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Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co.

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8315 Seminole Trl, Ruckersville, VA 22968-3478
+1 434-985-3633
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8315 Seminole Trl, Ruckersville, VA 22968-3478
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to a party in one of the banquet rooms and had a buffet consisting of rolls, fried chicken, green beans, salad, a veggie platter, and mashed potatoes. The food was good. The rolls were delicious. The waitress was outstanding. She was extremely attentive...More

Thank MikeTitone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good variety of menu items and all I've tried were very good. Nice wait staff - helpful and polite. The bar area is fun and lively! Awesome barn quilt on the side of the building to check out. While you are there go next door...More

Thank Cory R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have dinner and lunch there a couple of times. Great staff great food. Portions are wonderful. Really nice experience!!!!

Thank greyhorse1
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Valentine's dinner. Didn't feel like driving a great distance so decided to visit the Blue Ridge Cafe. Previous visit was outstanding. This visit, for Valentine's dinner was somewhat disappointing, perhaps partly due to expectations. My wife's dinner was good but barely warm. My meal was...More

Thank Rick M
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Rick, Thank you for your review, I am truly sorry that the kitchen did not live up to our standards that you are accustom to and should receive every time. I will most certainty address these issues with the kitchen staff. I am sorry that...More

Reviewed 2 February 2018

The best food around. So many choices and great prices. Even dessert is delicious. You can’t go wrong with Blue Ridge Cafe.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 30 January 2018

A friend and I needed a break from antiquing on a cold, rainy day and the Blue Ridge Café was conveniently located. We were seated after a short wait at the hostess stand. The menu had quite a good selection of sandwiches. I ordered the...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 24 January 2018

My husband took me there for my birthday. We had the beer battered fish and it was delicious as usual. Everything we have ever gotten there has been excellant. Like their new reward program.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Wonderful service and meal. My elderly mother and I are regular customers and like the good food and relaxed atmosphere. During this visit, my mother had increased difficulty navigating sitting in a booth and when two waitresses noticed this, they gently suggested that she might...More

Thank jsv1232018
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for your nice review, so glad to here that you and your mom were well taken care of. I Love our staff they are very caring and always try to help the guest. Hope to see you soon, Chef Shawn

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on our way back from Charlottesville to Fairfax because it looked interesting, homey, and real. It is all of that. Service by Jeanette was great-- just delightful and super competent-- what a gem. We couldn't decide what to order-- they have everything! She...More

Thank Terese C
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Terese, Thank you so much for the great review, we have lots of people that stop in on their trips passing through. I will pass along your review to the Jeanette and the staff. I hope you will visit with us on your next trip....More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

I eaten at this place a few times and I try something different each time and they have all been great meals. We took friends there for Thanksgiving dinner and they had a buffet and they had some much chose you could not try it...More

Thank Jamesholtsclaw
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for the nice review, and I hope you will make it a tradition for the Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Hope to see you soon, Chef Shawn Let's Eat Well!

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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!!!
31 March 2017|
Response from blueridgecafe | Property representative |
The Easter Buffet is $27.95 Thanks Chef Shawn
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 20
American, Bar
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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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