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The Ugly Oyster

21 S 5th St, Reading, PA 19602-1005
+1 610-373-6791
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (69 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
“fries” (18 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
21 S 5th St, Reading, PA 19602-1005
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have more of an upscale menu for a bar. Everything was very good and service was excellent. Just take note tables are small do not order too many plates at once : -)

Thank taurusflwr20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, good parking right across the street. The pub food is quite good and the selection of beer is just fine. It can get a bit crowded during event times but it's worth a small wait. Service is very good.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Worthy of trying! Friendly service and welcome atmosphere. Nice food at reasonable price. Try the seafood sampler.

Thank Jiamin G
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

First time to the Ugly Oyster, our good friends took us out. Tried the smoked cheese platter to start. Very good. Decent selection of draft beers and service was good throughout the evening. Prime Rib portion was huge. Also tried the cheese steak, hamburger and...More

Thank PITTparent
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Real cool, nice atmosphere. A bit small and tight but that adds to the charm of the place. Food is good maybe even real good. Service is very good and a nice selection of craft beers. You will enjoy a visit to this place and...More

Thank Kpucci69
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I've never had a bad night here . It starts with me ordering the crab dip which I never share with anyone ( you'll know why if you have it ) then moving on to the main course. I've spoken to the owner several times...More

Thank szechman4
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This was a cozy pub with great service, good food and the selection if alcoholic beverages was expansive to satisfy just about anyone taste.

Thank Burnny
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Desiree is the best stop after work on Thursday always good food and service gets packed if something going on at Sandtander

Thank kloppy1576
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The pub was recommended by our hotel, we had a group of 10 and called ahead, and they reserved tables together for us. The food was very good, no complaints out of 10 people is almost unheard of. Lol I had the fish n chips...More

Thank Sandy Z
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner here after reading rave reviews. We were very disappointed from start to finish. The wait staff were overworked and we waited a long time for our order to be taken and an hour for our food to come out. The fried oysters...More

Thank MAP218218
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5 March 2015|
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Response from Kurt K | Reviewed this property |
Two blocks down from the arena with parking right across the street. Park at restaurant and walk up - 2 minutes. Plus parking at that location avoids the garage disaster at end of game, and both lots $5. Easy exit out of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 S 5th St, Reading, PA 19602-1005
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-373-6791
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