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Lovingston Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Pub
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165 Front St, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
+1 434-263-8000
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovingston Cafe is a sweet little charmer in the middle of sleepy Lovingston, VA which has limited dining options. This restaurant is a needed addition to the locale. We have been here several times and my husband and son usually get the burger, although they have also been successfully talked into branching out to try specials like the fried oysters... More 

Thank wolfschool
North Carolina
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at a B&B for the weekend and after a full day of sight-seeing we were looking for a place close for dinner. The Lovingston Grill fit the bill. The restaurant is in a small shopping area of Main Street but not the main highway. There is an entrance to a pub right next to the Grill's entrance.... More 

Thank USCGRetired
Ellettsville, Indiana
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165 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This is a typical café with a wide variety on the menu. We just wanted a light dinner, so this fit the bill.

Thank cswright
Venice, Florida
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were on a road trip passing through Virginia - used to live in Virginia and missed the BBQ. (Florida's idea of BBQ is just not the same.) This was our first time at Lovingston Café - it will not be our last. We both had the BBQ dinner - husband had it with slaw and beans - I had... More 

Thank Mimi E
Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Mom had the oyster special and it was delicious. Burgers hot sandwiches salads. Vegetarian gluten free options available. Great place for families.

Thank Kim W
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious. I had the cheeseburger and my husband had the club. The prices were good. You can spend about the same at McDonald's but this place is better food and better restaurant feel. Clean and just a great place to eat. Highly recommended

Thank brenda v
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Motorcycle trip Richmond to Roanoke and we simply got hungry. We pulled in and were greeted with sweet simple southern hospitality. We perused an eclectic and simple yet gourmet menu selection. I'm not vegetarian, but I simply adored the portobello Reuben. (I will be back!!). His simple burger and fries was elevated by its mouthwatering and succulent execution. (Yes, I... More 

1 Thank coleenk122
North Garden, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Dropped by for lunch today. We both had cheeseburgers. They were great. Hand formed patties cooked on a flat top just like the good ol days! Burgers were probably 1/2 pound. The bacon on mine was nice an smokey. Fries that came with them were good. We'll definitely drop in again.

1 Thank Alex P
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Lovingston Cafe is a favorite stop along Route 29 from Greensboro, NC to Loudoun County, VA. It's small town charm and service is equaled by the food. "Lovingly" prepared; we've never been disappointed when we have stopped for lunch. On this particular occasion, we stopped when the restaurant was extremely busy; evidently after the conclusion of a three day music... More 

Thank Mark S
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Here for a festival, ribs were really good. Good selection of beer too. The prices were decent, the workers were super nice.

Thank incog82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Front St, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lovingston
  • Phone Number: +1 434-263-8000

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