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“Delicious food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Parrot Bistro

Blue Parrot Bistro
35 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, PA 17325-1102
717-337-3739
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Ranked #38 of 114 restaurants in Gettysburg
Price range: $0 - $35
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.
Bethany Beach, DE
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85 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Delicious food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My husband and I sat at the bar and had the trout pate app. It was delicious. We then split the walleye special and it was fantastic. The food here was excellent, and the drinks were good. I would definitely go back. The service was good, too.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you had such a nice time and we look forward to your future visits with us!
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Hickory, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Innkeeper at our B & B recommended the Blue Parrot Bistro and it was a great hit with our group. Fortunately we had reservations because it's very busy. The food and service were outstanding and close to Lincoln Square so we could stroll thru the area after eating.

Visited May 2013
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Blue Parrot B, Owner at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Thank you so much for the review! We are happy we were able to accommodate you and your guests! We appreciate your business and look forward to your future dining experience with us!
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State College, PA
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere for drinks or dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stumbled in here after finding our first choice restaurant booked, but were pleasantly surprised. At eight PM on a Friday there were still a few empty tables. The mixed drinks were great (it has a full bar but no rowdy customers when we were there, and it was perfectly family friendly). The steak was excellent, as was the hummus and pita bread. The serive was fast and friendly.

Visited May 2013
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Blue Parrot B, Owner at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your business and are pleased you had such a nice evening!
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Michigan
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“As good as they say”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Picked this spot for dinner. Restaurant was packed but timing is everything and we got a table, near the kitchen but that turned out ok. Baked mozzarella was awesome! Entrees were great too. The ambiance was definitely a notch above average with the linens, waitstaff, etc. We were so full we didn't even have room for dessert. A little pricey but we enjoyed a really nice meal.

Visited April 2013
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Blue Parrot B, Owner at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant! We are so pleased we were able to accommodate you and your guests and we appreciate your business!
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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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18 restaurant reviews
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“yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Very good, drinks available. Very different menu items.
White tablecloth dining. Quiet atmosphere. Excellent Desserts

Visited May 2012
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Blue Parrot B, Owner at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
We are happy you had such a nice dining experience with us! Are desserts are homemade by Toni! We appreciate your business and look forward to your next dining experience with us!
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