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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
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had dinner here with a work colleague on a Tuesday night and we enjoyed it. Service was outstanding from Alex , our server, and equaled by the quality of the food. We started with New England Clam Chowder which had excellent texture and subtle flavor. This was followed by pan seared scallops for me and a pork chop for... More 

Thank Krsalesrep
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time we had eaten at Youell's and we weren't disappointed. I made the reservations online and when we arrived we were seated promptly. Our waitress, Robin, was very nice...attentive to our needs and very friendly. Any questions were answered. I ordered the Oysters Rockefeller. They were very good, a bit different than what I've had before... More 

Thank ride2up
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this review

We really appreciate your patronage and review. Looking forward to serving you again soon. More 

Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time back here in 20 plus years. Son wanted Seafood and it did not disappoint. We had to clam casino and Oyster Rockefeller for appetizer both awesome. My wife and daughter had the New England clam chowder enjoyed it. Our dinner choices were The San Francisco Choppani, the Cod and also the seafood combination. The dishes were all fresh... More 

Thank Guidosarduce
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this review

What a great endorsement. Thank you! More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, in my case, it swam to the bar. Arriving early on a Saturday evening I discovered that the restaurant was booked solid. No problem. I sat at the end of the bar and had a delightful dinner. Starting with Rhode Island clams on the half shell, cherrystones not the little necks that give so little taste, I had the... More 

Thank williambillp2016
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this review

We're so glad that you had a great experience. Thank you for your patronage! More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may not look like the old Youell's, but the menu, the service, and above all the food are exactly the same as it ever was. The lack of parking has never deterred folks from enjoying a great seafood meal, and the sane applies today. It is part if the Youell's experience! Great cocktails, wines, beers, and fresh fresh fresh... More 

Thank frankwinger108
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Frank. We appreciate your continued patronage. More 

Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my mother-in-law's pick for her birthday. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our waitress was Jennifer and she was great. Top notch seafood and a great menu. Drinks were expensive. Save room for the great desserts. We will definitely be back.

Thank Jim D
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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232 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were anxious to try the new Youell's and the food was above average (crab bisque was excellent). The tall ceilings and industrial feel take away from the ambiance. It is very loud here. So much so that our waitress was shouting to us from two feet away. Conversation between us was difficult. The pricing is a bit steep for... More 

Thank Palmtreegirl57
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here before the fire and again after the rebuild. Youell's still provides a excellent dining experience. Not so much in love with the industrial decor, but the meal was exceptional. The prices are on the high end, but the food is worth every penny. Especially impressive was the dessert.....cheesecake that came to the table looking like a work... More 

Thank jroethlein65
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had 4 different types of oysters to start.The waiter was very friendly and very knowledgeable of the oysters on the menu. We will be going back again and soon.

Thank Dan S
Preston, Connecticut
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Service and food were both terrific. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. My tuna was perfectly cooked and served with fresh corn and tomatoes. Loved the atmosphere, modern, clean and fresh.

Thank funtraveling_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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