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The Lunch Bell

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694 Town Center Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-4264
(757) 873-1839
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was about my 8th visit and I must say that it was just as great as the first time. The food and staff are nothing short of amazing! We appreciate going to a place with excellent customer service, a variety of great food and a down home feel! I will continue coming back and telling everyone that I know!!!

Thank Trakk-n
Newport News, Virginia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

It is a great place for breakfast and lunch. Their desserts are fantastic. Moderate in price. But the food is very well-prepared.

Thank lois h
Richmond, Virginia
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Went to Newport News on business and people in my group knew about this restaurant. WOW, I am glad we went. It's only open for Breakfast and lunch and it was a bit pricey, but the food was excellent! I had crab quiche and a side salad. The quiche was awesome and was served with a side of fruit salad... More 

Thank Cassjede
Ashland, Oregon
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217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast this morning. Perfect scrambled eggs, fluffy and moist. Excellent sausage patties and cheese biscuits. Also, the waffles were great. Our servers were friendly and efficient, as always, even though they were very busy today. We enjoy eating here and will be back soon.

Thank Tapetseb22
Chesapeake, Virginia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a hole in wall spot. The place was little sketchy at first. Waitress was nice and made you feel welcome. I got the chicken special. The mac and cheese was awesome. Chicken was also good. It was a special but I felt the price was high. But food is good. Would visit again.

Thank MsDee5
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We stopped here for lunch.It was a place that was unassuming and I think you would find in everyone's home town. It was a relaxing atmosphere and the wait staff was very friendly. The food was good too.

Thank divadi17
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Grits were outstanding! Great staff. Food was excellent. Apple butter was outstanding, so much so that we bought a jar.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We loved the food! Some of the highlights were the fried oysters, fried fish, omelet, and pancakes!!! The kids also loved the burgers. The whole family wanted to go back the next day for breakfast but they are closed on Sunday's. It was by far one of if not the best meals we had during our mini vacay in New... More 

Thank Libra123456
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch with my girlfriend and we loved it. It's in a beautiful city center with an awesome fountain you can walk around. The food was excellent and the service was warm and welcoming. They don't have places like this back home and it was extremely enjoyable. I would highly suggest visiting this place.

Thank Jeffrey H
Jensen Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Went here for breakfast they definitely rush you for table turnover. Service is fast bordering pushy.. Not for a working breakfast. True diner style restaurant. Sweet potato pancakes w/honey butter, was good. Eggs typical as therest of our meal was typical diner breakfast fare. The coffee was a very weak and flavorless. I drink it black and add Tabasco. needed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 694 Town Center Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-4264
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: (757) 873-1839

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