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Real Food

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American, Healthy
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12267 Old Gordonsville Rd, Orange, VA 22960
540-661-7261
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty sandwich ... Really!

Found this quaint sandwich shop when we were traveling through Charlottesville last week. LOVED IT! It's small, and I mean small...plus limited hours of operation...lunch only ..11-2 pm. But, if you find yourself hankering for a tasty sandwich when they're open.....go for it! Bonus: sandwich... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've driven by and heard much about Real Food, but it has always been closed. I fiinally found it open and was able to eat there. It is open 11am to 2pm on weekdays. Real Food is located on the south side of Orange on US 15 South. The menu changes on a daily basis. I had the blackened salmon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Found this quaint sandwich shop when we were traveling through Charlottesville last week. LOVED IT! It's small, and I mean small...plus limited hours of operation...lunch only ..11-2 pm. But, if you find yourself hankering for a tasty sandwich when they're open.....go for it! Bonus: sandwich guy is from The Finger Lakes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Extraordinary sandwiches. We eat here at least once a week and frequently more often. We try to limit ourselves to only 2 cookies at a time but that is hard to do. One salad makes a light meal for two I dislike the times it is closed.

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Orange, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

I have had wonderful real food lunch that I have purchased, but recently fortunate enough to attend an event that they catered. It was out of this world and their staff was superb and very friendly.

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Madison, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My husband raves about the large, delcious and unusual sandwiches he's had at Real Food. This simple restaurant is a special spot for wonderful food - try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good healthy food is Sometimes hard to find in these parts. Their Menu changes daily. It is Always Good. Don't judge it from the outside. ..It's a simple clean little restaurant.

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Crozet
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Real Food is a bit tricky to find without a street sign and with limited parking, but it is worth the stop. The lunch menu offers innovative combinations of fresh ingredients for salads, soups, and sandwiches. I enjoyed my turkey sandwich. My husband prefers more traditional flavors and was not as excited by the flavor combination he chose. If you... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

So good, so fresh, so friendly. I can't wait to come back to try whatever else is on their constantly changing lunch menu. I travel a lot, and u can assure you this is as good a lunch spot as anywhere I go. Soup, salad, and sandwich joint that is fresh and creative.

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Saint Leonard, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This place is an oasis--a miracle, almost, in a state that probably boasts more Hardee's and Tastee-Freezes than any other. Not that I've never happily partaken in either of those.... But the food here is excellent. It is as fresh as you can get in this part of the world, and the flavors and influences are as far-reaching as the... More 

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Orange, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not only does Real Food have extremely good lunches, they cater for their "real" job. This couple is imaginative and inventive. I get lunch there as often as possible, and know people who have had them cater their events, and they were thrilled. Nice to have a spot like this in Orange, of all places.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12267 Old Gordonsville Rd, Orange, VA 22960
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: 540-661-7261

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Healthy
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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