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Southern Inn Restaurant

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37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522 (Nelson Street)
+1 540-463-3612
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there on a busy graduation day evening and things were a bit strange service wise, my pre dinner beer came after the starter and the wine ! But the food was very good, clever combinations that had been thought through and worked, the chef knows what he is doing. It is a little high end but you get what... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to eat. Excellent food and service I recommend the pecan pie for dessert. Reservations recommended

Thank joni h
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have enjoyed the Southern Inn for over fifteen years. We stopped again in May while returning from PA to our home in Fl. Once again we enjoyed a delicious dinner and excellent service. The Southern Inn is consistently good.

Thank Magnaps610
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This popular restaurant fills up quickly. Although we have been able to walk in and get a table, it is best to call ahead. We usually start our meal with the Fried Pimento Cheese which is always fantastic. The menu is not large, but there are always several tempting options to choose from.

Thank Matt K
Atlanta, Georgia
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200 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were visiting Lexington for my 50th college reunion. I had not dined at the Southern Inn since my graduation weekend. We decided to have lunch and are happy about our decision. We had a great server who had wonderful suggestions. As a starter he recommended the fried brussel sprouts. I had never even tasted a brussel... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were advised to eat here for dinner by our hotel. We were very disappointed! We made reservations, and despite the quiet tables in the other room, we were placed between the kitchen and the bar. It was extremely noisy and not conducive to conversing at our table. The spring rolls were tasteless and served with a little drizzle of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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239 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice multi roomed place. Good service. We ordered the last 3 entrees on the menu ( Calves liver, Meat loaf and fried chicken) The portions are small but the food, except for the over thymed meatloaf, was excellent. I'd go back

Thank psyduck1947
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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197 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on a road trip from Tennessee to Pennsylvania. The restaurant is on the main street and easy to find. We didn’t have a reservation, but were able to walk in on Sunday afternoon for lunch. I had the Caesar salad and meatloaf, my wife the Greek salad and fried chicken. The food was very good and the service... More 

Thank DMSMD64
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wife and I ate dinner there on a recent trip. It was a wonderful experience. The ambiance and the waitstaff were wonderful. A really great menu and we have a fabulous meal. Highly recommended.

Thank Herbert0
san antonio
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60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a large group during a busy weekend in Lexington. Reservations were a must. The menu is not extensive so you k owner the selections will be prepared with care. Waitress touted fried pimento cheese. It's what you'd expect -- disc of breaded and fried cheese, nothing too unique so don't feel compelled to order it. Crab cakes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?