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General Lewis Inn - Jefferson Dining Room

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301 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901-1425
+1 304-645-2600
Fri - Mon 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Lexington, KY
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2014

My husband and I often pass by Lewisburg for work related reasons in the fall and always stop in Lewisburg. We have eaten here before (last year) and it was good. This time it was a total disaster. We called for reservations when we were about an hour out. We wanted 5:15 and settled for 5:30. We were not told... More 

6 Thank RandyandMichelle
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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223 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2014

The historic Inn now has new owners; they also own the wonderful Stardust Cafe in town. They don't do lunch anymore, but do breakfast AND an amazing Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 AM to 2 PM. They don't take reservations for brunch but if you get there before 10 or so (I was told their busy time was... More 

2 Thank wvjake
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2014

Historic, well located spot. Nice people. Beautiful backyard garden. Gargantuan, but very tasty breakfast (allow time for slow delivery). Only complaint: the bed in 122 was rock-like.

1 Thank bassinstincts
Columbus, Ohio
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228 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2014

The fried chicken is the best!! I understand the desire to remain authentic historically, but there is a difference between felling historical, and feeling tired. The property has bee purchased by the group that owns Stardust Cafe, and we were told that they plan to overhaul the entire place. We actually bumped into one of the new owners, and she... More 

3 Thank LoveLiveTravelEat
Asheville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2014

Perhaps it's because the General Lewis is in transition with a new owner, but our experience with the dining room was disappointing. My trout was supposed to be fresh but tasted, not only like it had been frozen, but microwaved as well. Another person at our table had the prime rib which he said was tough. The music was loud... More 

4 Thank Barb C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had breakfast at the General Lewis Inn. Nice service, good food, reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend if you're staying at the General Lewis Inn. There are plenty of options for all types (vegetarian, etc.)

Thank Olivia J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, 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, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
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: +1 304-645-2600
We serve contemporary Southern cuisine, in a farm to table format. We believe that excellent food should taste excellent.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?