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Dudley's on Short

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259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
+1 859-252-1010
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great horsey decor which is pretty commonplace for Lexington... Dining with a chef friend we are pretty discerning, we expect the server to know how items are prepared and at brunch, a Bloody Mary is a staple. When ordered with "Old Bay" the server had a blank stare, upon checking with the bartender it was not an option, nor was... More 

Thank BeachyBride2010
Yardley, PA
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73 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An old fashioned restaurant with very good food. Expensive but a good spot for special celebrations.

Thank crlmisc
Lancaster, Kentucky
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend took me to Dudley’s on Short for a birthday lunch. Our meal began by being offered our choice of delicious-looking muffins. My friend opted for a blackberry muffin and I chose the pineapple walnut. The blackberry muffin was a little too dense and seedy, but the pineapple muffin was light as air and delightful. For our entrée, we... More 

Thank Alisa16
Lexington, Kentucky
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157 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a business dinner. Our server was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and attended to our needs. We ordered a few appetizers. The Duck Fat Marcona almonds were really good! The fried chicken skins were probably our favorite item we had. The chicken satay flatbread wasn't just "not good," it was bad. It was wayyyy overwhelming on the... More 

Thank Rick P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Dudley's without really knowing what to expect. It was a little more upscale than we had anticipated but made quite a nice change from the 'mid-range' eateries that we normally use when travelling on business. Service was VERY attentive (perhaps a little too intrusive for our English tastes) but the overall impression was very positive. The tables were... More 

1 Thank 19AB58
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a reservation at 2:30 &. Got seated right away. This is a lovely place to dine! We experienced the brunch menu. I had the gazpacho, the quiche & the cupcake. My hubby had the deviled eggs, salmon & blackberry crisp, my daughter in law had the salad, salmon & the pudding. Everything was excellent!! Our waiter had a little... More 

Thank Teresa M
Bonita Springs, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of days in Lexington and, on the advice of friends, at at Dudley's on the second night. Upscale, as expected, with several menu choices that attracted us backed by prompt, friendly service (like most of Lexington). Wine list is above average, and our overall experience would encourage us to return. A bit noisy, the energy in... More 

Thank FLGrandpa
United Arab Emirates
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280 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I popped into Dudley's early afternoon for a cold drink. We shared the artisans cheese plate. The cheese plate and boring cracker offering was a bit diminutive for the price. The Caesar Salad was fresh and sharp. For drinks, we had Impatience Rose, which was lovely: dry, fruity, with hints of berry and pear. Moving onto some... More 

Thank Piercedlibrarian
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried several of the high end places in Lexington and this one blew the others out of the water as far as service is concerned. The food was great, cocktails were excellent...but the service was really the star!

Thank ChattaNelly
South Carolina
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225 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, solid wine list, well trained wait staff. High noise levels but that usually comes with large restaurants and a large crowd as well. My tip to the owner- Eliminate that $5 charge for splitting an entree since it gives your fine restaurant the feel of nickel and dimeing your repeat customers. I realize the explanation is the time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-1010
Located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Dudley's On Short offers award winning modern American cuisine with a wine list and service to match.

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