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The Light Well

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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110 E Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1627
+1 540-661-0004
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the special, and was fine, not my favorite place for brunch and service was a little slow. Was good food, but was not excited to go back right away.

Thank momplusthree
Silver Spring, Maryland
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there on prime rib night, and I had an excellent piece of prime rib. It was tender and flavorable and veggies were also very good. The service was great and very friendly. I will go back the next time I'm in Orange, VA.

Thank ArchaeoBabe
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice small town pub with good wine, acceptable food and friendly staff. Pleasant acoustic live music.

Thank Rob P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the special of the day, roast pork Wellington. Usually a "Wellington" dish is done with beef, but the pork variation was excellent, very juicy and tender. The Light Well is planning to become a brew-pub, but they had not yet started brewing beer by they time of our visit.

Thank John W. C
Orange, Virginia
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lightwell is a reliably good restaurant in an area where that can be challenging. They make everything from scratch. Additionally, they have a good bar and live music on Friday.

Thank dkwardq1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We frequently stop here in Orange for lunch or dinner. From the first visit we were impressed by the fresh, locally sourced food and friendly service. Last night my wife remarked that she had never had such tasty and perfectly prepared chicken. We'll be back.

Thank VirginiaRoadster
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Stopped for for Bunch and the place was excellent. Good menu choices and specials where amazing. Nice Irish coffee too. Family run and also family friendly. Great value. Visit Objects across the street when you are finished. Cool place

Thank Harry H
Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

It would have been a #5, except for the rude introduction. I was eating solo and asked for a table in the back corner. I was abruptly told that it was a table for 6 and I couldn't sit there. Would have understood except the place had very few people in it at the time. Somebody needs to learn manners... More 

Thank marie b
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Nice local spot with good choices and prices. Friendly staff and good size portions of food. Food could have more flavor/seasoning but overall a good spot and would return if in the area again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Alexandria, VA
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800 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

The Light Well is a good choice for lunch after a visit to Montpelier. Interesting sandwich and salad options that are accompanied by tasty sides. Welcoming and enthusiastic staff. A feel of "Old Orange" in a dining room that has preserved much of the original feel to the restaurant.

Thank jeffl499

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 E Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1627
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 540-661-0004
A new restaurant. Opened in feb 2011

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