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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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  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 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
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Blue Heron tends to attract an older crowd, but with the Kitchen moving into the Imperial Hotel space in downtown, they appear to have stepped up their food game a lot!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Vienna, Virginia
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Latrobe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had an excellent supper here. Great selection of seafood dishes. Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was very nice, quiet and intimate.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I went with my mom to dinner in this sleepy small town of Chestertown on a Monday night. The place wasn't packed but had a nice group of folks. There aren't too many restaraunts in this town of under 6000 people but this is definitely one that is yummilicious! I ordered the pesto pasta with shrimp and sea scallops which... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Blue Heron tends to attract an older crowd, but with the Kitchen moving into the Imperial Hotel space in downtown, they appear to have stepped up their food game a lot!

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We've lived in the Eastern Shore for 15 years now... and May is soft crab season. We're fortunate to have the Blue heron as one of our local favorites... and what makes them so good is that they know how to fix seafood. We went here with another couple for our first local soft crabs of the season. Our starters... More 

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were in town for just one night: we asked around for where we might get the best dinner. Consistent local's response' The Blue Heron'. So, off we went, and walked in at 6.45 p.m. If you don't like crab, don't go to this town: it's everywhere, we love it! But just after we placed our order, we remembered to... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Blue Heron is lovely. It is calm, peaceful, and quiet. We highly recommend the young duck prepared two ways, the shellfish en croute with saffron cream sauce, and the rack of lamb. The staff is warm, friendly and makes a great martini or whiskey sour. This is a great date night or family gathering spot.

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Waterloo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

While the food was very good, the service here is slow. Not only is it slow but it is condescending and I found it to be a bit too brisk for my liking. Had the food not been so good, I wouldn't come back.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent fresh food; great seafood dishes, good presentations, excellent staff and owner extends himself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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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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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