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The Light Well

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American, Bar, Contemporary
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110 E Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1627
+1 540-661-0004
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped for for Bunch and the place was excellent. Good menu choices and specials where amazing. Nice Irish coffee too. Family run and also family friendly. Great value. Visit Objects across the street when you are finished. Cool place

Thank Harry H
Midlothian, Virginia
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It would have been a #5, except for the rude introduction. I was eating solo and asked for a table in the back corner. I was abruptly told that it was a table for 6 and I couldn't sit there. Would have understood except the place had very few people in it at the time. Somebody needs to learn manners... More 

Thank marie b
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice local spot with good choices and prices. Friendly staff and good size portions of food. Food could have more flavor/seasoning but overall a good spot and would return if in the area again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Alexandria, VA
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1,543 reviews
785 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Light Well is a good choice for lunch after a visit to Montpelier. Interesting sandwich and salad options that are accompanied by tasty sides. Welcoming and enthusiastic staff. A feel of "Old Orange" in a dining room that has preserved much of the original feel to the restaurant.

Thank jeffl499
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited The Lightwell for 4 years and never disappointed. Great space with knowledgeable staff and hands-on owners. Whether lunch, dinner or coffee/drinks, it remains one of the best values in the area. Menu is always fresh, locally sourced and expertly executed. Great food, great drinks and great people. Don't miss!

Thank Rob P
Hampton, VA
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 11 November 2016

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 31 October 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 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

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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
US$ 10 - US$ 20
American, Bar, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 22:00
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?