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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Oysters

The best oyster fritter I have eaten. It is served with a delicious lemon sauce, rice & fresh veggies. Very good home made desserts. Excellent wait staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jude1944
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Chestertown, Maryland
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Chestertown, Maryland
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best oyster fritter I have eaten. It is served with a delicious lemon sauce, rice & fresh veggies. Very good home made desserts. Excellent wait staff.

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Thank jude1944
Lambertville, New Jersey
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292 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once every year or so I check in about this restaurant in Chestertown. It's got the best food, certainly the best crab cakes, in Maryland and beyond, and what's totally fabulous is that no matter how often we've visited, it remains consistently excellent. On this night, I was seated near a table of visitors from the south, and they all... More 

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Thank Carolyn S
Cleveland, Oh
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946 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has been open for about 20 years in the same location, a quiet central street parallel to Main. The food over the years has changed very little and for a good reason: it is constantly very good. The settings is simple but comfortable and the service is friendly and efficient. The menu is not extensive and focused on... More 

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Thank marcopolo111
South Burlington, Vermont
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two very good dinners at the Blue Heron Cafe. We were fairly large groups (6 people the first night and 7 people the next night). The first night, a Friday, we had reservations and the place was full. People were turned away at the door. The next night we called at the last minute and were quickly accommodated.... More 

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Thank gregv_ma
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

A group of duck hunters go every year and this year was the best ever! The menu features local game and produce, but seafood and shellfish are the best; lamb also! Several of us ordered oyster fritter starters which were large plate size and excellent in the lemon butter sauce. The racks of lamb looked great, but I had the... More 

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Thank Johnsotr
Kennedyville, Maryland
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Who ever starts by loving the veggies?! This excellent restaurant doesn't ignore the sides. The mixed vegetables were delicious, as were the green beans (yes, you get both). The starches (potatoes and rice) were less memorable. Our table had duck, steak, and rockfish, and all were beautifully prepared. Appetizers of raw oysters with a terrific green onion vinaigrette, blackened scallops,... More 

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Thank Carol D
Chestertown, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great dining in the heart. of Chestertown's Historic District. Always fine quality food and atmosphere.

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Thank Joe F
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Good food and nice atmosphere. Family friendly and not overly expensive. It is not on a main street but happened upon it while exploring. Glad I did!

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Thank Elysia B
Bel Air, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

If you love oysters, you must get their signature Oyster Fritter. Simply amazing!!! Everything else was delicious too - Clams Casino appetizer, Rockfish dinner. Best restaurant in Chestertown.

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Thank cak69rmk
Alexandria, VA
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

After receiving a recommendation for this restaurant, we made advance reservations for dinner on the Friday night after Thanksgiving. When we arrived, the front dining room was only slightly more than half filled, but we were taken to a table in the back, where the lighting was much brighter ( as opposed to warm, gentle candle light in the front),... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?