Blue Ribbon Diner
2465 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215, United States

Review №1

Love Blue Ribbon. Classic diner comfort food. Fried Okra and Pinto Beans go with all the great entrees. Love the fired steak, chicken, and burgers. Salads are good too. Locally owned so it's great to support the hometown and the people that live here.

Review №2

Everything was prepared quickly and just the way we ordered! The food here is absolutely amazing! We ordered the grilled cheese for my youngest he LOVED it especially since it was extra cheesy with a great cheese pull which he doesn't see often! My other son got the bacon cheese burger and it was huge!! The burger was just as big as the bun very filling and very juicy! My husband got the loco chicken sandwich with sweet and smoky grilled chicken topped with pepper Jack and other fixings! Can you say yum!! I got the chicken fried chicken sandwich and boy oh boy watch out Chick-fil-A!! This sandwich was all white real chicken that was cooked to perfection...super juicy with a good crunch! This was our first visit and we can't wait to get back to try their milkshakes. The vibe here is classic diner with a home town touch from the local school pictures hanging throughout the space.

Review №3

Stopped in this little restaurant for the first time. What a amazing place. We got seated right away. Melissa was our Server. She was attentive and very pleasant. The food was great. Had the Country Fried Steak and my wife had the Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Both were awesome. If you are in Burlington looking for a affordable nice place to eat, Blue Ribbon is a great place!

Review №4

I had an issue with their manager, so I got in touch with the owner, they were extremely apologetic and seemed to be serious about addressing my concerns. Sometimes, only through bad circumstances, can you tell how good a place truly is. I say, the owner/s care deeply, about every single customer.

Review №5

First of me and the wife go here pretty regularly for date night. She loves the meatloaf and I love the shrimp salad. Great food great service never had any issues from this establishment.

Review №6

I could eat there every day of the week. Their apple Jack sauce is one of my favorites. I do miss the fries they had 10 years ago. I think they told me they switched because they were not gluten free she were trying to have more options for people with gluten allergies

Review №7

Apple Jack sauce is great. Chicken tenders were pretty small.

Review №8

Family atmosphere with good service. Great place to stop in for their Sunday special chicken pie!

Review №9

Great place to eat, the waitress was outstanding. The food was fresh and delicious!

Review №10

Good food at a local diner! Blue Ribbon Diner has lots of food to choose from, including specials seven nights a week. The restaurant is crowded during normal dinner hours, but I've never had to wait over two or three minutes to be seated. The waiters and waitresses are friendly and quick to recommend a meal if a customer can't make up his mind. I highly recommend their Apple Jack chicken, whether on a platter with two vegetables, or in a salad. A customer can eat as healthy as they want to. Blue Ribbon Diner also offer milkshakes and other desserts.

Review №11

Great new ghost pepper cheese to go on my chicken sandwich and the peach cobbler is always on point.

Review №12

The chocolate chess pie is GREAT! The veggies didn't taste seasoned. The chicken pie was not the greatest either. Staff was very nice.

Review №13

Food was good. Service was friendly. The only complaint I have is the vegetable plate I ordered came with a cornbread muffin so small it was rediculous. It was enough to make me not want to go back.

Review №14

Went here for lunch and Aimee was my waitress/server and she was very sweet, respectful and attentive during my entire visit. This was my first time going to this Blue Ribbon Diner cause I usually go to the Mebane location instead cause I live closer to Mebane but i was in Burlington running errands. Both locations are fantastic and both have the most hospitable and respectful employees and the food here is unbelievable. Very clean dining room and clean bathrooms. I had the fried pickles with ranch dressing for dipping as an appetizer and had the shrimp salad with ranch for the main course and they came to the table in a short amount of time, super fresh and both dishes tasted fabulous. I definitely recommend this place to anybody young or old for some excellent food.

Review №15

The food is delicious and the server was very nice and courteous

Review №16

Wonderful service great food, highly recommend.

Review №17

The food was good,and it was clean,but the service was slow and not very attentive I'm sad to say

Review №18

Great place to dine with a good selection of dishes . Great service and atmosphere and real good people.

Review №19

Food is good. Changed fries to wavy wedges. Not as good as small crinkle fries they use to have.

Review №20

I ordered the daily special meatloaf. It was completely flavorless with the exception of the half inch layer of ketchup on top and had the texture of soggy bread. Put that with a side of instant potatoes And over fried okra. For $7.50 I would have done better at McDonald's.

Review №21

Ordered the Chili Cheese Fries appetizer. Unfortunately it was barely enough for one person, much less the other people at the table. An appetizer should be enough to share with the other people at the table. In the past they were served on a large plate with plenty to share, now it's just a small fry with chili and cheese. The size has dropped, but unfortunately the price hasn't. Other than that the meal and service were great.

Review №22

Had the fork and knife chuck burger. It was good.

Review №23

The best grilled chicken in the world. The Applejack sauce they use is one of a kind... You can't go wrong with a one great chicken basket and a side of onion rings or their grilled chicken salad. This and the location in Mebane are gems!

