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The Light Well

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110 E Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1627
+1 540-661-0004
11:00 - 15:00
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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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Stafford, VA
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127 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 were very knowledgeable about the food and the history of the building. I had the... More 

Thank red69hoss
Grand Haven, Michigan
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134 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Rhode Island
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for a great meal. Had the bacon brownie 1st it was better than i could of imagined. It was layered with bacon. The local burger was amazing. They also have a nice beer selection. Their American pale ale that the brew on site was something i would have again. I'll definitely be back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great restaurant with fresh food - perfect ambience for visiting with our Woodberry son. Portions are standard (not super-sized), so you may want to order an extra serving of protein for a growing boy's pasta. Great flavors, presentation and service. We will definitely return. Reservations are recommended, especially if you have a large group. Though they are open until... More 

Thank Travelwtwins
Burke, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this great little place on our way to Charlottesville. The staff was very kind and accommodating. We did not have reservations and they seated us after only a minor wait. The staff chatted with us while we waited and the food and beverages were fantastic! The Friday night music was an added bonus.

Thank Leigh Ann K
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I discovered this place while searching for a nice lunch after a couple of cold hours on the Harley. We were pleasantly surprised when we checked out there menu. Bride settled quickly on a cup of tomato soup and their offering of shrimp and grits. She loved both. I on the other hand ordered the Reubin. Very... More 

Thank Karl H
Jefferson, GA
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were on the road and didn't want fast food. This restaurant was just what we wanted. Lots of veggies and locally sourced meats, many options for different preferences of our family members. It was a pleasant place to take a break and the wait staff were welcoming and very helpful. Our sandwiches and breakfast items were very good and... More 

Thank Evelyn C
Coronado, California, United States
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good service, many local customers/families enjoying a late lunch. Unbelievably awesome local burger - ordered it medium rare. Asked for ketchup and mustard on the side, but after tried a bite, wouldn't dare ruin with any additional condiments. Wife fully agreed on quality of her burger, too, and she is a burger snob. Full bar w/ cocktails if desired. Many... More 

1 Thank Jenn C
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had the special, and was fine, not my favorite place for brunch and service was a little slow. Was good food, but was not excited to go back right away.

Thank momplusthree

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?