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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%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere even solo. Marvelous stuffed lobster! Huge portions, absolutely delicious food! Service was spot on as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Xeanie
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Xeanie!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my wife, son and his bride to a holiday dinner at Youell's last week. The food was excellent and the service was pleasant. This is the best seafood in the Valley. Wine list was upscale and prices were reasonable. Overall a great experience.

Thank David P
Reviewed 14 December 2017

I had an terrible experience at Youell's just recently, The wait staff nice food was good th problem is that their manager is a jerk. He came over to check on our table, I believe his name was Tyler, and he came to ask how...More

Thank petestevenson81
christian f, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Peter, we're sorry for your experience. Our goal is great food and service. I assure you that what you described is not the norm. You registered your dissatisfaction on all of the public review sites. I private messaged you on the sites for details of...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Everything that I have eaten there so far was delicious.The are a mid range dining establishment pricewise.There drinks are delicious too. I would go back again.

Thank lfinches1
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 27 November 2017

Again, Youell's came through. Both of our meals were "perfect", as well as their service & table. Our reservation was followed-up with an e-mail confirmation. My wife's hand-made broiled crab patties were just perfect. Basically, pure lump crabmeat, seasoned to perfection. My Lump Crabmeat appetizer,...More

1  Thank James D
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you James. We appreciate your continued patronage.

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Great seafood place that has great service too! My son and I ate dinner here and everything was better than expected. I have found that most seafood restaraunts can not get everything seafood dish prepared very well when I order. Well, we ordered a Ceviche...More

1  Thank cgrsmkn
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you Max. We appreciate your patronage and comments.

Reviewed 11 November 2017

An overall inconsistent experience at Youell's. Service could be characterized as aloof for the two hostesses, and the two-person team of waiters serving us. No followup on wine pours or overall attention to detail. Food was outstanding, and the fish is the best one can...More

1  Thank Timothy S
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

We’re glad that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you so much for the compliment. We will certainly address the service issues. Regarding the lights being extinguished upon your departure: the lights are on an automated Lutron timing system which, in addition to other features, turns...More

Reviewed 9 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 4 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!

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Laci C
1 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
3 September 2016|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
They come with sides.
Lorraine N
15 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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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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