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Southern Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522 (Nelson Street)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful location for Sunday morning brunch. Excellent friendly service. Decor of local artists painting interesting conversation .

Thank Dennis E
Moneta, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in on our way to JMU. Excellent food. A bit pricey but the service and food were worth it. Highly recommended!

Thank Cori F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, from the street, this place looks like you might be hitting an old timey diner kind of place. You can't see in well from the door. A woman stepped out and raved about the meal she had just had while we were checking out the menu. Sold us (I was eyeballing the second story terrace restaurant across the street.... More 

Thank Gigi K
Lititz, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reservations suggested, there was always a line of people waiting. Staff was very nice. Food was wonderful.

Thank Lititztravelers
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant and bar in the downtown area of Lexington VA. The fare is fresh and somewhat more of a chef inspired compliment. The prices are moderate and the dinner menu is limited. The food presentation is superior and the quality is very good.

Thank Pamela H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Southern Inn was beyond my expectations. From neon sign to the cloth table cloths, this a special place worth the trip. Loved my southern BLT, made with fried green tomatoes. Great selection of local beers. Reservations are a good idea. We walked in being seated at the bar right away. Make a point of dining here.

Thank F B
Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

'Chanced upon the Southern Inn via Trip Advisor on a road trip home from the East Coast. 'Had decent reviews and we had never been thru Lexington prior to now. Downtown parking can be a chore but the sign said parking in back, also. Were seated promptly. Hostess & waitress both very friendly and attentive. ' Were seated with a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food in a nice atmosphere? There was a good variety to choose from on the menu. Would definitely return.

Thank InIt4Life
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the southern fried chicken and was pleasantly surprised how well it was done and the quality of the food. They used boneless-chicken breast and the batter provided a nice crunch. It was so good, I ate it 2 days later at home! I was unfamiliar with the beer selection. Coming from a city with some awesome micro-breweries, I... More 

Thank Dee O
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always good. Order the fried pimento cheese appetizer. Finally tried it and wish we had done so earlier.

Thank thorsteinveblen7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $32
American, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?