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Southern Inn Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, , Vegetarian Friendly
37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522
+1 540-463-3612
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (43 reviews)
“fried chicken” (155 reviews)
“pecan pie” (54 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
All hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
37 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2522
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw this on Trip Advisor so we stopped for lunch while traveling through Virginia. The food was fantastic. I had the blackened chicken penne pasta and my wife had the turkey sandwich. Both tasted great. The price was much lower than expected. A total...More

Thank ibrake4java
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Despite the neon sign, this restaurant has a wonderful menu and great foo. Service was excellent. The Brussel sprouts appetizer was superb assuming you like vegetables. The penne with chicken entree was great. Fresh basil. Nicely done. Others had the fried chicken which was almost...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to this restaurant after hearing people talk about it. The restaurant is very pleasant, staff very professional and food cooked to perfection. Will be glad to visit once more!

Thank sarasagiv
Reviewed 5 days ago

Located downtown in a beautiful old building, the restaurant's menu has a nice variety of traditional and modern dishes. The staff and service are wonderful, and the food is delicious. Their take on traditional southern fried chicken is terrific!

Thank UKHeritage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t like fried chicken in general....but this is the only place I always order it. Excellent. The wedge salad......meh. Just slightly below average. On the whole consistently good though.

Thank petrk96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here after being pretty much ignored trying to be seated at a restaurant down the street, which ended up being our great fortune! My husband had fried chicken, I had baked trout and they were both wonderful. The portions were...More

1  Thank niseylynn
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice find in this Virginia town. Well maintained property in 2 store fronts. Great local food and pleasant staff. Was pleased to find the place and have lunch with friends. Would go again. There is usually on the street parking and the place has...More

1  Thank Bear H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a late lunch. We parked in the large free lot down a dark alleyway. KP was our waitress, and she brought refreshing lime-infused ice water. My freind had the best meatloaf she had ever eaten. I could not finish my large turkey Ruben,...More

1  Thank BARBARA F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent choice for lunch or dinner. As the name says, Southern food. In the heart of town. Two zones in the restaurant and two doors. One for the bar area which has tables and the other dining area, main entrance, with nice booths.

Thank Clifford K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were heading home and decided to stop to have lunch. We decided on Southern Inn Restaurant in Lexington. Parking is not convenient for those of us from out of town. We parked a couple blocks away in a free parking garage. We passed the...More

1  Thank WalterCath
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Questions & Answers
Dorothy M
28 March 2017|
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Response from debwilloughby | Reviewed this property |
I agree - contact the restaurant directly to be sure.
Sue S
24 March 2017|
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Response from geohuger | Property representative |
Reservations are not required but we do recommend them. you can make reservations on our web page or call us at 540-463-3612. Thank you, We look forward to seeing you.
Lori Z
29 August 2016|
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Monday 11:30AM–10PM Tuesday 11:30AM–10PM Wednesday 11:30AM–10PM Thursday 11:30AM–10PM Friday 11:30AM–10PM Saturday 11:30AM–10PM Sunday 10AM–9PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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