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Southern Inn Restaurant

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Contemporary
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37 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450 (Nelson Street)
540-463-3612
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in Historic Lexington, Virginia, Southern Inn Restaurant is a...
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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  • 293
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and food

This restaurant is located in the historic district. We were able to park on the street and there were several shops open all around. The restaurant was welcoming with white tablecloths, a nice selection of food and drink. Food was well prepared and very tasty. Will return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
janicegritz
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Clarksville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Clarksville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is located in the historic district. We were able to park on the street and there were several shops open all around. The restaurant was welcoming with white tablecloths, a nice selection of food and drink. Food was well prepared and very tasty. Will return.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great food and reasonably priced. The service was not great but it was very crowded. We really like the brie appetizer.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Dinner at Southern Inn was supposed to be a highlight dinner during our vacation in Lexington. We made reservation ahead of time and even checked out the place the night before. I don’t know why people recommend this restaurant and who gives them excellent reviews. Our experience at the restaurant was mediocre at best. Our waitress, though very polite, was... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were staying right across the street from this restaurant and the TA reviews were good, so we made reservations. We were very pleased. The food was creative without being weird, and delicious. The wine, beer and cocktail list is quite extensive. The homemade bread they brought when we sat down was so good we almost ruined our appetites. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Other restaurants need to take lessons from the Southern Inn!! The service was great. The food was delicious, and attractive. The restaurant was very clean, nicely decorated and comfortable. If I am ever back in the area I will come back for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Folks, I travel all up and down the Eastern Seaboard. This restaurant I've eaten at many times. It has a great menu, great atmosphere, and great staff. It is approximately an 8 minute leisurely walk from the Hampton Inn and a short drive. The wine list is good and so is the food. The steaks are either upper choice or... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The wait staff was very professional and attentive as they served classic Southern dishes at reasonable prices. There were also more upscale offerings at higher prices. Our selections of meatloaf and Southern fried chicken were outstanding and the desserts were worth the calories!

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Akron, Ohio
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was alone, so they seated me in the bar area even though they were not very busy. Although there were two bar staff, no wait staff came to my table, nor did I ever see one. I waited 17 minutes, and then got up and left. No one seemed to notice.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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252 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We stopped at the Southern Inn while on our way down I-81. We wanted something better than fast food and saw the billboard for Southern Inn. They were surprisingly crowded for a Sunday night but we got a table. The food was good, not great. The fried pimento appetizer was good but the portion was small. I had meat loaf,... More 

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Have eaten here several times over the summer during trips down to Lexington. The food has been very good to excellent and the service fine (albeit not very polished). I love the locally sourced meat and vegetables--the quality and freshness shows. My husband had what he claims is the "best burger in his life". Sadly, I am on a gluten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450
    (Nelson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 540-463-3612

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?