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Shula’s Steak House Allentown

4.4
4.4
1929 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak

Shula's Steak House Allen serves American cuisine and offers a section on their menu which lists gluten-free options. Patrons can also use the high-speed wireless internet as they dine here. Shula's Steak House has a sports bar with an extensive drinks menu as well. The specials at Shula's Teak House are the special Shula cut steaks. The restaurant offers a late dining service after dinner hours as well. This is a family-owned establishment that has partnered with a popular beef brand, the Black Angus Beef, for serving all their steak delicacies. The restaurant also has two clubs for patrons; the 48 Oz. Club and Team Shula.

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the restaurant and had a great experience, you would never have guessed that this was a failing restaurant on Wednesday which is a real testament to the management and staff to be able to hold it together and deliver top notch service on their last full day of operation. Impressive. I hope they reopen elsewhere as this was a good choice for a business dinner.

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    Lehighvalleymom

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    We were big fans of the Center Valley location, and this was our first visit to the new downtown address. We were celebrating a birthday, and had a large party. Our first issue was with the valet parking. There was no attendant available for at least 10 minutes. Second, our waitress was not familiar with the wine list, and the wrong wine was brought out at first and took a couple of attempts to eventually get it right. We just didn't feel as though the level of service was equal to the expense. We were disappointed.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Shula' s steaks awesome. They should remove the truffle fries

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    coop

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    It was very disappointing that the mashed potatoes were served cold as was the water fr hot tea.

  5. L

    Leo5717

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2015

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    My husband and I went to Shula's for out Anniversary dinner. I made reservations for 5:30, we had tickets to go to a show at the PPL center across the street at 7:00. We got there at 5:25 and were seated. I was super excited because they even put a sign on our table that said Happy Anniversary. Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive, we were given drinks right away and ordered right away. My husband got a 16oz steak and I got the one crab cake appetizer. And that was all we ordered. I was hoping to get there at 5:30, get out food by 6:00 and be able to leave at 6:30 to make it to our show on time. We sat and waited and waited and waited we didn't get our food until 6:45. And at that point my husband and I didn't even have time to enjoy our food. And the saddest thing is that the food was great but that doesn't change that it should take so long to get one steak and one crab cake. Sorry to say we won't be going to Shula's again.

  6. r

    reid

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2015

    overall1food1service2ambience5

    Never got a chance to have entree cause we had to go to concert. We got there at 520p for 530 p reservation. However at 630 p we told server to give us a check for the bread, 2 drinks and 2 soups cause we had to go cause the concert across the street start at 7p which they knew. However they claim that due to large number of well and well done steaks that they were back up. After 1 hour of waiting , how could one justify that. This was our first time there and don't know if we will come back, hopefully someone will contact us and apologize for my bad experience and try to correct their problems and then maybe we will come back. We been to the Blue Grillhouse, Ruth Chris, Charley,Uncle Jack and never experience this kind of excuse for the delays. Hopefully someone will contact us. Just to let us know that we should give them another try.

  7. D

    Dinner64

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2015

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    We went there because we were going to a show at the PPL center. The room was cold and we were seated under a TV, was told the whole place was cold and were not moved even after asking. At one point we heard a loud crash and we think it was our food that fell because our food took forever to come and people seated after us were served first. We were never told anything but once I asked what was taking so long our waitress told us that she expedited our order. One other couple next to us actually cancelled their order because it was taking too long. Food was overpriced, service was terrible and we almost missed the start of the show after arriving in plenty of time. We won't go there again.

  8. T

    Toots62

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2015

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    First time at Shula's on Christmas Eve for dinner. The food was VERY, VERY, good. The prices were VERY, VERY, expensive. It was $167.00 for 3 people, including just one beer, and a soda. I felt like the employees were eager to leave and didn't want to be there as being it was Christmas Eve. Which is understandable. The service was not the best. The ice had melted in my water, and had to drink my husbands because no one came around with fresh water. The waitress only checked on us once. Management walked by and barely stopped to ask if everything was "okay". He also seemed like he didn't want to be there. Would I come back..... Maybe.... might have to take a small loan to pay for dinner.

