Where to Eat and Drink in Lexington, VA



Food & Drink




I was very impressed with Lexington, VA on my first trip to the city. I had some great meals, so make sure to try:

The Southern Inn Restaurant, 37 Main St.: Features contemporary American cuisine. I really enjoyed my roast pork entree.

The Southern Inn Restaurant

Lexington Coffee Roasters Tasting Room: Their lovely coffee shop with outdoor garden seating at 7 N. Main St. is now closed but their roastery is at 2345 N. Lee Hwy/Rt 11 is still open. They were named one of 12 the best coffee roasters in the US by Forbes Magazine.

Lexington Coffee Roasters Tasting Room

Sweet Treats Bakery: This casual bakery cafe is known for their cakes but features breakfast items plus soups, salads and burgers. 19 W. Washington.

Pronto Caffe and Gelateria, 26 S. Main: This is a sleek spot for coffee and excellent gelato which they make on the premises. 

Pronto Coffee and Gelateria

Lexington Coffee Shop, 9 W. Washington St.: This is a casual coffee shop right off Main St.

Lexington Coffee Shop

Pure Eats: This is a casual spot known for its burgers, sandwiches, doughnuts and milkshakes. The peach milkshake was to die for!! 107 N. Main St. 

Pure Eats

The Georges, boutique hotel, features two good dining options:

Haywood’s: The piano bar restaurant featuring locally sourced, seasonal cuisine and nightly entertainment. I enjoyed my dinner listening to the music. I enjoyed a house salad, lovely salmon entree and a local hard cider. 


Taps: Taps is their lobby lounge featuring craft beer, creative cocktails, soups, salads, sandwiches and snacks with a Southern emphasis and local ingredients from farms throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

Taps at The Georges

Other spots to try include:

Red Hen: This is a farm-to-table restaurant located downtown at 11 E. Washington St.

Red Hen

Bistro on Main: This is a fun, casual restaurant at 8 N. Main. It is open for lunch, dinner and brunch. 

Bistro on Main

Devils Backbone Brewing Company: North of downtown on Rt 11 at 50 N. Wind Lane, is this large micro-brewery which has a large tap room for tastings. Tours are available.  

Devils Backbone Brewing Co.