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“Lexington's best?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dudley's on Short

Dudley's on Short
259 W. Short St., Lexington, KY 40507
+1 859-252-1010
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Ranked #45 of 721 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lexington's best?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Very good food. Specials are the best bet. Brunch on Sunday is pricey but good. Service is spotty. Still, the food is worth the inconvenience of parking downtown.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Dudley's is a popular local spot with good food and an urban vibe popular with all age groups. We generally dine here at least once when in the area for either lunch or dinner.

Visited November 2012
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Lexington, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food, good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The new surroundings on Short is a much better location than the old location. You can experience the outdoor life, such as Thursday Night Live through October while dining in the bar area. To me, it's a place where you go for a few drinks or a really nice dinner you don't mind spending more cash on. I've not had a bad meal here. One of the top restaurants, especially for a date, in Lexington.

Visited February 2012
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Germantown, Tennessee
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237 reviews 237 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 80 cities Reviews in 80 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“High hopes, but not great food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Absolutely LOVE the atmosphere of this downtown location. I was hoping for an amazing meal but was disappointed. Had cheese grits logs for appetizer and they were nothing special. Kale salad was disappointing. Entrees were ok. Overall, a pretty expensive meal that was not that special.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, Kentucky
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Usually a solid meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Dudley's is one of those places that has been around a long time. The old building felt a bit stuffy for younger diners. Since they have been in the new building the surroundings are a bit more updated and it feels like a more exciting place to be. The only complaint is that when it is crowded it is really loud, a conversation to a person across a two person table feels like you have to yell. However onto the food. I have never been disappointed with the food. The seafood and steaks are great. The pasta is hit and miss. Overall it is a great place to have a special night out.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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