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“REALLY Good Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery

Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery
1801 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12304 (Formerly Blue Ribbon Restaurant)
518 393 2600
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Ranked #6 of 266 Restaurants in Schenectady
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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!
Upstate NY
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“REALLY Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Sometimes you may encounter a line to get in but trust me its worth the wait. The food is exceptional and the desserts are amazing. The soups are so good the wife sends me out for it all the time. If good food and an even better dessert are what you are looking for in Schenectady this is the place.

Visited September 2012
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Phil M, General Manager at Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our establishment! We really appreciate your business. Over the years we've had many customers that have supported us regularly like yourself, some traveling a great distance. We all work very hard both in and out of the kitchen, family and staff, because we love what we do. We want our customers to enjoy great tasting food and exceptional service. At the end of the day, a response like yours is all the reward we want!
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Scotia, New York
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“Well-attended spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This place started out as a diner and has enlarged and remodeled over the years. The food is good. Seems everyone in Schenectady eats there sometime. They keep coming back. Must be the friendly atmosphere.

Visited March 2012
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Schenectady, New York
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“Local Greek owned Diner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is your typical upstate New York diner - owned by a Greek family. Huge menu. Well known for cheesecake which is delicious. Roast lamb with all the trimmings is a favourite of mine. Ask for their in-house ranch dressing with the fries.

Visited July 2012
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Niskayuna, New York
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“Great breakfast special”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Coffee, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, and toast-all for a very low price. Seems as though Blue Ribbon is always busy but service is generally quick and friendly.

Visited August 2012
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Amissville
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“Get dessert! We purchased a variety and enjoyed them all! Great blueberry cheesecake!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Spinach pie was either baked too long or at too high a temperature.
Portions are huge and could be cut down.
Waitress was friendly. Facility was Clean with colorful lamps.
Good steak sub! Lots of mayo in the chicken salad, could use some more celery and add grapes or nuts.
Chicken fingers were fine.

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    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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