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The Village Idiot

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
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307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
Today
17:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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77 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here a few times. They have a good brunch with a lot of typical southern derived dishes. Healthier options not so many but good morning after food for sure. Food is quality and service is always good. Great beer selection. Also good for dinner and always a nice crowd. Great price points for what you get.

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Thank David J
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My father and I came here before the UK game. We loved the NY strip, but our waitress had a terrible attitude. Smaller with black hair she shot us dirty looks when we requested steak sauce (a meal favorite of my dads) and I had to wait 15 min to get a refill of my water. Rated lower because I... More 

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Thank Steph R
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was outstanding unfortunately the NYE menu looked good but missed the mark. The hush puppies were overdone, the soup was luke warm, the beef was excellent, but the desserts were dry. The food tasted good but it could have been so much better. This may have been a New Year's Eve thing. I have eaten here before and... More 

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Thank Vivsmom
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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229 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends and family here after doing some bourbon trail tours on recommendations. It is a pretty laid back place with ample self-pay/park just behind it. We ordered the burger of the week which was a burger with mushrooms, onions and cheese sauce. The fries were pretty good as well. Their beer selection is more than just a few... More 

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Thank knucklebusted
Madrid, Spain
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and nice atmosphere. We had the cheese plate, the steak and the duck and waffles, all very good. hey also have a long selection of beer and bourbon.

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Thank metzer52
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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110 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are new to town and we were looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled across this place. I had previously seen it on Trip Advisor, so I pulled up the menu to look at it and we decided to go inside to eat. I got the pulled pork Mac & cheese and my husband got the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the name "fool" you, this is an amazing restaurant unique to Lexington and the world! Best draft beer selection leads the way (if you love beer)! But service and entree selection is excellent in every way! The menu changes, so what we had the last half-dozen times over the past two years will not be what you way... More 

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Thank jmillard827
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun casual place to grab a bite to eat, interesting menu choices, great bar atmosphere and lots of seating choices: bar, upstairs dining, and sidewalk seating when weather permits

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Thank Matt H
Florence
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349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a dinner here with my boyfriend on our stay in Lexington. The place is nice, on 2 levels. Even without a reservation we've been promptly seated but I don't know if it was because of the early closing dued to a Xmas party. The service was good and quite friendly. I had salmon while my boyfriend had a... More 

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Thank BUGI_70
Lexington
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283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We just stopped here for drinks and french fries during a hash (run), and really enjoyed their wealth of porters and stouts. So along with the beers, we needed some fries, and they are served with 4 sauces. Try them all!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 14:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?