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Dudley's on Short

259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
+1 859-252-1010
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“tournedos” (10 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

I've been to Dudley's several times over the last few years. I went there for a business meeting/lunch a couple of days ago. There is a lot of this kind of thing happening there at lunchtime. The food is quite good. My guest ordered the...More

Thank JackLandKY
Reviewed 22 December 2015

this is the follow-on to the original Dudley's a few blocks away, which closed after they lost their lease. Terrific food, and a lovely roof-top terrace, unusual in Lexington. for a special meal, this is the place. Center of downtown

Thank Josie577
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Dudley's was recommended by a friend and former Lexington resident for an exceptional dining experience. This establishment is in easy walking distance from the downtown hotels, Rupp Arena, and the Lexington Opera House. The ambience is pleasant, and the mildly limited menu is enhanced by...More

Thank cordoc
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Dudley's has been around for many years. It has occupied two locations. The current one is just delightful. It's white tablecloth but certainly not a stuffy atmosphere. The food is exceptional as is the waitstaff. The rooftop is a great place when weather permits. I...More

Thank thompson50blt
Reviewed 26 November 2015

After a 10 hour drive to Lexington we were hungry and stopped in downtown for a quick meal. Our trek took us to Dudley's and we had a delicious meal, wonderful drinks and great service. Staff is very knowledgeable of the menu. Give it a...More

Thank Orchard609
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I had heard of the traditional fare at Dudley's from acclaimed chefs and although I did not make it there for dinner, I loved the healthy and modern lunch menu. I had a scrumptious Quinoa Salad that was so good I almost licked my plate!...More

Thank EmilyMarquez
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Service, atmosphere, and food were exceptional at this restaurant. Be sure to try the Brussels sprouts, They ae to die for.

Thank marciann m
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Excellent, friendly service, wonderful atmosphere ... And, yes, the meal will certainly bring us back again. Our waiter asked immediately if we were headed to the Opera House to ensure best service ... We were, and the service could not have been better.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We were here for dinner, ambiance is very nice and the wine selection is good. However the served Ribeye was not very special and that for $48. I never eat a good staek with Rucola Greens on top, just put on top without any taste....More

Thank Bertrand N
Reviewed 2 November 2015

A trip to Lexington during Keeneland meet requires that you think ahead with regard to restaurant reservations. There are so many great restaurants in the area - but Dudley's is one of our favorites when we are in town. The atmosphere of the restaurant is...More

Thank Valerie L
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Questions & Answers
Bob R
8 February 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.
27 May 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
7 April 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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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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