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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Golf meeting

I have a group of 16 guys. The diner is centrally located. The food is excellent, service is quick and they give "seniors a discount on their bill.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Johnnie W
,
Schenectady, New York
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Schenectady, New York
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I have a group of 16 guys. The diner is centrally located. The food is excellent, service is quick and they give "seniors a discount on their bill.

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Niskayuna, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love the spinach pie at the Blue Ribbon so much that I rarely order anything else. At lunch, it comes with a delicious Greek salad...at dinner, soup, salad, and either stuffed grape leaves or very mediocre rice. I also LOVE their tuna melts and fries...fattening of course, but so so good. Of course nothing beats their cheesecake...they have many... More 

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Phil M, General Manager at Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this review

Dear TravelingLily, I am sitting here in my office doing paperwork, my mother is in our kitchen as we speak making spinach pie....and I came across this review! It was such a pleasure to read! I will make sure my mother reads this! She will be so happy as she works very hard to prepare this from scratch weekly using... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had the ceasar salad and a cup of soup was good the service was ok may go back not sure their dessert are kinda expensive

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Schenectady, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Blue Ribbon recently went through a facelift, inside and out. It used to be considered the Blue Ribbon Diner, but with the tasteful upgrades and the outside changes, I would consider it more a restaurant. My husband and I have eaten there more times than I can count. It has never disappointed either one of us. There is something... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in just looking for a nice American style restaurant. The menu was more Mediterranean than we expected based on the Tripadvisor posting. I had the " boneless leg of lamb " I got shaved lamb in gravy. I did get some pastries when we left and really enjoyed them so I believe this might be a better place... More 

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Albany, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Hands down, the best Banana Cream Pie I have ever had. Their chocolate cake is great too, with layers of mousse in between. They make their own dressings, which says a lot in a diner. Good stop for a good meal at reasonable prices!

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Albany, New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Blue Ribbon Restaurant is actually a diner but a good one. My wife and I had dinner there (meatloaf) which was quite good and not expensive. For soup, salad, entrée and dessert, each meal was $13. The pea soup was excellent. The salad was mainly just iceberg lettuce but very cold and crisp. The meatloaf was delicious although we found... More 

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Schenectady, NY
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Blue Ribbon is my favorite for Breakfast, you can never go wrong, doesn't matter if it is crowded, you can still get in and out!!

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Niskayuna, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We've been eating here since 1982. We've NEVER had a bad meal. The service is excellent and the management's commitment to providing a great experience is sincere and constant. There is a huge and varied menu, from breakfast through late night snack. Between my sons from young childhood into adulthood, my wife, my father-in-law, and myself, we've had numerous different... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

They have a huge menu. So far everything I tried was really good. The staff is really unbelievable. I watched our server get quadruple sat (4 tables all at once) out of the 6 she had total and there was no problems with any of them. It was pretty impressive, anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant knows that... More 

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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: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?