Dudley's on Short
Best lunch I've had in months. Dudley's never disappoints. Debbie Long knows how to run a restaurant, which is why it is one of Lexington's oldest and best.
I dine out often and I found the menu to be a bit too eclectic for my taste. There is no earthly reason for fried calamari to be tossed with fresh, chopped garlic. An old fashioned made with muddled maraschino cherries should be against the laws of Kentucky. Our server was knowledgeable, graceful and kind. Running in to Coach Calipari after a KU win was the highlight.
Just outstanding in every aspect of the meal.
I think we had a new waiter. Communication was choppy and chain of events was misaligned with the natural flow of how dinner goes.
That said, pork belly app and "smores" dessert were excellent. The bartender's special Old Fashioned is odd. For those that like cloves, you may enjoy it. None of us at the table enjoyed it. Entrees were solid.
Overall, I'd go back and hope the waiter is different or improved. Solid option for dinner while not top 3 in the immediate area.
Well-timed service, great wine selection, and delicious food.
Excellent service great food.
Great Restaurant and excellent food and service!
This was our second visit to Dudley's. Also our second time to have Brad as our server. Our whole family appreciates his expertise and his friendly, enthusiastic personality. We enjoyed the delicious food and our evening very much.
Our server Kazman was amazing! Gave us good food recommendations (definitely get the bacon and then the s'mores for dessert.) and provided us with exceptional service! We had a lovely night out!
Good food, friendly and professional service in a nice atmosphere.
A great meal with family and friends.
Service was slow for a Monday. No bread service offered at all. Plates from apps left on table for way too long. Food was bland.
Great food and service! Server was very accommodating and friendly.
We had a great experience. Our waiter was excellent, very efficient and on top of everything. We shared a charred octopus appetizer and a small beet salad (the beets were amazing). I had the local chicken - I never order chicken in restaurants but this was very good. My husband had the seafood chowder. The atmosphere is very pleasant. One thing I really appreciated that, unfortunately, I don't see as often as I should, is the proper table-setting (a real butter knife!) and replacement of utensils as needed. I would recommend Dudley's to anyone looking for a high quality meal with excellent service.
Always a great place to dine with family or friends, comfortable setting and wonderful food and service.
Fantastic Brunch location, great Bloody Mary, delicious food!
Quality food with larger portions than normal for fine dining
Thoroughly enjoyable dinner
Best in Lex
We had a fabulous dinner. The main problem was the noise level at the restaurant. It was hard to have a conversation at the table. Regardless the food was so ousting we will probably return.
Great place, great ambiance, lots to offer. Good value for quality too!
The weekend brunch is wonderful, as are the bloody Marys. Service was impeccable and fast, and the food couldn’t have been more delicious. This is our favorite place in Lexington.
Birthday party was great. Love the
One of our go-to’s for lunch. CJ takes good care of us and food is fantastic!!
I was Told this was one of Lexington’s best restaurants. It was mediocre. The food was fine. The service was fine. But that’s all it was: fine.
My favorite place to dine in Central Kentucky!!
This is the rare restaurant that you will always remember.
An amazing and truly wonderful place. The front is a very tasteful, but fun, bar. The back dining rooms are gorgeous and very elegant, but still made for comfort. The food is extraordinary. I had one of the most delicious and original salmon plates of my life (and I eat a lot of salmon). Also an apple caramel creme brûlée I will always remember.
Best of all, the staff and service is terrific. From the bus boys, to the servers to the chef himself, everyone at Dudley’s let’s you know they are happy you are there. If I was a local, I would be there once a week.
Always dependable: excellent food, friendly and professional service, perfect martinis! Also a great wine list.
Nice atmosphere, very good food with pleasant, attentive service. Will go again.
Inappropriate to reach across table to serve...………….
Great brunch with friends from Covington. Always great food, drinks and service. In my opinion, best in Lex!
Great service and food! We will definitely be back!
We were eating with cousins traveling through Lexington. The food was great, our server was excellent and we didn’t feel pressured to hurry.
Always the best!!
We took some friends From Chicago to Dudley’s. They had never been to LEX. Everything was superb...the service, the food, the specials!! Excellent. My only suggestion is that something should be done about how loud it gets in the dining room especially on the first floor.
Always a wonderful dining experience here. Consistently excellent food and good service. Love the rooftop in nice weather!
Truly great every time! Everyone who works there treats you like long lost friends! Food choices and flavor outstanding
Wonderful food and attentive service.
There is no better choice in Lexington.
Braised Lamb Shank was fall off the bone tender.
Great brunch food with excellent service! Can’t ask for much more than that.