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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“fried chicken” (144 reviews)
“pecan pie” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by our hotel and it didn't disappoint! The lamb sliders, meatloaf, Brussels sprouts, and homemade cinnamon pecan ice cream was delicious! The service was great. The bathroom was clean. I'd return again for sure. Maybe next time I'll try the outdoor...More

Thank Tasha E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i'll keep it simple. Still good enough but the food has fallen off. My duck came out rare-med.rare, i asked for it medium(light pink) I sent it back and told them to sear it, they did not. upon it's return it was still med rare,...More

Thank richdags
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Southern Inn was a great spot. My mom got calf's liver, which is hard to come by these days at a fine dining establishment. I ordered the trout - which I wouldn't do again, but the accompanying greens were fabulous. Full bar and excellent...More

Thank vjnk
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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
USD 8 - USD 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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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