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Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery

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1801 State St, 1801 State Street, 12304, Schenectady, New York, Schenectady, NY 12304-2023 (Formerly Blue Ribbon Restaurant)
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Albany NY
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visit the Blue Ribbon often for both breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is always good and the food consistently prepared. Waitresses are always friendly. Particularly like their sausage gravy with biscuits and really tasty bacon. At dinner time the Blue Ribbon always has a large selection of specials. I can't really say I've ever had anything I don't like. Personally, I... More 

Thank Thomas B
Schenectady, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

been going to this restaurant for the 16 yrs I've lived in schenectady and have to say it's one of my very faves. the owners and waitstaff are top notch ,the food is fabulous and you cant find better cheesecake anywhere close to thiers

Thank Edward B
Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want delicious food, friendly people and good service, go to Blue Ribbon Restaurant. I have been going here for over 30 years. The food is always delicious. With a dinner you get homemade soup and salad and I always have to bring food home because they give you such great portions. The bakery is amazing. They have won... More 

Thank ravensmoonlite2002
Niskayuna, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had originally started going here for the best breakfasts in the area on weekends. Since it is near my office I decided to order dinner on my way home and we have been hooked ever since! My husband said their fish is as good as anything he has had in Maine or Cape Cod, which is saying a lot!... More 

Thank mbrogers55
Ft. Edward, NY, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there after seeing many commercials on TV and wanted to try it...We had an appointment in the area so that was our chance...It has a nice feel to the restaurant and the food was good...It's not fine dinning but was good for the price...In the area, would go back again.

Thank Royanne P
Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately, we were two stuffed for any of those goodies. Nice diner atmosphere. We stopped for a late lunch while driving through. I had grilled corn beef, husband had grilled pastrami and daughter had kids spaghetti and meatball. Service was good. Took home leftovers. I thought the French fries were exceptionally good and they are not usually my favorite thing.... More 

Thank Maria K
Schenectady, New York
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Use to be called Blue Ribbon Diner, however they remodeled recently, and decided to change the name to restaurant. Still has that diner kind of atmosphere. Excellent food, quick service and deserts, especially the homemade cheesecake are to die for.

Thank frankcampolieto
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually go here for breakfast and is consistent in quality and price,and good portions Service is prompt and attentive. I have had lunch here a couple of times and always have been satisfied. Do NOT forget to get some cheesecake to go. The Blue Ribbon name is from the blue ribbons they have been awarded for their cheesecake.

Thank Russell C
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Blue Ribbon many times in my lifetime, but their quality has significantly decreased in the years. The prices, also, seem very steep compared to the quality of food that you are being served. The last time that I went to Blue Ribbon, my mother lodged a complaint and received a strange email back from the owner. Afterward,... More 

Thank lstsupperb4dssrt
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best diner hands down. Super fast service, clean, good food, huge menu, awesome deserts, middle class customers, reasonably priced, plenty of seating, convenient parking,

Thank Rich M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 State St, 1801 State Street, 12304, Schenectady, New York, Schenectady, NY 12304-2023 (Formerly Blue Ribbon Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518-393-2600
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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