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Blue Heron Cafe

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236 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1572
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, shall we say "intimate" restaurant where the owner strives to make the dining a fine experience. I took the squeeze there on her birthday, meeting another ES couple as a surprise. From the first moment 'til the last, all enjoyed flawless service and an interesting and savory wide selection of goodies. I am not a "what... More 

Thank TimmyOT
Norwood, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sauteed Sea Scallops w/ coconut was delicious as were side veggies.Baked Brie was not sweet enough for me but, I like things sweet. Hubby enjoyed stuffed shrimp appetizer & Rockfish main course. Prices & portions were comparative to other local restaurants but the atmosphere & staff was top notch. My favorite,romantic restaurant in Chestertown. Yanina & Jessica, thank you for... More 

Thank CatW610
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have only been here once. THe atmosphere is wonderful, the service is quick and friendly, the food is good BUT the portions are small and it is very over priced.

Thank Heather L
Chestertown, Maryland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The atmosphere is great. The food is very good, however the portions are small and the prices high! Service can be slow.

1 Thank Maryanne A
Chestertown, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

At Blue Heron, we always have an excellent dinner. The owner, Paul, and his staff are very welcoming. The dining room is cozy. The warm bread with olive oil is an excellent starter. Entrees are often supplemented by local fresh seafood and farm vegetables. Desserts are all homemade by their chef.

1 Thank glwilson78
Frederick, Maryland
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Visited during the 4th of July holiday weekend. Located in the historic district, the restaurant is conveniently located 1 block from High St - the main street for shopping and dining. We were greeted immediately upon entering and service was attentive throughout our meal. Complementary warm bread with dipping oil was served. Being on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, we... More 

1 Thank dwitness
Baltimore, Maryland
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant and think it helps us remember our mini vacation in Chestertown. We enjoyed our meal as it was well prepared. We especially appreciated the attention from the owners and staff who were friendly and checked on us several times.

Thank Kathy G
Acworth, Georgia
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156 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Reserved for special anniversary and were provided great service and meal. Would come back again. The were patient with us and let spend the full evening without pressure or rushing us.

Thank james h
Asheville, North Carolina
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Relativity is important to keep in mind. Sure, the Blue Heron is not going to get a Michelin star anytime soon, but it is a fantastic restaurant in this little town! Very good, very fresh food. Attentive, friendly service -but not overbearing. Charming & quaint atmosphere. The oysters were fresh and perfect. The trout was super. The desserts were fabulous.... More 

Thank BigCityBeing
New Jersey
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We visit Chestertown several times a year. We always dine at the Blue Heron, on a quiet back street in historic Chestertown. We are seafood folks. The seafood selections are always tastefully prepared and absolutely fresh. Service is very friendly and attentive. Some quiet and tasteful jazz plays in the background, adding a nice ambience.

Thank NJSojourner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $27
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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: 14107780188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?