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Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery

1801 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12304 (Formerly Blue Ribbon Restaurant)
518 393 2600
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Ranked #11 of 265 restaurants in Schenectady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Vast menu, offering the best in traditional American fare, Italian, and Mediterranean dishes. Also well known for our Broiled Seafood selections, Hand-Breaded Fish w/ Macaroni and Cheese, Hand Breaded Fried Clam Strips, and signature Greek Dishes. A variety of specials are also made by our Chef daily. All soups, sauces, gravies, are made on premises daily. Full bakery also on premises featuring cakes, pies, flavored cheesecakes and other pastries. Winner of several first place awards for our Cheesecake, hence the name "Blue Ribbon"! Newly renovated state of the art kitchen. Recently remodeled exterior, including spacious lobby with automatic doorways for easy handicap accessibility. Ample parking. Four entryways provide easy access to premises. Total restaurant capacity 220. We can accomodate large parties. Reserveration not required but recommended for parties of 6 or more. Fast and friendly service is our forte, please come and see for yourself!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Vast menu, offering the best in traditional American fare, Italian, and Mediterranean dishes. Also well known for our Broiled Seafood selections, Hand-Breaded Fish w/ Macaroni and Cheese, Hand Breaded Fried Clam Strips, and signature Greek Dishes. A variety of specials are also made by our Chef daily. All soups, sauces, gravies, are made on premises daily. Full bakery also on premises featuring cakes, pies, flavored cheesecakes and other pastries. Winner of several first place awards for our Cheesecake, hence the name "Blue Ribbon"! Newly renovated state of the art kitchen. Recently remodeled exterior, including spacious lobby with automatic doorways for easy handicap accessibility. Ample parking. Four entryways provide easy access to premises. Total restaurant capacity 220. We can accomodate large parties. Reserveration not required but recommended for parties of 6 or more. Fast and friendly service is our forte, please come and see for yourself!
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English first
Staten Island, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had breakfast with my family this am for the first time. Service was excellent and breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Also the place including the bathrooms very clean!!!!!

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Scotia, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My friend and I were there for lunch and no big surprise. It's always been your steady basic menu. Their service is excellent and the food was served hot. I had an omelet and it was good . If you live in Schenectady or the surrounding area, you can't help but know about the Blue Ribbon Diner. Chances are you've... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The service was fast and friendly. I had the spinach-feta-onion omelette, and it was fluffy and absolutely delicious. The home fries are truly the best I have ever had. I can understand why my daughter, who brought us, comes here a lot.

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New England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You must always save room for the cheesecake. Keep that in mind when you choose from the multi-page menu. They do Greek, Italian, American all very well. Comfort food is a specialty. When you walk in and see the pastry case you might just want to order dessert first! But if you can' tsa be room for the cheesecake, definitely... More

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Schenectady, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Blue Ribbon has improved over the last couple of years. I would only go once in awhile before because the food was about the same as other diners. Now, if someone says let's go to the Blue Ribbon I am ready to go. The bakery part, well, some really good some so so. Also, note that there is a... More

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Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My wife and I have been going to the Blue Ribbon for over 25 years. This should in itself say a lot about this place. They have their own baker on staff that make the most delicious deserts eat in or take home.

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Schenectady
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A couple years ago I was The Blue Ribbon and got a breaded chicken cutlet dinner for $11.99 that, for me, was so bad that the only thing I ate totally was the salad. It was then that I gave up on this restaurant as there was a couple other border line meals. This winter, after a theater performance we... More

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Schenectady, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great family place. Good food, big portions and fast service. Desserts are very good as well. That is, if you have room.

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Rotterdam, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It doesn't matter when you frequent this establishment it is always well attended. I have been there many times on different days and at different times of the day. It has always been consistent in great food quality, large selection,reasonable prices, and large portions. It appears the staff has been there for a long while and does not appear to... More

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Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First off the food is number 1 in my books. The staff is so friendly and they really make you feel comfortable. Always enjoy going to the Blue Ribbon!!

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