Review №24

Great food and awesome service!

Review №25

I absolutely love this place! There are so many cool things all around the restaurant on the walls and standing alone! This place is so cool in the food is delicious and well priced

Review №26

Great food and great service.

Review №27

Service was great. My wife's salad was not fresh. The other food was prepared well. Fun dinner atmosphere.

Review №28

Limited menu with daily specials. Good food served reasonably promptly. Moderate prices. Milkshakes are a specialty. Diner is popular with locals. Lunch and dinner only.

Review №29

Food was good as always. The staff is taking all necessary precautions.

Review №30

I love the music and the homestyle food is great.

Review №31

Boy, we just had an excellent dinner tonight. Thank you blue ribbon diner. I had the chef salad and it was perfect. The restaurant was full but not too crowded which is always appreciated. Friendly and fast service. Always a fun place with a good local appeal.

Review №32

Food took forever to come out

Review №33

After placing my order online. I bring it home and realize that my order of Southern Fried Chicken Plate which looks like a piece of chicken in breading covered with a white gravy, was actually three chicken strips the size you feed a toddler. Now expecting the Resturant to try and make it right I called to report it. The individual I spoke with said “yup that's how it comes” I asked about the gravy and they said it doesn't normally come with it. So really what the rest of the world calls a chicken strip they are calling Southern Fried Chicken Plate.

Review №34

The spaghetti sauce was great and so was the service.

Review №35

Always enjoy my food from here! It's a good go-to!

Review №36

The food is always great!

Review №37

Was good food.. Awesome desertEnjoyed spending time with my husband.

Review №38

Peach cobbler with ice cream. Everything was amazing but try that dessert menu

Review №39

I called in a takeout order. The person taking my order kept putting me on hold, so I ask him to repeat my order just to make sure since they were evidently really busy. When I arrived, I waited & waited & waited. While waiting for my food, a lady came up front to restock cups. She rested the sleeve of cups in the open ice container!!! Long story short, when I get home, we open our boxes & the order was totally WRONG! Cold, little bity fries, hamburger steak topped with limp cold bacon & cheese. Nothing else!!! No slaw, no bread, NOTHING. I was so embarrassed in front of my friend that THIS was what I was feeding us! Never again! On top of everything else, the Mexican cooks were speaking Spanish real fast to each other. Money completely wasted....

Review №40

Love there fried pickles and their adult chicke sandwich

Review №41

My daughter had the children's chicken tenders and I had the adult basket. The only difference between the two was one chicken strip. Child's have 2 and adult has three. Kid's meal $3.75 adult $8.50. Someone told me you get unlimited fries. Waitress never offered. The tenders did taste good and so did the apple jack sauce.

Review №42

Food was well cooked and seasoned. Service was excellent. Been a long time since I have eaten here but still would recommend

Review №43

Nice, homey place with good food. Always a good place for a bite. Great shakes!

Review №44

Blue Ribbon has great food, pretty good service usually. It's a great place for in and out dining on lunch a lunch break. I love that they have a pickup lane for call in orders. The menu selection is great. There is a wide array of choices. But save room for dessert. You can't go wrong with any of their dessert options.

Review №45

Food not good and to high

Review №46

I use to eat here a lot and haven't been in awhile for no real reason. Have they changed their hamburger meat? I had the steak and it was not as I remember, use to be tender and had a really good taste. I would much rather have quality over quantity. The salad was really good but where's the Italian dressing. I would go back but probably get a salad.

Review №47

Slow service, VERY loud. Blue Ribbon Burger was not good. Cooked to burned extremely well done status.

Review №48

Grest service good food

Review №49

Love this place! Great family diner to eat out at! Always great people working there! :)

Review №50

I like Blue Ribbon because they have good food. However, you can definitely feel the "why are you here you're black" stare from at least a quarter of the staff. They will look right over you to serve "others" first but this is Alamance county so I don't expect anything more. But the few bad apples won't spoil my view because the good people make up for it

Review №51

Good prices good food. Never let you down.

Review №52

I give everything a thumbs up. Food, service, cleanliness, atmosphere, again everything about Blue Ribbon Diner is a thumbs up.

Review №53

Great onion rings. Great service. Found it to be a little pricey.

Review №54

Dependably good food and service. The chicken pie on Sunday and Monday is particularly tasty. I wish there was a breakfast menu.

Review №55

It's a great American diner! The food was good, the atmosphere is always great and the customer service has always been good. The cheese curds were greasy but the chicken tenders and fries were perfect!

Review №56

Cute diner and atmosphere..Friendly staff

Review №57

This place is absolutely awesome .Endless fries . Super thick bologna sandwich. The bacon cheeseburger was excellent. Malenia was an amazing waitress. The atmosphere is great. I highly recommend this place to est lunch or dinner! Everyone is so friendly!

Review №58

Heard of this place for years and finally tried it. Loved it, food and service was great!

Review №59

Food was good and our waitress was wonderful.

