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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” (37 reviews)
“crepes” (32 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I only ordered a simple breakfast but my eggs were burned. it's not that hard! The pros: hip location in the middle of downtown Lexington, beautifully gawdy period decor inside, outdoor seating, many many menu choices, even Halal foods! wasn't expecting that; excellent polite and...More

Thank yeahwhynot
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Dining on several occasions, including Father's Day and before a play. Service, once seated is slow and unacceptable. Father's Day was a disaster. While we were seated in a lovely, more private area, it took more than an hour from ordering for food for five...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We had a late breakfast at Shakespeare and the place was not so crowded that we had to wait which was nice. It is a beautiful restaurant and was really nice place to relax.. The food was excellent and everyone in our party was very...More

Thank smclain4jc
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We were visiting Lexington from out of state and asked our hotel where to go for dinner. He recommended Shakespeare and Co. Downtown Lexington is smaller than we expected when it came to shops and restaurants and it felt like the sidewalks were "rolling up"...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Good dining option downtown. Varied menu. They also serve an excellent breakfast menu all hours. In bar area they had an entertainer that engaged the audience and seemed well received.

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner. Not crowded at all and got seated quickly. Waitstaff is friendly, kind and courteous while keeping my water glass full and stopping by the table to see if everything was acceptable and to just chat about things going on...More

Thank Coach T
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I had lunch here while in town for a conference. The atmosphere was wonderful and the food good. I would recommend this place if you are tired of the same old same old restaurant experience.

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant 3 times now and I just am not impressed. The food is adequate but because it is also pricey, I expected much more. The decor is odd but not unattractive. The people (I've been to both locations in Lexington) were...More

1  Thank awillis2be
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Really unique downtown restaurant. Food was good - daughter loved their crispy fries and the waiter recommended local draft beer that I enjoyed very much. The side salad was excellent as well. Decor very interesting and it was a nice spot for a tourist.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Went here recently with my niece and sister-in-law. Very enjoyable, pleasant atmosphere, and yummy food! Salmon is delicious. I will definitely be back. The service was good, he hovered too much to start with but it got better through the evening.

Thank sndcchmc
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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 Emmmersstasticalist | 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
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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