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The Village Idiot

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$$ - $$$American, ,
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“duck” (47 reviews)
“mussels” (29 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was in town with friends and visited here based on a recommendation from a family member. Delicious food and fantastic craft been menu. Our server was quick and knowledgeable. Most ingredients are locally sourced. I will absolutely visit again!

Thank DaveFromChicago2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool location but average food. Started with scotch egg and crawfish puppies. Puppies were flavorless but the scotch egg was great. Main was duck n waffles which lacked the sweet and over whelmed with an herb butter. Good selection of beers on tap and in...More

Thank wick1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute name and nice exterior and decor. We sat outside and were there around lunch time. The Sunday brunch menu has eggs, burgers, what not. We had the Korean chicken sandwich, BLT, and French toast. There were no salad options on the menu. Food was...More

Thank Saljunebug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a weeknight. Arrived early but place got busy very fast. Server very indifferent. When asked what salad dressings they offered he pointed to menu and said "they are all in there". Food arrived cold. Waited forever for condiments we had asked for so...More

Thank NashMcGee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The summer corn dip appetizer was amazing. the Scotch Egg appetizer was also very good. they have a lot of options for beer,wine, and bourbon. service was great. everyone was friendly with the exception of the host. he didn’t seem to enjoy his job like...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unique menu here. Went on recommendation from local distillery and wasn’t disappointed. Food and drinks both good. Try this place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

On a Friday night we only had a 15-minute wait. Our server was excellent, very knowledgeable about the menu and was on the ball with drink refills. The drink menu was diverse and everything we tried was delicious. As for the food, I cannot say...More

Thank Martha H
Reviewed November 3, 2017

It was exceptionally busy the evening we went due to a foo fighters concert being cancelled. However, after getting drinks and waiting 45 minutes just to get a table on the sidewalk, I was still eager to try their food and enjoy our time there....More

Thank Tlwd1980
Reviewed October 27, 2017

I was sad to see Metropol leave but this is such a great place too! Good, mussels, cheeseboard and entrees. Beer selection is awesome too!

Thank katiebohonblack
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Went with a group, all of had something different, all good. The service was good. They had plenty of bourbon and lots of craft beer to choose from. Good location, walking distance to lots of Bourbon Bars.

Thank chinadad96
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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