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Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co.

8315 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968
+1 434-985-3633
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8315 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to get good quality, properly cooked food. They seem to really care about the food they serve. The restaurant is cozy, and there is also a bar section for those that want to have a bite while watching TV. I...More

Thank norskies
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review, I am glad you enjoyed your food and visit with us. I had a lady tell me she travels all the way from Washington State for the French Onion Soup and while she is here she visits...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We just hosted a rehearsal dinner and it turned out lovely. We got a lot of complements. We live in NY so had only visited once and then did the rest of the planning by email with Sue. We chose this venue because it had...More

Thank VivSpa
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for including us in your son's wedding weekend, it was a pleasure working with you and serving your guest. I am glad you enjoyed the food and all the guest had a nice time. Best of luck to the bride and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Heading to Skyline Drive and needed lunch first..Hubby and I was going to grab a bite at Wendys and saw this cafe...Hubby and I parked, walked up to door and saw the menu on the outside cabinet..We decided to try it out, somewhere new...Well, let...More

Thank Shelly H
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Shelly, Thank you so much for the nice review, I am glad you stopped for lunch and enjoyed everthing. Hope to see you soon, Chef Shawn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide range of entree, wine and craft beer selections. Seating in dining room or bar area, with TV's. I'm a local and BRC is my go to.

Thank mark h
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mark, Thank you for your review and continued business, we are glad to be apart of the community and look foward to seeing you soon. Chef Shawn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the grilled salmon stuffed with crab meat. It was everything I expected it to be. But along with the baked potato and broccoli tips, it filled me up so much I couldn't order dessert. And they make some nice ones. I love their...More

Thank John L
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

John, So glad you enjoyed the Salmon and next time you will have to have dessert first. Thank you for your review and I hope to see you soon, Chef Shawn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Special of the day. Delicious. And with grilled corn on the cob. Bowl of fruit also. I'm in heaven. Yum!

Thank Jeff A
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jeff, We are glad you enjoyed the Brisket Special and Local corn on the cob. Thank you for your review and I hope to see you soon, Chef Shawn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Food Love the Onion Soup & Sean's Special MeatLoaf the Bar has many flavors and great selection of beer & wines Love our local Well Hung Wine the owner being a long time resident of Little Old Greene County......Try It You'll Like It !!!!!...More

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blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and kind words, we are greatful to be apart of a wonderful community. Hope to see you soon, Chef Shawn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blue Ridge Cafe has no love in its food anymore. It use to be great food and service. Now it just sucks. service is one of the worst I have ever seen. Your server is more interested in having a beer or a smoke just...More

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blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your insights, I am working with the staff to better improve the service and food. Thank you, Chef Shawn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal while husband watched ball game and grandbabies watched one of their favorites on the large screen tv's! Food, waitress and hostess were great and atmosphere was lively! Highly recommend!

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blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and business, I am glad you and the family enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you soon, Chef Shawn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit often. Soups are our favorites and the ribs are excellent. However, what causes us to go there is the french fries.

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blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Everybody loves the "Crack n Crunch" Fries, thank you for the review and your business. Hope to see you soon, Chef Shawn

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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 Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968
  • 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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