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Dudley's on Short

259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
+1 859-252-1010
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a number of options for dinner, good ambiance - pretty good service - a solid choice for business meals or for a special night.

Thank AngusRodrigo
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This was a celebration dinner for my daughter as she just got her first “Big Girl” job. Her super wealthy boss suggested Dudley’s for us and it was awesome! Honestly its not that expensive compared to the bigger cities, which is one of the reasons...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

3 of 4 at our table ordered the Dudley Signature pasta dish and found it to be Short of all ingrediants but the pasta, and dry. Inside the restaurant was warm and noisy, would have been better off sitting at an outside table. Service was...More

Thank Charles W
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are on a road trip for my birthday and stopped in Lexington for the night. Our hotel recommended Dudley’s and it was delicious! Quaint atmosphere. Great service, but not stuffy. Good variety of seafood, meat and a vegetarian option. Definitely order...More

Thank Jeannice H
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Restaurant has great food. I have been there several times and have never had a bad experience. Even while busy in the middle of the week the service is still excellent

Thank Lrs2000
Reviewed August 5, 2018

On a downtown street in Lexington is a shire to bourbon and horse breeders and its called Dudleys. Know for the menu of exceptional choices, its only overshadowed by a biblical bourbon selection and staff that know their craft. My pork loin on pimento cheese...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We ate here during Lexington’s Resturant Week. Everything was spot on. Service was impeccable. This is fine dining with no hiccups. It spoiled us for the following night when we ate at another resturant where the service and food were so so.

Thank Mary N
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We dined here while in Lexington for a horse show and chose the roof top patio. Our food and service was excellent and I'd highly recommend it.

Thank jbains
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We did not have reservations but they fit us in.Hotel staff at 21 c gave us the recommendation to eat here. It was walkable from there. We had the best steak and whipped potatoes we've ever had. I would stop in if near! Staff friendly,...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to grab a bite or drinks with fellow coworkers. Drink choices were plentiful and local beverages are a must here. Bartender was friendly and offered his suggestions of what to try.

Thank Kari M
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Bob R
February 8, 2017|
Response from Joe C | Reviewed this property |
They have an excellent lunch menu which offers a variety of salads,sandwiches and other wonderful dishes . Best that you call them for the menu. You will not be disappointed here.
May 27, 2016|
Response from Joe N | Reviewed this property |
They host parties that large but you need to call the restaurant for this type of arrangement. Bring your wallet!
Ellie G
April 7, 2016|
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Response from Gregg B | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have several gluten-free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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 40507-1242
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-1010
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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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