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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 19
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  • 13
    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
Tasty diner type food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Smithfield, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Yorktown, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've eaten at the Lunch Bell for at least 27 years. The food has that homemade taste because it is...I enjoy the navy bean soup and chicken salad. But, the specials of the day are amazing. The barbeque plate with macaroni salad is another that I enjoy. I have to mention their desserts. The banana pudding is delicious, as well... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Today was my fist time ever eating at the lunch bell. It was awesome. Good price, good service & good food. I wanted an omlet but I wanted to add corn beef hash to my omlet. To my surprise they accommodated my wish. OMG that omlet was delicious! The cook dud an awesome job because I like my corn beef... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food is well prepared. A sure place to get a consistently good meal. The staff are warm and friendly. The apple butter is yummy.

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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 1 - 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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