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Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery

1801 State St, 1801 State Street, 12304, Schenectady, New York, Schenectady, NY 12304-2023
+1 518-393-2600
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheesecake” (38 reviews)
“soup” (19 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1801 State St, 1801 State Street, 12304, Schenectady, New York, Schenectady, NY 12304-2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The blue ribbon diner was very good for breakfast when my family and I went in Sept. The food was good. The service was fast and the staff was very friendly!!

Thank mrafferty2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soup and salad included with meal with good size portions. We live around the corner and visit frequently.

Thank Sean O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We treated family including grandkids to a Sunday breakfast. Nine o’clock on a Sunday seemed to be the ideal time because by 9:30 am the place was packed a a line waiting for a table was heading out the door. Great food.

Thank MikeyBoy12804
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got in just before the Church crowd. Breakfast was very good, and plentiful. My husband says you can’t screw up breakfast, but I beg to differ. Service was quick, and very important to us...the coffee was hot, and we didn’t have to wait long at...More

Thank busyparents
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service is always excellent. The food is very good diner grub and the portions are large - enough for another mean. Their desserts are awesome. The place is spotlessly clean.

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in town for a funeral and ended up eating here twice. Good service, large portion sizes and good prices. They have a very extensive menu with lots of options. They were also very good with accommodating allergies and dietary needs. If you are...More

Thank hardingk
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited last sunday for dinner to celebrate our anniversery.I had roast leg of lamb special.Beef vegatable soup was served before the entree.Lamb was prepared well with mashed potoes and green beans.My huband had a shrimp dish over rice which was very good.Service was friendly...More

Thank maryfemia
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Four of us had lunch at Blue Ribbon. We had been here before and wanted to return. Of course, we all really enjoyed our meals. Those who had dessert were swooning--especially the coconut cream pie, cannoli and chocolate mousse cake.

Thank UpstateNYer_10
Phil M, General Manager at Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We will share this great review with our staff! They work hard day in and day out to make sure everything is tasty and consistent!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Can always get a great meal here, large variety to pick from and dont forget to get the cheesecake its awesome!!

Thank Sue T
Phil M, General Manager at Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your business :)

Reviewed 11 September 2017

My husband and I last ate at the Blue Ribbon on Labor Day Weekend for Dinner and Breakfast the next day. I am originally from Schenectady and return there throughout the year to visit my family. I always eat at the Blue Ribbon especially for...More

Thank petersm19
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Questions & Answers
8 October 2017|
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Response from Phil M | Property representative |
Yes, we have several gluten free options in our menu, they are marked with a green asterix.
Jean R
14 August 2016|
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Response from mbrogers55 | Reviewed this property |
They do make a sugar free chocolate cream pie and also a SF swirled cheesecake. At the holidays they carry a few more. You can also call and see if they can make you a special order item and they may be able to. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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: +1 518-393-2600
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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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