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Southern Inn Restaurant
Southern Inn Restaurant

Southern Inn Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.southerninn.com
  • Phone: (540) 463-3612
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: George Huger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Southern Inn Catering prides itself on providing individualized menus to meet the needs of your unique event. Our menus range from stationed buffets and plated dinners to boxed lunches and deli trays. Let us help you create a menu for your next dinner party, cocktail party, wedding reception, business meeting or picnic.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nelson Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Southern Inn Restaurant
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a very nice Anniversary dinner. Many good choices on the menu and the service was great. It was a special occasion and they made sure we were seated as requested and even included complimentary Champagne. The food was solid and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Southern Inn never disappoints. From the fried green tomatoes, salad, locally sourced sirloin, crab cakes and chocolate torte for dessert, consistently delicious as always. SI is our go to favorite hometown restaurant."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The foods was fabulous! I'd go back in a heart beat! the wait staff was very knowledgable and the specials were fantastic!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We love the Southern Inn and try to dine there at least once every time we're in Lexington, VA visiting the Virginia Military Institute (I'm a grad). The food, service, and vibe are all great! Highly-recommended!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "3rd time here...first was looking at VMI as a junior, 2nd was for ROTC interview and this time was the night before Matriculation. It was a lovely experience. It was only a bit too noisy because we were seated by the bar area. Otherwise, just love it here!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "First time to the SIR the night before dropping our son at college. Very accommodating when we asked to bumped our party of to a party of 5. I know thats hard in the restaurant business, especially on a very busy Friday night. Food, cocktails and wine were all wonderful. With four years of college to go...we will be back for sure."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I had been told about the Southern Inn by a client and it was everything he said about it-- AND MORE. An outstanding dining experience."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Service was impeccable and I was impressed with the wine list and mixed drinks offered. Our food is always good and we love the neighborhood feel."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, but don't let them seat you in the bar unless you are one of the loud obnoxious drunks. That said, I will return. Try the baked brie starter and the pecan pie (best I have ever had). Great southern classics and other interesting entree creations using fresh local ingredients."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "busy and OK food, but you get what you pay for... didn't really impress."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We don't live in Lexington but when our travels take us there this in one of our go to places."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Both the food and service are outstanding. The atmosphere however is not very private."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our server was extremely attentive. He returned regularly, yet not overly so. The trout was done just so and an ample portion. My sirloin also, was well presented and delicious. Save room for dessert!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The service here is the best in town too, as is the food, every time we go!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food is good and the service is great! However the waitress could have been better in terms of description. We were a little bit disappointed about what she described and what we received (quantity description)."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My wife and I drove from Nashville, TB to Lexington on our way to Norfolk. We stopped overnight in Lexington and wanted a nice, relaxing spot for dinner. The Southern Inn Restaurant was a happy choice. Our martinis were superb. The dood was delicious. We ordered a roasted beet salad, baked brie, shrimp and grits, and grilled pork loin. We ate evry bite. Good food is enhanced by good service and the wait staff was attentive and pleasant. We definitely will be back!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This place doesn't look like much from the street, but the food is great!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This place was amazing. Glad we found it. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very nice meal as a bit of a splurge on my vacation with my ten and twelve year old kids. Service was great except I believe the waiter forgot to give the daily specials. They made the trout plain like my daughter likes, and a burger exactly to my son's liking. My scallops were fantastic. Desserts were very good, but no espresso was available. They comped the regular coffee though. I would go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Highlight of the visit was our perky young waiter who accommodated our every request. Food was superb. Only downside--just a little too noisy for regular conversation."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Came here from a location with many 5-star restaurants. This did not match up. However, was a good value, good presentation, and good facilities and service. Solid 4-pointer."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Driving to Nashville, thank you open table.. found a nice little gem on the road..."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Make sure to visit the Southern Inn anytime you're in Lexington! Great food, great service. A favorite of mine."