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Blue Parrot Bistro

35 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, PA 17325-1102
717-337-3739
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Ranked #34 of 114 Restaurants in Gettysburg
Price range: $0 - $35
Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
Thu 9:30 pm - 11:30 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bistro, Organic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located on the site of one of the earliest houses in Gettysburg, The Blue Parrot Bistro continues a tradition of hospitality, which began in 1850 with the Mrs. Schwartz's Oyster Parlor. The Oyster Parlor operated for eight years and then was converted to a private residence. During the Battle of Gettysburg, the residence was said to have housed "A good many surgeons," so it may have been used as a field hospital at the time. Mr. E. H. Minnigh opened a confectionary store here in 1868 and served those delicacies until his death in 1903.In 1920, the then-remodeled candy shop opened as the Blue Parrot Tea Room. Situated on the famous transcontinental Lincoln Highway (US Route 30), The Blue Parrot Tea Room quickly developed a national reputation. The Blue Parrot Tea Room continued to operate as the Adam's House Tavern.In 1988, Holly Giles, Gary Yount, and Chef Allison Giles purchased the historic building. With an appreciation for the tradition of fine dining and their interest in the preservation of old town Gettysburg, they opened The Blue Parrot Bistro.And now, what is a Bistro? Is it casual, homey, and relaxed or is it a sophisticated eatery? At the Blue Parrot we think that both apply. Eclectic furnishings are complimented by and ever-changing exhibition of artwork by local artists. Diners in black tie or blue jeans are greeted with the same friendly, unpretentious service. So, whether you are here for a cheeseburger, a beer, and a game of pool, or you are out for an evening of fine dining, you have come to the right place.
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Temperance, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Dinner salads were good and prime rib was wonderful. Toni, the waitress was miserable during ordering the meal then argued was us when she handed us a dirty plate. L

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have been here before and enjoyed it so we requested to sit in the bar area when we made our reservations. We arrived on time and were promptly seated. My wife ordered a cider on draft and did not particularly care for it, the bartender noticed her expression, came over and replaced her drink with his recommendation. I was... More

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Clane, Ireland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Good food places were hard to find in the over-commercialised town of Gettysburg, so The Blue Parrott was a relief. Not top end food or even that cheap, but was decent, well done food. A much needed square meal. Salmon for my wife, chicken breast for me (I know, not very exciting, but neither is the menu)- both with a... More

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McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The selection & quality of the food was great. We had a reservation & they took us right on time. No dislikes! The restaurant was mobbed the whole night! What does that tell you. We made our reservation 6 weeks in advance to get in.

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Oxford
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and had the tasty soup of the day which was Chorizo and bean. This was followed by the Caesar Salad with blackened chicken, which was well spiced. Service was a little slow considering it was almost empty when we arrived, but otherwise no grumbles.

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Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased you had a lovely lunch in the Bistro! We do however apologize for the service not being up to par! We thank you for your patronage and look forward to your future business! More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

blondie needs to get another job. ordered haddock fish sandwich. it comes with a beer asked if i could get french fries instead of potato chips. . she said yes. they dont have deep fyer so no french fries i got twice baked potato. Friend ordered perioges .well for 15$. u got four of them and they wer tasteless. my... More

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Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the food not being to your liking and the service not being up to par. I would like to point out that no, we do not have a deep fryer nor do we serve French fries. Anything 'fried' on the menu will be done in a pan with oil. As for being... More

Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice atmosphere in quaint old building. Food was just ok. Husband like prime rib, but my pasta was gooey.

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Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We apologize your pasta dish was not to your liking. We appreciate your business and hope you will join us again in the future! More

Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had a lovely dinner with friends here our last night in town. French Onion soup tasted homemade and not from a can. And wow! The cole slaw was incredibly fresh!

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Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Yes, our French Onion soup is homemade as well as our cole slaw. We use all fresh, local ingredients! We appreciate your patronage and are pleased you and your guests had a lovely time dining with us! More

Gettysburg, PA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The title says it all. Unique food. Expensive. Good atmosphere. The crab bisque is excellent and makes it worth a stop for a snack. but the crab cake is small and I would never order again. Smoked salmon was good. The pasta portions can be ordered in half sizes and was delicious. Didn't try the deserts but they looked amazing... More

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Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased you liked our homemade crab bisque, but we apologize the crab cakes were not to your liking. If you are ever back in the area, we do hope you stop back in! And yes! Our desserts are all homemade! More

West Hartford, CT
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The food was good but not great. We had two of the specials which were Oktoberfest type dishes. The German sausage and house made red cabbage was very good. The schnitzel was tasty and a huge serving but the white sauerkraut was extremely salty. My son had a burger which was not as good, more of a ball of meat... More

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Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We apologize some of our food was not to your liking, but we appreciate your patronage and hope to see you in the future! More

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Additional Information about Blue Parrot Bistro

Address: 35 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, PA 17325-1102
Phone Number: 717-337-3739
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
Tuesday 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
Wednesday 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
Thursday 9:30 pm - 11:30 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bistro, Organic

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