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Dudley's on Short

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1149 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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(859) 252-1010
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Business Casual
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What 1149 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined a day ago

A wonderful post graduation brunch We have nothing but the highest regards for Dudley’s on Short. Lovely, kind and attentive wait staff. Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined a day ago

Perfect, as usual. The waiter was new and did a really nice job .

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was outstanding. I had the daily fish special and the flavors and side were unique and wonderful and the fish was so fresh. Our waiter was very attentive and there was extra wait staff floating to help. Will go back soon.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The service was very good, attentive but not smothering. The food was excellent, especially the duck, which was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. For any special occasion or for a really nice date night, Dudley's is always our first thought.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Exceptional service with excellent food. Our only criticism is how rapid our service was. Not much time to linger over courses. In and out on a Friday evening in 50minutes.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Felt like a private dinning club ..... Great deco! Some staff was amazing. Gentleman that delivered bread was top notch! Owner lady at host stand not so much ! She treated us like newbies, and smiled and waved to old customers her recognized! She’s missing the boat when it comes to the new waves of guests . Menu was good , but chef might need a little refresher on latest and greatest of the food scene!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I went there for brunch on Mother’s Day and it was very good. The food was excellent and the service was very good.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Dudley’s never disappoints! Our food was delicious - lamb shank, steak, deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes and chocolate meringue. Excellent mimosas spiked with Galiano. Service was impeccable. It was a fixed price meal for Mother’s Day - good value!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everything was perfect. Seating on the outdoor patio, excellent drinks, great appetizer and wonderful entree which my wife and I shared. More that enough to eat. Good value for our dollar. Anthony was our server and he was superb. I will ask for him again when I make a reservation there.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We were able to dine outside on the enclosed patio. It was quite lovely. Everyone seemed to enjoy their drinks and meals. One in our party had special dietary requirements and the chef was able to prepare something special that was very tasty. We haven’t dined at Dudley’s in quite a while and would come back.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Not our first visit. Food quality was fair and way over priced.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Had dinner with a friend, sat outside -- so wonderful!!! I had the tuna, & we split the brussels sprouts salad & dessert. Everything was very good. My only complaint would be the aioli with the tuna was totally unnecessary & didn't work that well with the dish. My friend had the smoked duck which was excellent as was the salad.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

This was my second time visiting this restaurant and it has a brilliant menu and the food is outstanding. I also love all the different home baked breads to choose from.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The best meal we had in Kentucky! Very creative menu and excellent execution. Enjoyable wine-list with enough variation. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Always great food and service!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

We took my mom for her 94th birthday celebration. She LOVED it---the setting, the food. The service was great and mom attacked the ice cream sundae dessert with a passion (thankfully it only had one candle). Thanks to the entire Dudley's crew for a very memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

A wonderful experience, we visited in celebration of a graduation. The food was exceptional, service premier, and all in all, a lovely experience.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We went to Sunday brunch and it was wonderful. We were seated upstairs which was more quiet than downstairs. Brunch menu was a mix of traditional and non traditional options. Staff was attentive but not intrusive. Definitely a must while in Lexington

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Lovely restaurant and accommodating staff: we had a great time celebrating our daughter's graduation eve here!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Limited menu especially if Specials don't work for you. Good wine list. Halibet, a signature dish was overcooked. Mgr. Comped item.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Great restaurant & patio! Come for the creative & excellent food! Love the specials & the brussels sprout salad! Looking forward to returning already!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Well had an excellent meal here. We loved the menu and ate their daily specials. The duck was superb. They have a comprehensive wine list that pairs well with the food. Our server was very helpful, friendly and efficient. The decor in the dining room is charming.

The highlight was the coconut rice pudding dessert. It is a must.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

A Lexington classic. Never, ever, ever disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our waiter Taylor was outstanding. Food fantastic. Hard to impress my husband but you all did it!

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Always a quality dining experience at Dudley’s.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Dudley’s was a delightful brunch experience. Our service was great. There were so many things that looked good on the menu that it was difficult to choose. We all enjoyed this very much.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Not bad. The prawns however not cooked properly and the oysters did not feel fresh and still almost frozen.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We had an outstanding dining experience. The food was fabulous and the attention we received from our server enhanced the evening.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Was there for lunch with friends. Had club sandwich and sesame cake with lemon icing. Club was a club and quite good as they usually are. I loved the cake. Others all had salads which were well received. Bill for all four (my treat) before wine and tip was about $65. Would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always reliable—one of our favorite downtown restaurants!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This is our favorite Lexington restaurant. Good food and great service! Greeted at the door by the owner, a friend for 50 yrs! It doesn’t get better!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Group of 8 in for Keeneland
Great experience
Service was spectacular & our food was wonderful !
Can’t wait till we can return!!
Everyone on staff took care of us.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Rooftop is great for outdoor meal. Food and service was also excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Dined on 4/20/18. Duck was amazing. Always reliable, one of your go-tos in Lexington.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great service from Anthony! Also, you need to put a box GREAT deserts!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Ottimo cibo in ambiente elegante ma non snob ricette solide ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo. Servizio cortese, puntuale ed attento senza essere invadente. Una serata molto piacevole in un ristorante frequentato da locali.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Downtown staple in Lexington! Unique menu. Try the fried chicken skin!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had a delightful dinner and enjoyed the atmosphere. It was nice that we didn’t feel rushed.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Ambiance, service and food were EXCELLENT! Would not have changed one thing!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Have always enjoyed going to Dudley's for many years.

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