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“Good meal close to the caverns”
Review of Gathering Grounds

Gathering Grounds
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Luray
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $11
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch. The guide from our tour at Luray Cavern recommended the restaurant. The portions were both tasty and delicious. The decor of the restaurant was very unique- used to be a hardware store. They kept some of orginal cabinets.

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Thank Gloria H
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This charming cafe encourages customers to comment on Tripadvisor so we will share our not so good experience. Our waitress forgot to put our order in and so we waited well over 30 minutes for two panini sandwiches with pasta salad and a bag of chips. She was apologetic and offered freebies, especially when we again had to wait to get our check. While I give kudos to her for trying to correct the poor customer service, the bigger disappointment is the quality of the food. A few thin slices of ham and a couple of pieces of apple on white bread is not that appealing! The pasta salad was beyond boring and the cookies were way too greasy. The place has potential and a good atmosphere but clearly needs help with the menu!

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1  Thank wrestlerUMCP
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Elizabeth Leigh B, Owner at Gathering Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Good evening! I wanted you to know that we knew about your experience and the server was upset that she was not able to please you when you left. I wish I could have fixed it. I would love for you to come again and let me know when you get here. I know this is a great place and we have pleased so many people the last 1 1/2 years. Myself and the staff love serving but we know there will be some with an experiences that did not measure up to what we want for you. Hope you will try us again in the future!

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

We frequently go to Luray, VA as a weekend day trip destination. Over the past 4 years we have tried many of the restaurants and Gathering Grounds is our favorite. The ambiance is fantastic with a feel of a clean, fresh and well decorated place to eat. The staff is always friendly and when we meet our family there the entire staff makes an effort to make sure we are well taken care of. The food is great and their specials always keep up with the seasons and from their always delicious tomato soup to apple and other fruit and vegetable dishes. As a standard we try their featured deserts and the portions are enough to share. If you are in Luray and looking for a place to eat Gathering Grounds should be your destination.

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1  Thank Tino P
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Warm and welcoming with a great funky decor and new wave soundtrack. Really friendly staff, good coffee and good homemade food. Great place to hang out.

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Thank nancynj
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

My husband and I honeymooned at the Shenandoah National Park and were frequently needing inexpensive, easy meal options. Gathering Grounds ended up being our main stop in town for the smaller meals. They had really great soups and sammies and excellent coffee-- which was great because our cabin sure didn't! The staff was crazy friendly, always stopping to chat with us and gave us some great tips about other places to eat in the area. We really appreciated the comfortable atmosphere. :)

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Thank Melania N
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