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Southern Inn Restaurant

37 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450
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Ranked #5 of 69 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $32
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Nelson Street
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.
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Bradenton, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The menu was done very well, the food was very good, and the staff were all very nice. We only had brunch here but will most certainly return for dinner.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We visited the Southern on 19 January, our niece's first birthday. The restaurant is very nice inside, so don;'t be fooled by the old fashion signage. It has a great atmosphere and is well-maintained. The window into the food prep area was something I have rarely seen, and I liked it. You got to see how the staff acted as... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

My son and I were visiting Lexington, and were attracted to the Southern Inn by its distinctive retro sign in the front. Once inside, we were delighted by the modern, attractive space and attentive service. The spinach and artichoke dip was plentiful and hot, and our entrees were delicious. I enjoyed the Virginia Gold Orchard Asian Pear Salad, and my... More 

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Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

They have a new salad on the menu, which I love....and they always have great home cooked meals, not frozen! The staff are friendly and quick to get you what you want, every time! Thumbs up on the owner for running such a quality restaurant and having the best waitstaff!

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Miami, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I grew up in Lexington and the Southern Inn was our "treat" restaurant when I was young. Well, I've grown up and so has the Southern Inn. I hadn't been in years and it's much better. I had the pork with mac and cheese. It was good, but the best part of the meal was the dessert. I had a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went foe brunch in late December. The menu was very traditional and good in my opinion. My husband thought the portions were a bit small, but I thought they were perfect. Our table was sort of a booth / table. Our long-legged men struggled and I would request another table on the next visit. The kale, sweet potato salad... More 

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Richmond, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Finally was able to eat here and it was worth the wait! From the server to the food, they define excellence! I am a lover of good food (round-bodied!) and I love liver and onions. This one was perfectly cooked! I was almost drooling at the table but I didn't want to risk missing out on the moistness of the... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Second trip to Lexington in six months. Many restaurants closed due to the winter season. Large marquee with Southern Inn caught our attention. Restaurant is not large but comfortable. My wife tried their shrimp and grits special which was perhaps the best S&G dish we have tried. I chose their battered fried catfish. Again, one of the best catfish meals... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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340 reviews 340 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stopped in the pleasant town of Lexington which is right off Rt 81. The town is a charming town with many of places to shop and inns as a result of the presence of VMI (Virginia Military Institute). The Southern Inn is on the main street and has an inviting window front. As you walk into the restaurant you... More 

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Aloha, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Took my son and daughter-in-law here. Great service by Stefan who noticed issue in kitchen and took care of it. Food was great. Spinach artichoke dip started everything off great. A little more cheese than I've had before but very good. My main was duck and it was med-rare inside and crispy outside. Really liked the cornbread that went with... More 

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Additional Information about Southern Inn Restaurant

Address: 37 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone Number: 540-463-3612
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
Cuisine: Contemporary

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