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Dudley's on Short

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259 W. Short St., Lexington, KY 40507
+1 859-252-1010
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chelsea, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really good 3 corse meal. Very good food and service. Steak was cooked to perfection. Wine list was large but pricey.

Thank Will58IBEW
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with four other people. Wonderful service by Christian. We were in a hurry to get to a show and he made sure we made it to the show without feeling rushed. We shared the tuna, shrimp and octopus starters which were all wonderful. I had the halibut which was prepared very lightly with tomatoes and was delicious.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came for a quick, one-night visit to see friends performing in "Mary Poppins" and wanted to take the cast-members to dinner between shows somewhere close. I found this restaurant through TripAdvisor, and was I ever happy I did! This place is outstanding -- the kind of place we'd come to often if we lived here. The... More 

Thank Douglas D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in town for business and had only a few moments for lunch. I wish I'd had more time to enjoy the walnut chicken salad sandwich. The excellent service and satisfying food made me eager to return for a more leisurely meal.

Thank PVS2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was wonderful. Food interesting. Street music on Thursdays during the summer. Outside dining possible.

Thank Judy V
Lexington, Kentucky
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love taking out of town guests here. The food is good and the staff is always accommodating. It's elegant and friendly. The walls are decorated with photographs of racehorses. Sunday brunch here is one of my favorite things to do in Lexington.

Thank litebrite1
Plantation, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Dudley's, not only for the fine food, but for the historic decor. There is much history on the walls of Dudley's that is connected to the Kentucky Thoroughbred industry. Dudley's is all about tradition along with its fine food selections.

Thank KarenR14
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No shortage of fine selections for dining and fine wines here. Whether you choose to eat in the bar area or the dining rooms the staff delivers great service and food. Dale served us well and quickly in the limited time that we had available to dine. We shared a delicious heirloom tomato and burrata cheese salad. I enjoyed the... More 

Thank Richard V
Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brother and his wife (who is a foody!) were visiting for a couple days and we took them to Dudley's for dinner. Steven waited on us and he was just the right kind of waiter - solicitous, but not doting. We all tried a combination of dishes and all were great. I'm remembering the English pea soup which was... More 

Thank historybuff851
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to sit on the sidewalk for a front row experience of Thursday Night Live. They allow dogs at the sidewalk tables. Food was getting to be average, but we have not eaten here since their new chief arrived.

Thank LeeWor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 W. Short St., Lexington, KY 40507
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-1010
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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Beavercreek, Ohio
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?