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Blue Heron Cafe

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236 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1572
+1 410-778-0188
Mon - Sat 17:15 - 20:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had one of the best filet mignon steaks at this restaurant than I've had in a long time. It was done exactly as ordered and very tender. The service was very good. The prices are on the higher end so it's more of a special occasion place in my opinion. The decor could use some updating but we had... More 

Thank ejoy18
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our place to go for a special night out dinner in C-town - the owner often greats you upon arrival, and the staff is generally aware and attentive. Good variety of interesting food options, not inexpensive but most often worth it!

Thank Rob C
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks, Rob. We appreciate it!! See you again soon, I'm sure. Paul More 

Hyattsville, Maryland
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first dining experience at the Blue Heron, but not our first dinner in Chestertown. Their reviews had always been good but we had opted for something more casual in the past. Too bad, because we missed out on this lovely restaurant with its pleasant atmosphere, great service, pleasing menu and talented chef!! We really enjoyed gigantic fresh... More 

Thank wetired
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visit Chestertown at least once a year and always dine at the Blue Heron. It was suggested to us many years ago and we have never had anything but a most enjoyable dining experience. The food is first class and Paul, owner, is ever present from a friendly greeting at the entrance to ensuring your dining... More 

Thank morgand1233
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

What kind words! Thank you. "Ever present", is the real star of the show--Eugene Bethel, our chef and kitchen leader. He's been with us since day one. I do have a great crew--the best around! We're all still having fun after 20 years here at Blue Heron Café. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Paul More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming highly recommended as fine dining, we checked this place out. The service was very slow, but when it finally came, it was good. They tend to use hyperboles - the surf and turf which was touted to have a crab cake and a rack of lamb turned out to have a crabcake and 2 lamb chops. However, the tables... More 

Thank Muffarah M
Towson, Maryland
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Was met at the door by a nice man that immediately directed us to a table. The only thing better than the service....our waitstaff was outstanding... was the food. Thought I knew what I wanted until they told us about the specials. Our waitress was well informed and familiar with the dishes and could answer all our questions. A very... More 

Thank Paige P
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Paige. We appreciate your kind words and, look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Outstanding cuisine, cocktails and ambiance in cozy Chestertown. If you are a foodie and anywhere near Chestertown, this is a must visit. Custom cocktails and premium wine start your meal. We enjoyed a great dinner starting with seared scallops and crab-topped shrimp and followed with main dishes of Crab Cakes and a most outstanding "Surf & Turf" which was a... More 

Thank BTortella
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, BTortella! Your beautiful writing made us all smile! The Lamb Surf & Turf with auGratin potatoes--sauces mixing in harmony, is my favorite! We've do pour a good drink! Thanks for the compliment! Cheers and look forward to your return. Paul More 

Middletown, Delaware
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126 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Spouse had salmon and I had seafood stew. We both were highly complimentary of presentation and flavor each dish offered. Wine list is inclusive tho' not extensive. Staff well trained,competent, and professional.

Thank Robert H
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Robert. I too very much enjoy the seafood stew--The Cioppino--in fact, I ate it for my dinner three times this week! Chef Eugene knows how to put out some great food and yes, we have a very pro waitstaff...thank you. Glad you and your spouse enjoyed. Hope to see you again soon. Paul H More 

Church Hill, Maryland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Always quality dining in a quiet, lovely restaurant. Medium high cost but 5 star food tastefully prepared.. Menu has enough quality selections without the confusion of "specials" altho certain custom specials are offered at times.

Thank jrdurham132
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! All of us at Blue Heron Café appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Till then... Paul More 

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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have stayed in Chestertown at least four times and had never dined at The Blue Heron Cafe. The service and food were excellent. Beautiful dining room with a friendly wait staff. A definite stop on one's trip to Chestertown.

Thank surferboyMaryland
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! We sure do have a great service crew and, Chef Eugene runs a happy kitchen. I certainly appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you next time you're in town. Paul More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$27
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:15 - 20:00
17:15 - 20:00
17:15 - 20:00
17:15 - 20:00
17:15 - 20:00
17:15 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1572
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-778-0188

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