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Blue Heron Cafe - CLOSED

236 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1572
+1 410-778-0188
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
236 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1572
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1 - 10 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Chris, the manager at Chestertown Marina, suggested we try this place and we are so glad we did. Learnt that the place was in its final weeks since the owner got an offer he couldn't pass up to sell. Unfortunately that's happening since it was...More

Thank Avalonavalon
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Our friend had been here before and she highly recommended the crab cakes. So one evening the 4 of us went to the Blue Heron for dinner, 3 of us ordered the crab cakes and the 4th ordered grilled rock fish. The food was excellent....More

Thank Earle M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Authentic Eastern Shore specialties were tradition here. The atmosphere could have used updating, but the service was sincere and the food was good. So sorry to see it go!More

Thank mossway1
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words... We will, in fact be closing after more than 20 years but, not in a matter of days...more a matter of weeks---mid to late October. Stay tuned, we're not gone yet! Reservations are strongly recommended for the remainder of...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Alas, it seems like all great things come to an end... and the Blue Heron has had a great twenty year run. The friendly owner has accepted an offer from Washington College... and my favorite restaurant will be closing at the end of October... and...More

2  Thank Hokie67
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This restaurant is one of those hidden gems. It's not a main street, but still easy enough to get to and easy to park. We stopped in on a Wednesday night around 6 PM, we were promptly greeted and seated. The staff is amazing! The...More

Thank DuchessVictoria
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for the warm and fuzzy, Victoria! We really do love the cheers from the crowd...thank you again. Yes, btw...we make all our desserts from scratch. Paul

Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had a wonderful meal and a gracious welcome by the host and waitstaff. The Maryland crab cakes were made of all lump crabmeat without fillers. They were complemented by a light lemon beur blanc as well as well seasoned saffron rice. The other entree...More

Thank Joseph D
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you, Joseph. We'll see you again soon, I hope! Paul

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Wonderful food and great staff! A quieter, relaxing atmosphere with a tasty variety of dishes to choose from - we'll be back!!

Thank tjcal22
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank You! We look forward to your return. Paul

Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I and a friend had dinner here on Saturday night, and it was absolutely superb. My husband and I both had one of the specials of the evening, the sautéed soft shell crab dinner. The crabs were cooked perfectly, served beautifully over...More

Thank KathyNinMD
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here. The crab cakes were some of the best ,ever. Not a lot of ambiance but kind of like a Cape Cod local eatery. Small but good wine list. Would go here anytime we're in the area.

Thank dinnerand
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Paul

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Excellent, excellent food. Everything was absolutely delicious. Not sure if it's the restaurant or one particular server, but our server was slow and she made a mistake on the bill. I wouldn't let it stop me from going there because the food was definitely worth...More

Thank Diane D
Heron1Chestertown, Owner at Blue Heron Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Hi Diane! I'm glad you enjoyed your food. '...slow server...' Not sure what to make of that. Was it the middle of a crunch on a busy night? Was she attending to other tables? Was the kitchen backed up a little? ...or was the server...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 18 - USD 27
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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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