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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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 4 days ago NEW

I had lunch here one day very recently. The restaurant is very popular and has an eclectic menu. I ordered one of the lunch specials, and a bowl of Butternut Squash soup. The special was an Oyster Sandwich on Brioche with Remoulade Sauce. Both were excellent. I will be back.

Thank William H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this place with a few friends. The restaurant is very nice and it the menu was a little small, however that (I guess) is so that they can focus and excel on what they do offer! I ordered the fried chicken and was very pleased. The fry and crust was perfect - not too greasy, but the meat was... More 

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Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In an age when most restaurants are doing away with white tablecloths, Southern Inn still offers this classic touch. They also have some of the best wait staff around--friendly, professional, and attentive. A friend and I were in Lexington on business, and she treated me to dinner. I have been going to Southern Inn off and on for thirty-plus years,... More 

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Vestal, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have now had the opportunity to have both dinner and breakfast (well, New Years Day brunch) at this lovely establishment. The service is always impeccable and the food is to be savored! And... YES, DO try the mimosas! The Elderberry Honey especially!

Thank Ladyspider369
Kinderhook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lentil and quinoa salad is amazing. Loving this restaurant and cool very quaint town. Clientele college professionals and a few students.

Thank REbrokers
Woodstock, Georgia
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had dinner at the Southern Inn Restaurant on January 1, 2017. I selected the Calves Liver, mashed potatoes and a side of greens. The portion of liver was generous; however, it contained allot of fat and gristle. The greens were served in large uncut leaves and were under cooked for my tastes. All in all, the meal was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through Lexington on our way to FL. Decided to try this restaurant based on reviews. We were very impressed! Both the pork tenderloin and the calves liver entrees were excellent! Most exceptional of all, however, was the hummingbird bread pudding! Oh my! One of the best desserts I have ever eaten!

Thank Annlouise4949
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I won a certificate to enjoy lunch. Ohh boy! We enjoyed every ounce of it. Great food, great drinks, and a pleasant comfortable atmosphere.

Thank MrsNuNu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous restaurant! So welcoming from the moment we stepped in the door! We tried some of the favored dishes;the fried chicken was delicious, as were the evening specials. We enjoyed the flights of local beers. Our server, Steven, was phenomenal, both attentive and helpful!

Thank Sheryl B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Favorites were black bean fritters, brussel sprouts and lentil quinoa salad. Spring rolls too bland and lamb sliders too small even though great flavor. Creme Brulee was exceptional. Interesting craft bourbon cocktails but mixers overpowered the flavors of the alcohol. Service was excellent. Make reservations thru open table.

Thank kkr67

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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
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
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?