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Blue Jay Bistro, Littleton, NC

Blue Jay Bistro

4.9
4.9
908 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Blue Jay Bistro, on Main Street in downtown Littleton, North Carolina, is a realization of our vision: To return to Ed’s beloved hometown (where he played football and basketball for the Littleton Blue Jays, his high school alma mater) and create a unique culinary experience unlike any other; for Blue Jay Bistro to serve as a symbol for an exceptional dining experience for local and surrounding communities.

We want residents and visitors alike to experience Contemporary American dining at its best. A combination of traditional and creative dishes using only the freshest and finest ingredients sourced locally and globally. Providing uncompromising quality and professional attentive service.

— Ed & Deb Fitts, Owners

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (252) 586-2399
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ashleigh Fleming, CEC
  • Neighborhood
    Halifax
  • Parking details
    Parking for Blue Jay Bistro is available behind the restaurant, as well as along E South Main Street, on a first come first serve basis. Public parking is also provided within the parking lot across Main Street.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 908 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Overall

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Service

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Ambiance

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    American

908 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and exceptional service!!! Great bar and patio areas!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend anybody residing on Lake Gaston, or doesn’t mind a drive for excellent cuisine to experience this phenomenal restaurant.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh how we love going to Blue Jay bistro for date night. We always try to go when the menu changes. Our favorite dishes are the hams and jams and recently the cheeseburger!! I love getting a little fancy and having this experience because that’s what it is.

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  4. DavidH

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very busy pre Mothers Day Food excellent as always.

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  5. PaulW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time. The setting sun was in my face. A little uncomfortable. It did not ruin a wonderful evening

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved my meal, but 2 of our guests ordered scallops, and there were only 3 of them. They felt this was a little skimpy. Otherwise, they other meals were fine

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A pleasant restaurant for a quiet , delicious meal. Our server Kelly was exceptional! Such a nice way to spend our 54th anniversary.

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  8. WarrentonNeighbor

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful dining experience! Food was excellent, service was superb and ambiance was grand.

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  9. KimD

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time and it was fabulous! The food, drinks and service were top notch. Looking forward to coming back

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  10. LynnW

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dinner and service was fantastic! Such a wonderful evening.

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  11. MelissaN

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! Short menu, quality meal. Appetizers were great. We tried the oysters, mushrooms and crab dip. All three were great. The staff is very attentive and considerate. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blue Jay always has top tier customer service. It was our anniversary and they had a hand written letter from the employees, so thoughtful. Food as always was 10/10!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and Frances did a great job serving us. We always look forward to dinner at Blue Jay’s.

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  14. Dasaba

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was mediocre. Service was good. DC prices for steak in a pool of A1 sauce. I know they're new so hope they get better. Rooting for them.
    Blue Jay BistroResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, and we're so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your food. The vast majority of diners absolutely love the house made steak sauce, and often ask for more. All of our sauces and dressings are made in house, and items are prepared to order, plated to serve once previous courses have been cleared, and delivered to the tables within moments of plating. When people do not personally enjoy certain items, and let us know, we are more than happy to offer other options. We pride ourselves on the quality of ingredients, and regardless of where the restaurant is, food costs have dramatically increased across the board; nonetheless, we work tirelessly to keep prices aligned. We sincerely hope that you will join us again so that we may offer a more enjoyable experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  15. PeterJ

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blue Jay is a foodie gem set in a rural small NC town. Littleton has a treasure in its downtown.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as usual. Awesome food. Awesome service. Awesome ambiance.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at the bar with lovely background music at just the right level, engaging staff and THE FOOD! We shared the “iceberg salad” - so many tasty treats on top! Bone in pork chop fabulous and duck breast a WOW! Both mains complemented by delicious sides and cooked to perfection. Bluejay Bistro is our go to place when at Lake Gaston.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I were really looking forward to dining here. Unfortunately we were both pretty ‘meh’ about our experience. We arrived and were promptly check in. My wife was wearing a nice dress and I was wearing nice jeans, dress shoes, and a polo shirt. I was also wearing a clean/dark baseball-style hat. After being seated for maybe five minutes, the same person that seated us came back to ask me to “please remove your hat while dining with us.” I promptly complied - but it bugged me afterwards, and my wife thought it was a very rude request. Sure, we get it. It’s a nice establishment, and it even says in their website’s FAQ that men please remove their hats. I just feel that this was handled poorly - the lady that seated us could have asked me “do you have a health reason or other concern for leaving your hat on?” or something of that nature. What if I had horrible scars or other deformity that I didn’t want to put on display to other patrons? I shouldn’t have to retort to a blunt request with what may have been just that. And seated three tables down were other patrons with noisy kids whom weren’t dressed “smart casual” at all - but my hat was obviously the bigger problem for this establishment. The food was ok - granted we had the burger - but aside from being cooked to our specification (medium) it was pretty bland for a $28 burger. Their cocktails were also generally overpriced. $13+ for a cocktail is a bit much. My wife and I are from South Florida, so maybe our experiences from other ‘nice’ restaurants in that area are just generally better; but I believe if this restaurant was in South Florida it wouldn’t be in business long. If you live locally and want a ‘fine’ dining experience without having to drive quite a distance, this restaurant is about all you’re going to get.
    Blue Jay BistroResponded on April 5, 2024
    We are sorry we didn't immediately ask about your health as a reason for wearing a hat inside. We find it invasive and rude to ask about people's health. If someone does have a health or religious reason for wearing a head covering, they have politely made us aware. With regard to children's attire/behavior, we try not to compare it to that of adults. In excessive situations, we offer dining solutions for affected diners or the party with children. Regarding the food, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the half pound, dry aged beef burger. I can see why you might balk at a $13 cocktail, but because we use higher quality spirits, crafted ingredients, and fresh squeezed juices in season; there is an associated cost. We wish you all the best in your future dining experiences.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. BruceB

