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Shakespeare and Co.

367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-367-0413
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (41 reviews)
“spring chicken” (11 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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1 - 10 of 616 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A girlfriend and I had lunch here today. We both had the club sandwich, which was an interesting take in a traditional finding on a restaurant menu. I think this would have to be my favorite club sandwich ever. There were some mixed greens in...More

Thank Fourandthedog
Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor of the restaraunt was a bit interesting but the food and drinks were good. We had a lovely meal, good size serving and tasty. The staff were very nice.

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just love this place ... the decor is like no other, especially made for girls and ladies to frequent. It’s artsy and fun but with an old fashioned feel. We had Brunch with eggs Florentine, eggs Benedict and scrambled eggs with salmon., all delicious....More

Thank EmilyMarquez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love a place with a lot of character and this place has it in excess. The rococo inspired interior is successful in creating an opulent yet comfortable atmosphere. Though some may be put off by its "french salon" vibe; do not let it's decidedly...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor in the restaurant is wonderful. It has a Victorian flair to it. Some of the tables have couches to sit on instead of a normal table and chairs. There are many things to choose from in the menu. My wife and I had...More

Thank ucfknighted
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's too bad, because this place has a cool atmosphere and good food, but it has some of the worst service in Lexington. The last time I was here, it took almost an hour to get our food (35 minutes just to get a cup...More

Thank spiritrock4u
Margot A, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the experience you had and value all feedback to help us improve our service. We have let the managers know about your experience in order to continue to improve. We hope you will consider giving us another...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a cocktail with a friend. The atmosphere is cute. It was a good drink. Next time I would like to try the food which looked good.

Thank kerryr1963
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful lamb skewers and other Mediterranean options. Very cute decorations - fun restaurant! The music in the bar was too loud, but that could have been that band

Thank Fivecoats
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The first time I ate here I had the best club sandwich I've ever eaten. This time the club sandwich was not nearly as good nor was any of our food. And we had to wait a very long time to be served lunch. We...More

Thank bhighlande
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This place is unique! Worth the visit, and the food is some of the best we've had. The waiter was attentive and even provided a brief history of the restaurant and owner and a bit of Lexington too. Did I say the food was amazing?!

Thank Billy I
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Heather M
27 March 2017|
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Response from Michael E | Reviewed this property |
I don't have a clue but have been told that breakfast is a draw to the restaurants since they have a good breakfast/brunch menu.
Cindy H
1 October 2016|
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Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
Amber D
18 May 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
For breakfast or lunch. It doesn't tend to fill up really early, but it does for dinner and turns into more of a bar. I would say for breakfast, but honestly, the children's menu is lacking. If your child loves pancakes... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-367-0413
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