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Blue Parrot Bistro

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35 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1102
+1 717-337-3739
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank SteveofPA
Dallas, Texas, United States
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Brian M
York, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Kimberly J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Chris L
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank scottmiller2016
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After waiting 25 minutes for our waters and for a waitress to take our order, we decided to take our business elsewhere. The two servers seemed to be waiting on everyone else before us, even though we had arrived before they did. I suspect, since it is under new management, that they were understaffed and unaccustomed to lunchtime crowds. Two... More 

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Thank Sarah L
Lederach, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This was right next to our lodging at the James Gettys Hotel and we and our friends had a delightful dinner there.

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Stockton
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298 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The blackened catfish seemed a throwback to another era, but it was quite tasty. I ate too much I think, but very pleasant place over all.

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Thank Ken A
Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband and I stopped here for a few drinks and had a nice time.The place is smaller but the staff is very nice.

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Thank purplegirl32
Exeter, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Arrived and we were seated quickly. My Step daughter ordered a bowl of crab bisque as an appetizer. She found it to be full of shells. I took one spoonful and told her not to finish it. Wife had a Chicken special. The chicken portion was the size of an iPhone. Stepdaughter ordered Salmon. She was served two pieces of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
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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