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The Light Well

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American, Dessert, Contemporary, Bagels
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110 E. Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
+1 540-661-0004
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A new restaurant. Opened in feb 2011

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  • 45
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  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great brunch

Stopped with family during a visit to Montpelier (4 miles away). Nostalgic small town with Southern charm. Found the light well in a renovated building featuring an architectural light well. Hence the name. Tried the Cuban which is non traditional with Gouda, bacon, pork cooked panini style. Family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Montgomery
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped with family during a visit to Montpelier (4 miles away). Nostalgic small town with Southern charm. Found the light well in a renovated building featuring an architectural light well. Hence the name. Tried the Cuban which is non traditional with Gouda, bacon, pork cooked panini style. Family members had French toast and we all enjoyed the meal. They serve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Ate a light dinner here while staying at Mayhurst Inn. It is more of a light fare, but exactly what we needed that evening, and it was wonderful. Would certainly recommend.

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Key West, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Met a friend here for lunch and it wasn't bad. Nice service and fairly good food, and they won't throw you out if you're sitting too long.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We enjoyed breakfast on a quiet Saturday morning, ordering the two quiche-of-the-day varieties. The fillings were flavorful, but the crust was a tad soggy. Still good, though. We also split a piece of warm coffee cake that was very good, light and tasty. The shop has a very welcoming atmosphere, with friendly staff and pleasant decor. We especially enjoyed the... More 

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Ocean Pines, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I had the Friday night special, which was salmon and a delicious risotto dish. The atmosphere is casual but this meal was fine dining!

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Awesome place! Food and service was great and good selection of beer on tap. Will come back for the Cubano sand which again.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had brunch at the Light Well over the Memorial Day weekend. The Light Well is a comfy, welcoming place with a solid beer selection, solid menu, friendly service---worth a trip on a beautiful Sunday from DC. This was our second visit and it is definitely a busy place. Had the chicken club and the cobb salad...both satisfying brunch dishes.

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Victoria Harbour, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner today and had great chicken club and pasta meals. In addition, I enjoyed a superb local Merlot wine called Barberville. The service was very good.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I had dinner at the Light Well in Orange, VA. The restaurant, before it was one, was a hardware store and before that, a pharmacy. All the tables were taken, so I sat at the bar. The bar keep seemed to be the busiest person there. I ordered the grilled chicken. It was good. However, it took almost a hour... More 

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Hampton, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had brunch here the next day after dining at Elmwood at Sparks and brought our 2 year old granddaughter with us. Everything went smoothly. Food was good, waitress was helpful and friendly. The morning breads and sandwiches were perfect for our group. A nice surprise.

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Additional Information about The Light Well

Address: 110 E. Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
Phone Number: +1 540-661-0004
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Contemporary, Bagels

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 E. Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 540-661-0004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Contemporary, Bagels

Description

A new restaurant. Opened in feb 2011
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?