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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 44
    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
Best breakfast around

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Deborah F
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Niskayuna, New York, United States
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Niskayuna, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Hands down the best thing ever!!!! The chicken souvlaki pita with the homemade tzatziki sauce is worth every calorie. You won't have room for dessert, but you have to try the baklava or the chocolate buttercream cake!! Great food, great service, great prices!!

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Upstate New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Can't beat blue ribbon...everybody can find something to eat and you never leave hungry! Try something new ever time, you'll never be disappointed....save room for dessert!

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Rock Hill, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

While the Blue Ribbon Restaurant takes it's name from their legendary cheesecake success, their full menu is homemade and has a good selection. Their breakfasts are the great, while other meals we've ordered could have been hotter. It's still a clean, recently renovated local favorite!

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New york
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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?