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Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co.

8315 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968
+1 434-985-3633
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
8315 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good selection and great food, well cooked. Not pricey either which is a definite plus! Now they’ve started a rewards program, so even more incentive to go!

Thank teh301
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the BLT and Fries. Portions are small for the price. Room for what appears to be the average customer is small and somewhat noisy.

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this restaurant by chance! Decided to come back for their Thanksgivng Buffet. WOW! I am so glad we did. They had everything and anything to offer for a dinner. The traditional ham, turkey and trimmings that go with it. Also they had a...More

Thank vafireball
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Wow what a great review, I am so glad we met your expectations. We work hard at trying to do a great job and judging by your review we did it. We look forward to seeing you in the...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wife and I had a lunch date, without kids hurray. We sat down to a great bowl of New England clam chowder that I could of had 3 more bowls. I had a fried chicken sandwich and can't remember what wife had but she really...More

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

Ken, Thank you so much for your nice review, so glad you and your wife had a nice lunch date. We are looking forward to a grand buffet for Thanksgiving so I am glad you are attending. I promise you won't be disappointed. Let's Eat...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We used Blue Ridge Cafe and Catering for a wedding reception. It was a wonderful experience from the beginning until the night of the wedding. Sue was very knowledgeable about how to set up the tables in the various serving areas. The staff was professional...More

Thank valmc20172017
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you so much for the review, we are pleased that you included us in your very special day. We wish many years of happiness and again thank you for all your support and business. Hope to see you soon, Let's Eat Well! Chef Shawn

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Everything was perfect once again. Great food, great service! They have a great staff, Grade A food!

Thank Chris C
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Chris, Thank you so much for your review and continued business and support. Let's Eat Well! Chef Shawn

Reviewed 26 October 2017

The wait staff is very friendly and the service is excellent. It is a great place to stop if you are traveling along 29 near Charlottesville.More

Thank veldi55
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and letting the world know. So glad you stop to see us when you are traveling through. Glad to hear the staff is doing a great job and we look forward to your next visit....More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

although just 7:30 pm the Restaurant seemed to be close to colsing, at least the attitude of the Servers indicated this, Food was good, beverages good

Thank globalJuergen
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you for your review, sorry if the servers gave that impression, that is not normal and they should be welcoming every guest with open arms. Glad to hear the Food and Beverage were good. Hope to see you soon, Chef Shawn

Reviewed 16 October 2017

I stopped in for lunch while travelling thru the area and had the Monte Cristo sandwich. It was not the best I have had, but it was okay. The menu had lunch variety, food was pretty good, and price was average. I will stop in...More

Thank ewhubbard
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I am glad you enjoyed the food and service and look forward to your next visit with us. Be sure to ask for Chef Shawn so I may come out and meet you in person....More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

We often stop in here on our way down 29 to Charlottesville. We have ordered everything from sandwiches to full entrees and have never been disappointed.More

Thank cruisingplatinum
blueridgecafe, Owner at Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering Co., responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

John, Thank you for your nice review and continued support. If you are in the area on Wed. Oct. 18th we are have our Steal the Pint night with live music, might be something you would enjoy. Thank you again and hope to see you...More

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, 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 Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Ruckersville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-985-3633
  • E-mail
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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