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The Village Idiot

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) #27 of 716 Restaurants in Lexington $$ - $$$ American, ,
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

There is a terrific selection of excellent burgers, including the burger of the day. The fries are lightly spiced and the smoked catsup is incredible. The place is usually packed, so be prepared to quaff a few beers at their 2 bars while you wait....More

Thank the1drjazz
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Had my third meal at The Village Idiot and again, it did not disappoint. Mixed it up a bit and didn't order the "Idiot Burger" this time. Instead I ordered the B.E.L.T, aka Bacon, Egg, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich. Great bar comfort food here with...More

Thank bds1210
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Have been here a few times. They have a good brunch with a lot of typical southern derived dishes. Healthier options not so many but good morning after food for sure. Food is quality and service is always good. Great beer selection. Also good for...More

Thank David J
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

My father and I came here before the UK game. We loved the NY strip, but our waitress had a terrible attitude. Smaller with black hair she shot us dirty looks when we requested steak sauce (a meal favorite of my dads) and I had...More

Thank Steph R
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

The service was outstanding unfortunately the NYE menu looked good but missed the mark. The hush puppies were overdone, the soup was luke warm, the beef was excellent, but the desserts were dry. The food tasted good but it could have been so much better....More

Thank Vivsmom
Reviewed December 29, 2016

We met friends and family here after doing some bourbon trail tours on recommendations. It is a pretty laid back place with ample self-pay/park just behind it. We ordered the burger of the week which was a burger with mushrooms, onions and cheese sauce. The...More

Thank knucklebusted
Reviewed December 25, 2016

Good food and nice atmosphere. We had the cheese plate, the steak and the duck and waffles, all very good. hey also have a long selection of beer and bourbon.

Thank metzer52
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are new to town and we were looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled across this place. I had previously seen it on Trip Advisor, so I pulled up the menu to look at it and we decided to go inside...More

2  Thank AshiL L
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Fun casual place to grab a bite to eat, interesting menu choices, great bar atmosphere and lots of seating choices: bar, upstairs dining, and sidewalk seating when weather permits

Thank Matt H
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

I had a dinner here with my boyfriend on our stay in Lexington. The place is nice, on 2 levels. Even without a reservation we've been promptly seated but I don't know if it was because of the early closing dued to a Xmas party....More

Thank BUGI_70
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Restaurant Details

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