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General Lewis Inn

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301 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901-1425
304-645-2600
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 51
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrible since change of owners

This place changed ownership in 2013 and it was not a positive change. The local businesses in the city of Lewisburg are largely run by a group of hipsters and unfortunately, they made their way in to this historic business and made several changes. When you walk inside, one of the first things... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Tom E
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This place changed ownership in 2013 and it was not a positive change. The local businesses in the city of Lewisburg are largely run by a group of hipsters and unfortunately, they made their way in to this historic business and made several changes. When you walk inside, one of the first things you'll notice is a new 30" or... More 

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Lexington, KY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We arrived at the General Lewis Inn 10 minutes before the restaurant opened, and enjoyed looking around the hotel and waiting in front of the fireside until we were told to come to the restaurant. We ordered the crab cake appetizer, which was quite delicious, and then each had a tasty salad with light dressings. My partner ordered the vegetarian... More 

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Damascus, Maryland, United States
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My brother is a lifelong resident of Lewisburg. hehas been taking his extended family to GL for Christmas Eve dinner for 32 years. the group has now grown to 22 people. It has become a family tradition. This past Christmas Eve we arrived for our standing 5:30 reservation. Upon being seated we saw a one page pre selected 5 course... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Wonderful breakfast with unique selection items. I had the Cajun BLT breakfast. The bread is homemade and the cajun mayonnaise made this a great light meal to start the weekend. Michael Coleman has been working there for over twenty years and loves his job. One item was missing from my meal, and he delivered it within minutes from the kitchen... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was very quiet when we there - in fact we were the only active table in the restaurant. We went with a local couple who knew both the owner and the wait staff. Service was excellent and friendly. The atmosphere is "old inn" and it looks a little worn but is comfortable. I had the Spanokopita - not what... More 

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Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My husband and I often pass by Lewisburg for work related reasons in the fall and always stop in Lewisburg. We have eaten here before (last year) and it was good. This time it was a total disaster. We called for reservations when we were about an hour out. We wanted 5:15 and settled for 5:30. We were not told... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The historic Inn now has new owners; they also own the wonderful Stardust Cafe in town. They don't do lunch anymore, but do breakfast AND an amazing Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 AM to 2 PM. They don't take reservations for brunch but if you get there before 10 or so (I was told their busy time was... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Historic, well located spot. Nice people. Beautiful backyard garden. Gargantuan, but very tasty breakfast (allow time for slow delivery). Only complaint: the bed in 122 was rock-like.

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Columbus, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The fried chicken is the best!! I understand the desire to remain authentic historically, but there is a difference between felling historical, and feeling tired. The property has bee purchased by the group that owns Stardust Cafe, and we were told that they plan to overhaul the entire place. We actually bumped into one of the new owners, and she... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Perhaps it's because the General Lewis is in transition with a new owner, but our experience with the dining room was disappointing. My trout was supposed to be fresh but tasted, not only like it had been frozen, but microwaved as well. Another person at our table had the prime rib which he said was tough. The music was loud... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901-1425
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Lewisburg
  • Phone Number: 304-645-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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