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The Village Idiot

307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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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 yesterday via mobile

My partners uncle and his girlfriend came into town and we thought this would be the perfect place to take them for excellent food and drinks. The food and drinks were amazing but the prices were a little high and service was a little shy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lacey S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here before a UK ballgame. This food was outstanding, and the service was good. I enjoyed the happy hour beer! I recommend the peanut butter hummus and the grilled salmon. Most places serve the salmon with sides with not imagination....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 193barryl
Reviewed October 17, 2018

As newcomers to Lexington, we were not at all disappointed at this recommendation of our hotel desk. We can understand why it is a local favorite. Walking around the neighborhood turned up a number of other interesting pubs and restaurants, but this one stands out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Xamb
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This was recommended to us by the bell hop at the Marriott at Griffins Gate and it was our best meal while in Lexington, KY. The food was unique with more than enough specials and was in an historic buildling. I would go there again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michelle C
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Went thirsty in a bar. The food was decent but the service was horrible, we got one beer and 20 mins later were able to order that came out wrong. After the food came out we couldn't get any service to fix the food or...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gweseman
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Try the fried cauliflower appetizer; perfect crunch and spice. Salmon was excellent. Tremendous beer and spirits menu. Great service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Shellsreviews
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Here for a 3 day bicycle ride, used an app to find eateries and this place popped up. Drove by, decided to stop, had good reviews and NO regrets! The host was funny and personable and gave us a stellar seating, good brews on tap,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank A592XLrebeccam
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a nice evening here and really enjoyed the food. The fries with their four dipping sauces were great, as were the lamb sliders. The corn dip was also worth getting. Service was solid, but not especially friendly. Definitely worth stopping by if you're...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank katdjz
Reviewed September 21, 2018

This is a small spot downtown Lexington. The service was good and the food was very good. Not the normal fast food menu but it did have a few standards for the kids. Our entrees were very good. They have IPA beers as well as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ladyad
Reviewed September 7, 2018

August 30th I found this place by chance. I was searching for another place but my GPS had me way off course. It's the best happy accident in some time. I walked in and I was greeted by Zak. Let me tell you about this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pixotrips
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Alex B
October 6, 2018|
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Response from 672jaggerc | Reviewed this property |
We only stayed in the lower section in the front. Not sure what the upstairs or any other dining areas look like. We have 5 kids, 8yrs-17yrs. In my opinion, they would be just fine.
January 15, 2018|
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Response from edbacad | Reviewed this property |
always better to check with restaurant on current issues
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
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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