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Lovingston Cafe

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American, Cafe, Contemporary
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165 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Linda L
Reston, Virginia
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank John B
Bedford, Virginia
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this restaurant and tried their lunch. The sandwiches were good and the prices were fair. The only thing that we found to be bad was that the place needed to be cleaned. There was dust and dirt everywhere. But, despite the dirt, the food and service were good.

Thank cokeman72000
Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were tired from the drive into town and very happy to have a close, casual place to eat. We ate outside (where dogs are allowed) and they promptly brought us some insect repellant. The pulled pork barbecue was good and we had a half pitcher of some very good beer, which was the prefect amount. The service was friendly... More 

Thank aef222
Rutland, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 5 stopped in for lunch. A warm and cozy dining experience from beginning to end.Nicely set up and decorated.Plenty of room between tables ,separate rooms. The waitress (I didn't catch her name) was patient waiting for us to order. The menu had many tasty sounding dishes and the specials also sounded delectable. The waitress was happy to... More 

Thank Christopher R
Appomattox, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Nice little restaurant right off of 29. I had the prime rib last Friday (6.3.16) ... absolutely perfect with the best mashed potatoes ! On nice days they have a patio that is dog friendly. The lounge (bar) is open much later than the restaurant times listed here ... weekends until midnight ... and is really the only place in... More 

Thank lucianreed
Huntsville, AL
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We found this with tripadvisor. Today's specials were smoked beef brisket sandwich and Virginia oysters. The beef is smoked in-house and was literally melt in your mouth tender. It was served with a cooked onions and sauce mixture that added to the overall dish. The oysters were lightly breaded and cooked perfectly. While the cocktail sauce was fresh and delicious,... More 

Thank CaribeTraveller
EC, Maryland
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This was a great little restaurant, just off route 29 with friendly service and great food - we actually stopped here twice on our recent trip. We enjoyed their blooming onion, fantastic reuben, chicken salad on croissant, and fried oysters (a special for that day). Big booths provided a comfortable break from our drive.

Thank dolciani
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I discovered the Lovingston Cafe in 2010 on a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. What a surprise! It's nothing fancy, but it's where the locals go who are well-traveled enough to know the food is down-home good! Excellent wait staff. It's a casual restaurant that serves consistently good food (been there many times) where you can indulge in American... More 

Thank MDLoves2Travel
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I have stopped twice and both times was pleasantly surprised. Wonderful atmosphere and good food at a nice price. Very pleasant wait staff and clean bathrooms. I plan on making this a regular stop on my way down Route 29!

Thank CalvertHiker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 Street, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lovingston
  • Phone Number: 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?