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Southern Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Contemporary
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37 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450 (Nelson Street)
+1 540-463-3612
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Cortland, NY, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were travelling from NY to FL, and were staying at one of our favorite Hampton Inns in Lexington, VA. Once we were settled into our room, we decided to find a place to have dinner. (Our usual travel schedule puts us into Lexington quite late in the evening, but this trip we decided to spread things out a bit,... More 

Thank R4804OUrichardh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been here many times and ordered a wide variety off the menu. Would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Thank AntoniaAlb
Sullivan, Missouri
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was left with the feeling of eating over rich food. We were placed at a tiny table that everyone walked past. Not very romantic or quaint. Not full either, we could have been seated elsewhere.

Thank Bunnymaw
Kingsport, Tn
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at the Southern Inn with a large group and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate us! The service and food were both excellent!

Thank bpainter1978
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in Lexington en route to South Carolina and at the recommendation of our innkeeper, we stopped by. It was one of the few restaurants open Sunday night in this town. These days, it is impossible to find a reasonably priced restaurant that has white tablecloths (!) and a relaxing, quiet atmosphere. We could talk and... More 

Thank Montrealaise
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is very good - I had the fried chicken - two large portions of juicy and tender boneless chicken breast over mashed potatoes and grilled mixed vegetables. Perfect fried chicken for folks who only eat white meat and don't want to deal w/ bones. My husband had the meatloaf, also w/ the mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. We... More 

Thank Sue M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pork chop was life altering, as was the spaghetti squash (yes, you are reading correctly..do NOT miss this side dish!!). The Creme Brule almost made me faint. Our server was on point. I wish I remembered his name, the date was Dec 29, it was his first shift after his holiday vacation, and you would never have known. He... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Flintstone, Georgia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Southern Inn when we visited our son at college. I had the fried chicken and it was excellent. My husband and son order the special of the day, catfish, and it was delicious as well. The service was great. This was not our first visit here and will certainly not be our last!

Thank Lisa J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch here one day very recently. The restaurant is very popular and has an eclectic menu. I ordered one of the lunch specials, and a bowl of Butternut Squash soup. The special was an Oyster Sandwich on Brioche with Remoulade Sauce. Both were excellent. I will be back.

Thank William H
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this place with a few friends. The restaurant is very nice and it the menu was a little small, however that (I guess) is so that they can focus and excel on what they do offer! I ordered the fried chicken and was very pleased. The fry and crust was perfect - not too greasy, but the meat was... 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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450
    (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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?