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Southern Inn Restaurant

37 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450
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Ranked #3 of 65 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $32
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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83% Recommend
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Buttermilk fried chicken breast, homemade potato chips with blue cheese & Diet Coke!? It doesn't get any better than this! My son and I stopped in for a quick bite after touring W & L. If I could have taken my leftovers home to Atlanta with me, I would have wanted to order six more things on the menu. Seriously,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our family of four stopped by for lunch. It was a nice trip into town to find the Southern Inn. Our food was very good. We had the chicken and salmon sandwiches, tomatoes soup, and Greek salad. The shop stopper was the meat loaf. It was sliced and browned before serving. The sauce, potatoes and veggies were outstanding. Great lunch!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed Sunday Night diner, Shrimp and Grits and Cajun Chicken Penne. Great local beer list, fanciful mixed drinks and an inspired desert menu. for example a BLT for desert, Candied Bacon ice cream, water crest sherbert and sweet tomato swirl between two burnt edge vanilla cookies wow!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

On a Monday evening this was one of the few restaurants open in Lexington...that was a win for us otherwise we may have missed this gem! We experienced excellent service from everyone and appreciated the menu hints. Sampled some excellent local beers and stayed with some simple excellently prepared favorites; the meatloaf and fried chicken. Finished off with some original... More

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Montreal, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I could not resist the fried chicken Southern Style. It was excellent ! Served with real mashed potatoes and veggies. I had the calamari as appetizer.They could have been a bit crispier, but they were not overcooked. The service was very friendly and fast. They also have a nice bar to have a drink before dinner. I would certainly go... More

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Yorktown, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good place to eat in the heart of downtown! Highly rated for good reason! I do wish they had more healthy eating options on the menu, but other than that, it was very good!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

While visiting Lexington we had dinner at the Southern Inn. This was the first time eating here. The restaurant is all new since it was rebuilt from a fire. Service was very attentive. Food; the Fried Chicken was moist and tender. Portion size for meals were good not skimpy. All the desserts are made in house and they were great... More

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good service, elegant decor, and a menu with a few surprises. The "Salmon Taco" special was an unexpected treat that was, somehow, elegantly presented. Recommended!

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Marco Island, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We're surprised by the building, expected an old "southern inn", and it was in just an old building in historic town. BUT don't be put off by that. The food was excellent. I do not like or eat desserts, but they make these in house and the 3 of us tried 2 different desserts and they were "to die for",... More

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Dulles, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were looking for a spot for lunch and stopped at the Southern Inn Restaurant, where I ordered a salad and my husband ordered a chicken sandwich. The 'homemade bread' that was brought to the table before our meal was really a thinly sliced baguette, and was stale. I was afraid that this was a sign of the kind of... More

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