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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 - 11:30 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
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Great desserts

Everyone in our party of 5 was impressed with the service, food and cost of this restaurant. We bought desserts to go - too full after dinner - and they were delicious!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
trevelord
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New york
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New york
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Everyone in our party of 5 was impressed with the service, food and cost of this restaurant. We bought desserts to go - too full after dinner - and they were delicious!!

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Colonie, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

No matter the time of day, breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Blue Ribbon is always great. The food and service is super and the staff is friendly and accommodating. Blue Ribbon is my go to place for terrific eats.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Went for breakfast on a Saturday. We were seated right away and our coffee cups were never empty. Our server was very efficient and prompt. Food was hot and reasonably priced.

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new york
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our family loves diners, and the Blue Ribbon is one of the best we've found in the Capital District. The menu has such a wide variety of items to choose from, breakfast lunch or dinner. I love their fish and chips the best but I've never had a bad meal there and the portions are very generous. Save a little... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Everybody and everything has a place. The important thing is to not try to be what you are not. The Blue Ribbon has been a terrific Diner, in the truest sense of the word since I began going there when I first moved to the area more than 40 years ago. It doesn't try to pass itself off as a... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
1 review
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
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?