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The Light Well

110 E. Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
+1 540-661-0004
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Ranked #4 of 30 Restaurants in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
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
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Contemporary, Bagels
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A new restaurant. Opened in feb 2011
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Locust Dale, Virginia
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I stopped today to split a dessert and have coffee. We had a great orange and walnut cake and two very good decaf coffee's. Always had very friendly service--very helpful--very highly recommended for a full menu, as well. Try daily specials as they are almost always a good value and of very high quality. The beer flight... More 

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maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had one of their signature cocktails: the Miss Dolly. It was a remarkable, delicious and unusual combination of flavors. The Light Well makes their own honey-ginger-lemon syrup and sage syrup to flavor the cocktails. The bartender Anna wrote out the proportions for me, so I could make it at home in B'more. My best souvenir of our trip to... More 

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Barboursville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I like going there because I've never been disappointed. From their Cosmo to coffee it's good!! I had the shrimp and grits recently and it was excellent.

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Springfield, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Not an extensive menu, but what they do, they do very well. Burger and chicken BBQ sandwich were outstanding; even the sides (salads, potatoes, veggies, soup) were really good. Prices moderate (dinner was about $70 for four of us). Live music on certain nights.

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Orange, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been a vegetarian for years and while the Light Well's menu always includes delicious dishes for the vegetarian - I go for the Light Well's Bean Burger. It's the best burger I've ever eaten. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff are welcoming. My favorite restaurant in Orange and elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have been going to the LW for years because I like the great atmosphere - beautiful bar and lighting in one of the town's most beautiful historic buildings - the food is also great - an always changing collection of beers on tap with a great bar menu - it's the kind of place where the family proprietors stop... More 

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The Light Well is a welcoming and friendly restaurant! Meeting friends, joining colleagues, or simply taking a quiet opportunity to relax alone - the Light Well meets your needs tremendously. The staff and environment are welcoming, comfortable, and inspire a sense of "coming home". The wonderful coffee, beverages, made to order specialty foods, and tasteful dishes contribute to a delightful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

I frequent this establishment because the food is reliably good! I am a local and I enjoy seeing other locals there. It is also a good place to listen to live music.

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Charlottesville, VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Can't say enough about the Lightwell in Orange, VA. It's an incredible little bar/restaurant where townspeople and visitors alike enjoy good food and a good time. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and many people know each other in this hometown restaurant. The regular menu is quite good and it's augmented by tasty, well-prepared specials that often use local meats... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Light Well is one of my favorite restaurants, not only in Orange but anywhere. Whenever I find myself nearby, I make a point of stopping in, whether for a great dinner, a convivial lunch, or just a few drinks with friends. I live in Richmond and I often find myself comparing our local restaurants with some of my favorite... More 

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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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