We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lovingston Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
165 Front St, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
434-263-8000
Website
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 90: English reviews
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank Mark S
Manahawkin, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank incog82
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate dinner here on our anniversary, since we were staying at a bed and breakfast in town. The service was great - our waitress was friendly and very attentive. The food was decent - my steak was cooked just like I ordered it (medium), but was a little tough. My husband had fried fish, and said... More 

Helpful?
Thank Beth S
Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe doesn't look like much from the outside with its location in a small strip mall but it's worth stopping here if you are in the area. The food is yummy and the staff is friendly. My husband had the prime rib sandwich special, I had the barbecue sandwich, and our daughter had the Asian salad. We we all... More 

Helpful?
Thank H6551XMsharon
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch here. Had the chicken salad on croissant . It was excellent. The place was clean and the waitress was attentive. Would recommend stopping in.

Helpful?
Thank Sue E
Arlington VA
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area and it's time for lunch, this is the place to go. An eclectic menu, fresh ingredients, friendly service. 3 of us were out on a genealogy field trip and it was lunch time. This was our stop. For this lunch, the other 2 ordered fried oysters,with sides of potato salad, and I had Hungarian... More 

Helpful?
Thank govango
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Had their black bean soup, blackened ahi sandwich, and broccoli. Everything was really good. Definitely would be back

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with a group of eight. We are all vegetarians, some are vegans. The service was very friendly and efficient. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I eat a lot, but the portions were too big for me to order dessert (which I was really looking forward to).

Helpful?
Thank SwamiAsokananda
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Specials .... prime rib full of chunks of fat and seabass beautiful piece of fish uncooked in the middle. Cook sucks, there's no getting a good meal here unless you like bar food or just have no taste.

Helpful?
Thank Linda L
Reston, Virginia
Level Contributor
69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Wasn't expecting it but delicious burgers. Small town cafe has good menu assortment. Offers local beer and wine.

Helpful?
Thank John B

Travelers who viewed Lovingston Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Lovingston Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: 434-263-8000

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lovingston Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?