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Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co.


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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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
Add Southwest Veggies 1
Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla
Southwest marinated grilled chicken breast, monterey jack and cheddar cheese, served with salsa and ranch sauce
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
Buffalo Quesadilla
Grilled buffalo chicken breast, melted monterey jack cheese, scallions, and served with your choice of ranch or blue cheese
Mozzarella Sticks
(6) Creamy mozzarella cheese sticks dressed in Italian breadcrumbs and served with authentic marinara sauce
Veggie Quesadilla
Sauteed onions, red and green peppers, squash, carrots, broccoli, melted Monterey Jack cheese served with salsa and ranch
Half Foot 8
Foot 10
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
Beef Brisket Quesadilla
Tender smoked beef brisket, grilled onions, bacon, BBQ sauce, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, served with ranch sauce
Jumbo Pretzel
Bavarian salted soft pretzel served with queso sauce
Bacon Cheese Fries
Crispy coated fries topped with melted cheddar sauce and bacon bits. Served with ranch
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
12-Pack Wild Ridge Wings
or 1 Pound of boneless with two sauces
Case of 24 Regular Wings
or 2 Pounds of boneless with four sauces
Party Pack of 96 Regular Wings
or 8 Pounds of boneless with 8 sauces
Cup 5.5
Bowl 6.5
New England Clam Chowder
Thick, hearty, cream based soup with clams and chunks of potatoes and chopped bacon
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)
Cup 4.5
Bowl 6
Blue Ridge Soup du-Jour
Ask your server for today's amazing selection
Cup 6
Bowl 7.5
Maryland Crab Soup
Hearty, thick soup with tomato and vegetables and chunks of tender crab
$10.90. Made your way with side salad and bread
Penne Short Tube Pasta
Cavatappi (Corkscrew)
Linguini Pasta
Cheese Tortellini
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
Grilled Shrimp Skewer
5oz Rib-Eye Steak
Seared Fresh Salmon
Sautéed Mixed Vegetables
Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken Breast
House Crab Cake
Choose one Salad or Vegetable
Garden Salad
Caesar Salad
Spinach Salad
Cole Slaw
Cottage Cheese
Steamed Broccoli
Vegetable Medley
Cup of Soup du Jour
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 Beens
Half Rack 14.5
Full Rack 19.5
Rack and a Half 30
St. Louis Style Ribs
Cooked low and slow and then grilled and smothered in BBQ Sauce
Country Fried Steak
Tenderized beef steak breaded and flash-fried and served over garlic mashed potatoes smothered in pepper gravy
Liver & Onions
Tender beef calf liver, pan-fried with bacon and sliced onions and served over whipped potatoes with beef gravy
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
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
Vegetable Plate
Choice of salad and four sides
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
Fried Seafood Sampler
Lightly breaded shrimp, clams, oysters, scallops and crab cake, fried and served with cocktail and tartar sauces
Fried Shrimp Platter
Lightly breaded Gulf shrimp, flash fried golden and served with cocktail sauce
Seared Fresh Lemon Salmon
6oz Skinless salmon filet seasoned and seared, served with a lemon herb butter sauce
1 Piece 12.5
2 Piece 15
Blue Ridge Fish Fry
Flakey, white cod, dipped in beer batter, flash fried golden brown and served with a side of tartar sauce
Seared Shrimp Skewers
Jumbo shrimp on sugar cane skewers seasoned with Caribbean jerk spices seared in butter and served with lemon wedges
Maryland Style Crab Cake Dinner
Lump backfin crabmeat with diced vegetables, herbs and spices, hand shaped and fried golden brown served with a side of tartar or cocktail sauce
Blue Ridge Chicken
6oz House Grilled lemon pepper marinated chicken breast topped with cured country ham and provolone cheese, drizzled with a sherry cream sauce
Country Fried Chicken
6oz Buttermilk battered chicken breast fried golden brown served on top of roasted garlic mashed potatoes and topped with white country pepper gravy
Chicken Rio Dinner
6oz House lemon pepper marinated chicken breast grilled and topped with BBQ sauce, crumbled bacon, cheddar & Monterey jack cheese, crispy onion straws and green onions
Greek Chicken Dinner
6oz House lemon pepper marinated chicken breast grilled and topped with vine ripe tomato, roasted red pepper, artichoke hearts, red onion, Greek sauce and feta cheese
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
$3 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Bar
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, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

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 April 4, 2019

I ate there with family (there were five of us total). There aren't a lot of dining options in Ruckersville; we went there on the recommendation of the motel we stayed at. We arrived about 1 PM and the restaurant wasn't crowded, yet it took...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank timbS5079RX
Reviewed March 30, 2019

I was a little skeptical about trying this place due to the large menu (I think it's hard to make that many things well) but it was the only restaurant in Ruckersville that seemed to be open on a Sunday evening. The waitress was nice...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

I visited you establishment and your waitress Melissa was so informative about the area and your craft beer and really made sure our food was done correctly as I have a medical condition and I’m limited to the food I can eat. You knew what...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ronalddanielS
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

Blue Ridge hosted American Legion all you can eat breakfast. Food was great. Pancakes were great and selection of other breakfast food was great to

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed February 28, 2019

I ate here last Saturday and the service was excellent. Our servers name was Nicole and I asked her suggestions on what to eat, she named out her favorite selections. I decided to pick the meatloaf, it was delicious. She was very attentive with my...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

The seared salmon topper on my garden salad was fabulous. The Ruben sandwich and Angus hamburger or excellent as well as the grilled chicken sandwich.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank William S
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Crab dip is absolutely amazing!!The wings, both bone in and boneless are really good as well. Every time we've eaten here food is always good

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Heather T
Reviewed December 18, 2018

My wife and I are from Columbia and came in last Tuesday Dec 11,2018 and we have never Experience the professionalism and kindness and great food that our waitress Melissa served us. We are relocating to the Charlotte thought area and we will be back...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maria G
Reviewed November 17, 2018

We come thru here about once a year to visit family. Last year we stopped for lunch and this time was dinner. Very extensive menu...everyone could find something here. And they added a lovely autumn harvest menu that was very nice. Had a wonderful brie...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank db_victorny
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Thank you for visiting us again on you trip, I am very glad you enjoyed the meals and sorry about the prime rib, that is not our normal. I look forward to seeing you on your next trip down. Chef Shawn

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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!!!
March 31, 2017|
Response from blueridgecafe | Property representative |
The Easter Buffet is $27.95 Thanks Chef Shawn
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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