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Dudley's on Short

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259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
+1 859-252-1010
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Knightstown, Indiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were in Lexington, Kentucky on an anniversary weekend get-away. The service was excellent. The food was very good. We had the Dudley eggs as a starter and found the hint of smoke very pleasing. For entrees y wife had the Tournedos Maxwell (Petite Filets / Lump Crab / Potato Purée / Béarnaise). Definitely the entree to... More 

Thank CSitler
Friant, California
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193 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great and the food was okay. We started with the calamari and it was very good. From there we order the duck, the filets and the lamb with gnocchi. The duck was very tough but did have good flavor. The lamb was good but not a fan of the gnocchi or kale stir fry. The filets were average.... More 

Thank LindaKayC
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, elevated dining. Kick your champagne brunch game up a notch here, or enjoy a fine evening out.

Thank Elizabeth B
Irvine, California
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143 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a client here for lunch while we were in town at her recommendation. Very nice space with tablecloths. service is fantastic though our client was late and the bread guy never came back around for her. We all ate cobb salads and we enjoyed them immensely. I will be back on the next trip!

Thank Susan R
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a pork chop that was cooked to perfection. My wife had the salmon, which was undercooked (she wished that she would have been asked for the preparation temperature, because she would requested a medium rather than rare temperature). For a salad, I ordered a cooked brussel sprout salad that was good, but hardly worth $10. My wife had... More 

Thank PeterButzin
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Dudley's on Short last night with four business colleagues of my husband's. We had heard great things about it and were sorely disappointed! The calamari was doughy and the cheese and meat plate tasted like hard, dry leftovers from last week. The portobello rigatoni special, though flavorful, had not one piece of portobello in it. My husband's... More 

Thank Bonnie M
Kingston, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We booked at Dudley's on Short in downtown Lexington on the strength of a strong recommendation from a trusted source. We were glad that we did. The horse racing theme of the décor was just what we expected from one of the prime restaurants in horse country and it set the scene well for our evening. The service was very... More 

Thank David M
Lexington, Kentucky
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

You couldn't ask for a better downtown evening out at Dudleys. Whether you eat at the bar, patio or dining room your experience will be wonderful. Service is top notch and the food is well worth every penny! Also a great place for just a drink in the bar with friends before a show.

Thank Filly2440
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Lexington for several nights and were fortunate to have a chance to dine at Dudleys. We started with the calamari appetizer ($12) and a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay ($80). Our entrées consisted of the duck and halibut for $29 and $33, respectively. For dessert we had the fig apple crumb ($8). The food was delicious, the wine... More 

Thank Anthony K
Maywood,New Jersey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Classy place, great food and wonderful choices of wine by the glass. Nate was our server, packed with energy and really new the product. Lots of explanations about the food. My bestie had the pasta with chicken, yummmm I had the burger. Can't tell you what part of the experience was the best. It was all great. I'm from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?