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The Light Well

) #3 of 27 Restaurants in Orange ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
110 E Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1627
+1 540-661-0004
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“burger” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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110 E Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1627
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Reviews (241)
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1 - 10 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Had dinner there June 17, 2017. Pleasant server. Terrible food. Pork Loin special was toughest meat ever. Could not comfortably chew it. Carnitas in Bowl ordered by my wife who then spent the remainder of the night suffering from vomiting and diarrhea. This was our...More

Thank Ronfromvirginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a full day of battlefield tours, looked for a quick bite before turning in for the night. Salsa type appetizer, French onion soup, and a good salad filled the bill. More like a home bar than the photo portrays -- that is meant in...More

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The Light Well is great little restaurant. The Town of Orange isn't exactly a dinning destination but the Light Well fills several roles. It is a good all-around restaurant with a decent menu. It has coffee and a simple lunch menu. It has a bar...More

Thank CaptMancuso
Reviewed 14 May 2017

we viewed the town and got a little hungry so we shard a soup and burger. it came with chips. service was spotty, several times the ice tea glasses were empty.

Thank gary a
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Drove 50 miles to have lunch here and, although it was good, I double whether we would make a special trip here again. My husband ordered the Rueben sandwich and it was probably the best Reuben I have ever tasted. I ordered their quiche and...More

Thank Danmar333
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We found Light Well by accident. Pleasantly surprised by great food in a beautiful restoration of an older building.

Thank scott g
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

After visiting Montpelier, my wife and I found this small tavern restaurant in downtown Orange, VA. It was originally a hardware store and still had the original tin ceiling. The Reuben and turkey sandwich were both really tasty. Try one of the beers that they...More

Thank gfguntli
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Must talk about the ambiance first...wow, an old warehouse converted to a restaurant/tavern, beautiful decour, a tin ceiling, the original freight elevator is now the hostess station in front, the original light well is still intact in the dining area. Service was efficient, the servers...More

Thank red69hoss
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Stopped here for a late lunch; an old bar atmosphere, large selection of beer on tap, nice variety to the menu - breakfast, lunch or dinner. The grass fed beef burger and ruben were both tasty - try their home made mustard.

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A great restaurant while passing through on vacation. Ambience was perfect, menu was inviting and had something for everyone....I highly recommend the grassfed burger. Plenty of nearby parking. If you are passing through Orange, it's worth a stop for lunch.

Thank RunnerGirl12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 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
  • E-mail
A new restaurant. Opened in feb 2011
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