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Gathering Grounds

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24 E Main St, Luray, VA 22835-1901
+1 540-743-1121
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08:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 18:00
Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Keswick, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Kristen M
Woodstock, Virginia
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for a quick lunch. Menu is short and sweet, and the coffee was very good. The food was above par and prices were fair. Will return

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Thank Terry M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a cool little restaurant with friendly waitstaff. But the food took a very long time to come out. We're talking sandwiches here; really should be much faster.

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Thank kpt2015
Williamsburg, Virginia
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I went with the TA reviews and I couldn't be more disappointed. Now the wait staff was attentive and nice, the place was clean, but no soap in the restroom tells me that the staff doesn't check it often which also tells me they don't clean it often. My chicken dish was so bland that it only tasted of the... More 

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Thank Nick T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was a lovely cafe! I split the croissant and egg sandwich and a slice of the quiche Lorraine with my travel companions. They were both delicious! This is everything we wanted in a local lunch stop.

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Thank Erin R
Towson, MD
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My wife and I stopped for a weekend at Luray not to visit the caverns but to get away for a bit. We saw reviews of the Gathering Grounds and thought that we would give it a shot. It was wonderful! The service was friendly and all the food, particularly my wife's steak was prepared beautifully. Prices were a steal... More 

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Thank Hayekapostle
Boston
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

A busy vacation week and the place was packed. The staff was doing all they could to keep up with the high demand. The menu was interesting and everyone in the family found something they liked. Versailles: Grilled chicken panini wrap with diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese and honey mustard sauce; Winchester Panini: Honey ham, cheddar cheese and green apples with... More 

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Thank E M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Never disappointed when eating here. My wife normally orders the Breakfast Sandwich and I order something more lunchy! Staff is awesome!!

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Thank John Q
Fraser, Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The establishment was very busy. The service was, however, great! The chick salad was amazing! Great place to 'gather' with friends for a meal or just coffee.

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Thank TLM724

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$11
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?