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The Light Well

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary
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110 E Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1627
+1 540-661-0004
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
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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Hampton, VA
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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had been here before for breakfast as well as brunch. Problem in Orange is that most restaurants have limited hours and days, so we had to catch it when we could. Food was ok, wine and prosecco was good. We like the atmosphere here but they could jazz up the food and selection a bit for the palate.

Thank HokieHoo
Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance and I came here for brunch while visiting the Charlottesville area a few weekends ago. The town of Orange is very cute and quaint. The Light Well was the perfect place to stop for brunch. You can get an Emily's Special, which includes eggs benedict, eggs florentine, or eggs pesto WITH french toast, topped with homemade blueberry preserves... More 

Thank Chelsea C
Springfield, Virginia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were staying at a local B&B and walked here our first night in town. The food and wine were excellent. We shared the bruschetta appetizer which was delicious. We ended up each getting the cod bouillabaisse which we couldn't stop eating. We then shared a piece of coconut cake which was also fantastic. The space was... More 

Thank Catie S
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We were here for dinner on a Friday night at the recommendation of our innkeeper, and were very satisfied with the food and the experience. Delicious ribeye steak! And a bluegrass trio playing after dinner made for a very enjoyable evening.

Thank Patty B
Hamilton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We stopped in for lunch between winery visits on a rainy Saturday. We were greeted and seated quickly. They have a wonderful selection of brunch and lunch items that were were efficiently served and delicious to enjoy. When we're in the area we'll be back.

Thank cdoolit952
Kitty hawk
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Great happy hour with excellent service; stayed for dinner. Returned a second night for lite fare after a day of winery tours. Very convenient walking distance from the B&B we were staying at.

Thank Suzanne S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

In the area for a wedding and visited in two groups with family. All the good reviews had us very excited to dine here God were we beyond disappointed!!! The service here was absolutely appalling..after waiting over 30 mins to place our order we waited a further 45 before our starters came...then another long long wait until one of our... More 

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Orange, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

I am a Light Well "local" and always enjoy what ever i have there. The burgers, the specials, the coffees are my favorites. The staff is nice and does a great job.

Thank Barb C
Munich, Germany
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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 bubbles 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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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?