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Southern Inn Restaurant

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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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We travel through the Lexington area frequently but this was first stop. What a gem, I'm sure there locals all know the Southern Inn but it was new to us. The 5 start ratings are true, which I find all too frequently inaccurate. Let it be said, we were not disappointed. The menu was limited but the food selections were... More 

Thank John C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious meal. Eggs Benedict was excellent. Server was pleasant but slow brining coffee and muffins before meal. My family enjoyed their French Toast.

Thank Jeff G
Salem, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just enjoyed a great lunch with excellent service . Highly recommended . Burgers are great as well as the cobbler

Thank Hokiebrad
Placencia, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I had dinner here. Service and food were excellent! We went for the "comfort" dinner...Meatloaf and Fried Chicken. Both were delicious! Service was also excellent, Would definitely go again!

Thank Placenciamassage
Miami Lakes, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter chose the restaurant as our last family dinner together before moving her in to Washington & Lee University and we could not have been happier with her suggestion ! Our server knew the menu by heart and made wonderful suggestions on what we should try. I took the chance on the Fried chicken and I miss it still... More 

Thank VanessaLora
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good. Highly recommend the Pecan pie with ice cream. Also recommend the pasta Bolognese. There's a fun bar scene and the staff was very friendly. We went twice on our three day weekend.

Thank Kweiskittel
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turns out not many restaurants are open on Monday in Lexington. My nephew had selected the Southern Inn and thankfully it was open and we got a table for four without a reservation. We sat in the front room near the entrance and glad we did as their was a group in the back and it was rather loud -... More 

Thank Terry B
Moneta, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met friends here for a lunch. They relied on me to pick the restaurant and they were not disappointed. The food was excellent and so was the service.

Thank Alfred T
Berryville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While driving up I81 we stopped in Lexington looking for an evening meal. Showing up without reservations on a Saturday night is usually pretty dodgy, but the Southern Inn offered us bar type seating in the window where we enjoyed an excellent meal, great beer & cider and enjoyed watching the recently arrived VMI cadets and their families strolling the... More 

Thank Melissa D
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for drinks and small plates... Wine selection OK, small plates fair... Met an interesting local at the bar and it has a nice old neon sigh out front... Probably not enough to return...

Thank DocHarrisHHI

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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, Breakfast, 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
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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 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?