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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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Hours:
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
at least once a week

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Gilmer33
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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!

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4 reviews 4 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.

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Crozet
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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Saint Leonard, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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 

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Orange, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 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.

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Washington DC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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
  • 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?