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Youell's Oyster House

2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Youell's Oyster House
1. Wonderful dining experience
"We made the right choice"
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2. Region's seafood destination
"the best outside of Philly or NYC"
Stephen Y
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3. Beyound Wow!
"Worth every penny"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Turned out to be an extraordinary meal oysters where delicious everything extremely fresh service was perfect and we had a great table by the sidewalk windows .we will be back for sure .it was just myself and my husband , if you go with more...More

Thank scnrdward
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed. Than you so much!

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 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 7 January 2018

Thank you Xeanie!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have NEVER been disappointed here. Among the best in the Lehigh Valley. Not trendy but very good seafood at a fair price. Service is always very good. If I want a good seafood dinner this is on top of my list.

Thank Bruce B
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Bruce.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very nice inside and the service was outstanding. I’d say the food was average at best, maybe even below when you consider the price. My wife and I split a wedge salad, which was just OK and not as big a portion...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here as part of the 100th birthday celebration of my aunt. We were 7 people, some with big appetites, some with smaller ones. The waitress cheerfully arranged that larger dinners were divided into portions for those with small appetites. Literally everything we ordered was...More

Thank harpsncats
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for celebrating the super special centennial at Youell's!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is LOUD!!!. Do not expect to have a cozy, intimate chat with anyone in your party. Service from waitress was very attentive. Help from staff who delivered the food was hurried. Ordered special with scallops and risotto. Scallops cooked properly but overall dish...More

1  Thank SammySamantha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Youell's Oyster House is clean, service is good, but the food quality is average. Nothing to get excited over. Would not recommend to a friend.

Thank M1879LAjohnr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They’ve been around for over a hundred years and one taste tells you why😀 Best seafood in the valley and fairly priced plus they have their own bee hives outside and make their own honey.... it’s amazing

Thank baseballkid8
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice menu. Fish was good. Restaurant a bit noisy. Waiter was not very attentive and made a face when he delivered a wrong item and we corrected him. Not something you’d expect from someone in the service industry.

Thank SunshineF7
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Could have been so much more, but as it was - just average. Was really looking forward to this place as I love seafood. Have eaten seafood all over he world and definitely know what good seafood is. Unfortunately, we were all disappointed in our...More

Thank frequenttraveler377
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Questions & Answers
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
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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
  • E-mail
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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