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The Village Idiot

) #30 of 716 Restaurants in Lexington $$ - $$$ American, ,
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“duck” (45 reviews)
“mussels” (29 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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11 - 20 of 343 reviews

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went to dinner here with girlfriends. One had the macaroni and cheese and she said it was fabulous. The others had the special burger, which was a Mediterranean style burger. I would say it was just ok. The fries were pretty good. Service was decent....More

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Had dinner here last week. Menu seemed to be short on selections. We both opted for the rib pork chops which were very fatty. Not knowledgeable about meat cuts but expected something more like a center cut pork chop. Entre did not include a salad....More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This was one of the worst dining experience in Lexington which says a lot. My husband had the flavorless lamb shank and I had the tough duck. The waffle was good. We mentioned it to the bar tender he gave us a discount that was...More

Thank kayakgirl75
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Had great appetizers and meals here. They also had a nice beer and bourbon list. Would recommend for a casual dinner.

Thank LErin26
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Enjoyed the vibe and atmosphere! Good selection of beers and cozy environment. Had some normal (good) pub food but also had some different foods (also good). Not too loud - could carry on conversation but also had some TVs.

Thank GatorMo
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you want something other than straight bourbon or beer you are out of luck, for our bar tender, a gimlet was daunting and he did not know gin from vodka (sigh) After we got to our table things improved our server was on the...More

Thank BeachyBride2010
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My husband returned recently to the Village Idiot. It has been one of our favorite restaurants in Lexington since it opened. It has an extensive beer selection and an interesting food menu. It is a little pricey but not so much so to make it...More

Thank publicpen
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Typical food and beer. The surprise was the smoked catsup and the mussels. Both items blew me away. We could not get enough of the smoked catsup and needed more bread to soak up the juice from the broth in the mussels. Would go again.

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Pulled pork with macaroni...Not much flavor. Goo selection of beers. I think the sandwiches looked alot better.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I want to give this place 5-stars based on the food alone, but the service is consistently really bad. Each time we go we hope management has hired more servers, but they never do. I can't think of a time we made it out of...More

Thank travelinartist23
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-0099
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