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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” (30 reviews)
“fried chicken” (138 reviews)
“pecan pie” (47 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 2 days ago via mobile

We were in town for our son's college graduation and when asked where he wanted to celebrate, without hesitation he picked his favorite Lexington restraint, the Southern Inn. As usual, he gave his beloved fried chicken entree rave reviews. Accolades were also handed out by...More

Thank CubH8tr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Twelve out of town guests enjoyed dinner at Southern Inn. By far the best of the restaurants we ate in Lexington. Great beer and cocktails; yummy fried Brussels sprouts for an appetizer, everyone loved their dinner entrees from penne pasta, fried chicken, calves liver, pork...More

Thank Bmerch
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a delicious dinner at the Southern Inn. Everything we ordered was heavenly...simple salad with light dressing, fried chicken with the perfect balance of juicy crisp, highly flavorful chicken pasta, amazing duck, UNBELIEVABLE pecan pie. Yum!

Thank ClaireJourneys
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great lunch here - everyone found something they liked on the menu, and everyone was happy! They did a great job serving our large group when the restaurant was filled to capacity - no complaints! I would gladly return to Southern Inn...More

Thank momsuptoolate
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting on Main Street. Bar on one side and restaurant on the other...two rooms. Parking on the street. PROS: Waiter was extremely friendly and attentive. Service perfect. Portions were just enough Fried Brussel's Sprouts was a good starter Hamburger was generous and cooked to...More

Thank Linda Margaret
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late lunch there....just couldn't wait for dinner. While they had a fuller menu for dinner, the late lunch menu had a great selection and the food was delicious. The restaurant is right in the middle of the cutest town that we stayed...More

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We don't really understand why this is the number one restaurant in Lexington. Are the other ones so bad? The food here is nothing more than average. Something we cannot say about the prices. The rear steak I ordered was well done, the crème brulee...More

Thank Ariebeukenoot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit and the food is in my opinion average, presentation average.. I won't be making a 3rd visit.

Thank chrysann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thus is located just down the street from where Stonewall Jackson is buried. I ordered the bluefin fish with mashed potatoes, snap peas and fennel coleslaw. All was good except the coleslaw, not my taste. The blueberry cobbler was terrific. Great food reasonable prices

Thank 446raymondr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, innovative cuisine, but disappointingly small portions. Two days in a row we ate lunch there, just as we have done on previous trips to Lexington. Even desert didn't fill me up and I weigh 118 lbs. Cocktails we're not special; wines we're pretty...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dorothy M
I'm wondering if you'll be open on Easter Sunday in 2017? We're traveling that day and know our options are limited for available restaurants. We'd probably be in Lexington around mid-day (noon or 1 PM).
28 March 2017|
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Response from debwilloughby | Reviewed this property |
I agree - contact the restaurant directly to be sure.
Sue S
We are so looking forward to dining with you soon. Are reservations required ?
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
What are your hours?
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
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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