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Blue Parrot Bistro

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35 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1102
+1 717-337-3739
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived for a late lunch on a very hot day, and this bistro was a welcome respite. The menu was interesting, not weird, with plenty of appealing selections. Our party of four all liked their food. We would definitely go again when in the area. because it was late for lunch service, Bistro was short-handed and service spotty, which... More 

Thank Carol D
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you read the description of itself that The Blue Parrot has written it is spot on. The decor is eclectic, the atmosphere casual and friendly. The service was great as were the food and drinks. We loved sitting outside between the two brick walls. The building itself has a wonderful history. Oh, if those walls could talk!

Thank OregonNancy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't figure out if our server was a manager or an owner but she was NOT a waitress. Extremely rude and unpleasant - not even a fake smile. I asked about the mushroom risotto- she said it has mushrooms and risotto. I asked for cut vegetables for our crab tip appetizer as in gluten free- she said " We... More 

Thank 4everPaul
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place. Food,sever, decor and wine all were perfectly wonderful!!! I'll be back again !!

1 Thank BJRoche
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a bite to eat after a long, hot day of touring the battlefield. It was only 4:30pm, but we could get a beer and some pate until the dining room opened at 5pm. We tried both the chicken liver and the smoked trout pates and loved both of them. At 5pm, we went back into the... More 

1 Thank NCNewbie318
Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I almost resent my own reviews of this restaurant, as I feel I have drawn too many visitors to this unique restaurant . No matter what time of day or night, the staff is cordial and engaging, the food is always perfect and the daily "specials" delicious and indulgent! Such a wonderful spot, as much as I don't want people... More 

Thank Pesky6
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i ordered crab cakes off the menu and was told that there was a black bean and corn side that came with it. When it showed up, it had some cole slaw on a plate with it. I asked about the side and was told by the waitress that she was mistaken, She offered me another side, which i accepted.... More 

1 Thank craig w
Bedminster, New Jersey
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The Blue Parrot is a bit different, but fun and always good. It's different because it's an unusual mix of casual, yet up scale. Local artist works hang on the walls. The menu is largely traditional fare, and there are always specials. Those dishes with an Italian touch are particularly good. Soups are excellent. We were well satisfied with our... More 

Thank sjtcjft
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The food was good but not outstanding for the price. The chairs were wobbly and the cut through. Very disappointing.

1 Thank G0lfngirl
Buffalo, New York
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

It was acute restaurant in the back of the bar. The pierogis I got were fantastic. The prime rib my boyfriend got though was half fat and he wasn't very thrilled with it. Before dinner we got rolls and blueberry corn bread. The corn bread was so good!

Thank Ashley E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gettysburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-337-3739
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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