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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“tournedos” (9 reviews)
“steak frites” (10 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
17:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
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Reviews (366)
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121 - 130 of 362 reviews

Reviewed 12 November 2015

Service, atmosphere, and food were exceptional at this restaurant. Be sure to try the Brussels sprouts, They ae to die for.

Thank marciann m
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Excellent, friendly service, wonderful atmosphere ... And, yes, the meal will certainly bring us back again. Our waiter asked immediately if we were headed to the Opera House to ensure best service ... We were, and the service could not have been better.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We were here for dinner, ambiance is very nice and the wine selection is good. However the served Ribeye was not very special and that for $48. I never eat a good staek with Rucola Greens on top, just put on top without any taste....More

Thank Bertrand N
Reviewed 2 November 2015

A trip to Lexington during Keeneland meet requires that you think ahead with regard to restaurant reservations. There are so many great restaurants in the area - but Dudley's is one of our favorites when we are in town. The atmosphere of the restaurant is...More

Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 26 October 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch at Dudley's this past week weekend. We started with the cream of asparagus soup, which had a nice flavor. It was creamy without being too heavy. My husband had the steak and eggs, both of which...More

Thank aljoneb
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Lexington, Ky. Everything is perfect! Great ambience, food and service. Wilted Brussel Sprout salad is a must!

1  Thank IUFUND
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice meal with friends here on Friday evening. The space was fantastic and the menu newly revised. We started with the shaved Brussel Sprout salad and Foie Gras. The Foie Gras was a three day prep and if you like smooth,...More

1  Thank checht96
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Everything was excellent: food, service, preparation,presentation. and atmosphere. You must try the Brussel sprout salad.

Thank Ivycrest4
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We love coming here for a relaxing meal. The wine list is perfect too. I can not resist the brussel sprout salad.

Thank bluegrassmom3
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

I recently visited family in Lexington and we ate out frequently but this was my favorite restaurant! The restaurant has an elegant feel with charming, white tablecloth decor. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the various dishes on the menu as well as the preparation...More

Thank VJHarden
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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