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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 13
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  • 7
    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
Great Ambience, Service and Food

My husband and I ate at Dudleys in Lexington and found the atmosphere to be friendly and comfortable. The food was great and plentiful. They have a roof top garden seating area that looked very romantic, however, the weather did not cooperate so we ate inside. The restaurant was packed and there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Buffalo
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Food was o.k. Nothing extraordinary. however the service on the day we visited was very poor. My water had something in it, (the server did not come back after he took our order) at time of order I asked the server if the chicken salad sandwich had pecans, I was told it did not, I ordered the chicken salad sandwich,... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My mom and two of her friends went to eat at Dudley's today, during the Thursday Night Live gathering downtown. For those of you who don't know Thursday Night Live, it's music, beer, food booths....lots of local businesses with their doors open and people coming in and out. I wanted Goodfella's Pizza instead, so I went to get my slices... More 

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Somerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Whether with clients, colleagues or a meal alone, Dudley's never comes up "short". From a selection of Pappy to the great wilted Brussels sprout salad to a non traditional special of pan seared grouper that was perfectly prepared. Excellent wines, even by the glass, and don't forget the light, refreshing lemon chiffon dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had lunch with 6 friends. Everyone enjoyed the food. The service was great. Kate was very nice. The restaurant is decorated beautifully. Hope to go back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Sprout salad, calamari, steak frites, heaven. Waiting staff attentive. Dined on roof top with great chill out area. Business, social , family it's a must. Really good wines had! Not cheap but worth the spend approx $50 ahead all courses plus wine and tip. Great great place.

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Buffalo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I ate at Dudleys in Lexington and found the atmosphere to be friendly and comfortable. The food was great and plentiful. They have a roof top garden seating area that looked very romantic, however, the weather did not cooperate so we ate inside. The restaurant was packed and there was a nice buzz from people enjoying their... More 

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florence KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Have been there for lunch and dinner. When I went for lunch I took my 3 year old grand daughter and the servers were great at making up something she would eat. Last Sunday my husband I went to dinner after a long day of motorcycling. We sat outside as it was so nice out- but the restaurant is in... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It would be quite incongruous to dine in Lexington, Kentucky and not be surrounded by an equestrian theme. This is thoroughbred country, and although UK basketball may be number one in the city, everything to do with "horse" is the foundation of blue grass country. Dudley's on Short does not disappoint. There are horse portraits, racing colors, winning trophies, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This restaurant is fantastic! The atmosphere is great, service is wonderful and the food is amazing. Get the lamb...best dish I've had here. I recommend sitting on the rooftop on a nice day. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing tastes. A perfect mix of relaxed and fine dining. We can't get over how perfectly your fish was done. It's rare to find a place like yours that doesn't overcook it! We have to say too, our server Paget was so great. He was unbelievable and made our dining experience THAT much better!

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Additional Information about Dudley's on Short

Address: 259 W. Short St., Lexington, KY 40507
Phone Number: +1 859-252-1010
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: American

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?