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Blue Ridge Cafe

) #1 of 25 Restaurants in Ruckersville €€ - €€€ American,
8315 Seminole Trl, Ruckersville, VA 22968-3478
+1 434-985-3633
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
8315 Seminole Trl, Ruckersville, VA 22968-3478
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1 - 10 of 222 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After a long 9.5 hour drive, we needed a good meal, which we received from Blue Ridge Cafe. Our server, Reese, was attentive and very polite. He made sure we had everything we needed and came back to check in on us regularly. Everyone was...More

Thank Alexis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Blue Ridge Cafe many times and was never disappointed. Quality selections and great servers. It was my granddaughters first visit and she is ready to go again. I am planning to go back hopefully this weekend and treat my grandson as...More

Thank Linda S
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Linda, Thank you for your wonderful review, I am so happy you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit and look foward to serving you in the future. Hope to see you soon, Chef Shawn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there tonight after driving all day. We were pleasantly surprised. I had the salmon special and my wife had the crab cakes. Both were prepared well and very tasty. My son had the country fried steak and loved it! Our waitress was the sweetest...More

Thank RonnyS_12
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ronny, Thank you for your review and i am so glad you enjoyed your visit and food selections. I hope you can stop in again on your next visit to the area. See you soon, Chef Shawn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seeking a late lunch in central Virginia while checking out battlefields and wineries. There are limited selections for lunch outside of some fast food and delis. We stopped at this café and found an enjoyable meal. The menu has a considerable number of...More

Thank UpstateExplorer
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your resent visit with us at the Blue Ridge Cafe, I am glad you enjoyed your meal and service and thank you for the nice review. Hope to see you again on your next time you are in the area exploring. Chef...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kolby took such good care of us. He was both friendly and attentive. I was shocked when he mentioned this was his first job as a waiter. He seemed very comfortable and experienced. Would request him in future visits.More

Thank Melanie F
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Melanie, Thank you so much for the nice review and kind words about Kolby, you are right he has the right mindset for the job. Feel free to request him on your future visits, he would love to serve you again. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after our hotel suggested we check it out- they didn't offer the discount the hotel said they offered. Not a great customer service move- dinner was ok just ended up annoyed.

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a bite on a whim. Only ordered an app..so reviewing a premade item isn't fair. However, upon walking in you are greeted with a sign "Wait to be Seated" this includes bar tables....so...I stood until someone happen to walk by and see...More

Thank Sheila H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 18 enjoyed lunch. One waitress handled us and Stacy did a fantastic job. Excellent variety on menu. Would come again.More

Thank David A
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

David, Thank you so much for the nice review, I am glad that you and your group had a wonderful lunch and we look foward to serving you again. I will let Stacy know that you said she did a "fantastic job". See you soon,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had large party here, top notch service! Amazing staff and service and food was impeccable!! Loved it!!! Highly recommend!!

Thank Theresa P
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, so happy we hit the mark on all points of food and service. See you soon! Chef Shawn

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch here with friends visiting from the U.K. A good local place to eat with a friendly local atmosphere. Had the veggie quesadilla appetizer as my meal and it was definitely a meal size (w/enough to box up & take home!). The waitress was...More

Thank SmsVA
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit and kind review, I am glad you enjoyed your meal and service and hope to see you soon. Chef Shawn

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Questions & Answers
cathyw552017
31 March 2017|
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Response from AnnieMadison_VA | Reviewed this property |
I think it's around $30. All you have to do is Google the restaurant and they should have their Easter menu up - or Google them, find a phone number and ask. Their Easter Buffet is to die for!!!
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cathyw552017
31 March 2017|
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Response from blueridgecafe | Property representative |
The Easter Buffet is $27.95 Thanks Chef Shawn
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nelle17
27 June 2016|
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Response from blueridgecafe | Property representative |
Neele17, I am so sorry, I just saw your question, I never knew i could get questions through trip advisor. Yes we do have gulten free, hope it helps for the future. Again sorry for the late response. Chef Shawn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8315 Seminole Trl, Ruckersville, VA 22968-3478
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Ruckersville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-985-3633
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Description
Chef Shawn Hayes, owner and chef of the Blue Ridge Cafe, has a real passion for food and creativity. He believes that good food, well prepared and offered at a reasonable price keeps his customers coming back. And, it's true! Virginians and travelers have been enjoying Shawn's cooking since he and his wife, Rita, opened the Cafe's doors in 1995. Dreaming of being a chef in the hospitality industry since age 12, Chef Hayes pursued his ambition and received a degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1988. Since then, he and his family have dedicated days, nights and weekends to ensuring the success and quality of their business. Rita assists Shawn wherever she is needed - from the kitchen to catering and menu planning. And, the Hayes' daughter, Elizabeth, actually christened the cafe with her birth just 12 hours before the scheduled opening. The first banquet room was opened in 1997 just after their son, Nicholas, was born. Both children have grown up working with and around food at the cafe and catered functions. His years of experience in the field, and being in the right place at the right time, enabled Chef Shawn to make his dream come true. He enjoys preparing a variety of different foods, but his specialties are American fare and Italian cuisine. In addition to his role as Chef, Shawn is also involved in every other aspect of the Cafe, including managing the catering and banquets, the business office and designing the menus. Shawn and the Cafe are also known for their support of and dedication to the local community. The Blue Ridge Cafe is located on Route 29 (south bound lane) in Ruckersville, VA, just north of Charlottesville. Surrounded by the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains, visitors to the Cafe are sure to enjoy the atmosphere. Whether for lunch, dinner or socializing over drinks and appetizers, the Cafe offers its customers delicious food, a full-service bar and a wide variety of Virginia wines. The Blue Ridge Cafe is the perfect place for gathering family and friends. So, if you'd like to experience Chef Shawn's knack for making even simple foods spectacular, stop by the restaurant or call to book your next catered affair today!
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