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Blue Sky Cafe

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125 W Nelson St, Lexington, VA 24450-2035
+1 540-463-6546
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Buchanan, Virginia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Small, order at counter and seat yourself. Outside picnic tables as well. Very welcoming and quaint. The food is super fresh, beautifully seasoned, and unique. The soups are to die for! The focaccia is delicious and so are the melt sandwiches. The owners work hard to give you something special and they succeed. Prices are quite fair. Great place for... More 

Thank ancram
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145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

One of the few places open on Labor Day for a late lunch. We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed our sandwiches and salad. The tomato looked like it could have come out of my garden and the chicken salad was piled on. The oatmeal raisin cookie is not to be missed!

Thank bdaygirl
Dallas, Texas and Vienna, Austria
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a Lexington institution. The line is long at lunch time but worth the wait. We enjoyed the tuna melt and pimento cheese sandwiches at a comfortable outside picnic table. Don't miss the Blue Sky.

Thank texan75225
Richmond, VA
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Walked in accidentally, when we were looking for another restaurant. This is walk-in, order, be seated. The lady at the front desk was extremely nice and did her best to accommodate a gluten free request. They did not have any gluten free sandwiches, but she was able to cobble together something which was satisfactory. I had the soup and half... More 

Thank FredfromRichmond
Glasgow, VA
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Lunch at the Blue Sky is a culinary experience not soon forgotten. I can taste the wonderful bean soup every time I pass the restaurant. The sandwiches are brought to life with herbs and the specials are calling your name. You will love the outdoor seating or indoor ambiance.

Thank Dot R
Reading, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Basked in the sunshine while enjoying a wonderful lunch outside on their picnic tables. If you like quaint restaurants with tasty, homemade food and friendly service that won't break the bank, then this is your kind of place. The veggie melts, veggie focaccia and tomato soup were fabulous. I would definitely come here again.

Thank NavyDave1
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This beautiful little restaurant rests just a stone's throw from the campus of Washington & Lee University. It is a lovely shoppe, with fresh-baked bread/focaccia, homemade soups and delicious sandwiches. The staff was lovely, engaging and efficient. If you are visiting the University or Lexington, you must try their signature chicken salad and the pizza-like focaccia. We loved it and... More 

Thank anthony s
Jakarta, Indonesia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

The pimento cheese sandwich alone makes the restaurant worth the trip. However, everything is good. Every day they have special focaccia with toppings - one slice is plenty for a filling lunch. The desserts all look excellent, although I've only tried the lemon bars, which are fantastic. One drawback is the line - it is always crowded, you almost always... More 

Thank BexYo
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were taking a leisurely paced drive from upstate NY to Georgia and Florida. Getting hungry and wanting to eat something healthy I pulled up my TripAdvisor app just in time before we had missed the Lexington exit on I81. The best salads! Fresh, full of interesting veggies, cheese, peanuts ( you can leave them out if... More 

Thank bucklel
Lexington, Virginia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

It is not open on the weekends-but when it is many college students eat here because the service is fast and food is delicious and well priced and of course everyone is so nice! I live here so we visit often.

Thank Dmp1953

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 W Nelson St, Lexington, VA 24450-2035
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-463-6546

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?