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“Not worth it!”
Review of Blue Ribbon Diner

Blue Ribbon Diner
Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Mebane
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Chapel Hill, NC
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Not worth it!”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

We've eaten here several times. Each time has been worse than the time before. The latest meal hit rock bottom. How can you ruin a hamburger? Mine was a cold thin dry square of meat. As the buffalo burger, it had a dab of buffalo wing sauce and cheese, but not the pepperjack I'd ordered, and lettuce and tomato. I've had this burger in the past and been very happy with it, but then it was a totally different burger. The fries were good as always. My husbands hamburger steak was equally dry. Service is good, but can't make up for the food. The location is great, and we had been to the outlets across the street.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice Dining Experience with the Family”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stopped in for lunch while driving own 85 and decided to stop at the Tanger Outlet. We have been to Mebane a few times and we did not know what we were missing.

Obviously they offer diner food, but for those wanting to eat a little healthier, they have a nice chicken basket tray for kids and very good grilled chicken barbecue sandwich. The french fries was fresh, crispy and tasted really good,

To top it all out,the server was very attentive and offered us a great experience.

I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for a good diner experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Kind of like a "fast food" diner”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I would describe this place as a "fast food" kind of diner. It has a limited menu (burgers, fries, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs), but it's always delivered fast and with friendly servers. They have great milkshakes and I usually get either the veggie burger or the salmon burger which are both good.

If you are looking for that "New York" type of diner with a huge menu with everything under the sun on it; this is not the place. But, if you're in the mood for a burger and fries and a shake; you probably won't be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
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Mebane, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food but can be noisy.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Blue Ribbon is a great restaurant in Mebane that both locals and people on I-40/85 can enjoy. The staff is very good and prompt. Even on Sundays after church the wait isn't too bad. The food is excellent and the 50's diner atmosphere is a nice touch as well. Look at the pictures on the wall and you'll notice that they are from the local high school yearbook from yesteryear. There are no fabric's of any kind on the walls or floors of if it gets busy it can seem noisy but the food easily amkes up for that,.

  • Visited March 2013
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Danville, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A great lunch!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after a shopping trip at Tanger Outlet Center. We were very impressed with the tasty food, the great service and the pleasant surroundings. We ordered burgers and agreed they were the blest ones we had eaten in a long time!! Really enjoyed our lunch at this restaurant!

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