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Lovingston Cafe

) #1 of 7 Restaurants in Lovingston $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
165 Front St, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
+1 434-263-8000
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
165 Front St, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
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Reviewed 1 week ago

…if you are travelling along Rt. 29 as we were on 6/9/17. Fairly extensive menu of burgers, sandwiches, seafood and other entrees at reasonable prices (You can get out of there including drink, taxes and tip for under $15 per person). I had a BLT...More

Thank cm514
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a break in our drive and saw a sign for this restaurant on the highway. It could have been just our waitress, but the service was not good. The young lady seated us and said "I'll be right back for your drink order"....More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It looks like a greasy spoon from the outside but inside, especially the cute booths, it is cozy and comfortable. Another reviewer accurately described the menu as eclectic. it was hard to choose because so many items were tempting. However, I chose badly: the pan...More

Thank lilymama
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a nice family friendly restaurant and the look is deceiving. They have a really eclectic menu that I was not expecting. Food was tasty there was a lot of seafood on offer and some very interesting dishes. I recommend you give it a...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my salad with blue cheese crumbles, nuts,raspberry vinegarette dressing. It had a pan sauteed chicken breast on top still hot. Ask for bread or crackers with it. I have also had sandwiches, and homemade soup of the day. You can eat outside,...More

Thank rotabear
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I went here to eat one late afternoon. She ordered braised beef tips and I ordered egg plant Parmesan. My wife's food came out terribly overdone and my dish was cold like it had just come of the fridge. All this while...More

Thank hot55vw
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Several years ago my family ate here frequently when my parents/-in-law's were moving. We loved the place for the country food and atmosphere. Th restaurant has changed little. My Ruben& Onion Ring's were good, my homemade Berry Cobbler with two generations scoops of ice cream...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Lovingston Café is one of the oldest eating establishments in Nelson Co. It is one of the very few restaurants located in Lovingston, the county seat. The menu contains a wide variety of foods and, with Nelson Co. being a wine and beer mecca,...More

1  Thank ConnyR22
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We were driving through around lunch time. Stopped here, and were glad we did. Food was good, reasonably priced, and the service was good. Great choice in an area with limited options

Thank fabdog
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This little place reminds me of an old time lunch cafe for some reason, possibly the slightly old-ish decor and wooden booths. After about 6 or 7 meals there, I can say: The burgers are a very reliable, delicious order. The Greek salad is also...More

Thank hollywagnermail
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Front St, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lovingston
  • Phone Number: +1 434-263-8000
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