Review №60

Very clean,old 50 diner feel.staff are great.had the buffalo sauce burger,very good burger,Highly recommend.but they have a variety of food choices,so whatever you are in the mood for from salads all the way up to steaks.Its there for you

Review №61

The staff was awesome and the food was amazing. We'll be back.

Review №62

Good food, good service, family friendly restaurant! Also has a lot of local memorabilia to see and read while waiting on your meal

Review №63

Good food and good service.

Review №64

Enjoyed dinner and dessert. The daily specials are great, especially on Sunday when they have chicken pie. The crust top layer is massive and completes the dish. The meal we enjoy the most is the grilled chicken plate which comes with two sides and your option of cornbread or roll. For dessert, we ended with they delicious cobbler. Strawberry cobbler is a family favorite. Since it is seasonal, we also devour their peach cobbler, too!

Review №65

Love the puffy crust chicken pie! Always clean and food is consistently good.

Review №66

The mix green salad is great I clean my plate every time

Review №67

Great meatloaf on Tuesdays.

Review №68

Quick service. Friendly staff. Excellent food. Great atmosphere for children.

Review №69

I don't know what's going on but this evening was another disappointment. My food was good but the fries have been changed and he didn't like them. I had to get up and go to the counter for a tea refill after waiting 10 minutes. (I noticed a lot of talking between the young servers and not enough customer service)2 weeks ago, we had lunch there and waited 15 minutes for a server, I finally had to ask WHO our server was. I had to ask several times for sauce I had requested when I placed my order and had to wait on napkins after asking twice.We've had good experiences in the past but decided not to go back after this evening. We were there at 5:20 and it wasn't even busy.

Review №70

Sadly this establishment has declined over the decade. My fries were cold and flimsy, the burger was just shy of eating compressed cardboard and comd also which comes most likely from batch cooking and keeping in water in stove and then quickly heated before going out the door. Waitress was friendly and the place was clean so they got that going for them still. Probably will divorce this place at this time.

Review №71

Gave me and my husband diarrhea so yeah

Review №72

Good food but if you are picking up a take out order you need to check it before you leave. Ordered a applejack grilled chicken salad with applejack dressing at the Burlington location and drive all the way back to Elon 15 miles away (outside of city limits) and have no applejack dressing. ....LETS JUST SAY DISAPOINTED!

Review №73

I love the grilled chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries

Review №74

Everything was fine.

Review №75

Good food, just a little pricey for the portions

Review №76

As a party of 8, an order would seem challenging, but we served well and the food was delicious.Great 50's style diner inside and out. We'd go back.

Review №77

Awesome food and waiter Cody!

Review №78

Great service, Good food!! The cobbler will make you hurt someone if they tried to take it.( lol). It's great

Review №79

Fast and friendly service, even during their lunch rush. Best house salad with ranch around town.

Review №80

Great food!!! Slow service today.

Review №81

Great Thursday special

Review №82

Great food,little pricey

Review №83

Quick service today. Great burger. Won't order the fries again.

Review №84

It's a diner!! Good food at a good price. Try their milkshakes. A little pricey, but good.

Review №85

Good food. On glass plates. Restaurant. Sometime just good to set down and In joy a meat

Review №86

Good food for a good price

Review №87

Very clean. Delicious food. Good service

Review №88

Nice atmosphere to relax with friends while enjoying great food.

Review №89

Best chicken sandwich and peach cobbler around!!!

Review №90

Very clean. Nice people good prices and excellent food! Got a big menu but I can't get past the grilled chicken sandwich.

Review №91

My son and I went to Blue Ribbon after church. We are tired of the same old same old. The food was great, we both got the signature marinated grilled chicken. We will definitely be going back.

Review №92

Great menu selection & very friendly staff! We both enjoyed our visit and meal.....we will revisit this restaurant and our other favorite PBR in Mebane.We are always impressed with PBR's attention to details at these locations - including very clean restrooms.

Review №93

I am not ashamed that I love Blue Ribbon as much as I do. I highly suggest the knife 'n fork burger if you have theeans

Review №94

If you like country fried everything, with your choice of gravy, its awesome.

Review №95

I love blue ribbon. I get the same thing every time (chicken strip basket with green beans instead of fries, a side of apple jack and a roll.) The service is fantastic here and food is great. Definitely recommend for lunch or dinner.

Review №96

Food is great! The applejack sauce is amazing. However they are very stingy with their sauces/dressings unfortunately...

Review №97

Great service, okay food

Review №98

Loved this place. Good variety to choose from and the food was great. Service has been very good too. This place seems to be busy every time we want to go so they're doing something right! I highly recommend giving it a try.

Review №99

The food is good and the service was fast. Both of these things are important when dining with kids.

Review №100

Always good food and great service.

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4.3 Rating
  • Address:2465 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 336-570-1120
  • American restaurant
  • Diner
  • Restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–9PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–9PM
  • Thursday:11AM–9PM
  • Friday:11AM–9PM
  • Saturday:11AM–9PM
  • Sunday:11AM–9PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Delivery:No
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Great dessert:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
Dining options
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
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