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Shakespeare and Co.

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367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-367-0413
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Rensselaer, Indiana
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

On a walk downtown we came upon this lovely restaurant! I recommend giving it a try- it was really shakespearian in decor & has great food too! The food menu is elaborate BUT super fun! Our server was quite helpful & patient as we placed our order:) I recommend having dessert there because the creme brûlée was so delicious!!

Thank Tracy G
Ashland, Kentucky
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times! This visit was for a Friday night beverage and appetizer. We split the mozzarella salad every time we are here! Delicious!

Thank Michele G
Wilmington, DE
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239 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This was my second visit to Shakespeare for breakfast. The first visit had a botched order which wasn't that big of a deal so I tried it again. This time, I met 2 colleagues for breakfast. We each had a breakfast platter (probably $10-12) and all the meals were good. The waitress initially brought us separate checks but I told... More 

Thank Woodstock1968
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Strange diner that serves food from loads of different countries. Once you get over how weird that is and the mad charity shop decor it's all pretty decent. Like most places in America, breakfast stuff is at a prerequisite level of quality, juices really good and the staff v accommodating and has decent alcohol selection. If I'm honest the food... More 

Thank King K
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193 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for Mothers Day dinner, no reservations. No wait, and we were allowed to choose our own seating, which isn't your traditional table and chairs or booths! This has antique Victorian style decor, very shabby chic and different! I loved the different atmosphere. We chose a settee by the window, giving us a nice view of the street and... More 

Thank PamelaJReid
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We are from out of town, but every time we get anywhere near Lexington, we dine at Shakespeare. It is so delightful to eat outdoors, under the umbrellas, for brunch and terrific mimosas... you could really sit there all day. Dinner is also very enjoyable, laidback, unrushed, and great variety. They can accommodate food allergies, and everything is fresh, and... More 

Thank Philip F
Monticello, Kentucky
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Right downtown Lexington. The minute you walk into this restaurant you know you are in for a different experience. We really liked the whole theme of the restaurant. One can just sit there and look around at all of the decor. My wife and I did lunch at Shakespeare for my birthday. We sat on two couches with the table... More 

1 Thank Corvette1871
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch. The restaurant is very cool the way it is decorated, but the food was all just average. I had the American breakfast. I was excited to get cheese grits, but they were dried out like they had been around a long time. The hash browns were an over-cooked patty. My friend had the fish sandwich which she... More 

Thank Mary B
Fairmont, WV
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204 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

My sister took me here when I visited her in Lexington in April. Shakespeare and Co. is one of her favorite restaurants and I understand why! The furnishings and decorations are amazing! The food was delicious and the service very good.

Thank Zebra71
Stratford, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We dined at Shakespeare and co. on a Sunday night, what a fun place! We were seated at a low table with couches which made for a great experience. The service was great and we were not rushed. We ordered champagne and apps which we really enjoyed as well as our entrée's. They have a great menu, I would definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?