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Dudley's on Short

4.6
1160 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 1160 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Love this place, everytime we come to Lexington!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Always a pleasure. Staff if friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great Food, Service, Location--Locally Owned Lexington Restaurant!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The calamari was excellent. Had a good heat too it without being overpowering. The service was excellent! Very responsive and helpful. Good bread variety. The main course was good. The Ahi Tuna was rare and plentiful. The side course was a bit too strong for my taste. The maxwell dish was properly cooked but I would like the steak to be thicker. Overall an excellent experience.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great original food choices and good service. Service felt a little rushed but understand they were trying to move people through before a concert. Menu options offered really good choices other than the typical steak dished and they were done very well. Highly recommend giving it a try.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Dining on Dudley’s rooftop garden on a summer evening is by far my favorite. Everything was great. The waiter was over-the -top. Thank you Dudley’s!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Awsome night with great food and exceptional service!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Dudley’s is the absolute go to for a date night in Lexington Ky.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Service was fantastic. Though the food is usually good at Dudleys the kitchen staff must have been having an off day.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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 on May 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

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 on May 25, 2018

Creative menu options and outstanding service. Topped off our meal with a chocolate sundae dessert.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

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

Excellent meal...service was impeccable! Truly a pleasure... will definitely return!

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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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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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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Always a quality dining experience at Dudley’s.

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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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