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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheesecake” (37 reviews)
“soup” (18 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1801 State St, 1801 State Street, 12304, Schenectady, New York, Schenectady, NY 12304-2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to this place for decades, its my fave! The menu is huge, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also the selection of cakes and pies is out of this world!

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Sunday morning rush and things couldn't have gone smoother. The food was great and the service excellent despite the busy time.

Thank T K
Phil M, General Manager at Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Reviews like this make our team feel great because it provides us the realization that our daily effort toward great customer service and our attention to detail is eventually seen and felt by the customer! Thank you!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

I like plenty of things from Blue Ribbon but by far, the Greek salad can be eaten as a meal or appetizers. And the homemade dressing that it comes with, me and my husband always ask for extra.

Thank Marlyne M F
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

When I go out for breakfast, I always go to blue ribbon. Great specials, super service, always hit and delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank ronaldl0
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I always leave satisfied and full after a breakfast at the Blue Ribbon. Everything is cooked to perfection and delicious. Make sure to try the waffles!

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Nice meal options for all times of the day and night, good food and service, typical diner atmosphere

1  Thank PATTY B
Reviewed 4 July 2017

An old favorite when we lived in the upstate, the Blue Ribbon Diner has not gone downhill a bit. Everything was high quality. One member of our party had lamb in gravy, which he described as excellent, with sides of sweetened squash and home-made mashed...More

Thank rich and linda s
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Blue Ribbin is always my go to eatery in Schenectady. They have a variety of selections and serve breakfast all day. Service is always excellent and the food is tasty! Great place to eat any meal!

Thank Patty S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is always a consistent place to eat. The food is good, the salad is fresh, the service is attentive and the desserts are all so tempting.

Thank NYReviewer12302
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We have never had a bad meal or bad server here. They have a wide variety of meals and daily specials. Never disappointed whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner. Had to select a date for Trip Advisor, but we come here at least twice a...More

Thank Jenireader
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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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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: +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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