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General Lewis Inn - Jefferson Dining Room

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301 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901-1425
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Fri - Mon 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Their breakfast menu has many items including Eggs Benedict and numerous other items. We enjoyed dinner there one night and I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality of the food. I wasn't particularly hungry so I ordered a vegetarian pasta. No, I'm not a vegetarian. The vegetables were fresh, sliced in nice sizes and grilled to perfection. They added... More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights in a room with two double beds and bath on the first floor. The small hotel has a restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner. It is convenient to the Lewisburg downtown area. It is "No smoking" except for outside garden area. The gardens were lovely in spring with hydrangeas, lilacs, wisteria as well as many flowering... More 

2 Thank regbland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

The waiter was very Friendly, exceptional at his job. The Brunch was delicious. Crabs cakes and potatoes ! The prices are fair. A "must" historical stop! Built in late 1800's

Thank Carolgarrard
Pembroke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

General Lewis dining used to be a really special occasion for us... cozy atmosphere with elegance (linens and real flowers) and offerings on the special side... but our visit this week put it more in the restaurant-chain type service. Servers were matter of fact instead of showing the former gracious southern hospitality. (I should mention that I was always troubled... More 

5 Thank Carolyn M
Foster City, California
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is very good! I had their vegetable pasta, trout and fried chicken and they were delicious but it's quite expensive for a small town I think.

Thank V4c4t10n3r88
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place changed ownership in 2013 and it was not a positive change. The local businesses in the city of Lewisburg are largely run by a group of hipsters and unfortunately, they made their way in to this historic business and made several changes. When you walk inside, one of the first things you'll notice is a new 30" or... More 

10 Thank Tom E
Lexington, KY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We arrived at the General Lewis Inn 10 minutes before the restaurant opened, and enjoyed looking around the hotel and waiting in front of the fireside until we were told to come to the restaurant. We ordered the crab cake appetizer, which was quite delicious, and then each had a tasty salad with light dressings. My partner ordered the vegetarian... More 

1 Thank BuddhaBear09
Damascus, Maryland, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My brother is a lifelong resident of Lewisburg. hehas been taking his extended family to GL for Christmas Eve dinner for 32 years. the group has now grown to 22 people. It has become a family tradition. This past Christmas Eve we arrived for our standing 5:30 reservation. Upon being seated we saw a one page pre selected 5 course... More 

15 Thank Joe W
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Wonderful breakfast with unique selection items. I had the Cajun BLT breakfast. The bread is homemade and the cajun mayonnaise made this a great light meal to start the weekend. Michael Coleman has been working there for over twenty years and loves his job. One item was missing from my meal, and he delivered it within minutes from the kitchen... More 

1 Thank sambagarly
Wilmington, Delaware
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was very quiet when we there - in fact we were the only active table in the restaurant. We went with a local couple who knew both the owner and the wait staff. Service was excellent and friendly. The atmosphere is "old inn" and it looks a little worn but is comfortable. I had the Spanokopita - not what... More 

1 Thank Wilmingtonian58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901-1425
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Lewisburg
  • Phone Number: 13046452600
We serve contemporary Southern cuisine, in a farm to table format. We believe that excellent food should taste excellent.

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