's is THE best seafood restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. Makes the hassle of finding on street parking so worth it.

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Thank PMAdesigns
Chicago, Illinois
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502 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was, by far, the best fresh seafood / shellfish / meal I have had in fo'ever!!!! Our group of 4 were celebrating an anniversary and they chose this place. First of all, we had a reservation on a week night but it seems like a good idea to have one! The place really filled up after we arrived. I... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Best seafood restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. The oysters from PEI were fantastic along with the seafood fra diavolo. I would highly recommend this for a romantic seafood dinner. The service was great the the food even better.

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Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Oysters anyone?? This is the place!! Set in a residential area with on street parking, this is a seafood lovers heaven. Lobster rolls outstanding, shellfish combo and yellow fin tuna were winners! Prices are reasonable for a restaurant of this quality.

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st. clair
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We finally got to the revamped Youells Oyster House; not the understated restaurant it used to be. I was surprised by the exterior-it was brightly lit and reminded me of a chain restaurant. The inside was modern, open and loud. Our service was very good and the food was delicious. I loved the steak and lobster and the beet salad... More 

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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1,093 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A truly remarkable dining experience that will not be forgotten soon. Nice, but plain, on the outside it is lushly beautiful inside. Huge menu and daily specials will test your decision making. A pleasant young lady named Alexandra helped me with my drink and entree options. A coconut stout and a wondrous Rhode Island Cod dish was the choice and... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for an amazing seafood dinner, then you've come to the right place. I had the crab bisque, which was amazing, and my husband and I both had oysters, which were easily the best we've had around the Lehigh valley. We had the tidal wave dinner, which is a generous combination of seafood that includes crab stuffed lobster,... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I have been wanting to try Youell's since I moved here about 5 years ago, and finally made the trek. It is in a residential area with only street parking, which is not an issue in itself, just expecting more defined parking as opposed to in front of someone's house. Likely a personal annoyance of mine rather than an actual... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Randomly looking for a restaurant in Allentown, we checked TripAdvisor, and read the excellent reviews...we were delighted at the service, atmosphere, food presentation. We had a high end experience at reasonable prices. if we lived nearby, Youell's would be our seafood restaurant of choice!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 36
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 20:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
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
Description
Youell's Oyster House, one of the oldest continuously operating restaurants in America, was destroyed by fire January 22, 2013.Visit our beautiful new restaurant. Now open Sundays. Fresh Seafood and Steaks, Raw Bar, 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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