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Southern Inn Restaurant

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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 232
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Our Favorite

Very good food, great atmosphere, best wait staff in town. This is our go to restaurant, it is always consistent - we've been going to the Southern Inn for almost 15 years and are seldom disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Joe S
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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440 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good food, great atmosphere, best wait staff in town. This is our go to restaurant, it is always consistent - we've been going to the Southern Inn for almost 15 years and are seldom disappointed.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Managed to have lunch here. It was very good. Our waitress was a little on the busy side but we forgive that due to it being Valentines Day.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stopped by at around 1:00 PM and had a great lunch at this downtown restaurant. Drink selection was very nice. Salads were offered in whole or half size. We loved the cheese and pimento, their pear salad and fresh burgers. They also had a really nice selection of non-alcoholic drinks for my kids. They felt special drinking from a... More 

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Woodstock, virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We have enjoyed several lunches and dinners at this restaurant, an old Lexington establishment remodeled after a fire several years ago. The interior is very modern yet retains the feel of the old restaurant with a good choice of decor and lighting. The entrees were very good on all our visits. The portions were the right size and nicely displayed.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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Virginia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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?