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Blue Parrot Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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35 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1102
+1 717-337-3739
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'll start with the positive: the waitress apologized sincerely many times. Otherwise, our experience was plain bad. The cornbread crumbled as soon as one tried to pick it up; it would be impossible to put butter on it. The $22 lamb ravioli was overpriced--five ravioli in a bowl of marinara. Most disturbing was the fact that the chips that came... More 

Thank Pat M
Chesterfield, Virginia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is getting better...love to sit at the bar with the locals. Great attention from the bartenders and really good food. They have specials every night. They had live music tonight we were there.

Thank ginger1129
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. We had 14 people and we were served promptly. Everything was delicious.

Thank Nancy60969
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten lunch at this restaurant 2 times to date. The first time I enjoyed the food and it was very good, reasonably priced and tasty. On this second visit, the 2 of us had a good meal and enjoyed it, but we both got sick soon afterwards that lasted until late that night. Because we don't get sick... More 

Thank Happy10798
New Orleans, Louisiana
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here today and have been here in the past. It is actually now called The Parrot. We were very happy with the service, the food and the ambiance! We had the southwest bean and corn salad, the charcuterie, a burger and French onion soup in our party. Oh and my husband got a very unique special dish called... More 

1 Thank Laurie219
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

We stopped in for a late night drink and possible snack and to our delight found they had an after 10:00 PM snack menu. With the recommendation of a customer and the bar-tender we ordered the BLT. Sounds boring? No way the bacan was made in house and one of the best BLTs I every had. I guess it was... More 

1 Thank SteveofPA
Dallas, Texas, United States
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Me and my partner enjoyed a delicious meal on New Year's Eve. The Beef Wellington was to die for, and the filet mignon was fabulous. The only problem was that we almost got up to go to one of the other restaurants in the area when it took the server more than twenty minutes to acknowledge us. I had a... More 

Thank Brian M
York, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We were spending NYE in Gettysburg with another couple n didn't want to do any driving n The Blue Parrot was within walking distance. The restaurant was extremely busy, definitely glad we had reservations. We had the signature martini that was for Christmas. It was peppermint n something else, very good. I loved the crab bisque, which was marvelous. The... More 

1 Thank Kimberly J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

In a pretty part of town. The service starting out was ok. my family ordered 3 sandwiches and a salad. It took a good 45 minutes to an hour to come out " and they were not busy". When the food arrived my burger was VERY SALTY! My wife's burger was not as salty but still a little salty plus... More 

Thank Chris L
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We had a wonderful time last night at the Blue Parrot. The service was stellar, charming yet not intrusive. My wife enjoyed the veal and garlic mashed potatoes. The potatoes sounded good to me as well and they complimented my beef tenderloin. It was a light night for the dining room, which was a shame. Many others missed a great... More 

1 Thank scottmiller2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 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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