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Dudley's on Short

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259 W. Short St., Lexington, KY 40507
+1 859-252-1010
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Dudley's On Short offers award...
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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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely night at Dudley's.

Dudley's has been a staple in the Lexington's dinning seen for years. They now have been at this location for some time and it's just as lovely as the old Dudley's local. The interior has great lighting and gorgeous painting adorn the walls must like a gallery. The staff is always kind and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
RKSKAA2007
via mobile
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were just passing through, a pleasant surprise. Had the meat and cheese plate app followed by hummus short plate. I recommend Dudleys.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Dudley's has been a staple in the Lexington's dinning seen for years. They now have been at this location for some time and it's just as lovely as the old Dudley's local. The interior has great lighting and gorgeous painting adorn the walls must like a gallery. The staff is always kind and knowledgable about the cuisine. I love the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
468 reviews 468 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I hosted a business dinner this week at Dudley's and I will definitely be back. Our server, Padgett, was the best server I have ever experienced, and the food was awesome. I had the scallops and several people at our table had the filet, and all were world class.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Good set of appetizers. Great main courses. I love swordfish so ordered the night special which was swordfish. Nice presentation, marvelous flavor. Fish was done perfectly! Definitely worthy of return visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I say "good" because for the price, I was expecting to be wowed. For my salad course I had the Brussel sprout salad. The BS were lightly cooked to perfection, but I could not taste any of the Manchego which happens to be one of my favourites. For my main course I ordered the Pike Valley Roasted Chicken and it... More 

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Munster, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were a large group with a 7:30 reservation. We were ushered to the roof garden to wait and have a cocktail. After half an hour, it was clear that the party that had our reserved space was going nowhere. The staff scrambled, put us at a very nice table on the main floor, and gave us our cocktails gratis.... More 

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Geneva
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Every year I am attending the Rolex Kentucky 3 day event in Lexington with some colleagues. We at least go once to Dudley's. Always well looked after, food is great, wine list offers good opportunities and nice atmosphere

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We are just getting to ready to move to the Lexington area (from Chicago, where the food choices are fantastic!), and was taken to Dudley's by a business associate for lunch on my recent home-finding trips. I'm nervously anxious to begin finding some new restaurants in the area that will compare to what I have been spoiled with in the... More 

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London, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Food was first rate. The service at the end was lousy. We sat outside and waited so long for dessert that we grew cold and lost interest.

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Philadelphia
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362 reviews 362 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Really nice place to eat in terms of decor and service. Comfortable, cosy, just enough upscale. The food is upscale southern american. In the end, the food is a little too fussy and a little too expensive for what it is. The caesar salad w/ fried capers is creative but too small. The duck which is a centerpiece on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 259 W. Short St., Lexington, KY 40507
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-1010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?