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Youell's Oyster House

2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
+1 610-439-1203
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • 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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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"
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"Worth every penny"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friends from Pittsburgh visit every year in August, and we always like to take them to a new restaurant. In 2017 we went to Youell's, and they demanded that we return again in 2018. We all loved it. The specials were great, and all of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank macdent2018
allentonian, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had the seafood combo that had a good flavor and was well prepared. The side dishes however, left something to be desired. Just absolutely no flavor and looked like they had been sitting around. Considering the price, you expect an overall good meal..not just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Myfinds211
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go ANYWHERE else for seafood. Oysters on the half shell were WARM, not room temp, warm. Meaning they were frozen and defrosted in a microwave before serving. Red Lobster is better than this place, and I wouldnt eat there if you paid me. Mediocre at...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank DSKyle
allentonian, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Microwave. Funny. Never saw a frozen half shell oyster in my over 30 years doing this. Our oyster shuckers would be out a job if they didn’t have to open 500 per night - all shucked to order. Plus they have to manage a dozen...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another couple joined my husband and I that Thursday evening. First, we took advantage of the great Happy Hour drinks at great prices in the bar area which was very crowded but our waitress was very accommodating in fitting us in. We then went to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Anna Marie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the ciopino seafood soup. It was outstanding. The atmosphere is excellent and the service was very good. My wife had the best oyster stew she ever had.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Neal77734467
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Neal!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in town for business and had the opportunity to join my brother and his SO for dinner. They suggested this place...and I'm glad they did. I love seafood so I always take the chance to enjoy it when I can. As I understood it,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Curtis S
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Curtis!

Reviewed 13 December 2018

after renovating and reopening after a tragic fire youells is a nice cozy restaurant to attend with friends. nicely furnished with a warm ambiance we each enjoyed different appetizers to desserts. food was scrumptious and plentiful. the usual restaurant din was much more subdued which...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank anthman13
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect when I made reservations, but this restaurant lived up to all the hype. Great service, great food and more types of oysters than I though possible in Allentown, PA!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank maureenf519
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thanks so much Maureen!

Reviewed 10 December 2018

Had a great dinner for my husbands birthday. We had a variety of dishes between four of us and they were all delicious, from the appetizers to dessert. My husband enjoyed the raw oysters and clams for an appetizer. My son had the steamed clams...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Donna E
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Fresh food, delicious, nice presentation and outstanding, attentive service. We had the beet salad, clam chowder, cod special and crab augratin, coffee and cheese cake. Great selection of raw and cooked seafood and steaks. Excellent selection of fresh vegetables and potatoes in many different styles,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PerfectionPreferred
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you so much!

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Questions & Answers
Laci C
1 October 2016|
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Response from allentonian | Property representative |
Suggested. Very busy, especially on weekends. Best to call ahead at least.
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 allentonian | Property representative |
Busy, lively restaurants can be considered noisy. Youell’s is a popular place.
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, 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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