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Blue Heron Cafe

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236 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1572
+1 410-778-0188
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Towson, Maryland
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was met at the door by a nice man that immediately directed us to a table. The only thing better than the service....our waitstaff was outstanding... was the food. Thought I knew what I wanted until they told us about the specials. Our waitress was well informed and familiar with the dishes and could answer all our questions. A very... More 

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Thank Paige P
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Paige. We appreciate your kind words and, look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding cuisine, cocktails and ambiance in cozy Chestertown. If you are a foodie and anywhere near Chestertown, this is a must visit. Custom cocktails and premium wine start your meal. We enjoyed a great dinner starting with seared scallops and crab-topped shrimp and followed with main dishes of Crab Cakes and a most outstanding "Surf & Turf" which was a... More 

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Thank BTortella
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, BTortella! Your beautiful writing made us all smile! The Lamb Surf & Turf with auGratin potatoes--sauces mixing in harmony, is my favorite! We've do pour a good drink! Thanks for the compliment! Cheers and look forward to your return. Paul More 

Middletown, Delaware
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117 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spouse had salmon and I had seafood stew. We both were highly complimentary of presentation and flavor each dish offered. Wine list is inclusive tho' not extensive. Staff well trained,competent, and professional.

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Thank Robert H
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Robert. I too very much enjoy the seafood stew--The Cioppino--in fact, I ate it for my dinner three times this week! Chef Eugene knows how to put out some great food and yes, we have a very pro waitstaff...thank you. Glad you and your spouse enjoyed. Hope to see you again soon. Paul H More 

Church Hill, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Always quality dining in a quiet, lovely restaurant. Medium high cost but 5 star food tastefully prepared.. Menu has enough quality selections without the confusion of "specials" altho certain custom specials are offered at times.

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Thank jrdurham132
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! All of us at Blue Heron Café appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Till then... Paul More 

Maryland
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have stayed in Chestertown at least four times and had never dined at The Blue Heron Cafe. The service and food were excellent. Beautiful dining room with a friendly wait staff. A definite stop on one's trip to Chestertown.

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Thank surferboyMaryland
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! We sure do have a great service crew and, Chef Eugene runs a happy kitchen. I certainly appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you next time you're in town. Paul More 

Stockton, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Nice menu selection and willing to accommodate substitutions. I had the fish special and the sauce was New York restaurant quality. Drinks were generous and house wines were unpretentious and inclusive.

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Thank Jinglestone
Centreville, Maryland
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Wonderful dinner and service! We were greeted immediately upon entering, it can be busy on a Friday evening and reservations aren't a bad idea. From the appetizer menu we tried the baked brie and the Chesapeake oysters. Both were delicious! As were the crab cakes and trout (evening special) that we had for dinner. We were both members of the... More 

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Thank Cewilliams115
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! Blue Heron Café loves date night...soft music, candle light...warm and cozy. Baked Chesapeake Oysters are my favorite...creamy hollandaise with crabmeat--and Blue Point oysters as a bonus!! Yum! Hope to see you again soon. Paul More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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273 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here. I had a seafood stew and my hubby had fish. The fish was cooked in a lemon butter. The mussels and clams in the stew were rubbery and overcooked. We also had a few glasses of wine. Service was great, but the food was just okay.

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Thank LovetheBeach821
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

...and we appreciate the feedback. We'll try harder... Thanks for your honest thoughts. Paul More 

Maryland
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

On our first night in Chestertown, my wife and I dined at the Blue Heron Cafe. We were greeted immediately upon entering and seated promptly. Our server came to the table right away and we were taken care of in the same efficient, cordial manner for the rest of the evening. I had roast rack of lamb and my wife... More 

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Thank masterchiefpianist
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Master Chief, We're still having fun with food. I am so very lucky to have a great crew who make it look easy. And, our kitchen is a finely tuned machine! Glad you enjoyed and look forward to your return. Cheers, Paul More 

Chestertown, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Best food in Maryland. Although not on the menu, I've had the surf and turf 3 times. Very, very, very good food at a reasonable price. I get two meals out of each trip. Best steak I have ever had. Sides are perfect, too.

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Thank RidgeRunner801
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks you! Gotta love that Surf & Turf...biggest decision--should you have it with the rack of lamb or filet mignon...tough choice! Blue Heron Café is very proud of its sides and veg. Glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon. Paul More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$27
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
17:15 - 20:00
Tuesday
17:15 - 20:00
Wednesday
17:15 - 20:00
Thursday
17:15 - 20:00
Friday
17:15 - 20:00
Saturday
17:15 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1572
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-778-0188

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