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. We enjoyed everything from the moment we arrived. The entire team works well together - the moment you walk in, to the moment you leave will be very well curated by the staff. I recommend the bone-in pork chop, which I had, along with the slab (wedge) salad. I am not local but visit the lake area as often as possible. This is a five star possible gem in a major city, located in a small, rejuvenated town that deserves more accolades. I have worked and lived in cities like Pittsburgh, NYC, and DC and would argue Blue Bird Bistro is among the better of each cities offerings. Go - taste - enjoy. We will return whenever we are in town for sure.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious and we were celebrating a friends birthday who had not been there. We shall come again. We were only disappointed in the fact that the menu did not match the website menu, we were looking forward to the scallops and they did not offer them. The website should reflect the menu.

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  21. JudyC

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambience, great service and absolutely delicious food!

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  22. TonyS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great meal and the waitress Katie was terrific.

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  23. BettyF

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed another great meal at the Blue Jay! Had the Hams and Jams appetizer, our favorite! My husband had the fried chicken entree and I had the duck. Both were fabulous. We finished it off with the Walking on Sunshine dessert which we loved. As always service was top notched.

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  24. YCooks

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time weather was perfect and we sat outside. It was quiet and made for a very nice dinner. Food is always good.

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  25. ClydeH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful and delicious- Waitstaff were terrific!

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  26. TedV

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, Chef Ashleigh delivered excellent cuisine. The service of Zev, Bella and the dining staff was exceptional! My out-of-town guests were very impressed!

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  27. DamonL

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool place! Great ambience, very good service and very good food.

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  28. RaleighTK

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You will never be disappointed at Blue Jay Bistro. You can’t wrong with anything on the menu. I highly suggest ordering the Oysters Clara as a shareable, they’re a classic. The cocktails are creative & so are all of the dishes. And make sure to save room for dessert & cap it off with the delicious Graceland cocktail 👌🏼

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  29. RonW

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. We were not disappointed. Will definitely go again.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was so nice and ready to serve! The pork chop and brussel sprouts were outstanding.

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  31. YCooks

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to the 6 course wine dinner. Food was excellent, service was excellent, and the wines were delightful.

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  32. AliB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic wine dinner!! Delicious food and wine, paired with a beautifully decorated room and very comfortable atmosphere. We enjoyed everything about this event.

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  33. StuartNisbet

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal with with drinks and appetizers before the LCAC concert, and everything was spectacular. The service was extraordinary, as well. My wife and I have been several times, but this was the first visit for my brother and sister-in-law. I think they'll insist on going back on their next visit!

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  34. MikeM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks always great. Portions could be more generous.

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  35. RobT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ray, our server, was impeccable. Evan, a manager, could not have been more welcoming and inviting. We were given a tour of some of the new areas of the facility, which was really nice. The food was delicious. We have never left there disappointed.

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  36. SteveJ

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food and service were wonderful. Our server, Courtney, was attentive without being intrusive. She knew my allergies and made an effort to know what I could and could not eat. My entree was delicious- I could have eaten only wilted greens and been happy! Delicious! The heirloom beans were not a favorite. Steve had a difficult time piercing some of the beans with his fork. They were just not for him, but the carrots and short ribs were great. We look forward to our next visit!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service as usual. We love this place !

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  38. ScottK

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best destination foodie getaway. Odd as it may be in the middle of nowhere it feels like! A truly great night of culinary delight and impeccable service!!!

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  39. Cookie64

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant. I would definitely recommend Blue Jay Bistro. The food is amazing!

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  40. LoveLKG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, great food! We ate there for Valentine’s Day. They had a pre-set menu with choices for each course. My husband and I chose different selections for each course and they were ALL delicious!

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Blue Jay Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 908 OpenTable diners.

Blue Jay Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Blue Jay Bistro

141 E. South Main Street, Littleton, NC 27850

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking for Blue Jay Bistro is available behind the restaurant, as well as along E South Main Street, on a first come first serve basis. Public parking is also provided within the parking lot across Main Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ashleigh Fleming, CEC
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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