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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious but expensive!

The food is very good! I had their vegetable pasta, trout and fried chicken and they were delicious but it's quite expensive for a small town I think.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The waiter was very Friendly, exceptional at his job. The Brunch was delicious. Crabs cakes and potatoes ! The prices are fair. A "must" historical stop! Built in late 1800's

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Pembroke, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

General Lewis dining used to be a really special occasion for us... cozy atmosphere with elegance (linens and real flowers) and offerings on the special side... but our visit this week put it more in the restaurant-chain type service. Servers were matter of fact instead of showing the former gracious southern hospitality. (I should mention that I was always troubled... More 

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Foster City, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is very good! I had their vegetable pasta, trout and fried chicken and they were delicious but it's quite expensive for a small town I think.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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10 helpful votes 10 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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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

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  • Cuisine: American

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