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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 good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (45 reviews)
“carrot cake” (13 reviews)
“paella” (13 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2249 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18104-6313
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood place that has great service too! My son and I ate dinner here and everything was better than expected. I have found that most seafood restaraunts can not get everything seafood dish prepared very well when I order. Well, we ordered a Ceviche...More

Thank cgrsmkn
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Max. We appreciate your patronage and comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago

An overall inconsistent experience at Youell's. Service could be characterized as aloof for the two hostesses, and the two-person team of waiters serving us. No followup on wine pours or overall attention to detail. Food was outstanding, and the fish is the best one can...More

Thank Timothy S
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re glad that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you so much for the compliment. We will certainly address the service issues. Regarding the lights being extinguished upon your departure: the lights are on an automated Lutron timing system which, in addition to other features, turns...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our new favorite seafood restaurant and it's in Allentown, PA! Sophisticated casual dining in a restored historic building. Seafood is fresh and perfectly prepared. Nice wine, beer and cocktail menu. Desserts are inspired. On street parking only since it is located in a residential neighborhood....More

Thank Yellydaizy
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mu husband & I love going here for dinner because the food is great, as well as the service. For those who don't like seafood, there is a nice selection. Dessert is a MUST!

Thank gl1013
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your patronage and endorsement.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would never have gone to Youell’s if it wasn’t recommended to me. It’s off the main drag and the exterior is very unassuming. Once you walk in that changes. The space opens right up with a large balcony overlooking the main dining area. There’s...More

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

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have lived in the Lehigh Valley for many years but just went to Youell's for the first time. Our food was very good. The crab bisque was outstanding. Portions were large. Service was impeccably times. The appetizers arrived within minutes of...More

Thank Tara W
Christian F, Owner at Youell's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you Tara!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We've been to Youell's Oyster House and had fantastic meals and we've been there and had just average meals. The service is the same - hit or miss. The restaurant was better before the fire and renovation. I hope they get is back to the...More

Thank Garry B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Allentown is probably not known for its seafood restaurants so it should come as no surprise that this is ok but probably not as good as it could be in a different market. Non-seafood eaters will find a limited menu and hefty prices for a...More

Thank Wxtrendsguy
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Disappointed. Loud couldn't hear each other talk. Sea Bass was smallest piece I ever had in a Restsurant and served with something that it wasn't really a good choice especially for expensive fish. When I could see the fish it was moist bug slightly undercooked....More

Thank Mofjos
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We ate dinner here for the first time last Saturday to celebrate our anniversary. We had a wonderful overall experience and the food was all absolutely delicious. We ate the fall mixed berry salad, Manhattan clam chowder, oysters Rockefeller, Cod Italiano, and paella. They were...More

Thank Robert B
Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

Thank you!

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Laci C
2 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
4 September 2016|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
They come with sides.
Lorraine N
16 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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