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Real Food

12267 Old Gordonsville Rd, Orange, VA 22960
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Ranked #3 of 28 Restaurants in Orange
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: American, Healthy
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Saint Leonard, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Washington DC
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After reading such positive reviews, we just had to try Real Food after visiting nearby Montpelier. The reviews are spot on. Had the baked ham, corn relish, cojita cheese with cilantro mayo sandwich and the Thai coconut chicken soup - both were excellent. Location is pretty nondescript, nestled between the railroad tracks and Rt.15. They are only open for lunch,... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I go to Real Food any time I am within range. For the last two times, I have ordered one of nearly every soup, salad, sandwich, and entree on the menu and cart it back to the Washington, DC area to reluctantly share. The food is fresh, imaginative, and delicious. The prices are reasonable.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I eat here as often as I can as the food is first rate and also well priced. Casual soups, salads and sandwiches are all well thought out with local ingredients. Fast, fun and delicious, you can't go wrong!

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Orange, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Healthy and good! This is a good mix and a rarity in a small town. Paul and Sarah do a great lunch. Always a good choice for your sandwich and if you have a sweet tooth then Sarah has something for you too. I wish a dinner menu you available.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I had heard about Real Food, a few years ago, but, the directions were sketchy. Last winter, I finally located the site, can't tell you how many times I passed it by. The food, prepared by this husband & wife team, is Out of Sight! They make the best Italian hero/grinder/sub, I've had in 20+ years. The soups & salads... More

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Abingdon, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Located in a very non-descript building, Real Food only accepts cash or checks, but was well worth the trip to find an ATM. We were headed through Orange on our way back fro Montpelier and needed lunch. The food was awesome - very fresh and locally sourced. From what I hear, the menu change soften but there was still a... More

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Culpeper, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

What a fabulous place! I never expected to find a spot like this in Orange, Va. It's a teeny little dot of a building that was a Tastee-Freeze in a former life. I got a perfectly prepared salmon sandwich and wonderful root vegetable soup. It's a very friendly place with super cute retro decor and very reasonable prices. Lunch only... More

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White Plains, MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Excellent food like fine dining, but out of a box (I got take out), and prices reflect that :). With small kids, I haven't been fine dining in years, and this was a special treat. I hesitantly (because I'm not a fan of squash) ordered Curried Butternut Squash soup. It was incredible! It was $2.75 for about 2/3 cup. I... More

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