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The Light Well

$$ - $$$American, ,
110 E Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1627
+1 540-661-0004
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“bacon brownie” (7 reviews)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
110 E Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1627
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Jumped in for an early dinner. Great in-house brew, Fat Nancy, with a grass-fed beef burger -- delicious together. Topped off by a slice of awesome caramel cake which seemed homemade. Wonderfully dense cake with heavy caramel coating. Would definitely go again.

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I called in a to-go order as I left the James Madison Museum. The nice lady on the phone was knowledgeable and took my order quickly and without issue, stating that it would be ready in 5-10 minutes. I got there in about 5 and...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One night I had the hearty coq au vin and the next night a delicious burger. The waitress remembered me and my choice of beverage, so high marks for service as well as food.

Thank Spadina2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited The Light Well several months ago and I was impressed. We recently returned I must say it is even better than before. They have really hit their stride. The place was spotless, the food was very good, the service was excellent and the...More

Thank CaptMancuso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While traveling with another couple and staying in the area, we happened upon The Light Well for dinner. We all enjoyed it very much! Cute place, good and knowledgeable server, good beers on tap, and delicious food at extremely reasonable prices. I'd recommend it to...More

Thank egreer19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit and it was dinner. Menu varied and concise - touching the best directions to satisfy various tastes and dining desires. Service was very good, helpful, friendly and prompt, thank you Gracie. Guess the contraption serving as the host station and you'll elevate your...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is simple inside, sometimes with pretty awful 70's music, so the quality of the food was a big surprise. It was all very fresh,beautifully prepared and spiced, and delicious. The four of us ordered different dishes and all were very satisfied. They have...More

Thank ryan61562
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Having done our homework back in Dallas about 10 days prior, our only decision involved finding The Light Well before lunch closing time. Our greeter met us rather oddly, we thought, chewing with her mouth full because she was having her lunch behind the counter....More

Thank Lalo_de_Mexico
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Wow- the mac n cheese was incredible. We also had the bruschetta and chicken sandwich that were also delicious. Craft beers were fun to try. Fun, relaxed atmosphere with very friendly staff!

Thank Tricia R
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Early dinner with friends at a new to us restaurant. An interesting mix of old tin ceilings, a well stocked bar and an attentive staff. A short menu eased the selection of entrees. I was intrigued by trip advisor's comments on the local grass fed...More

Thank oldnp
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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
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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A new restaurant. Opened in feb 2011
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