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Blue Parrot Bistro

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35 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1102
+1 717-337-3739
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Lewes, Delaware
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With ample time between morning and afternoon tours we looked for a light lunch. The Blue Parrot had a varied menu with low prices, quick and friendly service, well prepared meals (minestrone, veggie quesadilla, draft craft beer, and I forget what my wife had but she liked it), and simple but tasteful furnishings. No music blared so we could talk... More 

Thank Robert M
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambience was run of the mill but the food was DELICIOUS! I had a quesadilla , and my friends had chicken salads, and crab soup. Everyone was very pleased.

Thank Jeanette L
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended by an acquaintance and we were very please with it. Though they were short-staffed the night we were there, our waitress, Erin, did a wonderful job. She was very attentive to our wants and needs. The food was delicious. Nice atmosphere. You enter in the bar area, but dining is in the back section. Cloth tablecloths,... More 

Thank momspot
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a family meal and were pleasantly surprised but the quality of food . the service was a little lacking however..

Thank MarylandTravelgirl
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184 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for dinner with enough time to get to our ghost tour. We also let our server know and were told no problem. We ordered and then listened to non stop pounding at the bar in the next room. It was something to do with ice and bottles. It sounded like hammering on a wall. Don't remember my food... More 

Thank BrissleGirl66
Sunnyside, New York
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218 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievable good! We came here twice for lunch. First only the 2 of us and on our last day we came here with hubby's friends and wives who came with us for dinner at Dobbin's House. For our second lunch we tried to go to Food 101 but was told it would take 30 mins although I saw a table... More 

Thank NoraFrydman
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an upscale but not overpriced restaurant with a varied menu and a nice wine list. My husband had a German entree, and I had salmon. Both were very good. The white wine was served in a red wine glass, however.

Thank CelineDion88
Westminster, Maryland
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the turkey ruben and my friend had the French onion soup. Both were just ok, nothing remarkable. But the coleslaw was wonderful! Go figure the shining star of the meal and they only give you a tiny serving, about two tablespoons in a tiny cup. If I go there again I'd ask for the slaw only and more... More 

Thank Alison M
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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

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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, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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