  9. MI

    MIZZ18

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2015

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Not worth the money. Several issues with the food and the service. It is a very nice atmosphere and the steaks are OK but I expected a great deal more for the value.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2015

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Seeing that this is a steakhouse I had high expectations for the steak, ironically it was the lobster bisque and the crab Mac and cheese that were the highlight of the meal. My filet was overdone, when I initially cut into it to check it didn't look too bad but as I cut it up into pieces it was actually well not medium. To be fair I am sure if I mentioned it they would have brought a new one because the service was great but I was just ready to be done. The balsamic asparagus side dish was also a little to be desired. So much balsamic that you wouldn't know that it was asparagus you were eating. Even my husband who eats anything said that it was too much. If it weren't for the Mac n cheese and the bisque my rating for food would have been different.

  11. P

    Pinkspyder

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, beverage, service - always excellent! New location looks lovely.

  12. SL

    ScottL

    Poconos

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restuarant is spectactular. The experience is a must if you are in the area

  13. KS

    KevinS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2015

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    As I've been to the original Shula's in Miami Lakes, I was optimistic heading to the Allentown location... unfortunately my experience was much different The positives were a great steak (NY Strip w/ peppercorn crust) + creamed spinach + house cab (served at the correct temperature) The negatives... we had a 6:30 reservation & they didn't sit us till 7:15; with no remorse shown I could have gotten past that "if" the table svc met expectations... it did NOT We had to ask twice for the extra place settings to be removed; we had to ask twice for bread; when ordering a second glass of wine the waitress was going to pour it into the same glass rather than offer to bring a fresh glass All in all, we didn't get the impression the staff or mgr cared whether we we there or not Bottom line... Shula's is a big league restaurant in a town that doesn't have the DNA to manage it properly Disappointing to say the least

  14. F

    Foodie530

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2015

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    We ate at Shula's before a show at the PPL center. It took almost 5 minutes to be greeted at the table and the server left us sitting multiple times with empty glasses. We were sat after a large party so the food took a long time and was no longer hot when we received it. The server didn't seem to be interested in our needs and we had to seek him out for any requests.

  15. S

    Susan

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our annual visit to Shula's for my husband's birthday. And everything was, as expected, superb! We get the same dishes every time and they have never disappointed us! Caesar's salad, cowboy cut steak for the hubby and filet for me, excellent fries and the much awaited for Molten Lava Cake! The service was excellent. Couldn't have asked for anything more!

  16. MT

    MarkT

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was on par for a Shula's, steaks were cooked to order very well and as usual a very good cut of meat. I found the wine list to be somewhat lacking in comparison to the past. Not sure if it was how it was presented via iPAd or not. Service was good, not necessarily great as a restaurant at this level ($) should be. The table was never asked for more beverages, kind of found that interesting as that is a great revenue generator for the business.

  17. l

    lefty

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service, food, and selections were great. We will definitely be back.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, food and beautiful environment

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2015

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Even with reservations, my husband and I still waited around 45 minutes for a table. We waited a while again to get our food. The steak would have tested better if it was warm. If looked like my food sat in the kitchen for a while before I got it.

  20. S

    Shulas

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2015

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    The service was horrible. For the price you pay here you expect everything to be outstanding. Unfortunately, it was not. We waited longer than necessary for everything. Our waitress, our drinks, our appetizers and of course the main meal. Then we had another waitress helping out our original waitress. And of course we waited and waited for both desert and the check. Very disappointed. And upon leaving the manger looked right past me and did not even have the courtesy to ask how our evening was. I have been to other Shula's and they have have great, but this one I won't be returning to.

  21. g

    geo13

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2015

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    we went during restaurant week. Our service took forever, the food came out warm at best . Bread didn't come to the table for a good 30 min. Everyone around us experienced the same service and experience with the food. very dissapointing first time experience.

  22. SS

    ScottStacey

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We went during Restaurant week for a night out. The only thing that turned us off was a conversation that we overheard from the next table. The other table ordered cheesecake for dessert, but the waitress mentioned to them that it was "restaurant week" and that the portions would be smaller and not recommended and she would see what she could do for them. I guess she didn't realize we had ordered from the "restaurant week" menu and also ordered the cheesecake, a little snobbish I thought. It was our first time to the new location in Allentown so it took a little getting used to since we had dined at the Promenade location numerous times and even had our wedding dinner there.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2015

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We went for restaurant week, which was usually packed when they were in Saucon. Not very crowded. It was quiet and the service was great. Katie at the bar and Holly on the dining room.

