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Youell's Oyster House

2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (36 reviews)
“carrot cake” (13 reviews)
“paella” (13 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
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"
Stephen Y
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3. Beyound Wow!
"Worth every penny"
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11 - 20 of 237 reviews

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Our new favorite seafood restaurant and it's in Allentown, PA! Sophisticated casual dining in a restored historic building. Seafood is fresh and perfectly prepared. Nice wine, beer and cocktail menu. Desserts are inspired. On street parking only since it is located in a residential neighborhood....More

1  Thank Yellydaizy
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Mu husband & I love going here for dinner because the food is great, as well as the service. For those who don't like seafood, there is a nice selection. Dessert is a MUST!

Thank gl1013
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your patronage and endorsement.

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I would never have gone to Youell’s if it wasn’t recommended to me. It’s off the main drag and the exterior is very unassuming. Once you walk in that changes. The space opens right up with a large balcony overlooking the main dining area. There’s...More

Thank AFmack
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have lived in the Lehigh Valley for many years but just went to Youell's for the first time. Our food was very good. The crab bisque was outstanding. Portions were large. Service was impeccably times. The appetizers arrived within minutes of...More

Thank Tara W
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you Tara!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We've been to Youell's Oyster House and had fantastic meals and we've been there and had just average meals. The service is the same - hit or miss. The restaurant was better before the fire and renovation. I hope they get is back to the...More

Thank Garry B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Allentown is probably not known for its seafood restaurants so it should come as no surprise that this is ok but probably not as good as it could be in a different market. Non-seafood eaters will find a limited menu and hefty prices for a...More

Thank Wxtrendsguy
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Disappointed. Loud couldn't hear each other talk. Sea Bass was smallest piece I ever had in a Restsurant and served with something that it wasn't really a good choice especially for expensive fish. When I could see the fish it was moist bug slightly undercooked....More

Thank Mofjos
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We ate dinner here for the first time last Saturday to celebrate our anniversary. We had a wonderful overall experience and the food was all absolutely delicious. We ate the fall mixed berry salad, Manhattan clam chowder, oysters Rockefeller, Cod Italiano, and paella. They were...More

Thank Robert B
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Remodeled, largely seafood restaurant in a residential neighborhood. The four of us all liked what we selected: jumbo lump crabmeat (very good); crabmeat stuffed shrimp; cioppino. The cioppino was a bit spicy for one of us, but plentiful and tasty. Service was very good; wines...More

Thank JNA2012
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you.

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I recently went there after a not so great experience with the food thinking it was a bad night but it was just as bad again since they reopened. Tuna was the worst I ever had in the last 25 years and...More

Thank kendec6591
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Laci C
2 October 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
4 September 2016|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
They come with sides.
Lorraine N
16 August 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
USD 18 - USD 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
  • E-mail
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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