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Dudley's on Short

259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
+1 859-252-1010
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“tournedos” (9 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

My daughter and I visited Dudley's and felt that the meal did not meet our expectations. The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice, welcoming and inviting. The servers, hostess and staff were all warm, friendly, polite and provided excellent service. Unfortunately, the food fell short...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I met friends here for dinner on a Friday night at 7 p.m. There had been a miscommunication about the reservation which gave me an opportunity to check out the bar while I waited for the staff to sort things out (which they did not...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 26 February 2018

we came for lunch with a friend last week..i had a heineken, and my partner had a disarono..our friend had sweet tea....i had the dudley eggs smoked ky trout, as did my partner, and shared it with the friend...i had a local greens salad too....my...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

While in town for a conference I wanted to get a nice dinner and unwind from the long day so I chose to eat here. I have eaten here before with my wife and was not disappointed so I knew I wouldn't be this time....More

Thank alterego3030
Reviewed 3 February 2018

My wife and I had Dudley's Sunday brunch and it was excellent. The bacon beignets with maple syrup were fantastic and I would have been happy if that was all I had!! As usual, the service was great. I highly recommend Dudley's for a 5-star...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Ate here once last week on business. Have eaten here many times over the years and the quality, taste and service are consistently excellent. I had the soup, which was excellent, as was the enormous lamb shank that followed. The server presents an enticing selection...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took our daughter out for dinner to Dudley's. It was a fantastic atmosphere and the food was delicious . Pricey but worth the expenditure!!!

Thank smbATL
Reviewed 19 October 2017

While here on a site visit, we were "wined and dined" here by folks that loved this place. It apparently has a good reputation. Upscale and comfortable I found the staff very professional and friendly. The owner came around during the meal and greeted all...More

Thank RandomTraveler76
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Made reservation at Dudley’s after rave reviews from friends. When we arrived as a party of two there were only several tables filled. The hostess asked for our reservation, I gave it to her and she proceeded to walk us past numerous empty, desirable table...More

2  Thank Sherrie S
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Autumn Sangria is best my wife ever had. Pumpkin bisque and salads were scrumptious and made the perfect light dinner following a day at the Horse Races!

Thank Richard M
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Questions & Answers
Bob R
8 February 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.
27 May 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
7 April 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
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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