We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Heron Cafe and Inn

236 Cannon St, Ste 1, Chestertown, MD 21620-1574
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 32 restaurants in Chestertown
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 14, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Write a Review

86 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Stamford, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reston, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eastern PA
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
York, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Blue Heron was a nice choice for dinner. We made reservations for our Friday night in town, though we wouldn't have needed them. The food was good and we enjoyed our evening.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Duck, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Delightful setting in charming town. Comfortable, friendly service. Well over 18 years under same management speaks exceedingly well. Diverse and flavorful menu. And the crab cakes are outstanding!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visit this historic town three or four times a year and try never to miss the Blue Heron. From the warm welcome at the door to the last goodbye we've been treated with great hospitality and service. The food is excellent, especially the seafood. This week began with a plate of oysters followed by a rockfish baked with a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Columbia, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

After a day of biking on a rainy Tuesday afternoon, we wanted great food and a cozy dining experience. We were not disappointed. In fact, we had a fantastic experience with superb food, attentive service focused on meeting our every need and a very welcoming atmosphere from Paul the Proprietor. We were the first and only customers until another party... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manhattan Beach, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by our B&B hostess and it was very good. We had the fried oyster appetizer and split the Rock Fish. The kitchen, on their own and with no additional charge, divided the dish and each of us was presented with a wonderfully prepared meal. The owner was a lot of fun to get to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our fourth trip to Blue Heron over a three-year period. The food was amazing as usual. The service was great too. However the dinning room was so noisy you couldn't have a conversation. This is not condusive to fine dining. The atmosphere was more like a sports bar. It is a shame as the food and service are 5 star.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Blue Heron Cafe and Inn also viewed


Been to Blue Heron Cafe and Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Blue Heron Cafe and Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing