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Dudley's on Short

259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
+1 859-252-1010
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tournedos” (10 reviews)
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259 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1242
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had Dudley's Sunday brunch and it was excellent. The bacon beignets with maple syrup were fantastic and I would have been happy if that was all I had!! As usual, the service was great. I highly recommend Dudley's for a 5-star...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here once last week on business. Have eaten here many times over the years and the quality, taste and service are consistently excellent. I had the soup, which was excellent, as was the enormous lamb shank that followed. The server presents an enticing selection...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took our daughter out for dinner to Dudley's. It was a fantastic atmosphere and the food was delicious . Pricey but worth the expenditure!!!

Thank smbATL
Reviewed 19 October 2017

While here on a site visit, we were "wined and dined" here by folks that loved this place. It apparently has a good reputation. Upscale and comfortable I found the staff very professional and friendly. The owner came around during the meal and greeted all...More

Thank RandomTraveler76
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Made reservation at Dudley’s after rave reviews from friends. When we arrived as a party of two there were only several tables filled. The hostess asked for our reservation, I gave it to her and she proceeded to walk us past numerous empty, desirable table...More

2  Thank Sherrie S
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Autumn Sangria is best my wife ever had. Pumpkin bisque and salads were scrumptious and made the perfect light dinner following a day at the Horse Races!

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Very impressive service, our sever was exceptional. Food was o.k. Deviled eggs were a disappointment and so were the boiled peanuts. Excellent martini with blue cheese olives

Thank Fivecoats
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Dudley's is obviously very popular, particularly on weekend evenings. The locals seem to flock here, in spite of "Chicago" prices up and down the menu. Unfortunately, we felt the quality and preparation of our meals was far below what we paid for our dinner. I...More

Thank seamus25
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Dudley's offers creative and delicious meals in a beautiful setting. We have patronized this restaurant regularly for several years and every visit is a great experience. The staff is friendly and attentive and the food is consistently good.

Thank 19Howie55
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This place never disappoints. The staff, the food, the ambience all out of this world. They just released their menu for the season. The scallops with pork belly and cauliflower is fantastic.

Thank Richard A
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Questions & Answers
Bob R
9 February 2017|
Response from Joe C | Reviewed this property |
They have an excellent lunch menu which offers a variety of salads,sandwiches and other wonderful dishes . Best that you call them for the menu. You will not be disappointed here.
28 May 2016|
Response from Joe N | Reviewed this property |
They host parties that large but you need to call the restaurant for this type of arrangement. Bring your wallet!
Ellie G
8 April 2016|
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Response from Gregg B | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have several gluten-free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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