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Youell's Oyster House

2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (35 reviews)
“carrot cake” (13 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (12 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

I had my first visit since the remodel, and I love the fresh look! My Jumbo Lump Crabmeat was as good as I remembered. Also receiving rave reviews from our table were Seafood Bisque, Bang Bang Shrimp and Seafood Combo #1. But our desserts were...More

2  Thank Deborah C
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

We're so glad that you enjoyed your birthday dinner Deborah! Have a great day.

Reviewed 21 May 2017

First off, I do give 5 stars for the food. The only reason I am giving 4 stars is due to the environment. My wife and I finally got to GET IN for dinner here. I tried a few times on the past and they...More

1  Thank Cubmasterbill
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

We really appreciate your detailed review, and are so glad the food and service were great for you. Although we don't have a parking lot, guests rarely have to walk more than half a city block on the busiest nights - way better than the...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Our visit to Youell's for an early Mother's Day Dinner was fantastic. I have NEVER seen my MIL clean her plate. My husband and I have dined here previously and loved it so we decided to return...and were glad we did. Dinner - excellent. Service...More

Thank Dee H
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thanks Dee! And Happy Mother's Day.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

I've been to Youell's several times and have yet to have a bad experience. Always quality food and a fair amount of it. Also at competitive pricing. The past two times I've been to Youell's I've gotten the lobsterfest. you can't beat the price and...More

Thank 483tanyad
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Excellent quality seafood! It was so hard to decide what to order. Those seafood "towers" sounded awesome. I opted for the sea scallops and were fantastic and perfectly prepared. The king crab legs were super sweet, tender, and meaty! The service was wonderful and the...More

Thank parsleymn
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious meals and great service. Award winning carrot cake that I thought was going to be "odd" in that it contains blueberries, but it was awesome! Looking forward to going back in a few weeks when soft shell crabs are in season!

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Dozen oysters for $20 bucks, half of which were extra small, one oyster was so small and pitiful (about as big as my small finger nail. Crab bisque mostly cream like, and I struggled to count and eat 2 little slivers of crab in the...More

3  Thank Troy H
CTDM61, General Manager at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

We use various types of Crab Meat from different areas of the world throughout the year. We purchase only the finest quality available on the market. At times it is Chesapeake Bay, At times it is Indonesian and so forth. We survey the markets 7...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

My sisters and I lucked into finding this jewel of a restaurant on our way home after a day visiting Longwood Gardens. It was a pleasant surprise to find such a high quality seafood restaurant in Allentown. We were welcomed warmly, given excellent service and...More

Thank 24marcieb
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The new Youell's has a casual, upscale feel. At first I didn't care for the décor as it felt a little industrial as opposed to warm and cozy. However, the server who we have had on several occasions now provided the warmth and perfect pacing...More

Thank susanmariec
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

We really appreciate your patronage. And thanks for the review! Christian

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Just wanted to pass on that this is a very nice restaurant. Known for its seafood but the bone - in ribeye was excellent. The seafood of course was excellent also. The service was thorough but not annoying. Overall a great time.

Thank WaltEachus
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thanks for choosing Youell's for your wife's birthday celebration.

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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
  • Food
  • 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
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
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
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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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