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The Light Well

110 E. Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
540-661-0004
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Ranked #4 of 28 restaurants in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Contemporary, Bagels
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A new restaurant. Opened in feb 2011
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A new restaurant. Opened in feb 2011
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

On a very hot, humid Virginia afternoon, in July, I headed to Orange, Va., to meet up w/a very dear old friend, w/a plan, to visit one of our fav. little book shops,The Friends of the Library Book Shop, 120 Chapman Street, Orange. Afterwards, we slowly made our way to the Light Well Restaurant on Main Street. In the past,... More

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Fredericksburg, VA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Having grown up in this area, I can safely say that this is one of the best spots to eat in all of Orange. We stopped for Sunday brunch and arrived exactly at 11am when they open. Within 20 minutes the place was full and with good reason. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. MDP, an eggs Benedict junkie, gave... More

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Orange, Va
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Light Well is Orange Va is getting better all of the time. We had dinner last night, everything was great and the service was top notch

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New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We enjoyed one of the best burgers we have ever eaten here and the service was excellent. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Light Well

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Norfolk, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My parents suggested this place for us to go eat and watch the World Cup. I've been living in Dallas for 7 years so I haven't had a chance to go until now. I came to this building every day as a kid, back when it was Rickett's. I'm glad to say it is now a great place to go... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch after taking. Rode to Orange County, VA. The storefront was not particularly inviting and we had to wait almost 1/2 hour for a table. We had chicken vegetable soup that was absolutely delicious and my hisband's sandwich was also very good. My lunch which was some sort of chicken salad that was... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of the best eateries in Orange: possibly in the county. Verging on very fine cuisine. Really satisfying in its contents and quality. Fresh local food well prepared and served, good range of dishes and wines Excellent restaurant atmosphere and reasonably priced. Wish I could go back but I am 3300 miles away in London, England.

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New York, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Terrific place in Orange. Interesting menu and good coffees. Weekend brunch was excellent. The only criticism is that the bar area closed far too soon for a Saturday night (last call as 9:30) even though they had customers. All-in-all, definitely worth a visit though.

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Poinciana, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After an afternoon at a local winery, we found The Light Well online for a late lunch. Located in an old, converted hardware store, the atmosphere is casual, comfortable and very conducive to catching up with old friends. Their menu is simple but I was impressed with the quality of the cooking and service that I didn't expect to find.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Had the wontons for appetizer- very spicy hot! Chicken chimichangas for dinner were excellent with grilled asparagus for side. The service was excellent, great atmosphere, female vocalist playing guitar- price very reasonable.

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