We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
12267 Old Gordonsville Rd, Orange, VA 22960
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Orange
Price range: $6 - $14
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Healthy
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Write a Review

33 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Madison, VA
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Leonard, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange, Virginia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Real Food? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Real Food

Address: 12267 Old Gordonsville Rd, Orange, VA 22960
Phone Number: 540-661-7261
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
Cuisine: American, Healthy

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Real Food staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?