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "On Main Street in Lexington for lots of years, Southern Inn has history, local offerings, a respectable variety of menu and it is good. Our party had fish stew, calves liver and fried chicken. Only surprise was chicken was boneless. It was a wonderful dining experience start to finish."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "On a recent road trip we stopped in Lexington for dinner - Open Table pointed us to the Southern Inn - Amazing! I had the fried chicken and my wife had the trout - The chicken was the best I have ever had! My wife said the trout was great, but stopped short of saying it was excellent due to all the little trout bones (The trout's fault, not the Inn!) The decor was charming and the wait staff was quick and attentive. We will certainly stop here next time we pass through the area."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Friendly service, great choice of entrees, delicious food and the desserts are a must! The complimentary champagne to commemorate our anniversary was an added plus !"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My sister from MD and I (from TN) selected this restaurant to have dinner and catch up the last years. Mentioned that in reserving and the Southern Inn delivered. Special thanks to KP, our server, who we will NEVER forget. She surpassed every expectation; sweet, kind and smart as can be. Everyone was great and we want to say THANK YOU for making it a very special time. Been to 4 of the great ones in Lexington...Brix, Bistro on Main, Haywoods and Southern Inn. All were great but the Inn went out of their way in a very subtle way. Again, thank you all, we will definitely be coming back on our next visit and will make sure to spread the great news about The Southern Inn. Regards, Louise Stump"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner here. Not the issue of too large portions as some others have suggested. Just really good food. Our server was spectacular in his info and working with specific questions and directions. We were pleased to find Chilean and Argentinian wines here which we have grown to love after our trip to those countries."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was great as well as the service. We got there just before it got crowded so the staff had more time to spend with us. It was getting very busy by the time we left but customers looked like they were being taken care of just as well."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Since moving to the blue ridge we have been looking for a few favorites. This is one of them."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The reviews on this place were very good but we were a bit disappointed. First, the "famous fried chicken" was nothing more than two chicken breast tenders which were rubbery and could have been substituted for Tenders form chuck filet. Secondly, my wife ordered the trout and it was one half of a trout and a fingerling at that. Both meals were extremely salty as if to cover up for lack of flavor. Finally, for those who find eating everything covered with bacon a bit disturbing this place would be wrong for you. For some reason they feel like they must put pork on everything. On a positive note we were seated rather quickly and the cauliflower soup was delightful."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Southern Inn in Lexington not only has excellent food but excellent service as well. We called a few minutes before our reservation time to cancel due to the fact that we were held up on the Interstate. They were gracious and re-scheduled our reservation on that busy Saturday evening. We were even 15 minutes late for that! Again they were extremely accommodating and gracious. They worked with us in every way to make sure we had a delicious meal and pleasant experience, all the while insuring the fact that we would not be late for our show. The waitress especially was attentive and helpful along these lines. We plan to tell our friends and definitely go back there whenever we're in Lexington."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Well worth the hour and a half drive to dine here. So grateful that the owners rebuilt and actually upgraded this gem after the fire a few years back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Southern Inn was recommended to us three years ago. We came on our anniversary and have been coming back each year. We enjoy the fine dining, excellent cuisine and the service is wonderful. We like the fact that the food is not everyday run of the mill fare. We also like watching your chefs prepare the food. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Thank you for a lovely dining experience."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food and service, wonderful place for a special occasion"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "From the look of the sign we expected a diner experience but were pleasantly surprised when we walked in. We both had great meals but agreed the meatloaf was amazing!! Great experience! "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The Southern Inn is just about our favorite spot in Lexington for a special dinner. The food is good, and the drink selections are great. The staff are usually very helpful as well! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Lexington doesn't have much in the way of true fine dining. Southern Kitchen was one of the best. Food was good but not great. Nothing bad, nothing exception. Service was very friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We went to the Southern Inn for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. Hostess and wait staff were excellent. I had the pan seared scallops and my husband the Mahi-Mahi. Outstanding preparation and flavor. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food is very good, and the experienced wait staff is terrific. Booking the reservation was not a pleasant experience - as the receptionist and manager seemed unfriendly and bureaucratic."
    Dined on 5/20/2014