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The Light Well

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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Pub
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110 E. Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
+1 540-661-0004
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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: A new restaurant. Opened in feb 2011

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Place with a vibe

Great place for morning coffee and pastries, also good small plates such as mussels, mac and cheese. Music on certain nights and then it can get very noisy (not the place for conversation). Delicious Irish coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gail M
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Rapidan, Virginia
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Rapidan, Virginia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for morning coffee and pastries, also good small plates such as mussels, mac and cheese. Music on certain nights and then it can get very noisy (not the place for conversation). Delicious Irish coffee.

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Thank Gail M
Louisville, Kentucky
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133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bar was open but had to wait for dinner service to start however server worked up some appetizers for us to enjoy while waiting. The three fish taco was one of the best, and I love fish tacos.The spinach was great.

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Thank Dan6801
Buffalo Junction, VA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch with 4 generations of family. They have a wonderful menu. Something for everyone. There is a very good brunch menu on the weekends. Wait staff was very nice and very attentive. Tastefully decorated and clean.

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Thank 21racefan21
Orange, VA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great place to get lunch or dinner - has a bar atmosphere....be prepared to wait, getting your order could take a bit.

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Thank JLippens
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We stopped in for dinner and had made a reservation – for a Friday this seemed a good idea as it was pretty busy. The wait staff were attentive, without being fussy – and service was without problems. We started with bruschetta – OK, but lacked the garlic oomph I had hoped for! Entrees were fish tacos, voted as good,... More 

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Thank SeamusK61
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had dinner here with my wife and another couple. I would not recommend the loin of pork, which I had. It was very tough. However my wife enjoyed the cod and the other couples steak and fish toco was good. My wife and I had the muscles as an appetizer which was delicious. The pumpkin ice cream was also very... More 

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Thank Joe M
Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We had dinner near The Light Well, and wanted to grab some dessert and coffee, so we stopped in. We had chocolate cake and were so impressed by the homemade cake (and the excellent homemade icing) that we decided to return for dinner later in our trip. For dinner, I had homemade fettuccine with tomato sauce and grilled chicken, as... More 

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Thank Lynsie1026
Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Great place for dinner, drinks or dessert. Quaint restaurant with great food and friendly staff. Would definitely eat here on a regular basis if I lived local.

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Thank AnnSG
Stafford, Virginia
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The inside of this restaurant was very pleasant-clean, nice background music, mild noise from fellow diners and clean restrooms. The male waiter provided basic service, no more. I asked for a drink refill but it never came. We had to wait for the check for greater than 15 minutes. Felt like we were being held hostage. The Angus burger wasn't... More 

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Thank k9travelz
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Had Sunday brunch. It was busy, but we didn't have to wait long for a table. Food and coffee was good, staff was very friendly, but service was slow. Lovely building, but like so many trendy eateries, the acoustics were terrible. Nothing to absorb sound, so it's impossible to have a conversation without shouting. The din of 50 conservations, clanging... More 

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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, Cafe, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?