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“Ugly Oysters, Great Pub”
Review of The Ugly Oyster

The Ugly Oyster
Ranked #5 of 334 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 June 2018

On a recent visit to Reading,PA and the most wonderful Fire Company Museum we had lunch at this not ugly at all Ugly Oyster Pub. As a long time lover of Fried Oysters I can report those served today were among the best I have had in years, fresh, lightly breaded and quickly fried to perfection and large, very large. A fellow luncher had the mussels with were lovely yellow-orange very big PEI mussles. The menu offers great options for non seafood lovers too. Prices and quality easily trumped (general reference not the POUS) my most recent lunches in the Philadelphia area. I will make it a regular stop for oysters and mussles when in the area.

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Thank Dreyfus01
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We recently spent a night in Reading and we loved the Ugly Oyster so much we stopped in twice. Great beer selection and the oysters and snow crab were amazing, also our bar tender was great.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Food is very good with a friendly staff, just make sure you make reservations well in advance if your going to concert or sporting event at Santander as the place is very small and without them you won’t get a table.

Thank Naabemga
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Got into town for a concert a little before check in at the Double Tree... this pub is only a couple blocks away and perfect stop for a draft, sandwich and bowl of soup! We had the Rueben and their special was a Awesome Shrimp Bisque. Fun service and great food. Perfect stop for us that hit the spot! Thanks!

Thank mjrgnsn
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This is truly a great place to eat in the City. Their raw oysters are incredibly fresh, their prime rib on Fridays and Saturdays is legendary, and the atmosphere is so cozy! We have eaten here many times and the food is always great. Definitely worth your time!

Thank Jill M
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