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The Village Idiot

307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“duck” (49 reviews)
“mussels” (31 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We chose The Village Idiot for our last dinner out while visiting Lexington and no one in our group was disappointed. We enjoyed a couple of starters (bowl of fries, scotch egg, and pretzels) and there was nothing left. Our meals consisted of the salmon,...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great and unique beers! Food was just okay for me. I ordered the village idiot burger, thinking it should be their staple item, being named after the restaurant, but it was just eh. Service was very nice and helpful.

Thank Megan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed appetizers and drinks at the bar before a concert at Rump. Amazing selection of craft beer! The lamb sliders were great , and the acorn squash salad was best I’ve ever had. The chicken skins were not so good. Cool venue!

Thank Gina R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wife, sister-in-law, niece, and I decided to give this place a try before UK basketball game. The place was crowded. We had to wait 1 1/2 hours to be seated. Thank goodness they had some decent beer to hold me over. They were out...More

Thank hoosierboy72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to love this place after reading the menu and reviews, but I didn’t. And I wanted to give a better rating but for these reasons I cannot: #1 On the roasted cauliflower salad there was hardly any cauliflower. I expect a salad with...More

Thank russandange
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I had the Korean chicken and my wife had the pork schnitzel. Both fantastic. The fries were perfect as was the draft country boy cougar bait was cold and went down too fast

Thank fjtcpa
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I love the Village Idiot! Amazing assortment of craft beers on draft? Check. Signature gourmet burger with an onion ring? Check-check. Best mussels hors d'oeuvre you ever had? Check-check-check! If you live in Lexington and haven't been to The Village Idiot, get thee there tout...More

Thank Fasthands2010
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Located right in the thick of it all. Located in a historic building walking distance to hotels, other bars and restaurants and Rupp arena. If there is an event happening, get here early - unless you have a reservation. They allowed us in with our...More

Thank Kristine C
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

As a Lexington native, I have been coming to The Village Idiot for years. Their menu is streamlined but offers tastes suitable for nearly any mood -seasonal salads and appetizers to wholesome burgers and barbecue. I have tried nearly every offering and have been thrilled...More

Thank Tanner L
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We had about a 20 min wait for our table (we were told it would be an hour). We ordered fried duck w/waffles and the mussels and an apple, fennel salad. The food took a long time to come out. We also had a long...More

Thank Pata58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-0099
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