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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” (44 reviews)
“fried chicken” (163 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

My wife and I stopped here for lunch while traveling through the area. We were promptly seated by the hostess and before we knew it, our server was at the table, ready to take our beverage order and to explain the Specials of the Day....More

Thank RetiredBeachers29526
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was here only once for dinner because on my previous visits the restaurant had unfortunately burned down. Came after an overhaul/renovation and I ordered chicken and was disappointed. I expected southern fried chicken or at least southern style chicken (I'm from NYC) and instead...More

Thank claireonadare
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the nearby Best Western Plus and ordered to go. We had a surprisingly wonderful Reuben sandwich with addictive house made potato chips and a great fried chicken dinner with delicious bread and herb butter as well. We look forward to eating...More

Thank Moveonmillie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A year ago while traveling from Birmingham, AL, to Richmond, VA, we needed to stop for lunch. The closest town just off of the freeway was Lexington. After a quick search of TripAdvisor we chose the Southern Inn Restaurant. Boy were we pleased! The food,...More

Thank phijames
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I walked from the Hilton Inn Col Alto to the Southern Inn and had a wonderful dinner. My husband had calves liver with bacon and onions. He loves liver and I don't fix it for him. He said it was the best...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing the praises of Southern Inn Restaurant's fried chicken for decades, my wife and I finally had the chance to stop in and give it a try. I must say that if you have not had this fried chicken, you have not had the...More

1  Thank CHUCK24401
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our server was wonderful very knowledgeable of the food and good service - thank you Colene. The beer and mule were top drawer. I totally enjoyed the duck confit and my husband like the meatloaf (sausage base). I had the pictured creme brule - again...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second time here and again it did not disappoint....I highly recommend the Pimento cheese appetizer and the Brussel sprouts! Sooo good! The atmosphere is great...I gave it 4 stars because the service was a bit slow...but well worth the visit! We will be back...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated our son's VMI class ring award with friends last Saturday night. They were busy, but we experienced great service from Elizabeth. Not knowing what bottle of red wine to pick for everyone, she brought us four different samples to select from. The best,...More

Thank 627chuckm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very reputable and excellent restaurant with a very nice menu, quick service and professional staff. It is a bit cramped, but the culinary delights make it acceptable. Make a reservation well in advance.

Thank ArlingtonVaSonnet
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Questions & Answers
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
USD 8 - USD 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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