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The Village Idiot

307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (49 reviews)
“mussels” (31 reviews)
“korean chicken” (11 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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1 - 10 of 382 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beer and wine was good. Burger and fries were cold. Burger probably would not have been good if warm, (super salty). The asparagus salad only had lettuce, asparagus was missing in action. I could go on... you get the point , really terrible and expensive!!!...More

Thank Marla T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Village Idiot is a local gem in Lexington's downtown restaurant area. I was extremely impressed by the cocktails, wine list, and fun menu. They had lovely, fresh mussels cooked in beer and a very tasty steak. The bread pudding was truly delicious and a...More

Thank ATL_Jacket
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We do not come to Lexington without eating at The Village Idiot! It is our favorite! Last time the husband had the duck & waffle and I had the pulled pork macaroni. Both were divine! We like trying different things, so this time I had...More

Thank onelauren
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We chose The Village Idiot for our last dinner out while visiting Lexington and no one in our group was disappointed. We enjoyed a couple of starters (bowl of fries, scotch egg, and pretzels) and there was nothing left. Our meals consisted of the salmon,...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great and unique beers! Food was just okay for me. I ordered the village idiot burger, thinking it should be their staple item, being named after the restaurant, but it was just eh. Service was very nice and helpful.

Thank Megan O
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed appetizers and drinks at the bar before a concert at Rump. Amazing selection of craft beer! The lamb sliders were great , and the acorn squash salad was best I’ve ever had. The chicken skins were not so good. Cool venue!

Thank Gina R
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The wife, sister-in-law, niece, and I decided to give this place a try before UK basketball game. The place was crowded. We had to wait 1 1/2 hours to be seated. Thank goodness they had some decent beer to hold me over. They were out...More

Thank hoosierboy72
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I wanted to love this place after reading the menu and reviews, but I didn’t. And I wanted to give a better rating but for these reasons I cannot: #1 On the roasted cauliflower salad there was hardly any cauliflower. I expect a salad with...More

Thank russandange
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I had the Korean chicken and my wife had the pork schnitzel. Both fantastic. The fries were perfect as was the draft country boy cougar bait was cold and went down too fast

Thank fjtcpa
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I love the Village Idiot! Amazing assortment of craft beers on draft? Check. Signature gourmet burger with an onion ring? Check-check. Best mussels hors d'oeuvre you ever had? Check-check-check! If you live in Lexington and haven't been to The Village Idiot, get thee there tout...More

Thank Fasthands2010
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Pata58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-0099
  • E-mail
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