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The Village Idiot

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Got there right when they opened so we didn’t have to wait at all. Eclectic, fun, local eats! Unfortunately for our waiter (sorry I don’t remember his name) we didn’t order any drinks, but he was great anyway, honest and great suggestions. We had the...More

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Recommended by hotel, different menu, food was good, the only thing they have no hot tea or coffee. The night we were there it was 10 degrees. Emma was attentive and efficent

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We have driven by The Village Idiot many times but had not stopped. Our son recommended that we give it a try. The menu is very interesting. We ordered the pulled pork Mac and Cheese, deep fried cauliflower(had to order a second one it was...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Left a bit disappointed. Service, decor, apps and drinks were good. I ordered a NY Strip and it was not good. It was very tough but thankfully it had a sauce on it which helped. We were from out of town and won't go back.

Thank roloIN
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I was in town with friends and visited here based on a recommendation from a family member. Delicious food and fantastic craft been menu. Our server was quick and knowledgeable. Most ingredients are locally sourced. I will absolutely visit again!

Thank DaveFromChicago2017
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Cool location but average food. Started with scotch egg and crawfish puppies. Puppies were flavorless but the scotch egg was great. Main was duck n waffles which lacked the sweet and over whelmed with an herb butter. Good selection of beers on tap and in...More

Thank wick1979
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Cute name and nice exterior and decor. We sat outside and were there around lunch time. The Sunday brunch menu has eggs, burgers, what not. We had the Korean chicken sandwich, BLT, and French toast. There were no salad options on the menu. Food was...More

Thank Saljunebug
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Went on a weeknight. Arrived early but place got busy very fast. Server very indifferent. When asked what salad dressings they offered he pointed to menu and said "they are all in there". Food arrived cold. Waited forever for condiments we had asked for so...More

Thank NashMcGee
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The summer corn dip appetizer was amazing. the Scotch Egg appetizer was also very good. they have a lot of options for beer,wine, and bourbon. service was great. everyone was friendly with the exception of the host. he didn’t seem to enjoy his job like...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Unique menu here. Went on recommendation from local distillery and wasn’t disappointed. Food and drinks both good. Try this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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