Dudley's on Short

4.7
1508 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Dudley's Restaurant has been a mainstay on the Lexington dining scene since 1981. Dudley's offers delicious modern American cuisine with an impressive wine list to match.
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Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time at Dudley’s! I had never been there for brunch but would recommend it, especially the basil-Asiago scones, the salmon hollandaise and eggs, and coffee. Plus, never miss an opportunity to have Stacy’s special cake of the day. Today’s was chocolate cake with chocolate icing and it’s literally my favorite cake in the world. Don’t wait to check out Dudley’s!

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SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food and service. Thank you!

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GJ
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a little too loud for me. We were on a business dinner so probably not the best for that. But date night or for fun, would be great.

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D
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dudley’s is always perfect!

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CK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

food and service were outstanding. wine manager provided great advice.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! The St Germaine Cosmos is unique and very refreshing. The bread basket to start is delicious with several selections of warm bread. We love to share the lightly breaded tender calamari and the spicy sauce. Then we split a Caesar salad and Tournedos Oscar style. I love the hot crispy fries in place of the potato purée. The wine selection is great and dinner is never rushed. We often ask to sit in their quiet room upstairs when we’re with another couple. I’m usually too full for dessert. Be sure to take advantage of the valet parking.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway love Dudley’s. The food is always exquisite and the service superb. It’s truly one of our favorites in Lexington!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A place to be at, a place to be seen and a place for exquisite food to experience and enjoy!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always!

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AF
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Corey was a fantastic server. Baked Alaska=amazing.

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T
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were travelling and stayed a few days in Lexington. Dudley’s was recommended to us and it proved to be an outstanding dining experience.

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FM
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old friends got together at a favorite place - which made the dinner a special occasion.

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. Getting in was the only thing that was a bit odd. The exterior door was not marked in any way, neither was the door that actually opens in the dining area.

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TC
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, well attended to and left us plenty of time to catch up! Always Love Dudleys!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary...love the petite filets. Nice atmosphere...was a little noisy but that was due to the table next to us talking loudly nonstop. Love eating here...service good and food yummy! Cozy atmosphere.

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JM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best at Dudley’s. Sunday Suppers are hard to beat. Back there soon!

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Nashville
44 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Sunday Brunch. The food was amazing and great service. We sat outside and enjoyed the wonderful day.

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CM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great experience...dining on the rooftop is one of my favorite traditions. The food, atmosphere, drinks and staff are all top notch.

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SM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not been there in over 10 years. I was very happy with my visit. The food was wonderful. The server was very helpful and happy. Will go back. I have several other meals I want to try.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a Friday evening with beautiful weather, the hostess seated us at a nice table for two on the rooftop patio. Food, service and drinks were excellent. Absolutely no complaints with expectations exceeded from start to finish!!

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SE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice selection of creative entrees. Elegant but relaxed atmosphere.

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and cocktails were great. Interesting specials. I highly recommend sitting at their rooftop patio. Wonderful ambiance.

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LA
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very reasonable, and very nice brunch! My food was slightly bland but perfectly looked and very nicely presented. The service was outstanding and the bread, (well, I suppose I come for the bread) was superb. If you ever have the chance to eat the mint blackberry scone, you must!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The steak had to be sent back as was all gristle the second steak was better good steak but not great as was expecting

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RC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

It had been awhile since I had been there, I was super excited for the duck. Last time I visited they brought be a large duck breast. This time I was brought two small strips of duck... $32??? This on top of they forgot about us and our appetizer. I will probably not be going back.

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MT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, service and food was on point. I would recommend Dudley’s without hesitation.

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AU
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, along with the food! Made it a great date night for us!!

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EP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

so nice to sit in the very heart of old Lexington...even though I missed John Cabell Breckinridge's
statue quite a bit and our waitress was just a little too snappy...great place! we sat outside

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch and I got the special, cinnamon French toast and bacon, and my husband got the fried chicken and gravy. The food was amazing! The service was excellent. Definitely going back!!

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OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food: exquisite. Service: exceptional.

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l
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. I loved the new spring menu incorporating seasonal foods- asparagus, rhubarb, peas and fennel.
We felt that the lighting was too dim, had to get out cell phone to read the menu

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MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best cuisine in Lexington! Best atmosphere and Brad, most definitely, is the waiter to ask for!

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BK
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Lexington. The food is delicious and the service is always fantastic.

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ES
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit from England twice a year and would never skip at least one trip to Dudley’s!

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K
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch on the patio

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SM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was what excelled on this particular evening. After the local concert crowd left, the server spoiled us with his attention. We shared appetizers, and after my salad I had no room for an entree. My partner said his chicken was excellent.

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WT
Tallahassee
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful venue in an old bank building. There was a minor issue with one of the items we ordered but the staff went above and beyond the norm to apologize and make it right.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant

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AL
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food made with high quality ingredients, excellent and attentive service. I highly recommend Dudley's. Have been a fan for years.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son’s graduation

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