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Dudley's on Short

259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
+1 859-252-1010
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tournedos” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Superb food, superior service, but you can't hear yourself think -- The ambience is pleasant and you will feel special here. The waiter truly knew the menu, which was quite tasty. My only complaint is obvious - it was noisy because there were too many...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is in a hip part of town and features a bistro up front with a lovely dining room in the back. The appetizers and main courses were very good but the dessert special was exceptional. Our server did a fantastic job. Smart, efficient with...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I always eat here when visiting Lexington. This time I enjoyed the salmon and hubby devoured the lamb shank. We have never had an entree we did not like, although the asparagus sauce poured table side on my dish desperately needed seasoning...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't trust DUDLEY'S ON SHORT in Lexington, KY. We had a large party and after going over our check numerous times, we now see that our servers added drinks that we never had which is known as PADDING A CHECK and is illegal. Never again.

Thank Jim B
Alex H, Public Relations Manager at Dudley's on Short, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jim, thank you for drawing this to our attention. Could you please contact us via email info[at]dudleysrestaurant.com so that we rectify the situation? Thank you.

Reviewed April 16, 2018

Dudley's is a beautiful setting for dinner. There are three distinct dining rooms: a more casual bistro-like room at the front of the restaurant, an "upscale casual" room with beige walls and comfortable seating and a more formal room with deep red painted walls giving...More

Thank John B
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

A group of 4 couples thoroughly enjoyed on entire dining experience. The wine list, while not expansive, was very good and reasonably priced. We enjoyed an outstanding cross section of the menu. My spouse and I split an excellent Calamari appetizer. It was more than...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to the many reviews, we booked dinner reservations for 5 of us attending a conference. We focus on customer service for work, so were wowed from the start. Everyone was gracious. Our waitress, Susie, was delightful. She explained the menu, and was incredibly responsive...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed April 8, 2018

While visiting Lexington for Keeneland's Opening Meet and the Bluegrass Stakes, a horseman friend recommended that we try Dudley's on Short in downtown Lexington. Upon arrival we loved the ambiance and the warm greeting at the door. We were immediately taken to our table even...More

Thank JoePrimeTime
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

A local friend recommended and our waitress Susie was awesome. We happened to book on a Sunday when they had Sunday Supper. A three course awesome meal for $30. I opted two of their classic items - an amazing warm Grated Brussel sprouts served with...More

Thank Betsi B
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

The main course of salmon was just ok. Maybe I just selected the wrong entree. But the dessert selection was unique for sure! Lexington has really picked up the pace in restaurant selections.

Thank aTriguy
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Bob R
February 8, 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.
May 27, 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
April 7, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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