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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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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 242
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 18
    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 place to eat

While this place doesn't necessarily look like much from the outside, make sure you go inside and give it a try. Food was top notch and staff was very friendly. Diffidently a place we would go to again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Jean Z
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This restaurant can be very busy with a bar crowd that infringes on the space of diners trying to appreciate their company and the meal. Even the servers have some stress navigating the crowded bar/dining area. Nonetheless, our server did her best and made sure our orders & needs were well met. Everyone appreciated their salads, especially the beet salad.... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

While this place doesn't necessarily look like much from the outside, make sure you go inside and give it a try. Food was top notch and staff was very friendly. Diffidently a place we would go to again.

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Cranford, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Lexington, VA coming from Nashville and traveling home to New Jersey. We stayed at 502 South Main B&B, and they recommended we go here for dinner. It was wonderful food, with good service, and just what we needed after a long trip.

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burlington,vt
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Ate dinner there last night at end of a long day of travel. Couldn't hear server or carry on our conversation. Husband found fish raw and sent it back to cook somemore. Server didn't replace silver she removed. Excellent beer and dessert. Don't think we'll return.

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Sanford, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I had lunch here on Easter Sunday. The wait was not very long, and the atmosphere was up scale southern. I ordered the Southern Inn Fried Chicken, and while it was not what I would call 'southern comfort food' as I am accustomed to, it was still delicious. My husband ordered the Spinach Dip and was a... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband and I ate here back in Feb. 2015 on a Friday night around 7:00 pm. We had the cheese plate as an appetizer and then had the roasted duck and NY strip for our entree's. I can't start to describe how fantastic the meal truly was! The service was right on and the food was just mouth watering!... More 

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Mountain Park, NC
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

I got lucky, finding this through Trip Advisor. I arrived midweek without a reservation to a packed house. The host rearranged things so I could have a comfortable booth to myself. Delicious Beet and Bacon salad. I ordered the half portion but enjoyed it enough that I would have destroyed a full portion. Also the rockfish with orzo and broccoli... More 

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New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

As you can tell by the review title it has been awhile since I have visted the Southern Inn. My mistake! Once again the food and service was excellent. The bar serves local creaft brews and we enjoyed a lunch salad and sandwich. Good choices on the emnu and what we had was very good. Service was attentive but not... More 

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New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

From the outside you'd never know what a lovely, upscale restaurant waits within. I had heard the Southern Inn was one of the better in town, and it is. Good service and good food. My sister especially appreciated the many flavors of ice cream offered for dessert and they actually have root beer floats for dessert! The pork chop and... More 

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Hell, Michigan
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478 reviews 478 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
482 helpful votes 482 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The salads and the soup of the day were both excellent. My wife enjoyed the beet salad and I had the kale salad. Service was good and the atmosphere was good.

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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: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?