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Southern Inn

37 S Main, Lexington, VA 24450
+1 540-463-3612
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“fried chicken” (172 reviews)
“pecan pie” (56 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 S Main, Lexington, VA 24450
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another great meal at one of the best restaurants in Lex. Started with the Picnic basket appetizer, which is absolutely fantastic, highly recommend. Also had the fried okra. For entree I did the fried chicken, served over mash potatoes and vegetables on the side. Could...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff and good service but food was mediocre at best. I had the Brussels for an app they were not bad but the burnt taste was more overwhelming than it should have been. The sauce on them helped cover the burnt taste and helped...More

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place, friendly, romantic, great food, and reasonable without the pretentiousness that seems to be required at restaurants of this caliber. We asked 3 locals to reccomend a local restaurant they all started with the Southern Inn. We had been evacuated from OBX for hurricane...More

Thank tom w
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the past 4 years of going to Lexington, Va, we always eat at this restruant. however this year they have out did themselves. The service was awesome, and the food was to melt in your mouth. They have stepped up their play in service...More

Thank rogerwZ5323IW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Several years ago we were driving up Interstate 81 and decided to spend the night in Lexington, VA. We ended up in the historic downtown at the Southern Inn for dinner. My husband has always had an affinity for Manhattan's, for me too strong. But...More

Thank Kimberlee J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yay, our most favorite item is back on the menu! The spinach artichoke dip is delicious-thank you Chef! Four of us enjoyed the wonderful pork loin, trout, and pasta dishes. I especially liked the combinations of flavors with the pork loin entree. On the garden...More

Thank momsuptoolate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in next day after mediocre experience at a competitors restaurant. This was much better food quality and service. It was a welcoming environment and happy waitstaff. Great food well prepared and delivered without an attitude. Highly recommend this olace

Thank Jonmun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were treated well and enjoyed the ambiance at this local hangout. Pleasantly surprised at the high quality flight of bourbons offered. The food quality and presentation was very good.

Thank villa4992127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a reservation, were greeted warmly and seated promptly . Our waitress was attentive, answered any questions we had, and our dinners were delivered after we had time to settle in with a glass of wine. Dinner was delicious! The restaurant is very clean...More

1  Thank B4Ugocitall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited here twice before when we were looking at W & L. We went back for Move-in weekend. We made reservations at 2 other restaurants for dinner and both of them allowed us to BYOWine. The Southern Inn did not. So as a...More

Thank mikeparker
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Dorothy M
March 28, 2017|
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Response from debwilloughby | Reviewed this property |
I agree - contact the restaurant directly to be sure.
Sue S
March 24, 2017|
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Response from geohuger | Property representative |
Reservations are not required but we do recommend them. you can make reservations on our web page or call us at 540-463-3612. Thank you, We look forward to seeing you.
Lori Z
August 28, 2016|
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Monday 11:30AM–10PM Tuesday 11:30AM–10PM Wednesday 11:30AM–10PM Thursday 11:30AM–10PM Friday 11:30AM–10PM Saturday 11:30AM–10PM Sunday 10AM–9PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 S Main, Lexington, VA 24450
    (Nelson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-463-3612
  • E-mail
Relax with family & friends in the casual elegance of Southern Inn. Enjoy local offerings from our contemporary American menu, as well as classic dishes complemented by local wine and beer. Southern Inn is located in the heart of historical downtown Lexington Virginia.
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