Ruckersville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Greene County, Virginia, United States, located in a rural area north of Charlottesville. The population as of the 2010 census was 1,141. The community lies amidst hills, mountain views, trees, and farmland. It is located at the intersection of two major highways, north–south U.S. Route 29 and east–west U.S. Route 33. It was founded by the same family that established Ruckersville, Georgia.
Things to do in Ruckersville
4 based on 281 reviews
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!
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 a bit more disappointing. Steak was cooked medium but was extremely dry (not juicy at all), lobster tail was too chest, crab cake reminded my of a cod fish cake. However crab dip was very good. Service was very good, but this time the kitchen was their downfall. Was not that busy as we arrived shortly after 1pm... So expected that the kitchen would not be rushed and could devote time to achieve excellence. Didn't happen, especially disappointing on a special dinner day.
5 based on 12 reviews
Be sure to stop by when they are making donuts. Try the maple ones! Bfast is pretty good, nice selections of soups and baked goods.
5 based on 17 reviews
Hey, friends! We are your local drive-thru coffee shop right here in the beautiful county of Greene! Stop in for an exceptional cup of coffee or smoothie! We have smoothies, coffee, lattes, mochas, "Java Shakes," fancy shmansy drinks and "fru-fru" ones, too! Our flavors list is basically endless, and you can make your own concoction by adding any combination of them into your latte, coffee, shake, or italian soda! We also have a wide variety of smoothie flavors or we can whip up something custom just for you! Can be made with nonfat yogurt base, ice cream base, or just the fruit!
I frequently stop at Java for my morning pick me up and never disappointed.The specialty flavors are perfect combinations without being overbearing. I like my hot drinks while the kids log the smoothies and sno-comes! Everyone is so friendly which is nice to see first thing in the mornings. Definitely worth checking out.
3.5 based on 17 reviews
I have enjoyed my visits here previously. Our over easy eggs we over harde and quite greasy. More than necessary, I believe.Odd flavor to bacon and a crispy but very oily. Home fries oily and not browned at all. Sign in window says looking for chef. I will try breakfast again when the sign is removed.
4.5 based on 78 reviews
Had a great breakfast to celebrate my birthday with my hubby! The truffled eggs Benedict was excellent! Farmers breakfast for my husband also was great. The house made sausages are always a special treat! We even were treated to mimosas because we had to wait a bit for our food! Jack’s Shop Kitchen is such a great addition to Ruckersville!
4 based on 64 reviews
We called ahead to see if they could get our group of 30 in, and they were ready for us within 15 minutes. We were seared immediately upon our arrival. The food was great...we had everything from queso to churros, fresh guac, fried ice cream, steak fajitas (some of the best I've ever had), chicken enchiladas, shrimp chimichangas, tacos...pretty much one or two of everything on the menu. Our server was friendly, attentive, and so patient.
4 based on 69 reviews
It was our first visit to this restaurant, and for the most part we were impressed. I liked the look of the place, a couple of cozy, brick lined rooms. The woman that greeted us seemed unfriendly, but the service got better later on. We were a bit disappointed that they didn't have any pasta lunch specials. Ordering a full pasta meal seemed a bit much, as well as expensive for lunch. We ended up ordering their medium King Kong pizza. It was huge, a good value as we had two lunches out of it. The pizza was good, with lots of toppings on it. We would reccomend checking this place out. It can be deceiving because the sign makes it look more like just a pizza place, but once you get inside, you'll find a cosy, sit down restaurant.
4 based on 21 reviews
Ordered the Burrito Supreme- unseasoned ground beef, chicken, lettuce, single slice of unripened tomato and big blob of sour cream. Americanized, cheap Mexican food. Also managed to make a poor daiquiri- is it really that hard to make a good one. It is cheap, but both me and my wife had the same reaction- better food at Taco Bell and cheaper still.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
My boyfriend and I stopped by since it is right off the I-81 and we wanted something different to the usual fast food. The sandwiches were great, made to order with whatever toppings (banana peppers, pickles, tomato, onion, lettuce & condiments) you choose. I definitely recommend the Italian sandwich! No sides, but the store is full of snacks to choose from.
5 based on 7 reviews
My family and I were traveling to the Charlottesville area for a wedding and were looking for a mid point between all of our hotels to meet for lunch. Big B's BBQ came up in my search. It's small (maybe 4 tables inside, but also picnic tables outside) but there is plenty of parking in front and in back, and the food is awesome. Not only is it tasty but you can SEE it being prepared behind the counter, and you can see and smell the smoker in the back. No way is this pre-packaged microwaved food which you get at a lot of restaurants now adays. It has a small town family feel. The menu is on chalkboard and there are many BBQ options and tasty southern sides (collard greens!). We had chopped and sliced brisket - coleslaw and potato salad. Highly recommend. Can't wait to go back when I'm in Ruckersville antiquing!
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