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Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co.

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

LUNCH COMBO SPECIAL
Served Monday- Friday 11am- 3pm. Choice of 2 Items - $7.90 | Choice of 3 Items - $9.90
1/2 of Blue Ridge Club
1/2 9-Grain BLT
1/2 Turkey Croissant
Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Pasta
Chicken Pasta Primavera
Garden Salad
Caesar Salad
Spinach Salad
Bowl of Soup du Jour
Bowl of Clam Chowder
APPETIZERS
Blue Ridge Crab Dip
A favorite, lump backfin crab meat, blended with lemon, cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, green onion and the perfect seasoning served with homemade seasoned toasted bread rounds
11
Chicken Buffalo Cheese Fries
Crispy coated fries topped with diced buffalo chicken, bacon, Monterey jack cheese, blue cheese, green onions and served with ranch or blue cheese sauce on the side
10
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Hot, blended cream cheese, sour cream, baby spinach, artichoke hearts and select spices, served with flash-fried tortilla chips with a side of salsa
8
Loaded Potato Skins
(4) Crisp Russet potato boats topped with crumbled bacon, melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, scallions and a side of sour cream
8.5
Mozzarella Sticks
(6) Creamy mozzarella cheese sticks dressed in Italian breadcrumbs and served with authentic marinara sauce
6
Veggie Skins
(4) Crispy potato skins topped with sauteed onions, red and green peppers, squash, carrots, broccoli, melted Monterey Jack cheese, scallions and served with a side of ranch sauce
8
O-Rings by the Foot
Your choice of a foot or 1/2 foot of thick-cut, beer battered onion rings served with BBQ, ranch and sweet and sour sauce
1⁄2 Foot8
Full Foot10
Buffalo Potato Skins
(4) Crispy potato skins filled with grilled buffalo chicken, melted Monterey jack cheese, scallions, and served with your choice of ranch or blue cheese
9.5
Jumbo Pretzel
Bavarian salted soft pretzel served with queso sauce
8
Beef Brisket Skins
Tender Smoked Beef Brisket, grilled onions, bacon, BBQ sauce, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, served with ranch sauce
11.5
WINGS
Worlds Greatest Wings with your choice of Bone-in Regular or Breaded Boneless, plump and juicy tossed in your favorite Sauce. Select from one of our signature sauces: Mild or Hot Buffalo Sauce, Smoky BBQ Sauce, Sweet Honey BBQ, Teriyaki BBQ, 7-Pepper Dry, Spicy Thai, No Kissin' Garlic Parmesan, Jamaican Jerk, Mango Habanera, Smoked or Honey Chipotle, Dragon's Breath Fire Sauce, Gluten Free Regular Bone-in Wings
6-Pack Wild Ridge Wings
or ½ Pound of boneless with one sauce
7.9
12-Pack Wild Ridge Wings
or 1 Pound of boneless with two sauces
13.9
Case of 24 Regular Wings
or 2 Pounds of boneless with four sauces
25.5
Party Pack of 96 Regular Wings
or 8 Pounds of boneless with 8 sauces
98.5
HOT SOUP
New England Clam Chowder
Thick, hearty, cream based soup with clams and chunks of potatoes and chopped bacon
Cup5.5
Bowl6.5
French Onion Soup
Chef Shawn's take on this classic, baked in a crock with Blue Ridge made croutons and melted provolone cheese (gluten free without croutons)
6.5
Blue Ridge Soup du-Jour
Ask your server for today's amazing selection
Cup4.5
Bowl6
Maryland Crab Soup
Hearty, thick soup with tomato and vegetables and chunks of tender crab
Cup6
Bowl7.5
PASTA BOWLS - CREATE YOUR OWN PASTA BOWL
$10.90. Made your way with side salad and bread
CHOOSE YOUR PASTA
Penne Short Tube Pasta
Cavatappi (Corkscrew)
Linguini Pasta
Cheese Tortellini
CHOOSE YOUR SAUCE
Blue Ridge Sauce
Roasted Tomato and Basil with rich cream
Al Fresco Sauce
White Wine, Garlic, Herb Butter
Alfredo Parmesan Sauce
Rich Cream, Butter, and Parmesan Cheese
Cheese Sauce
Blend of Wisconsin cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses with rich cream and a touch of butter
Asian Sesame and Ginger Sauce
A blend of ginger, soy, and sesame, topped with toasted almonds
CHOOSE YOUR TOPPING
Grilled Shrimp Skewer
5
5oz Rib-Eye Steak
6
Seared Fresh Salmon
6
Sautéed Mixed Vegetables
3
Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast
4.5
House Crab Cake
5
SALAD OR VEGETABLE
Choose one Salad or Vegetable
Garden Salad
Caesar Salad
Spinach Salad
Cole Slaw
Cottage Cheese
Steamed Broccoli
Vegetable Medley
Cup of Soup du Jour
ENTREES
Choice of Two Sides for Dinner Entrées. Choose One Salad or Vegetable: Garden Salad, Caesar Salad, Spinach Salad, Cole Slaw, Cottage Cheese, Steamed Broccoli, Vegetable Medley, Cup of Soup Du Jour, Fresh Fruit Cup. Choose One Starch: Baked Potato with Butter, Sour Cream, Bacon, & Cheese, Crack 'N' Crunch French Fries, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Tots. Exchange a Seasonal Side When Available ($2.90): Steamed Asparagus, Scalloped Potatoes, Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Grilled Zucchini and Red Peppers, Honey Bacon Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Pecan Praline Sweet Potato Casserole, Herb Grilled Corn on the Cobb, Cup of Clam Chowder, Lemon Garlic Green Beans
St. Louis Style Ribs
Cooked low and slow and then grilled and smothered in BBQ Sauce
Half Rack14.5
Full Rack19.5
Rack and a Half30
Country Fried Steak
Tenderized beef steak breaded and flash-fried and served over garlic mashed potatoes smothered in pepper gravy
13.5
Liver & Onions
Tender beef calf liver, pan-fried with bacon and sliced onions and served over whipped potatoes with beef gravy
12.5
Chef's Special Quiche
Ask your Server what the Chef has created today, A Variety of fresh ingredients and baked in a creamy custard. Served with Fresh Fruit and French Fries
13
Blue Ridge Meat Loaf
Chef Shawn's recipe with ground chuck blended with fresh vegetables and spices. Baked with honey glaze and served with whipped potatoes, beef gravy, onion straws
13.5
Vegetable Plate
Choice of salad and four sides
15
About
Chef Shawn Hayes, owner and chef of the Blue Ridge Cafe, has a real passion for food and creativity. He believes that good food, well prepared and offered at a reasonable price keeps his customers coming back. And, it's true! Virginians and travelers have been enjoying Shawn's cooking since he and his wife, Rita, opened the Cafe's doors in 1995. Dreaming of being a chef in the hospitality industry since age 12, Chef Hayes pursued his ambition and received a degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1988. Since then, he and his family have dedicated days, nights and weekends to ensuring the success and quality of their business. Rita assists Shawn wherever she is
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews salad meatloaf crab cakes wings prime rib monte cristo fries quiche liver and onions seafood bread rewards program cold beer stopped for lunch family atmosphere recommend this restaurant my husband loves
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Blue Ridge Cafe was very good. We met the chef, Shawn, and enjoyed his extensive menu. We had 8 people at lunch on a Saturday in October. Naturally we all ordered something different. There were no complaints. I ordered the sliced rib...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank William S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very hard to make a decision on what to order! Big menu to choose from. A great southwestern salad and chicken fried chicken with garlic mashed potatoes. (The gravy could have had more flavor). Portions are generous, we had no room for dessert. We...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank harks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always good service at Blue Ridge cafe. Hubby loves the wings & me their quiche. We go at least 1-3 times a month. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank KatnVA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I often stop here when driving to visit family. Food is pleasant, staff friendly and atmosphere relaxing. They have great dinner rolls! There is also a rewards program which gives discounts.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank lisa640
Reviewed October 1, 2019

