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Blue Heron Cafe

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236 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1572
+1 410-778-0188
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5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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Centreville, Maryland
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful dinner and service! We were greeted immediately upon entering, it can be busy on a Friday evening and reservations aren't a bad idea. From the appetizer menu we tried the baked brie and the Chesapeake oysters. Both were delicious! As were the crab cakes and trout (evening special) that we had for dinner. We were both members of the... More 

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Thank Cewilliams115
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! Blue Heron Café loves date night...soft music, candle light...warm and cozy. Baked Chesapeake Oysters are my favorite...creamy hollandaise with crabmeat--and Blue Point oysters as a bonus!! Yum! Hope to see you again soon. Paul More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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271 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here. I had a seafood stew and my hubby had fish. The fish was cooked in a lemon butter. The mussels and clams in the stew were rubbery and overcooked. We also had a few glasses of wine. Service was great, but the food was just okay.

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Thank LovetheBeach821
Maryland
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first night in Chestertown, my wife and I dined at the Blue Heron Cafe. We were greeted immediately upon entering and seated promptly. Our server came to the table right away and we were taken care of in the same efficient, cordial manner for the rest of the evening. I had roast rack of lamb and my wife... More 

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Thank masterchiefpianist
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Master Chief, We're still having fun with food. I am so very lucky to have a great crew who make it look easy. And, our kitchen is a finely tuned machine! Glad you enjoyed and look forward to your return. Cheers, Paul More 

Chestertown, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best food in Maryland. Although not on the menu, I've had the surf and turf 3 times. Very, very, very good food at a reasonable price. I get two meals out of each trip. Best steak I have ever had. Sides are perfect, too.

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Thank RidgeRunner801
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks you! Gotta love that Surf & Turf...biggest decision--should you have it with the rack of lamb or filet mignon...tough choice! Blue Heron Café is very proud of its sides and veg. Glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon. Paul More 

New Hope, Pennsylvania
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200 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Relaxed atmosphere, fantastic food, excellent service. You can't go wrong here, no matter what you order. There were five of us, and everyone's meal was beyond good. Friendly too! Don't miss this one of a kind restaurant.

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Thank Michael A
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, Michael. Glad you and your group enjoyed and look forward to seeing everyone again soon! Paul More 

Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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215 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Very pleasant room, excellent food, attentive service; many good selections as well as daily specials; seafood excellent

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Thank Melody M
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Two couples on a getaway weekend. Simple stated a great meal, super service. If you are in Chestertown, go, recommend reservations on weekend.

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Thank Kenneth C
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Excellent meal. Duck was superb, Crab cakes were terrific. Filet was prepared medium rare, exactly as ordered. Make your reservation now.

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Thank Michael1235711
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Michael! Yes, the "double duck" is my favorite!! See you soon again, I hope. Paul More 

Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We've been to this cozy restaurant several times, chosen different meals and have not been disappointed. Excellent crème brulee! The staff is very accommodating and friendly.

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Thank jrichcreek
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

The crème brulee is just so very good...I eat too many! With everything we serve made in house--desserts and breads included, I should weigh twice what I do!! Thank you for visiting and your kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Paul More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is our sixth time to the Blue Heron Cafe in the past five years, and the staff and restaurant continually produce wonderful and fresh meals. The quality of the food, the presentation, and the staff all combine to make this a great place to go to when in Chestertown. We had a long talk with the owner/manager about the... More 

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Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You!! Great to see you both. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $27
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1572
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-778-0188

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?