About Dudley's on Short
Lexington, KY 40507
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.
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
$30 and under
Dudley's on Short Ratings and Reviews
We arrived a little early so we went to ...
We arrived a little early so we went to the bar for cocktails. Shortly we were shown to our table.
It took just a few more minutes than it should have for our waiter to arrive but it wasn't excessive. After that everything went smoothly and all us enjoyed our delicious appetizers, food and deserts. Everyone liked the different dining rooms and areas. That really makes for a unique experience. We are planning on coming back in the near future. Thanks for your hospitality.
We've always had great experiences here ...
We've always had great experiences here and Dudleys is my favorite for a special occasion(wedding anniversary in this case). My wife and I commented that we thought it was some of the best table service ever. The butternut squash soup was fantastic and creatively served. The lamb and duck are both spot-on!
Dudley's resides in a fabulous historic ...
Dudley's resides in a fabulous historic building. The service was outstanding. Overall we really enjoyed the food. The octopus was a miss with a soggy scallion pancake, but otherwise very strong. The bar could use some work. They appear satisfied with being a KY bourbon bar. The bartenders were not craft oriented. Not only did they not have Mezcal, they did not know about Mezcal or Pisco. Wine selection pretty strong.
Seriously one of the best meals we've ha ...
Seriously one of the best meals we've had anywhere - and we've traveled pretty extensively around the world! Who knew the best was right in the heart of bluegrass country! Beautifully appointed setting, attentive service, and excellent food all came together for a memorable experience. Even though we have family in the area, we'll definitely be coming back from Columbus OH and Indianapolis IN just to enjoy Dudley's. Save table 18 for us!
This was my first time at Dudley's; I on ...
This was my first time at Dudley's; I only moved here 2 months ago. Everything about the restaurant was outstanding. My sister and her husband were visiting, and I was delighted that the restaurant I picked was much, much better than average. I'm going there again by myself!
I love Dudley's. It's always ween my fav ...
I love Dudley's. It's always ween my favorite restaurant in Lexington. The staff is great-friendly and relaxed. My favorite entree is the Pasta Dudley style, but I've found the specials to be excellent also. I love the city vibe in the bar area and the casual elegance in the dining room. Dudley's is a great place for a special occasion or a business lunch.
My husband and I recently celebrated our ...
My husband and I recently celebrated our annual Christmas season tradition of brunch at Dudley's. The bloody marys were creative and exceptional as were the fried oysters and cheese/chive scones. The corned beef hash was the best ever and the Eggs St. Charles was a delight. Our server offered very friendly and attentive service.
The dining room is lovely. The food and ...
The dining room is lovely. The food and service were excellent. My only disappointment was the wine price. We purchased a bottle to drink during dinner and enjoyed it immensely. So much so, that we went shopping the next day to find a bottle to drink at home. We found it at a local liquor store for one fourth the price! Dudley's markup seems a bit extreme to me.
Dudley's never disappoints! Spectacular ...
Dudley's never disappoints! Spectacular service and fabulous seasonal menu! The butternut squash soup was delicious and presented beautifully, and the ahi tuna was as delcious as always. The jam cake and pumpkin creme brulee were to die for! My favorite restaurant for that special dinner!
Great food, good service, hip downtown l ...
Great food, good service, hip downtown location--what's not to like? Dudley's has been around a long time, and there are several good reasons for this. We were celebrating, and Dudley's makes it FEEL like a celebration!
We always love our experience at Dudleys ...
We always love our experience at Dudleys. food, service, ambiance always outstanding.
Only complaint this time was that we asked to be seated in the bar and it was extremely loud.
Too loud for a table of 6. There will always be a next time and we will request the dining room.
Even though we were dressed appropriatel ...
Even though we were dressed appropriately (similar if not better than many of the other diners) and on time for our reservation the hostess greeted us coldly. She then tried to seat us at a table at the back right next to the kitchen even though there were many other tables available. We asked for another table and were reluctantly seated at something better. Fortunately our server, Nate, was wonderful and made the rest of the experience pleasant but with Lexington's emerging food scene I would not go back as there are too many better alternatives.
Dudleys has always been my "go-to" for b ...
Dudleys has always been my "go-to" for business lunches and it probably always will be. But come on with the country ham sandwich - it was probably the worst quality I have ever had. I even asked that it be lean and not fatty selection, but truly I ended up with about enough meat to actually be sufficient for only 1/4 of the bread. NOONE at a business meeting wants to pick through their meat or risk chewing on gristle and fat that they may not be able to choke down. I grew up southern and the measure of the quality of country ham is the taste not the quantity of fat. Get a different supplier or trim the meat much much better.
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