We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Southern Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522 (Nelson Street)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

807 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 801: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great atmosphere. Lots of regular customers on any given night. Not a lot of vegetarian options but lots of meat options. I do love the black bean sliders if those are available. And, their soups are usually amazing. Lots of drink options and local art adorns the walls.

Thank LFrascati
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was really looking forward to the trout listed in an online menu. Alas, when we arrived, the trout had been replaced by rock fish. Our waiter, Steven, was confident I would be equally satisfied. He did not disappoint! My dinner was outstanding--one of the best fish I've ever tasted! We enjoyed our visit to the quaint Southern Inn. I... More 

Thank Sharon K
Evanston, Illinois
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived in Lexington on a humid, hot Friday night. Both of us had an excellent meal. I ordered grilled amber Jack fish with succotash and a pickled fennel slaw. The fish was a tad dry, but overall very tasty. It was a special and pricey. My husband ordered blackened chicken pasta--very good. We split a refreshing beet salad with... More 

Thank Grandi525
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Level Contributor
185 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The dining room is very nice and warm. The service - friendly, helpful, and efficient. The menu is more eclectic than Southern, but offers a variety of choices. The price was about 50% lower than I expected: $9 - $14 for a sandwich and under $20 for most entrees, or about the same a Panera Bread and other chains that... More 

Thank ObservantGuest
New London, North Carolina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We seem to always pick the Southern Inn as our restaurant of choice when in town for events at Virginia Military Institute. We were there a couple of weeks ago on a Friday night (with friends). We had a reservation and were seated right on time. With a mixture of traditional southern dishes (meatloaf and friend chicken) and contemporary versions... More 

Thank Barbara49391
Wilmington, Delaware
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the lovely hostess to table, the Southern Inn evoked memories of southern charm and a simpler, genteel time. Our server, Karen, was outstanding. Every menu item she recommended was true to description, mouthwatering and delectable. Having grown up with a Southern mother, memories flooded back of when we would go to visit our NC relatives and enjoy the special... More 

Thank Kathy W
Beaufort, South Carolina
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here off and on for more than 50 years! It is still a popular restaurant, has very good food, some decent - but not exceptional- wines. I was there on a busy Friday evening and was dining solo, so was given a counter to sit at by the window. The service was lacking, but my cold corn... More 

Thank mrassist
Luton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived in Lexington in temperatures approaching 100 degrees F. This was an oasis! Cold beer and excellent food. Friendly service. We thought the price was very reasonable.

Thank Marg1402
Hillsboro, Oregon
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food and service, but a little pricy - $80 for 3 of us. Good seafood menu. We particularly enjoyed the trout on arugula and pork loin with pear chutney.

Thank JenniferLuvsTravel
Richmond, VA
Level Contributor
90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have had dinner here on three occasions. I vividly remember the first visit. Hearing that the chef was from the Baltimore area I tried the crabcake special of the day and LOVED them. My husband had the long standing favorite, fried chicken and was also very pleased. They also have a very nice wine list. On... More 

1 Thank AMSRichmond_VA

Travelers who viewed Southern Inn Restaurant also viewed


Been to Southern Inn Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $32
American, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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 St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522
    (Nelson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 540-463-3612
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Southern Inn Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
2 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Southern Inn Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?