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Lovingston Cafe

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American, Cafe, Contemporary
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165 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
434-263-8000
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Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place

It is a nice place. We stopped for an afternoon snack after visiting the Virginia Distillery. The food was good, and our waitress was nice We would come back. My wife and daughter said the restoom was fine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Victor T
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It is a nice place. We stopped for an afternoon snack after visiting the Virginia Distillery. The food was good, and our waitress was nice We would come back. My wife and daughter said the restoom was fine.

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Thank Victor T
Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Been a customer here for almost 15 years; I typically stop in for lunch 1-2x year on the way to Saunders Brothers Farm Market for fresh peaches or apples. The cafe is conveniently tucked in a shopping center just off U.S. 29 in the village of Lovingston. Turn at the only traffic light in town; you can't miss it. Today... More 

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Thank xclsdeo
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134 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

I love Bratwurst and have eaten my share. these are made in house and were great. My wife had the fried oysters and said they were great (she knows a thing about fried oysters). we were visiting family in Lynchburg and drove here to meet some friends. would definitely recommend this to everyone good, friendly service as well

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Thank Wythe
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in on our way through VA. Great service and delicious food. The pulled pork BBQ sandwich was very good, as was the potato salad.

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Thank dale m
Lovingston, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great hoe cooking, great service......clean and friendly. Patio is wonderful. I've even had meetings in the restaurant. The staff is very flexible!

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Thank PennyL24
Lexington, Virginia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Every year in late September or early October, we make a daytrip to the orchards in Nelson County for apples, pumpkins and just to kick back and relax. The closest place to grab a bite is this unassuming cafe in a strip center in Lovingston. They don't have much else in the area, so this is pretty much it unless... More 

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5 Thank marchhare355
Franklinton, North Carolina
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We stopped here because we had seen the listing on one of the food signs along the road and we were looking for more than a fast food place for lunch. Immediately upon looking at the menu, I knew this was not what I had envisioned the place to be. Since it had been referenced as a cafe, I was... More 

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5 Thank R H
Culloden, West Virginia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had lunch and food was good, I had oysters and they were cooked nice and a fair portion for lunch and wife had a crab cake sandwich and she really liked it, I tasted crab cake and it was very tasty, would go again if in the area, Server was very nice

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Thank wvbike_99
Vienna, Virginia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good food and great atmosphere. We were driving through and stopped for a bite. Good service, reasonable prices.

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Thank Notso G
Greer, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Stopped in for a late lunch ... plenty of menu selections... food was served quickly, was tasty, and priced right. Most deserts made in-house ... rice pudding was delicious. Will return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lovingston
  • Phone Number: 434-263-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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