  24. PP

    PPMgal

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The menu is extensive for lunch or dinner. Steaks are prepared to your liking without a glitch. The food is always consistently great. The staff are friendly, courteous, accommodating and knowledgeable. If you haven't had the opportunity to enjoy a meal here, I have to ask "What are you waiting for?"

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We eat at Shulas all over the world. Best place overall to eat and service is always outstanding. Good for any occasion.

  26. MC

    MelanieC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Not a fan of the new location.

  27. S

    Seawinds21

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food at reasonable price during restaurant week.

  28. BU

    BUparent

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2015

    overall2food5service4ambience3

    In a small town like Allentown, tasty dinner for four with a nice bottle of wine has no business costing that much, more than $350 with tip. The atmosphere is casual and family-friendly, a gussied up sports bar, which is nice but incompatible with the tab. The gimmicky autographed football menu and its kicker tee crowded the table. Every bite of our dinners was correctly and deliciously prepared. Our servers were knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Pretending to hobnob with rich sports heroes does not hold enough legitimate appeal to justify that total. We would not have gone at all, had not someone given us a generous gift card.

  29. W

    Winter

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our dining experience was superb, A great place to celebrate a very special occasion.

  30. GL

    GandLi28

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the Best dining experience I've had in 20 years. The staff was very customer orientated and took care of your every need.

  31. W

    Wehrzoo

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter, Tony was fabulous, very friendly and helpful, the food was great as always, very tasty and satisfying quantities.

  32. h

    heatherbo

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic filet!

  33. g

    goldenrod49

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome as always!

  34. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2015

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    This was our first experience at Shula's in Allentown, after dining often at the previous location in Center Valley. I love a steak house! And the food was great. However, the ambiance just was not there, as it was in Center Valley. We had a reservation, the restaurant was not crowded, but they stuck us at a table in the middle of traffic, with bright lights which gave me a headache. While the food was good, the serving team was slow. While I liked my steak, I asked for medium well, and I received it rare. Yes, I cut into it, but it looked okay, until I got serious about it. Luckily, I can eat it rare... Yes, we'll go back; it's the only serious steak restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. But I'll insist on a better seat!

  35. H

    Hebone

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    still the best beef in the valley. Like the new digs as well.... Upscale, trendy, live music was also a nice touch.

  36. EM

    EvanM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was very accommodating. I needed to change the booking and asked for a table where we could see the tv (World Series). They could not have been nicer! The waiter was attentive and the steak was delicious.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2015

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    food was good especially the steaks, chef choice to put scallops on cow corn was odd. had two waiters that didn't communicate with each other so were asked twice many times. I would say unprofessional service for the cost of the meal. table next to us had the "meat cart" shown to them and we did not. Typical high-dollar steak house, they are becoming more and more like a "chain" restaurant.

  38. S

    Skummy

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, all 4 steaks served were done to perfection. Big thumbs up for the soufflé,.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2015

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    This was our first visit to the new location. We highly anticipated it based on great experiences at the Saucon Valley location. Starting from the begining, we were told they had a valet service as center city Allentown can be confusing. We pulled up at 5:10, no valet, walked in and asked, valet starts at 5:00....it was 5:3 at this point and no valet, we parked ourselves. My soup appetizer was warm at best. My wife's crab-cake was very good. We certain are not ones to complain but everything about the food was just not good!! Even the salad!! She picked out the wilted leaves and mine tasted like water, obviously it was soaked in a preservative to keep it green. Our main courses were very disappointing. I am used to a big "chunk" of prime rib, what I received was a 10 oz. diner cut.....for $40. The flavor was non-existent except for the liberal use of pepper. My wife's rib-eye was simply devoid of flavor. The baked potatoe was overcooked and dry, obviously it was under a heat lamp for a long time. The mushrooms could not be tasted over the rosemary and onions. Desert was fantastic but of little consolation. Really looked forward to this meal, cannot see ever returning though based on what we received. The restaurant was empty, the other location was always busy. Sorry, NOT GOOD

  40. DD

    DDFINPA

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went to Shula's on an early Sunday evening. Very lightly crowded. We received excellent service and the steak special was delicious. Look forward to going back again soon!

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