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Southern Inn Restaurant

37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522
+1 540-463-3612
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“fried chicken” (167 reviews)
“pecan pie” (55 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 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were on driving trip around Virginia and saw a billboard for this place. Sought it out and we were very pleased that we chose it to end a power packed day. Clean comfortable and very good food. Well deserved rating.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The sliders, flatbread and fried chicken were all very good. Good service also. Don't let the name and fried chicken theme fool you -- it's a contemporary restaurant, not a diner.

Thank SouthpawTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not eaten lunch at the Southern Inn for some time, and I was delighted with the specials this week--a wonderful corn chowder and a mouth-watering quiche. It was a busy day, but there was no rush for us to finish and get out....More

Thank Madison S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to sit at a table on a Saturday night, you have to make a reservation, but the way this place was set up we didn't mind sitting at the bar. The bar area had the same menus as the table seating and...More

1  Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never visited Lexington, Va before, but decided to spend the night on the way back to South Carolina. What a nice place! Very impressed with VMI, as we passed by to the Southern Inn Restaurant, which we found on Trip Advisor. We weren't...More

1  Thank patiopls
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Southern Inn is a local restaurant on Main Street that has a master chef and a wonderful menu. The food is good and prepared well. There are often unusual parings of interesting salads and sides that taste good with the main menu item. The...More

Thank karendI5926JN
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We ate dinner here for our New Year's Eve wedding anniversary. Even though there were reservations after us because of this festive eve, we were never rushed. The drinks were good, service was excellent and we will happily go again when we are in the...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 5 January 2018

So many places were closed on New Year's Eve. It was our good luck to end up at the Southern Inn. The place has a warm and welcoming feel...both from the decor and the wait staff. We were a bit early for lunch but too...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I stopped in here for lunch because I saw all the great reviews. I was seated right away and there was a good amount of people here. The lunch menu is very small so that was disappointing. However, the food was very good and the...More

Thank tmme5493
Reviewed 30 December 2017

My husband and I stopped in for a late lunch about 3:30ish on Friday December 22nd 2017. We were on our way to Lynchburg, VA and decided we would see what this city of Lexington was about. A wonderful downtown area with lots of shops...More

Thank Georgia H
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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