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Blue Heron Cafe and Inn

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236 Cannon St, Ste 1, Chestertown, MD 21620-1574
410-778-0188
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent meal

We did not expect to find cuisine at this high a quality in a small town on the Eastern Shore, but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, the service was great and we liked the ambiance as well. We would go back without hesitation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Ladira
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We did not expect to find cuisine at this high a quality in a small town on the Eastern Shore, but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, the service was great and we liked the ambiance as well. We would go back without hesitation.

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We came here for a quiet retreat and expecting a good meal. With that in mind - we were not disappointed! Wine selection was fairly good for the region and the meat dishes were absolutely fantastic. I had the duck and he had the surf and turf with lamb - succulent and savory both! Worth the reservation just in case,... More 

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Cross Junction, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

I recently returned during a goose hunting trip to Chestertown. My last visit was in 20012. The restaurant hasn't changed a bit and retains great food in a quiet, comfortable atmosphere. The wait staff were competent explaining many options and the owner was on premises. One of my dining companions was celebrating a birthday and a special dessert was arranged... More 

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maryland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The owner greets you at the door, the staff are all friendly without being intrusive, the service is perfect and the food is always fantastic. I have to make myself not order the oyster fritter every time, it's that good!! The crab cakes are some of the best you will find and the rockfish is always amazing. But it's not... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Who would have thought a restaurant in the small town of Chestertown, MD would offer what has to one of the best dinners we have had in the last five years, maybe more! And such a relaxing delivery- the server let us enjoy our first glass of wine while we talked about the day before going through the specials and... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate here our second night in town and it was great. I had rockfish that was perfect. We walked in on the early side without reservations and were seated right away. By the time we left, it was full. Our server was very good. My only disappointment was the Pimms Cup, which lacked the usual cucumber and lemon or... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Decor was well done in this very old building that has been through many iterations. The owner was willing and ready to provide the interesting background. My recollection is that this is the first incarnation as a restaurant. Crab stuffed shrimp (starter) with pineapple sauce earned rave reviews as the crab soup. Salads were nicely done. The rainbow trout stuffed... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Six of us older adults, stopped in for an "up-scale" dinner in this wonderful small college town. We were greeted by the owner, given a great front window table, and our cocktails were quick to be served. Since sea food is one of the specialties, we all got crab cakes, shrimp, scallops, and even stuffed trout from the limited but... More 

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Eastern PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We like going to the Blue Heron because it is quiet (can actually talk to your friends and family) rather than many places where the noise is so loud. The food is excellent. Try their pasta or crabcakes. We are usualy greeted by the management and promptly seated. Only once did we not get in, because they were full. It... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I am staying in town, and my Innkeeper highly recommended the food at the Blue Heron, calling it 'consistently good'. I stopped in for a glass of wine and an appetizer (baked brie - yum), and it was quite good, with somewhat indifferent service. So a few nights later (a Wednesday) I called ahead to ask to order dinner to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 236 Cannon St, Ste 1, Chestertown, MD 21620-1574
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: 410-778-0188
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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