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Southern Inn Restaurant

37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522
+1 540-463-3612
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“fried chicken” (144 reviews)
“pecan pie” (48 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Southern Inn, we read somewhere, was pretty much destroyed by a lightning strike and fire in 2010, and the owners had to rebuild the establishment from scratch. Be very glad they did. Our visit, on a recent hot-but-beautiful Sunday evening, was a real event....More

Thank Itinerant_scholar
Reviewed 2 days ago

Based on Tripadvisor reviews, we selected Southern Inn in downtown Lexington. Short drive from Natural Bridge area. Very busy on a Thursday night, but were able to enjoy dinner at the bar. Delicious arugula/beet/feta salad, great trout dinner with green beans and potatoes. Just the...More

Thank Beth J
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in Lexington overnight for the first time as a halfway point to our destination. Saw a sign on 81 for this restaurant. We didn't know that reservations are preferred, but they were able to seat us in the bar area. The restaurant was...More

Thank msbent3218
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to Southern Inn for my birthday dinner and it was great. The steak I had was perfectly cooked and very tasty.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read the reviews and listened to the desk clerk at the hotel we decided to have dinner at the Southern Inn Should have tried somewhere else. I had the trout, very small trout! Not sure it was even a legal limit! Taste was blah,...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a post-wedding party and arrived at 8:30 which may be the reason for the slow service. The food was mixed - some entrees were quite tasty and others less so. The trout was well received by all who got it indicated the portion...More

Thank 227GregS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here many times, and we've never had a bad meal. We love their appetizers as well as their main courses, which include traditional "Southern cuisine" as well as more exotic choices. It's a great place to take clients if you wish to...More

Thank Madison S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fried chicken while the chicken was moist the coating was not good. My husband got the rainbow trout and it was good but small portion. If you have food allergies this is not the place to go. Disappointed.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a Sunday night in Lexington and I looked for a neat spot for dinner. This place looked appealing and had solid reviews. I made a reservation and was glad I did as this must have been the spot to eat Sunday dinner at....More

Thank edvh81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eloquent setting in downtown Lexington, VA. Fried Brussel sprouts were the hit of our lunch group. Within easy walking distance of local historical attractions.

Thank khorst5555
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Dorothy M
29 March 2017|
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Response from debwilloughby | Reviewed this property |
I agree - contact the restaurant directly to be sure.
Sue S
24 March 2017|
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Response from geohuger | Property representative |
Reservations are not required but we do recommend them. you can make reservations on our web page or call us at 540-463-3612. Thank you, We look forward to seeing you.
Lori Z
29 August 2016|
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Monday 11:30AM–10PM Tuesday 11:30AM–10PM Wednesday 11:30AM–10PM Thursday 11:30AM–10PM Friday 11:30AM–10PM Saturday 11:30AM–10PM Sunday 10AM–9PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522
    (Nelson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-463-3612
  • E-mail
Located in Historic Lexington, Virginia, Southern Inn Restaurant is a successful mix of casual, but elegant dining. Proprietors George (chef) and Sue Ann Huger offer a contemporary, seasonal menu utilizing local produce, meats and other products, as well as fresh seafood and in-house baked goods.
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