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Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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1801 State St, 1801 State Street, 12304, Schenectady, New York, Schenectady, NY 12304-2023 (Formerly Blue Ribbon Restaurant)
07:00 - 22:30
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Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

if you want a home cooked meal then Blue Ribbon is the place to go! They offer meals with soup, salad, dinner and some include a dessert too! Their dessert is delicious! They have every dessert yo can imagine but my favorite is their rice pudding and cheesecake! We preorder their cheesecakes for some family birthdays too, really the best... More 

Thank tripaholicny
Schenectady, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Each and every time we go to Blue Ribbon the food is delicious and the service is the best. The service is very quick and they never rush you to leave. You could stay all day and they would be pleasant.

Thank diane r
Galway, New York
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517 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been awhile since we were at the Blue Ribbon - Always good - I had the Saturday special of veal and peppers my husband had the beef stroganoff over noodles - both excellent - came with soup and salad - service was good.

Thank Lori A
Niskayuna, New York
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We come here often and love everything we have had. The service is always with a smile. The food is always plentiful and delicious. We love to have breakfast there. Burgers are great. My husband ordered the Turkey dinner one night and he was floored with the amount of food and it was good!! Try it.

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Thank Kim L
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Ribbon is a great neighborhood diner. The food is hot and hearty. The diner is spacious enough for large groups, but call ahead if quantity seating is required. The servers are friendly and attentive. Sunday breakfast is very popular, and their desserts are fabulous.

Thank Shirley D
Niskayuna, New York
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

When I'm in the mood for a light dinner we live coming here. Hubby usually gets an omelet and I love their Cobb Salad. U m!

Thank Debby K
Phil M, Manager at Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business and are happy to hear that you enjoy visiting our establishment. We are committed to providing our community with great food and service. Have a great holiday season. More 

Hudson, Florida
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Service is aways good as is their food but I generally come here for breakfast when I'm im town and love their omelets and their home fries are so good. On this visit I grabbed some baklava to take out as I was going to be a guest for dinner that night. It was a big hit with everyone. I... More 

Thank Marianne C
Ballston Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I guess you could say I've been around for awhile, I remember when the building where Blue Ribbon was Mike Hot Dogs second location. I remember when the Blue Ribbon Restaurant and Bakery was built. Yep. It's been there a long time. Good food and delicious desserts. Can't be beat. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just coffee and... More 

Thank J V
Phil M, Manager at Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this review

This upcoming year will mark 40 years at the same location and we've made it this long because of customers like you. Always supporting us throughout the years as times have changed. We appreciate positive feedback and constructive criticism because that helps us improve and get better, in the end making sure our customer are always happy. Thank yout for... More 

Niskayuna, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Arrived late morning and went for typical eggs/toast/sausage and coffee...;nothing special and a bit pricey. Place was mobbed and waitress was on top of things. Companion had crab salad sandwich which looked like a lot to eat.

Thank Jayne s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a great place for breakfast or any casual dining. The menu is extensive.. anything from the typical breakfast fare to a full dinner selection. Service is efficient and the restaurant is exceptionally clean.. the desserts are outstanding.. try the carrot cake!

Thank carolyn r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
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: 518-393-2600
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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