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The Light Well

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American, Bar, Contemporary
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110 E Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1627
+1 540-661-0004
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Open 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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Munich, Germany
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little pub to dine in on Maine Road. We started with a Tomato soup which was okay. As a main dish my hubby had a chicken sandwich which he didn't complain about. I had a vegetable Chimichanga which was - somehow unexpectedly - very good. The only thing which wasn't too good were the potatoes as a side which... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to get a quick bite. Good bar atmosphere with a decent selection on the food menu. The special, chicken Marsala, and my husband's burger were very good although both our dinners were a little salty. Nice, friendly small town place to have some drinks or grab a bite.

Thank Eleni C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food. It's not too upscale but it's the only thing like it in Orange. They have daily specials and make everything (including the pasta) fresh on site! The coffee is also excellent!

Thank Frenchhorndana
Stafford, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

My husband and I hosted our rehearsal dinner/welcome party at The Light Well the night before our wedding and it was perfect - even better than we had imagined! During the planning process we went down to chat with the owners, Emily and Dave, a couple times and they were great. They were so excited to help us plan the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My husband and I took our two young children here for brunch. After reading the great reviews we decided to make a reservation since we would be visiting the area on a Saturday. They were able to give us a table that worked perfectly for a toddler and an infant in a car seat since they knew we were coming.... More 

Thank HokieMKB
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We enjoyed cold beers and friendly conversation with one of the owner/managers of this fun coffee/pub. Local art on the wall, locally roasted coffees for sale and local music at night. It is a very cool place to hang out after dinner and listen to music. Don't miss a stop here - listen to the train go by while sipping... More 

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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Friendly and competent wait staff with good food at a good value. I had a Cuban and my wife had a carnita.

Thank Dave B
Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We went at the recommendation of Marty from the Inn at Poplar Hill, and we were pleasantly surprised at the food and the service.

Thank theredtomato
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Stopped in for an after dinner drink. Sat at the bar; comfortable atmosphere. Good mix of people. The designer of this place knew what they were doing - perfect lighting, a very good, well-designed/engineered, yet unobtrusive sound system, etc. Bartender Emily knew what she was doing; knew her beer selections, watched her whip up some interesting cocktails and was very... More 

Thank Jackson1111
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We were playing tourists and stopped in Light Well for brunch. They have good seating options with space between tables and you do not hear other tables conversations - always a bonus for us. The have interesting ceiling fans that give amazing coverage as they rotate - just check it out and you will understand. Food: I had the Basic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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?