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Southern Inn Restaurant

37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522
+1 540-463-3612
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“fried chicken” (149 reviews)
“pecan pie” (49 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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1 - 10 of 993 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent food , blackened chicken penne pasta and fried chicken was great. Also the beet salad was very well done.

Thank Donna Shaw H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited while traveling, wandering in for dinner with a quick reservation through Open Table and with limited expectations. We were warmly welcomed and seated immediately. The service was attentive but not suffocating, and the menu, while not vast, featured many locally sourced items, well...More

Thank Whirlwind2
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited the Southern Inn for fine dining for over 40 years, and our recent visit to Lexington brought us back. It remains one of the top restaurants in Lexington, and our dinner was very good. I began with a wedge salad, and continued...More

Thank Ted D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped in after a day of fun in nearby Natural Bridge. I enjoyed the scallops followed by the exquisite cheesecake. My daughter loved the steak followed by the chocolate torte. My husband said his meatloaf and creme brûlée were excellent.

Thank microkat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Made our bi annual drive through the valley and stopped at the southern inn. They accommodate us very late 15 minutes prior to closing. The food was still excellent Southern Fried Chicken was to die for the meatloaf was just like Mom made. My wife...More

Thank CarreraPorsche
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Southern inn restaurant in lexington,VA is located on Main St. We came in without a reservation and were quickly seated. The kitchen is glassed in providing a view of dinner prep. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Our food presentation was very nice. The quinoa...More

Thank srr207
Reviewed 6 days ago

We \found ourselves in Lexington and decided we wanted something more than Cracker Barrel. We found Southern Inn after driving around old Lexington with its narrow streets and new restaurants. The menu offers southern comfort food as well as fresh fish, steaks and pork loin....More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Lexington. I recommend the window seat on the bar side as we had a great time people-watching. I was not all that impressed with the Baja Fish Tacos I tried. At $11 I felt the portion...More

Thank scirls
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped by Under the recommendation of a B&B that we were staying at. Great food great service highly recommend.

Thank Photoshine
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a slightly upscale restaurant in the old Lexington downtown area that specializes in good Southern fare.

Thank Darin S
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Dorothy M
28 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
28 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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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