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Blue Parrot Bistro

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35 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1102
+1 717-337-3739
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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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 1 week ago 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 

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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.

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Buffalo, New York
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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!

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Shavertown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We stayed at the James Getty Hotel, so the Blue Parrot was a no brainer, it is right next door. Unfortunately, on a Thursday, they were cashing out at 8:30pm. Two nights later, we made reservations to eat outside at the Bistro. If you like prime rib, get it somewhere else. My prime rib was supposed to be medium rare,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Get the crab bisque - fantastic. I'd do this place for lunch; bisque and salad (which was fresh with good dressing). The crab cakes I had were a bit lackluster; tasted a bit "off" though not spoiled. They needed more zip, herbs, something. My husband's blacked roast beef didn't have a "beefy" taste; just not a real flavorful piece of... More 

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Fairfield, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We tried this restaurant after hearing many good reviews, but left unimpressed. The food was okay, but pricey at their dinner rates. The lunch menu looks much more appealing, so maybe we'd give that a try if we return. Service wasn't bad, just slow. Overall, just a mediocre experience.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Other couples staying at the same place we were spoke very highly of their experience. Unfortunately, I think we caught them at a bad time. We found the food to be overly salty, and the service, although pleasant, was very slow. That said, they make their own salad dressing, and the raspberry vinaigrette I had was the best I've ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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
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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