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Shakespeare and Co.

367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-367-0413
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (38 reviews)
“spring chicken” (11 reviews)
“crepes” (19 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped by for a cocktail with a friend. The atmosphere is cute. It was a good drink. Next time I would like to try the food which looked good.

Thank kerryr1963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful lamb skewers and other Mediterranean options. Very cute decorations - fun restaurant! The music in the bar was too loud, but that could have been that band

Thank Fivecoats
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I ate here I had the best club sandwich I've ever eaten. This time the club sandwich was not nearly as good nor was any of our food. And we had to wait a very long time to be served lunch. We...More

Thank bhighlande
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This place is unique! Worth the visit, and the food is some of the best we've had. The waiter was attentive and even provided a brief history of the restaurant and owner and a bit of Lexington too. Did I say the food was amazing?!

Thank Billy I
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Took family (who were here from SC escaping the hurricane) for lunch. Our server AJ was charming and very friendly. He attended to our every need. The food was delicious and we can't wait to visit again. This was my third visit and I just...More

Thank Kazmacg
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The place has an eccentric Victorian decor that's fun. I had egg shakshuka that was spicy and unusual. My husband had the salmon salad which he liked in the beginning but found the sweet dressing a bit cloying after a while. The service was uneven...More

Thank Annette O
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Good service. Lots of choices for omnivores, not so much for vegetarians. Asked if I could substitute anything for bacon and sausage because I wanted Eggs, Potatoes, and Mushrooms and told I could get turkey sausage. Requested to order these ala carte--but they...More

Thank Nicki S
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful brunch menu complete with Mimosas. Outdoor seating is perfect for people watching on the weekends.

Thank Alecia L
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I really wanted to explore downtown Lexington and find some good coffee to boot. Noticing the eccentric decor and the cafe-feel we decided we would stop by on an afternoon while exploring the city for some coffee. My wife ordered a cappuccino...More

1  Thank JCTomlin
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We were looking for a coffee shop and ended up here getting frozen coffee drinks and listening to music. This place has amazing décor and such a fun atmosphere with tables and chairs outside also. I would highly recommend!

Thank wlmja17
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Heather M
28 March 2017|
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Response from Michael E | Reviewed this property |
I don't have a clue but have been told that breakfast is a draw to the restaurants since they have a good breakfast/brunch menu.
Cindy H
2 October 2016|
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Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
Amber D
18 May 2016|
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Response from Emmmersstasticalist | Reviewed this property |
For breakfast or lunch. It doesn't tend to fill up really early, but it does for dinner and turns into more of a bar. I would say for breakfast, but honestly, the children's menu is lacking. If your child loves pancakes... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-367-0413
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