Blue Parrot Grill
Blue Parrot Grill is a lakeside restaurant located in Mooresville, North Carolina that specializes in fantastic food and irresistible cocktails. Besides the beautiful view of Lake Norman, the restaurant features a tiki bar, ample outside seating, and live music each Thursday through Sunday. Alida and Peter Gjuraj have owned the restaurant since 2010. When they first opened their doors, their chief concern was having a location where their entire family could work. However, the restaurant soon attracted an increasing number of customers. Today it is one of the most popular summer dining options in the Lake Norman region.
Blue Parrot Grill credits its success to its loyal customers. Over 1,000 regulars populate the restaurant weekly, whether it be for the live music, a cold drink or a hot sandwich. Customers continue to come back because of the excellent service they receive time after time.
When you ask Alida and Peter what the best aspect of working at Blue Parrot Grill is, they answer without hesitation: the team and their customers. Alida and Peter strive to make each team member feel like a family member. By extension, every team member works hard to make every customer feel like family when they dine at the restaurant. The restaurant is open seven days a week and serves lunch and dinner. While it typically closes at 2:00 AM, there are times when the restaurant stays open as late as guests want to party.
Running a restaurant can be a challenging line of work, but Alida and Peter have never considered their jobs difficult. Peter typically works outside. He greets guests and ensures that everyone feels welcome. Alida usually does work inside like assisting servers and other related tasks. Each year Peter and Alida think about how they can improve the restaurant and the service that they offer. This work includes changing menu items and making renovations. When customers eat at Blue Parrot Grill, Peter and Alida want them to forget the outside world and truly enjoy their vacation experience.
Besides the exceptional service, the homemade food and cocktails are two other qualities that separate Blue Parrot Grill from and help the restaurant rise above competitors. The cooks take their time to get the menu items right the first time, so customers rarely send food back to the kitchen. With so many food and frozen drink options, the one downside of eating at the restaurant might be deciding on what to eat—that’s why so many customers return year after year. If you travel to the Lake Norman region between March and November, then you have to visit Blue Parrot Grill. Don’t be surprised if the water, the food, and the Caribbean ambiance transport you to a truly memorable experience.
Blue Parrot Grill keeps their customers up to date on their latest community involvement through their social media sites and websites. On their blog, Blue Parrot writes about causes related to veterans including homelessness, addiction and many more. Peter and Alida feel strongly about supporting the very people that fight for our country day in and day out. You can find tips on how to write a letter to a deployed soldier to tips for creating a care package to send overseas.
Blue Parrot Grill is also adamant about furthering the knowledge about their industry and passion, the restaurant world. On this blog, they write about topics such as how restaurants can deal with food allergies, how restaurants can increase sales using social media, factors diners consider when choosing a restaurant and books every restaurant owner should read. Any current restaurant owner or aspiring restaurant owner can benefit from the knowledge on their blog!
What is next for Blue Parrot Grill now that their season is coming to an end? Over the winters, Peter and Alida love to travel to the Caribbean islands. They do this not only to get away and enjoy some much-needed downtime but also to gain inspiration for the restaurant. When they visit, they love trying different meals with the hopes that they can replicate them back home at Blue Parrot. Some of their favorites include callaloo, rice and peas, roti, ackee and salt fish, breadfruit and doubles.
169 Pinnacle Lane
Mooresville, NC, NY
Monday – Sunday
11:00 am – ?
We stay open as late
as you want to party,
whichever comes first!