Lexington, VA has a number of good restaurants like Bistro on Main for lunch/dinner, Macado's for sandwiches, Sheridan Livery Inn and Restaurant for lunch/dinner, The Palms for lunch/dinner and drinks and Soutern Inn for fine dining lunch/dinner. Lexington is the home of VMI and W&L U. It's a beautiful town a few minutes W of I 81 and worth a visit.
Bistro on Main @ 8 North Main St., Lexington, VA 540 - 464 - 4888. http://www.bistro-lexington.com/
Macado's @ 30 North Main St., Lexington, VA 540 - 464 - 8201. http://www.macados.net/
Sheridan Livery Inn & Restaurant @ 35 North Main St., Lexington, VA 540 - 464 - 1887. http://www.sheridanliveryinn.com/
The Palms Restaurant @ 101 West Nelson St., Lexington, VA 540 - 463 - 7911. http://www.thepalmslexington.com/
Southern Inn Restaurant @ 37 South Main St., Lexington, VA 540 - 463 - 3612. http://www.southerninn.com/
Staunton is just W of I 81 and a very nice town also. It's home to Mrs. Rowe's country food breakfast, lunch and dinner, Wright's Dairy Rite, Staunton Grocery for casual fine lunch/brunch/dinner and The Depot Grill.
Mrs. Rowe's Family Restaurant @ 74 Rowe Rd., Staunton, VA 540 - 886 - 1833. http://www.mrsrowes.com/
Wright's Dairy Rite @ 346 Greenville Ave., Staunton, VA 540 - 886 - 0435. http://www.dairy-rite.com/
Staunton Grocery @ 105 West Beverley Street, Staunton, VA 540 - 886 - 6880. http://www.stauntongrocery.com/
The Depot Grill @ 42 Middlebrook Ave., Staunton, VA 540 - 885 - 7332. http://www.depotgrille.com/