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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 #6 of 265 Restaurants in Schenectady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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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Albany, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Their wide variety of regular menu items is augmented by an assortment of delicious specials. This is a good place for any meal or snack. Service is prompt and courteous. If you don't have room for dessert, be sure to select something from the fabulous bakery on site. Making a decision about your meal is difficult but ultimately rewarding.

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New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We eat here about twice a month. A big selection of food and desserts. Always a plate full. Service is quick and friendly. Prices are reasonable.

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Hartford, CT
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I had a great dinner with my daughter on October 12, 2014. Was in the Schenectady area for a visit to Union College and stopped into the Blue Ribbon for dinner. The restaurant is clean, comfortable and big. There are 3 dinning rooms. We had very prompt and friendly service from Alex. I love diners (like the Blue Ribbon) that... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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183 reviews 183 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is our go to place. When your tired of waiting for other places and don't really know what you want to eat, you can find whatever it is that calls to you on this menu and even some that aren't. They used to have something called Chicken Limone, and will still make it for you if you ask. Soups... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I remember when BRD opened up and it was at the end of my paper route coming and having a great breakfast. 30 plus years later it's still a great experience and brings back memories.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We have been here many times and it's always great!...Good service and excellent food!....My wife and I wish all restaurants were this good..

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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: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

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