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Gathering Grounds

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24 E Main St, Luray, VA 22835-1901
+1 540-743-1121
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very good find. Small and quiet with good food. The atmosphere is calm and soothing. The interior was very neat and nostalgic.

Thank bw319
Hamptons, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended by a local shop owner and I'm so glad she did. The atmosphere is quaint and reminds me of a modern bistro. The hot chocolate was amazing. I give it 4 stars because the food was just ok. We got it fairly quickly and our waitress was nice! Is definitely recommend visitors stop here.

Thank MsNicholeP
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Luray for hiking in the National Park and visiting the Caverns. Not much else to do/see in the general area so we didn't have high hopes for food choices. Happy to admit we were wrong. We ate breakfast and lunch a few times at Gathering Grounds. Fantastic coffee, hot chocolate etc and the food was a close... More 

Thank Mmerola22
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant 4 times for dinner on the weekend. The salads are good and fresh, but the entrees are not tasty. There were 8 of us at dinner...4 ordered the steak...it was tough and hard to eat...the 4 left over half of it on their plate. My chicken was tasteless and potatoes were cold. Those who... More 

1 Thank Ellen F
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a cute little coffee house that has made a name for its self and has thrived!! I love it here and the environment is perfect for just sitting and eating or drinking, the people here are so kind and will constantly check in to make sure that you have everything that you need! I would recommend this... More 

Thank akasiasadiya
Burke, VA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were on a weekend outing on our way to Skyline Drive and were looking for a local place to grab some lunch. We stumbled upon the Gathering Grounds, right on Main St. in Luray. The food and service made us glad we stopped and definitely warranted a return visit when we're in the area again.

Thank flipyaforit
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a lot and never had a bad meal or service. There is a wide variety of salads and sandwiches and the dessert selection is amazing. If you just want a coffee (or beer) there are lots of varieties to choose from. This feels like a high-end coffee shop (free wifi) or cafe in a metropolitan city, but... More 

Thank Susan116
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short wait, great food and friendly service. I ordered a signature salad and added chicken. My wife ordered a salad and sandwich combination. We finished our meal off with one their many fresh made bakery desserts. Nice and relaxing setting. Obviously a popular place for the locals! Stayed full and busy the entire time we were there with friends. Definitely... More 

Thank Rick J
Keswick, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

Comfortable seating (couches/chairs + tables) and full menu make for an overall great experience. The food is good and creative, and the coffee/chai tea is fabulous. Also have beer on tap. A highlight in a town of average/below average restaurants.

Thank Kristen M
Woodstock, Virginia
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179 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

The lunch menu here is mostly soups, salads and sandwiches, served with chips or some corn and black bean side salad. The decor is reminicent of the Gift Shop that formerly occupied the place...a bit of a hodge podge. There is an almost intolerable amount of noise in this place, as the high ceilings reflect also kitchen noise and the... More 

1 Thank Lance B
Elizabeth Leigh B, Owner at Gathering Grounds, responded to this review

Hi, We felt we needed to respond to your review. First I am sorry for the noise in the cafe. I have addressed the employees to the personal conversations. They are uncalled for. I am sorry the service was not up to par. We take reviews serious and we appreciate you letting us know of things we can work on.... 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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $11
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 22835-1901
  • 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?