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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
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Sarahw1710
Orange, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Thank Ice-T5
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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank hannahdavis11
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?