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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
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We always stop at Southern Inn when working in Lexington. For what you get, the price is fairly set. Definitely make reservations. We both had the special that night which was seafood. The cocktail menu is always good, and just a twist of the South to make it unique. The clencher was the chocolate pecan pie, we came the next... More 

Thank lmw4410
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really recommend this resturant. We had brunch and the food was wonderful. The portions are large and the staff were so friendly. Can't wait to try dinner now.

Thank Kramdsy
Bromley, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 

Thank TheatreDreamer
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week 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
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 7 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 

Thank sfinestone
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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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198 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 

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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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?