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Youell's Oyster House

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2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulous oysters! They oysters from different places. My favorite is Blue Point, fresh and yummy! Seafood fresh and yummy. Atmosphere very quaint, refurbished hotel. Friendly service to children as well. We dined early because of young children . Prices excellent for products served !

Thank Summertrios
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super atmosphere with good food and drinks. Happy hour specials are very good for this area. recommended for all seafood lovers.

Thank pl1202017
Allentown PA
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80 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for a nice Friday night dinner, and again left feeling full, but like we wasted over $100. My husband said it was the worst Paella he has ever eaten. He is sure it was county sausage and not andouille and it was gray with an oatmeal consistency. Flavorless. He asked for tabasco sauce just to make it... More 

Thank Andrea K
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like oysters here is your place. Everything is good down to the yummy rooms and trail mix at bar. We enjoy sitting at bar for dinner. Great drink choices too. Our go to for oysters!!

Thank Gina N
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner and drinks about a month ago with a friend (Thursday night). We both ordered Cosmopolitans and they were 90% alcohol and a drop of cranberry juice. We both sent the drinks back at least 2 times to be drinkable. They advertised happy hour with martinis (incl Cosmo's) but we were told when we ordered drinks at our table... More 

Thank kcm357
allentonian, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this review

Happy Hour, as advertised, is only available in bar area, not in the dining room. Our Shrimp Stuffed with Crabmeat has been a menu staple for generations. Although prepared with lump crabmeat, the crabmeat is blended with two types of cheese and butter. You will not find identifiable "lumps" of crabmeat due to the way it is mixed. Admittedly, it... More 

Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent place. The service , the food , the drinks , the desserts and all priced very reasonable. I really enjoyed dining here , and we will be back whenever we want seafood. Everything was cooked properly and promptly.

Thank HappyAndFull
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

What a delicious and fresh seafood dinner tonight. This place really rocks, the chef has upped his game to a new level, greeting Allentown with the must go to seafood spot. Wow is only a three letter word so you better shout it out loud after dining here. Our dinner on a Monday night rivaled any other meal we've enjoyed... More 

Thank Steve H
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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352 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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 

Thank BBBBTravel
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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.

Thank PMAdesigns
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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 

Thank Rebecca C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 36
American, Seafood, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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