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12267 Old Gordonsville Rd, Orange, VA 22960-2901
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Real Food my go-to lunch spot during the week in Orange. Paul's menus change weekly and focus on locally-sourced ingredients. His menus are creative without being fussy. His summertime salads and sandwiches that feature stone fruit are sublime. For what one might spend on a fast food lunch, you can have an entrée salad with a cup of soup, or... More 

Thank Malaika R
Gordonsville, Virginia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The lunch menu changes every week. There is almost always something on it for everyone in the family. The flavors the owners put together are unique and delicious.

Thank Cristy36
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful homemade sandwiches, soups and desserts! Will definitely go back when we come back to Orange for our Thanksgiving visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Madison, VA
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

My husband has had lunch several times at this unassuming restaurant - Real Food - on the road to Gordonsville, just east of Orange Virginia. Today, I accompanied him, and we both loved our light lunch! We shared a sandwich and salad. Simple fare made special by the addition of special touches. My fave was the unbelievably delicious "crunchies" that... More 

Thank AnnieMadison_VA
Orange, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Delicious and unique items made fresh with local ingredients! Revolving menu means every week is different depending on the season!

Thank farmgirlmc
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Quick, fresh local fare.. small but take out is always an option.. soups are made fresh as are the cookies..

Thank nancyb191
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Unique food combinations that I would never think of but that turn out great! I often get more if than one sandwich!

Thank Kain S
Orange, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

The food is always good and the menu changes every week.You generally have a choice of two sandwiches, two soups and two salads. They have great deserts too. Their hours are 11am-2pm and the place is very small so mostly I pick up to go. Great food , friendly people.

Thank Twolf76
Aldie, VA
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

Enjoyed a warm November weekend lunch at Real Food. The sandwiches were delicious and side of beets divine! Had a specialty Blue Mountain draft which was very tasty. Wonderful food, service and views. A must visit in Orange!

Thank lrgay
Orange, VA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great place to get a healthy lunch on a budget! Great salads and the sandwiches are not what you think! Some of the combinations I have never even thought of, but they blend well and have never disappointed. A different menu every week and the ability to get enough for dinner and take it home!

Thank JLippens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $14
American, Soups, Healthy, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12267 Old Gordonsville Rd, Orange, VA 22960-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: 540-661-7261

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