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Lunch Bell, The

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694 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 873-1839
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 20
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simple, delicious breakfast

My wife and I ate breakfast at The Lunch Bell today. The food was cooked perfectly and delivered in a timely manner Our server was very nice and efficient. The greeting when we first walked in was a bit terse. A waive from the kitchen to seat ourselves. No sign was in sight. This place is rough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Tapetseb22
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Ashland, Oregon
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Ashland, Oregon
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132 reviews 132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate breakfast at The Lunch Bell today. The food was cooked perfectly and delivered in a timely manner Our server was very nice and efficient. The greeting when we first walked in was a bit terse. A waive from the kitchen to seat ourselves. No sign was in sight. This place is rough around the edges,... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were in the area looking for a place to grab breakfast before an early doctor appointment and found The Lunch Bell on line. It's a little bit of a chore to find, as it's in the new-ish Town Center...and those roads aren't in the old GPSs! But it has a nice large awning with its name on it and... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The quality and predictability of the meals assures the diner of an experience to be remembered. From the Swain family's recipe book the meals are southern style with pork, poultry and fresh produce. My family loves breakfast at the Lunch Bell restaurant.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I eat here on occasion with my Mother and my friends. We love the food. The pies and Mounds Cake are to die for. However, we were very put-off when we saw 2 of the waitresses reach their hands into an open bag of chips sitting on the counter at the food prep area and put the chips in their... More 

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Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Ate here twice for breakfast. Great omelet, breakfast ham, biscuits, etc. Hashbrowns (my test for a great breakfast place) were a MAJOR disappointment. At a place like this where most everything is made from scratch, I expected something good. Instead, they were like mini McDonalds hashbrowns. #fail Dessert menu looked great and had many homemade pies and cakes. The lunch... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I work in city center and frequently order from here. It has always been good. The chicken sandwich is the best I have ever had. Highly reccomend checking it out.

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Newport News, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great wait staff and very popular place with a wonderfully varied menu, but overpriced by a lot. Additionally policy is for wait staff to give you bill merely noting what you ate. When you get to the register they take that and tell you how much you owe. You do not receive a detailed receipt, unless you ask for one... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The lunch bell never disappoints. Ask any of the many local who will be there. The pies are delicious, the sandwiches remind you of sandwiches from home, only better.

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HAMPTON
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We recently went to the Lunch Bell which we've tried before. This time I wanted something on the light side so I ordered the quiche. The quiche was OK and the portion small. It came with a bit of fruit and salad and a tiny muffin. The muffin was really good. Though I'm not a big eater, I left feeling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place is in a great location and the staff are friendly. You must try the waffles - they're AMAZING!!! Will come back again for sure :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 694 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: (757) 873-1839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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