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Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery

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1801 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12304 (Formerly Blue Ribbon Restaurant)
518 393 2600
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6:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Vast menu, offering the best in traditional American fare, Italian, and...
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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  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We go fairly often. It is not your ordinary diner. The food is much better! Always fresh. The desserts are yummy and homemade also. Very good choices!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We go fairly often. It is not your ordinary diner. The food is much better! Always fresh. The desserts are yummy and homemade also. Very good choices!!

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New Orleans,La
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Blue Ribbon Diner has a very good reputation and we'll confirm that it is consistent.We have eaten there more than a dozen times over the last 3 years. We have always enjoyed breakfast which delivers the staples done well. The service is generally good but some of the waitresses have become stale from their long tenure. Dinner, while having... More 

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Howes Cave, NY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place for seniors to eat, lots of food at a low price. Food is excellent and desserts even better. Service is fast and friendly. Sometimes there is a wait, but you can make reservations.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This restaurant has been in the same location for over 30 years and that's how long I have been going. The food is delicious not to mention it has award winning cheesecake. I have had the pleasure of enjoying many different menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each meal has exceeded my expectations. If you're in the area, try... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Blue Ribbon is one of those places I don't get to very often, but every time I wonder why. It's what you expect in a diner. Good service, lots of tables, and an extensive menu. Despite the large volume of cars in the parking lot, we got a table right away. Our waitress was friendly and we got served quickly.... More 

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Cummington, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we stopped at the Blue Ribbon for dinner while en-route from Massachusetts to Syracuse, Rochester, and Niagara Falls, ON. Upon entering, it was clear that the restaurant is well managed as it's clean and organized. Their desert cases are front and center and I hoped that I would have room for because everything looked so good!... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love diners and the Blue Ribbon diner is by far the best around. My family has gone here for over 20 years. Breakfast (must try the waffles & sausage links) and dessert/coffee are always excellent. Their cheesecake is what they are known for, and for good reason. The menu has a wide variety; something for everyone. For lunch or... More 

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Niskayuna, New York, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The only diner around to enjoy Cracker Jack service, great eats and clean comfy booths and tables is the Blue Ribbon. The coffee is hot... And they keep it coming! The breakfast choices offer everything from waffles and pancakes to delicious omelettes. The best late night or morning stop in town!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I can personally vouch for the pancakes! We frequent this place at least 4 times per month for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I fancy myself to be a pancake specialist and I've never had better than Blue Ribbon's! Like most diners, they have an extensive menu. I have tried most of them (but for the seafood since I am allergic)... More 

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Watertown, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you need to go out to dinner in Schenectady and want great food at a good price, the Blue Ribbon is the place to go. I have eaten there on numerous occasions and everything we have ordered is great, never have been disappointed in a meal. Usually come home with portions leftover there is so much food. One thing... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery

Address: 1801 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12304 (Formerly Blue Ribbon Restaurant)
Phone Number: 518 393 2600
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1801 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12304 (Formerly Blue Ribbon Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518 393 2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Mediterranean

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:30 pm

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