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Gathering Grounds

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24 E Main St, Luray, VA 22835-1902
+1 540-743-1121
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I popped in this place after visiting Shenanoah National Park and Luray Caverns. Easily located in downtown Luray, the motif of this place is very charming and the coffee, beer selections, desserts, and service were superb. I had the chocolate pecan pie and it was so beautifully rich that I should have shared it, but it was... More 

Thank ChicShari
Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was very good but it was a bit pricey for a sandwich joint. My husband and I had a sandwich each, with tea and 1 order of fried jalapeño poppers as an appetizer. That was over $30 (including tax).

Thank lem9579
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Variety of dishes. Friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Variety of coffees and homemade desserts. Park in rear, safe area. Easy to find. Local favorite.

Thank Donna M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here for lunch on Sunday and the place was packed! We sat out back on the small patio, despite it being a very hot day, umbrellas saved the day. We ordered salad, panini, iced coffee, and then finished with a root beer float and espresso affogato. Service was a little bit slow, but they were very busy that... More 

Thank Michael J
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Luray and stopped in for a quick bite. The sandwich I had was amazing! I only ate half and as son as we were done at the caverns I ate the rest - it was all I could think about! lol (the caverns were beautiful) but the food was amazing!

1 Thank Laurie J
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch after a fabulous morning in Shenandoah National Park. Service was quick, food excellent and everyone was friendly. Special mention for the dog friendliness of the patio at the back - our pups got a puppocino (whipped cream ) with a milk bone in it - they were so excited. It was a hot... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Winchester, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Luray last weekend and had a delightful lunch at the Gathering Grounds. The Tomato soup is a must. We also had espresso and home made blueberry scone dessert that was great. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank carolynleebeck
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service were excellent. I enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. This place was recommended by our B and B hostess.

Thank Priscilla C
Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there or had coffee at least three times during a 4 day stay. Very nostalgic and relaxed atmosphere, servers friendly and accommodating. More healthy selections and interesting choices.

Thank Diane D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in here on my first night in Luray upon recommendation of my innkeeper and I'm so glad I did! The cafe itself is so clean, cute and cozy inside! And the menu selection was a lot more varied than I was expecting! I ordered the black bean burger and chose the homemade pasta salad as my side and... More 

Thank Jillyruns

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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
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $11
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 E Main St, Luray, VA 22835-1902
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Luray
  • Phone Number: +1 540-743-1121
Now open at our new location!! We offer a unique dining experience: serving breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads with a full-service espresso bar, homemade pastries and pies in a relaxing atmosphere. Wine and beer - on and off. Open 7 days a week.

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