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Blue Heron Cafe

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236 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1572
+1 410-778-0188
17:15 - 20:00
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jinglestone
Centreville, Maryland
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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271 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

Thank LovetheBeach821
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

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
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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 

New Hope, Pennsylvania
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205 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Relaxed atmosphere, fantastic food, excellent service. You can't go wrong here, no matter what you order. There were five of us, and everyone's meal was beyond good. Friendly too! Don't miss this one of a kind restaurant.

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

Thank you for the kind words, Michael. Glad you and your group enjoyed and look forward to seeing everyone again soon! Paul More 

Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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220 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very pleasant room, excellent food, attentive service; many good selections as well as daily specials; seafood excellent

Thank Melody M
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Two couples on a getaway weekend. Simple stated a great meal, super service. If you are in Chestertown, go, recommend reservations on weekend.

Thank Kenneth C
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Excellent meal. Duck was superb, Crab cakes were terrific. Filet was prepared medium rare, exactly as ordered. Make your reservation now.

Thank Michael1235711
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Michael! Yes, the "double duck" is my favorite!! See you soon again, I hope. Paul More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$27
American, Seafood
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, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:15 - 20:00
17:15 - 20:00
17:15 - 20:00
17:15 - 20:00
17:15 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?