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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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Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Lederach, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank DaveTPhotos
Stockton
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287 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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Lewes, Delaware
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

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 

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Thank Robert M
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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.

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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 15 October 2016

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 

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maryland
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

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

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CT
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

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 

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Sunnyside, New York
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203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

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 

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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
USD 35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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