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Southern Inn Restaurant

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37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522 (Nelson Street)
+1 540-463-3612
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bloomington, Illinois
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were warmly greeted upon entering. My husband had the tuna special that was flavorful and cooked just right. I had the lentil and quinoa salad that is served on spinach with light and tasty dressing. The portions were appropriate, allowing us to share a pecan pie that we were glad not to have missed. And, they have Guinness on... More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is only one word to describe the food at the Southern Inn, "delicious"! I had the best cesar salad I have ever eaten. The dressing was creamy and cheesy and had the perfect seasoning. The fried chicken which is one of their specialties was cooked to perfection and the pecan pie for dessert was rich and nutty. The service... More 

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Loreto, Mexico
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a late lunch and enjoyed the service, ambiance and the food. I had Caesar salad with grilled chicken. The dressing was light but flavorful. The chicken was grilled to perfection.

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St. Louis, MO
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175 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second visit to this restaurant, third if you count the time I dropped in solely for a piece of their pecan pie. Let me first say that this restaurant could get just about anyone to whistle Dixie. This time I had the boneless pork ribs with cherry bourbon sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, and some kind of southern... More 

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Mt Crawford, VA
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fried chicken with red mashed potatoes and vegetable medley. Also, fried Brussel Sprouts. All, Very Good!

Thank VALuvWine
Bridgeport, West Virginia
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere on main street in the historic part of Lexington, close to Washington and Lee. Food is good but a bit expensive

Thank WvHmmngbrd
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent drive through Lexington, VA, my family wanted to get away from the typical roadside/interstate restaurant. We drove into beautiful downtown Lexington. We saw the Southern Inn Restaurant and we were hoping for some southern classic or new twists. The menu was not large, and they had a decent selection of salads, sandwiches, and entrees. My family selected... More 

Thank Jeffrey L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 3 days vacationing in Lexington. This is a nice white table cloth restaurant with good food. Expensive, but has the atmosphere to match. Lunch until 5:00 is a great feature. Would recommend.

Thank Lazaurnel D
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so happy we stopped at Southern Inn for lunch while searching for a new home in VA. Our waitress was friendly and helpful, the food was marvelous, and we loved everything about it. We started with the Fried Brussels Sprouts. The combination of ingredients combines to make this a must-try dish! I had the Reuben sandwich. I absolutely... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our recent road trip to D. C. and just about everything between San Antonio and there, stopping here for supper was on our priority list since it had so many great reviews. I have a black belt in fried chicken :) and this lovely restaurant did not disappoint. The chicken was tender, juicy, not at all greasy, and had... 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
US$ 8 - US$ 32
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522
    (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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?