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“Very Good but a Little Disappointed” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dudley's on Short

Dudley's on Short
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Ranked #11 of 867 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.
Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Very Good but a Little Disappointed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

Recently I visited Dudley's on Short during the Lexington Restaurant Week 2014. We had looked at all of the Restaurant week menu's online and thought that Dudley's sounded the best. Literally had us drooling just reading the menu. However we were disappointed to learn, upon being seated at the restaurant that that they had taken half of there selections off of the menu. When we questioned the server about the differences in the menu his response was "well we posted it on our Facebook page." He was very rude about it and even went so far to suggest that we could "just not dine with us" if we didn't like the selections. However we decided that since we were already seated, and didn't want to make a scene we would go ahead and order from the selections they had left on their menu.

I had the Wilted Salad, Braised Short Ribs, and the Blackberry Peach Cobbler. They were all delicious, especially the Bacon Cheddar Grits.

The food was great but we were very disappointed in the attitude of our server as well as half of the Restaurant Week menu being deleted.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good but overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Went here with friends during restaurant week. Restaurant week specials were weak at best. I ordered from the regular menu and it was very good but expensive for the quality. They also charged us us $2 extra for bourbon on the rocks and said it was for a pour and a half. It was a regular pour at most places. Too many better options in Lexington than to be gouged by Dudley's. Doubt we will be back soon.

Visited July 2014
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Portage, Indiana
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dudley's in Lexington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

The food and service at this restaurant were excellent. We stumbled on Dudley's by sheer luck, as it was only a block from our hotel. This is where the locals go for their celebration dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Extensive menu, great wine and bar list and attentive staff. Beautiful building, everything about Dudley's invites you to stay and enjoy!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

The staff is always professional and very nice. The food is always delicious. And they have new things it seems like every time we go. :)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Never Disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Never disappointed when dining at Dudley's. Impeccable service and succulent food are the order of the day, EVERY DAY!

Visited July 2014
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