The Best Restaurants in Lexington, VA

We send quite a few of our guests to Staunton for great meals out during their time at our Bed and Breakfast in Virginia because it’s been rated as one of the south’s best foodie towns. Though the restaurants in Staunton, VA, are great, there are just as many fantastic restaurants in Lexington, VA. Plus, with so many great things to do in Lexington, VA, you’ll likely need a nearby place to grab lunch, dinner, or both!

Even if your adventures take you a little further afield into Shenandoah National Park or the Blue Ridge Parkway, these restaurants in Lexington, VA, are a great place to end your day. Many of them offer delicious seasonal menus showcasing the bounty of the Shenandoah Valley, not to mention a fantastic selection of wine and beer from local producers. 

From visiting your favorite college student at Lexington’s Universities to exploring the historical attractions of these charming towns in the Shenandoah Valley, there’s no better place to base your stay than our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Virginia. We’re centrally located to everything the valley offers, including easy access to Staunton, Lexington, Shenandoah National Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We really are in the center of it all!

If you’re looking for your next incredible getaway, this is it. Book your room at our Bed and Breakfast in Virginia today! 

A couple enjoying a romantic meal out with wine at one of the best restaurants in Lexington, VA

The Best Restaurants in Lexington, VA, for 2023

We are lucky enough to be centrally located in the Shenandoah Valley between the historic, bustling towns of Staunton, VA, and Lexington, VA. Not only are there great things to do in Lexington, VA, but there are also plenty of great things to do in Staunton, VA. There are also delicious restaurants in both cities! We have a roundup of the best restaurants in Staunton, VA, for you to browse for double the dining pleasure. 

For now, though, we’ll focus on the historic town of Lexington and the many great restaurants in Lexington, VA. They make a great spot to end your day after seeing the city’s top-rated sights, including those of you here visiting students at the local colleges. Below are six of our favorite restaurants in Lexington, VA. 

  1. If you’re looking for an intimate setting to enjoy a delicious, casual dinner during your getaway to our Bed and Breakfast in Virginia, don’t miss Bistro on Main. There’s a reason this is ranked one of the best restaurants in Lexington, VA. 
  2. Another one of the top-rated restaurants in Lexington, VA, is Southern Inn Restaurant. Their slogan is “Comfort Food With a Twist,” and that’s precisely what we love about this gem of a dining establishment. 
  3. Wine, cocktails, great food, and a classy piano bar await you at the charming Haywood’s Restaurant in downtown Lexington, VA. You can grab some fantastic pre-dinner drinks at the co-located TAPS
  4. Authentic Japanese cuisine and fresh, delicious sushi is waiting for you at another of our favorite restaurants in Lexington, VA. Sushi Matsumoto doesn’t disappoint! 
  5. Enjoy fantastic craft cocktails, wine, or beer paired with fresh, seasonal eats at Juniper Lounge. Their specialty is small plates meant to be shared and enjoyed together. 
  6. If you’re looking for restaurants in Lexington, VA, with plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians, head to GloBowl Cafe for a delicious lunch.  
A gorgeous church on the campus of Lee University, one of the best things to do in Lexington, VA, especially before dinner at the top restaurants in Lexington, VA

More Great Things to do in Lexington, VA This Year

If you’re planning to enjoy dinner at the top restaurants in Lexington, VA, you may as well plan at least part of your day in town enjoying all the different things to do in Lexington, VA. It’s a charming, historic college town filled with great shopping, attractions, scenic beauty, and more. 

Moreover, the beautiful streets of downtown Lexington, VA are just a short drive away from our Virginia Bed and Breakfast!  Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do in Lexington, VA – all of which would make a great pre-dinner activity. 

  1. Closely related to dining out at the above restaurants in Lexington, VA is trips to local breweries. There are some great breweries in town, including Heliotrope BreweryDevils Backbone Brewing Company, and Brew Ridge Taps. Visiting these is no doubt one of our favorite things to do in Lexington, VA. 
  2. If you love history, you’re going to love strolls through downtown Lexington, where you’ll want to take the time to look up and admire the historic and intact architecture that dominates the skyline. Much of it dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries. As you wander, make sure to enjoy some great shopping at our local stores, many of which are independently owned small businesses. 
  3. Speaking of history, don’t miss the chance to tour the Stonewall Jackson House Museum, one of the most popular things to do in Lexington, VA. Add to this a visit to the Oak Grove Cemetery, where Stonewall Jackson and nearly 3,000 others are buried.
  4. If you love live music, then you won’t want to miss one of the many fantastic concerts held at the Lime Kiln Amphitheater. It’s one of the most popular things to do in Lexington, VA, and their summer concert series is one of the biggest draws for visitors to the area. 
  5. The arts are everywhere in the Shenandoah Valley, and you’ll find plenty on display in downtown Lexington. One of our favorite things to do in Lexington, VA is to visit local galleries, such as Artists in CahootsNelson Fine Art GalleryCabell Gallery, and Earth, Fire, and Spirit Pottery.
  6. Don’t miss your chance to tour the magnificent campus of Washington and Lee University. There, you’ll find a number of museums including University Chapel and Galleries, the Reeves Museum of Ceramics, and Watson Pavilion, not to mention plenty of other beautiful sights to enjoy. 
  7. Lexington is also home to the Virginia Military Institute, where they offer daily guided tours of the history of this wonderful campus. 

Whatever your day holds in store for you, a comfortable bed and our dedication to excellence will be waiting for you at the end of the day. Book your room at our Bed and Breakfast in Virginia today. 

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