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Dudley's on Short

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259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
+1 859-252-1010
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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221 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food, solid wine list, well trained wait staff. High noise levels but that usually comes with large restaurants and a large crowd as well. My tip to the owner- Eliminate that $5 charge for splitting an entree since it gives your fine restaurant the feel of nickel and dimeing your repeat customers. I realize the explanation is the time... More 

Thank Bill D
mt. sterling, ky
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was given a Gift Card for Dudley's. We loved the atmosphere except for the noise. There was a good size crowd I would think for a Tuesday Night. The wait staff was very prompt always. I was disappointed when I ordered the $45.00 steak and it came out totally rare- I was not asked how I wanted it cooked.... More 

Thank leftout
Smalltown, IN
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with a friend during Keeneland spring meet. WHAT A TREASURE! I read something about it in a national magazine and thought my friend and I should try. GLAD WE DID! Bradley was our server. A very busy Saturday night but yet B kept up with all his tables and did not make us feel rushed or a bother. Seafood... More 

Thank Susi W
San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dudley restaurant was highly recommended to our group. The food was good, but our experience was unsatisfactory with the management. We order a bottle of wine and the group felt it was off. So we asked our waiter to take it the manager and if he felt it was okay we would drink it. The wine never came back and... More 

Thank btramont
Franklin, Tennessee
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long been my favorite spot in Lexington, but this past weekend it was not living up to the hype. Our group had the following issues: challenges with proper drinks being delivered, missing appetizers (next table please), cold food served at our table, and a special that was well, frankly, not acceptable. And who put a big screen TV showing sports... More 

1 Thank TennesseeTraveler14
Georgetown, Kentucky
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close by parking and valet parking make dining there easy, the food is good but like most Lexington eateries grossly overpriced. Value to me is a portion that fills you. We had the prime rib cap special, it was four tiny but tender chunks for $55.00 which is crazy. The food was delicious and the service excellent, they make you... More 

1 Thank Bucky711
Bardstown Kentucky
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Friday night with a reservation. The place was so loud that we could not hear ourselves across a tiny table. The bar service was painfully slow 'and the drinks were lousy. The Manhattan had no bitters or sweet vermounh. The food, when it arrived was cold and the duck breast was nearly raw. The sea bass... More 

1 Thank TomBardstownKentucky
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Stopped by for a late lunch on a particularly hot August day. Servers could not have been more attentive. I ordered the fruit plate with the chicken and walnut salad, which came with toasted banana bread, cream cheese on the side. When I tell you that it was the BEST chicken salad I have ever eaten, I mean it! The... More 

Thank Bassetlove
Columbia, South Carolina
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194 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Good drinks, great food, and great service. We sat in the bar area at a table, and to us, it didn't seem any different than the main restaurant. Same menu available but seemed slightly more laid back. I had the tuna and really enjoyed it. Everyone at our table liked their food and it varied from steaks to shrimp to... More 

Thank Jake K
Los Angeles, California
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173 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Nice downtown location, good vibe and decor. Menu is appealing and reasonably priced, and my server was friendly and attentive. Ordered a strip steak, when asked how I was enjoying my meal I advised the server it seemed like a rib-eye, not a strip and while cooked more rare than I prefer, I was fine with the temp. Server apologized,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-1010
Located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Dudley's On Short offers award winning modern American cuisine with a wine list and service to match.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?