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Real Food

12267 Old Gordonsville Rd, Orange, VA 22960-2901
+1 540-661-7261
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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (22 reviews)
“soups” (13 reviews)
“sandwich” (17 reviews)
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American, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
12267 Old Gordonsville Rd, Orange, VA 22960-2901
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I have eaten here several times and left there wondering where the flavor went. I had creamy potato soup which was watery and had no potatoes in it. Maybe it was watery mashed potatoes? I had some other items before and all seemed lackluster. They...More

Thank LindaVA1
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Always delicious--fresh, healthy and still feels like comfort food! I rarely get to eat here since I work out of the area, but on days off it's a great treat to be able to sit and enjoy lunch at this amazing tiny restaurant. Even though...More

Thank turquoise53
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Real Food is hands-down my favourite lunch stop in Orange. Paul and Sarah have done the impossible, crating delicious, fresh food that you can get FAST. As their name implies, this is REAL Food... lovely fresh ingredients, made at lightening speed while you wait. Or...More

Thank wendoes
Reviewed 24 November 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious lunch at Real Food in Orange, Virginia this week. And it definitely was much more than "just a turkey sandwich!" We shared a large sandwich made with special white bread, capacious amounts of fresh ingredients - turkey, lettuce...More

Thank AnnieMadison_VA
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I have stopped here for lunch over 20 times and I always leave thinking the same thing...best sandwich in Virginia. The sandwiches continuously change so you never eat the same one. It's a cute little place in a small town with an amazing group of...More

Thank rliszkiewicz
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Real Food is only open for lunch and they have a limited menu, but the food is GREAT and the prices are reasonable. It's small - only a few tables - but it's easy to grab something to take away. They usually have a couple...More

Thank WHGC
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great sandwiches👍🏽👍🏽 Tasty! All fresh ingredients used. My wife and I were there two days in a roll.

Thank Barning
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
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...More

Thank Adam C
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...More

Thank Malaika R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 22960-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 540-661-7261
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