About Dudley's on Short
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
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.
Enjoyable meal to celebrate our annivers ...
Enjoyable meal to celebrate our anniversary before a show at the Lexington Opera House. Dudley's Eggs with smoked trout were delicious, as was the butternut squash soup and wilted Brussels sprout salad. Fresh egg linguine with tenderloin and pomodoro sauce special was heavenly, but two small salmon filets on regular entree were a little overcooked. Nice wine list, fresh bread selections, yummy dessert and friendly service provided a great start to a memorable evening.
Food and service were super! Loud! Tal ...
Food and service were super! Loud! Tall ceilings with no buffers. Party of six on a Thursday made it impossible to hear from one end of table to the other. Vibe was real, though.
Charcuterie plate over-priced for the offering. Fish and pasta dishes were big wins!
Wonderful dinner celebrating our 24th An ...
Wonderful dinner celebrating our 24th Anniversary. Great location to our historic downtown VRBO. Great staff and comfortable table near the fireplace. The leftovers were great for late evening snack! Thanks Dudley's
My wife and I are in Kentucky for work. ...
My wife and I are in Kentucky for work. We have lived all of over the world from Paris to London, Hong Kong and San Francisco. We were immediately pulled to Dudley's because of its curb appeal and worldly elegance.
The food reflects certain creativity and has a fine balance of different tastes. Our second meal at Dudley's was a bit disappointing because the Duck entree dish came with a substantial fat on it. We pointed this out to the waitress but she said that it was supposed to be like that. Later she came back confirming that it was not the way it should be served. They offered a dessert to counterbalance this experience but it really should have been taken off the bill.
My wife and I dined at Dudley's on Septe ...
My wife and I dined at Dudley's on September 30 to celebrate our 4th anniversary. We arrived early, so we enjoyed great drinks and friendly service at the bar until the time for our reservation. Our server, Kevin, was fantastic and listened to our questions and never let us wanting for anything. The butternut bisque was superb, and so were the smoked olives. My wife enjoyed the filet and asparagus. My lamb was cooked perfectly. This is a great place for special occasions and anniversaries.
All in all, a great dining experience fo ...
All in all, a great dining experience for 7 of us in our party. However 2 in group had the pasta special of the night, and both declared it tasteless & awful. One guest sent it back & got a steak, which they thoroughly enjoyed. The other guest simple took one bite, and that was all. Everyone else's food was very good & we had a great waiter.
What a view from the patio! The service ...
What a view from the patio! The service and ambiance were amazing. They didn't care that we were loud and obnoxious and having a fabulous time. They joked with us, answered all our questions and made recommendations. The only negative was that I got the pork and it was so dry I couldn't eat it. All the other food was fabulous!
Dudley's on Short is remarkably outstand ...
Dudley's on Short is remarkably outstanding! I and my fiancée went and celebrated our anniversary. They took good care of my ordered roses, put it neatly on the table. The food was well prepared, and fit the season perfectly! The service was fantastic. And we enjoyed a surprised complimentary anniversary desert from the restaurant.
Thank you Dudley's for preparing us a truly memorable anniversary.
This was my first experience at Dudley's ...
This was my first experience at Dudley's and I was quite impressed. The food and atmosphere were great. The only negative response is that our server seemed to care more about the table of 6 than my table of 2 as he rarely came by because he was always at the table of 6. But overall it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend.
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