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Gathering Grounds

55 E Main St, Luray, VA 22835-1902
+1 540-743-1121
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Ranked #2 of 34 Restaurants in Luray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: We offer a unique dining experience: serving breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads with a full-service espresso bar, homemade pastries and pies in a relaxing atmosphere. Wine and beer - on and off. Open 7 days a week.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: We offer a unique dining experience: serving breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads with a full-service espresso bar, homemade pastries and pies in a relaxing atmosphere. Wine and beer - on and off. Open 7 days a week.
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English first
Pembroke, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Visitor Center recommended this place and it was a good choice. Especially good coffee, and quiche was a welcome find. They also had some gluten-free offerings, very good. Food and service were great.

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Riverview
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This restaurant also doubles as the area coffee spot. They have an amazing display of breakfast breads, pastries and treats. The menu is full of lots of choices.The day we ate there they had a dozen pies available. The service was friendly and we stayed after lunch for coffee and a sweet treat. The atmosphere was welcoming and we didn't... More

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Clifton, Va
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went to visit Gathering Grounds having read a bunch of negative service reviews. I must have gone to the wrong place. Our service was 5 star. Stacey gave us a menu in 2 minutes. 5 minutes later she took our food order. The food came out promptly. There was no wait for drink refills, dessert or our check. Stacey was... More

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Southampton, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate here 3 days on short vacation. The veggie bean burger special was out of this world. Great soups and sandwiches. Very friendly staff. Good unsweetened ice tea. They were strangely out of lemons for two days (grocery store?) but otherwise it was all great. Very good pastries. Lemon Pie is a MUST have.

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Luray, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have visited Gathering Grounds many times & it never ceases to amaze me that the owners will not staff the restaurant as needed. I have worked in the service industry for over 20 years and cringe every time I see the wait staff walking past tables that need to be bussed multiple times. The same goes for not greeting... More

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Shenandoah, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The people are nice and the drinks and food are good. A place to stop to get the local feel and get tips about where to visit.

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Reston, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had a wonderful visit to Luray Caverns and stopped here for lunch. Waited just a bit for a table, but once we were seated, it was a long wait to get our orders - it just felt that they were tremendously understaffed for a beautiful summer Saturday afternoon with a main tourist attraction just down the street. My Roast Beef... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Fantastic espresso bar. Got a dry cappuccino. The foam was so thick you could spoon it off and the flavor was terrific! The sandwiches were amazing too!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went there for Lunch this week and were seated by a young man who appeared to be a waiter. My wife and I than sat for 15 minutes as waiters and waitresses delivered food, drinks and menus to surrounding tables. Not once did any of the staff speak to us or ask us if someone had waited on us yet.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I liked the "back in time" feel of the place but the staff was not very friendly and the food was average.

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