The food is good but not great. Three of us had lunch (burger, salad, Rueben) and the food tasted fine. Service was efficient but not necessarily customer friendly.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Walter O
Reviewed September 26, 2019

I would actually give this post a 5 for food and a 1 for service. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Charlottesville for the week and we decided to take a trip to Ruckersville to visit antique stores on the day of our anniversary....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank MomtoDJG
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2019

Thank you for your review and Happy anniversary, I am sorry to hear that the service was not the normal down home friendly service that we strive to give. You are right about the sides, she should have giving a choice but I do think...More

Reviewed September 25, 2019

We stopped here on our way south and had a very good lunch. There is a nice selection of sandwiches and salads for everyone. The Blue Ridge Club is large with ham, turkey, bacon, cheese and lettuce and tomato. You may have trouble biting it...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Lee P
Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

Burgers and sandwiches - all delicious. Choice of many toppings and bread. The ingredients were local & fresh. Salads look scrumptious too. Great service & prices. Would DEFINITELY recommend the Blue Ridge Cafe.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank judystewartnc
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal...I had a delicious meatloaf and my husband barely made a dent in his enormous prime rib Hayle was an adorable server Can’t wait to go back soon!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank corhiggins
Reviewed August 27, 2019

I came in with some co-workers Saturday afternoon for a quick bite to eat before heading to my sons soccer game, the restaurant seemed short staffed as there was a line at the door with not too many workers in sight. We almost decided to...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Kennith B
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cathyw552017
March 31, 2017|
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Response from AnnieMadison_VA | Reviewed this property |
I think it's around $30. All you have to do is Google the restaurant and they should have their Easter menu up - or Google them, find a phone number and ask. Their Easter Buffet is to die for!!!
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cathyw552017
March 31, 2017|
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Response from blueridgecafe | Property representative |
The Easter Buffet is $27.95 Thanks Chef Shawn
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nelle17
June 26, 2016|
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Response from blueridgecafe | Property representative |
Neele17, I am so sorry, I just saw your question, I never knew i could get questions through trip advisor. Yes we do have gulten free, hope it helps for the future. Again sorry for the late response. Chef Shawn
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