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Shakespeare and Co.

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367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-367-0413
07:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fantastic and great experience for me and my kids . moreover the food was delicious and the portion was excellent.

Thank sabreen123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Shakespeare. The variety of items on the menu means there is something for everyone. This is where I go with my daughter when I visit her at school. Service has always been good. Food prepared well whether it is pancakes, burgers or Mediterranean entree. Special place.

Thank caymansilvas
Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shakespeare and Co. is quite the experience. The interior is rather Victorian and perhaps a bit overwhelming, but the staff is nice and the food is good, if a bit pricier than one might expect.

Thank Dave11974
Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just love the eclectic menu at Shakespeare and Co. The appetizers are especially tasty and interesting. Plus, it is a very family-oriented atmosphere.

Thank iescoba
Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to a different location and have been raving about how great the food is here for months and I finally convinced my sister to come with me. We drove a few hours to get here and the decorations were great. However the food was absolutely terrible, other guests were complaining as well. I ordered the Tortilla Wrap... More 

Thank Lindsay F
Paducah, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to eating her. I called before 30 minutes before they were closing to comfirm If I can still dine In. Girl told me it's ok to come in. When we got there, same girl said!"oh appetizer, pizza only since they close their kitchen early. She could've told me this on the phone.

Thank CHARGER407
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I posted up here to do some work and grab lunch. I got the spicy burger with fries and it was very good. They had many things on the menu that looked amazing that I want to come back and try. It reminds me of a fancy Ramsey's cafe of the world in LOUISVILLE.

Thank Logan s
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend lead me to this beautiful restaurant. The decor is charming. I order lentil soup and goat cheese and beet squash salad. Both were wonderful. The soup wasn't hot initially, but our waiter took care of that quickly. The flavors were out of the ordinary, with Mediterreanean spicing. If I get back to Lexington, I would love to go... More 

Thank JBlaskow
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good spot in the downtown core. Lots of choice. Very friendly and some great Meir and drink options

Thank Edward C
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on a recent trip to Lexington and had a great time. The service was friendly and the food was very good. This place has an offbeat vibe which added to the fun. The short rib were excellent and the pasta was also very good. We will ea here again on our next visit.

Thank Rick725

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?