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12267 Old Gordonsville Rd, Orange, VA 22960
+1 540-661-7261
11:00 - 14:00
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Madison, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Always a new twist on an old favorite. Creative cuisine that is simple and delicious. The best lunch in town!

Thank Mlcoppage
Locust Grove, Virginia, United States
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Real Food is by far THE BEST soup, sandwich and salad restaurant in the area!!! Don't miss out...stop in for an amazing experience! The exceptional food is matched with the quaint atmosphere (truly feels like you stepped back in time) and the friendliest staff you'll ever meet!

Thank Adam C
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Real Food my go-to lunch spot during the week in Orange. Paul's menus change weekly and focus on locally-sourced ingredients. His menus are creative without being fussy. His summertime salads and sandwiches that feature stone fruit are sublime. For what one might spend on a fast food lunch, you can have an entrée salad with a cup of soup, or... More 

Thank Malaika R
Gordonsville, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The lunch menu changes every week. There is almost always something on it for everyone in the family. The flavors the owners put together are unique and delicious.

Thank Cristy36
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful homemade sandwiches, soups and desserts! Will definitely go back when we come back to Orange for our Thanksgiving visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Madison, VA
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

My husband has had lunch several times at this unassuming restaurant - Real Food - on the road to Gordonsville, just east of Orange Virginia. Today, I accompanied him, and we both loved our light lunch! We shared a sandwich and salad. Simple fare made special by the addition of special touches. My fave was the unbelievably delicious "crunchies" that... More 

Thank AnnieMadison_VA
Orange, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Delicious and unique items made fresh with local ingredients! Revolving menu means every week is different depending on the season!

Thank farmgirlmc
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Quick, fresh local fare.. small but take out is always an option.. soups are made fresh as are the cookies..

Thank nancyb191
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Unique food combinations that I would never think of but that turn out great! I often get more if than one sandwich!

Thank Kain S
Orange, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

The food is always good and the menu changes every week.You generally have a choice of two sandwiches, two soups and two salads. They have great deserts too. Their hours are 11am-2pm and the place is very small so mostly I pick up to go. Great food , friendly people.

Thank Twolf76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
American, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12267 Old Gordonsville Rd, Orange, VA 22960
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 540-661-7261

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?