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Southern Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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37 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450 (Nelson Street)
+1 540-463-3612
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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shiloh, nc
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is top notch. The food was excellent. The portions were generous and came in a timely manner. The servers were attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a casual, relaxing, dining experience with great food.

Thank sbrad09
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my wife here for her birthday dinner. Upscale southern dining w/ casual dress. For appetizers we tried the fried pimento cheese w/ corn bread (very good and unique) and the Baja Fish Tacos ( huge portion for the price). My wife had the NY Strip (could just as ordered at medium rare) and I had the Porchetta, pork 3... More 

Thank Jeremy S
Pennsylvania, USA
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our Thanksgiving road trip. It was a very nice find, a bit off the highway, but worth looking for. It is in the center of an old city, so parking can be difficult, but they do have so e spaces in the back. The place just had such a feeling of southern charm. We were there... More 

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Windham, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were seven of us here for dinner on a Saturday night. We did have a reservation so we did not wait. It was busy but we weren't rushed and our waitress was very helpful with suggestions on menu items and wines. We also enjoyed desserts and coffee after the meal. Everything was delicious and served in a timely manner.... More 

Thank Mary Ann W
Lexington, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best in Lexington, Always very good food. Consistent. Very popular so make a reservation, especially on college weekends like Homecoming, Parents Weekend, etc. Good service.

Thank 258pete
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the southern inn after the citadel I football game. Place was booked but we were able to sit at the bar and enjoy a fantastic meal.

Thank jeffhoel
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found ourselves in town based on the recommendation of our waitress the night before at Natural Bridge. She was correct, The town is great for a history buff. The staffer at the visitor center was correct about this restaurant. It's a treasure! If every town had one of these, we'd all never want to leave. We walked in after... More 

Thank ReadingDutchman
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Lexington for four nights. We usually don't eat the same place more than once. However, we ate dinner there once and lunch twice. All at the bar. Good food; good prices; very nice people. Highly recommended

Thank lvtraveler0389
Edgewater, Maryland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a reservation on a VMI football Saturday. Restaurant as very busy. Table was ready right on time. Service was a bit slow but they were slammed. Everything from the cocktails to the fried chicken was great. Only complaint was that our to go box was lost in the shuffle. Over all a very nice establishment.

Thank ArtW92
Haymarket, Virginia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When a restaurant has been around a very long time you can count on consistency. The Southern Inn is a fixture in Lexington and rightfully so. We have eaten there many times. Last night we were passing though town tired and hungry. We had the Brussels sprout appetizer which had a unique sauce we were told contained a little bacon... More 

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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, 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
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450
    (Nelson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-463-3612
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?