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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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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Best seafood restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. The oysters from PEI were fantastic along with the seafood fra diavolo. I would highly recommend this for a romantic seafood dinner. The service was great the the food even better.

Thank Tom W
Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Oysters anyone?? This is the place!! Set in a residential area with on street parking, this is a seafood lovers heaven. Lobster rolls outstanding, shellfish combo and yellow fin tuna were winners! Prices are reasonable for a restaurant of this quality.

Thank Barbara V
st. clair
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We finally got to the revamped Youells Oyster House; not the understated restaurant it used to be. I was surprised by the exterior-it was brightly lit and reminded me of a chain restaurant. The inside was modern, open and loud. Our service was very good and the food was delicious. I loved the steak and lobster and the beet salad... More 

Thank gosteelers81
Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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1,100 reviews
1,094 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A truly remarkable dining experience that will not be forgotten soon. Nice, but plain, on the outside it is lushly beautiful inside. Huge menu and daily specials will test your decision making. A pleasant young lady named Alexandra helped me with my drink and entree options. A coconut stout and a wondrous Rhode Island Cod dish was the choice and... More 

Thank 4bird1
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for an amazing seafood dinner, then you've come to the right place. I had the crab bisque, which was amazing, and my husband and I both had oysters, which were easily the best we've had around the Lehigh valley. We had the tidal wave dinner, which is a generous combination of seafood that includes crab stuffed lobster,... More 

Thank Sherie C
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I have been wanting to try Youell's since I moved here about 5 years ago, and finally made the trek. It is in a residential area with only street parking, which is not an issue in itself, just expecting more defined parking as opposed to in front of someone's house. Likely a personal annoyance of mine rather than an actual... More 

Thank clby1knobi
Reading, Pennsylvania
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385 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Randomly looking for a restaurant in Allentown, we checked TripAdvisor, and read the excellent reviews...we were delighted at the service, atmosphere, food presentation. We had a high end experience at reasonable prices. if we lived nearby, Youell's would be our seafood restaurant of choice!

Thank gwenrich8
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The food was fresh and well prepared. Server was wonderful. Funny and friendly. They didn't rush our meal. We ate seafood dishes like the combo#2 and crabmeat special.

Thank Gwen R
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

All food was great, we had full deal from app to desert all seafood was Tasty . Will definitely go back. Only negative was due to open space very noisy .

Thank Jbogey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We had 11 people in our party. Excellent food, superb service, great coffee! Many had the seafood combinations and they were great! One had paella and it was awesome $

Thank Barbara M

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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
US$16 - US$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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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