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Blue Ribbon Smoke House & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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261 Main St, Phelps, NY 14532-1021
+1 315-548-9206
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

CASH ONLY Everything is okay. Service was okay. Food...had the Rueben and my lady had the steak dinner. I dig Ruebens and they're pretty safe when trying a new locale. She wasn't wild about the steak...it was super dry and way over cooked for medium well. Cleanliness...meh...it's fine. I'd go again. I've already been a few times. I like diners.... More 

Thank Anthony C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have patronized the Blue Ribbon for years, and they have never let us down. The food is nicely prepared, plentiful, and delicious. I had a reuben today that was absolutely delicious! It wasn't thin or shaved meat, but rather fresh, nicely sliced right off the roast. Food is always hot and reasonably priced, and it is always served by... More 

Thank vancleefhomestead
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere. Waitress's are all very friendly. Corned beef and cabbage on St. Patties day was great. Homemade desserts are to die for. Only down fall is it is cash only. I would go more often if they took debit or credit.

Thank Amy W
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The locals like to hang out here for breakfast, probably because there isn't any competition around. But to me the food is just so-so, the ambience is negligible, and you have to pay in cash - no credit or checks. You won't get hurt here, but it's just a very basic setup. Service has been ok.

Thank Trpt8va
Newark, New York
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for an old fashioned breakfast. Friendly waitresses who remember your preferences once you have visited the restaurant a few times. I enjoy a buttermilk biscuit instead of toast with my omelet. Pure comfort food!

Thank Upstategolfgirl
Canandaigua, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I was sitting near the back. Watched one of the waitresses eating fries off of someone's plate while waiting for the rest of the order. Then took the plate out to the customer with ten or so fries. Gave attitude about needing to pay for a second order if that wasn't enough. Felt bad for the customer. Also not very... More 

1 Thank Juanita C
Rochester, New York
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Leaving Finger Lakes Racecino we headed east on Rt 96 to get onto the Thruway at Manchester headed to Syracuse. My wife was hungry and asked if we could stop somewhere for a late lunch. I told her that one of my customers had a restaurant called The Blue Ribbon in Phelps, NY. These are good family people that I... More 

Thank golflad69
Phelps, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I have eaten here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a wide variety of foods to choose from at reasonable prices. There is always a daily specials and soups. The service is prompt and friendly. There is also a selection of homemade pastries, pies, and etc. I have eaten here solo, with family and with friends. You won't be... More 

Thank Grangers25
Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My Dad lives in the area,he told how good the food is.So we were in that area two weeks ago and stopped in.He was right great food !

Thank johnharrisbrenda
Geneva, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Sausage gravy isn't bad. Could use some work. Breakfast sandwich is good. Prices are normal . This is one of only 2 dinners in this town, this would be my guess why there busy all the time.

Thank Ben S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Main St, Phelps, NY 14532-1021
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Phelps
  • Phone Number: +1 315-548-9206

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?