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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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17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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FFB, AR
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

My husband ordered the special BBQ Ribs. Thick, tender and just the right flavor. He couldn't eat the ½ rack, so I jumped in and helped. My Greek Salad was perfect topped off with a couple of those ribs.

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Thank brdyldy
Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the ribs! We buy them from a local butcher shop and smoke them in-house. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your future visit! More 

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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Nice setting, attentive service, quiet for a non-tablecloth restaurant. The food is good but the crab cakes were not as good as at 1863 in Gettysburg. Good value

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Thank jemdc35
Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We apologize our crab cakes were not to your liking, but we appreciate your patronage and look forward to your future visit! More 

Wheeling, West Virginia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ate at the Blue Parrot Bistro on a Sat eve. Had a great table at the front window. Physically the bar/restaurant nice and overall the place had a cool vibe. Waitress was excellent and cocktails were spot on (Makers 46 Manhattan & Hendricks martini). Unfortunately food just not that good. Had ceviche, salad, and linguine with... More 

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Thank david b b
Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased the drinks and service were excellent, but we apologize our food was not to your liking. We hope you will try us out again in the future! More 

Merritt Island, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

The atmosphere was enjoyable. The staff extremely hospitable. The food was excellant. try the portebello stuffed ravioli, yum. Very enjoyable experience.

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Thank Red1960
Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your future visit! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Based on location and reviews We had planned on eating at the blue parrot on our one night in gettysburg. We were not disappointed. Once you go through the bar they have a lovely dining area with a good variety of menu items as well as nightly specials. The French onion soup was full of flavour, salad greens very fresh... More 

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Thank Chris63Glasgow
Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased you and your partner enjoyed dining with us! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your future visit! More 

Eureka, California
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220 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

...and this is what we got--along with good food and good wait staff. The atmosphere is good, with pub eating in front and more formal dining in back. We opted for the less formal pub and were not sorry. Very good choice all the way around!

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Thank mrstuna
Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are pleased you enjoyed your evening dining with us! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your future visits! More 

Moorestown, NJ
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

I liked the previous review--don't be fooled by the pool table and bar. The food and service were outstanding; the special risotto was amazing. I wish we lived closer because it would be a regular stop.

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Thank Christine H
Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are very pleased you enjoyed your time while dining with us! We look forward to your future visit! More 

North Hills, Pennsylvania, United States
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

OMG, every time I eat there I love it more...there is nothing there that isn't to die for.... it's the one stop I make sure I make when I get to Gettysburg...very time :)

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Thank LisaVidMal
Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased you make us your 'one stop' when visiting Gettysburg! We look forward to your future visits! More 

London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Really enjoyed eating here.The atmosphere was vibrant, the service was very attentive and the food was great.

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Thank Steve M
Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are very pleased you enjoyed everything we had to offer! We look forward to your future visits! More 

Doylestown PA
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

From the street, the Blue Parrot looks uber casual and cold. However, it was close to our hotel so my husband and I decided to try it anyway. What a wonderful surprise awaited us! The street view is of the bar and casual dining area with billiard table. But the DINING ROOM is in the back and is white tablecloth,... More 

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Blue Parrot B, Manager at Blue Parrot Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and stopping by, despite the view from the street! We are very pleased the both of you had such a lovely evening! We look forward to your future visits! 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 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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