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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.
Lexington, KY 40507
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
Overall, it was a good experience. My food was really good. However, my mother ordered the duck, and it was tough and bland. She didn't ask for it to be recooked because she didn't want to be trouble, and she got a free dessert which she enjoyed, so it pretty much worked out.
My husband and I have always been very fond of Dudley's since day one. We go there for special occasions in our lives. We were celebrating my birthday last Friday night. Between the noise level, so loud we could not hear each other and the poor service of our waiter, I will think twice about returning.
The food was exceptional.
We had a wonderful dining experience for my Friend's Birthday! Our service was very personalized and they accommodated our special requests. The food was delicious (as well as our wine and champagne). Overall they made our special day exceptional. Thanks Dudley's!
One of the finest meals we've had in a long time! We've been loving Dudley's for 37 years, with some long hiatuses- our recent visits have confirmed that not only is it still great, it has grown and evolved over the years and is still one of Lexington's best restaurants.
Dudley's on Short is a must go to in Lexington - great ambience, great food and our server Steve was truly amazing - very informative about the menu and delivers the info with a unique twist .. very energetic. The wine list is great and VERY reasonable prices - unusual but VERY much appreciated for a better end restaurant. I don't often mention restaurants to other people but I have already told people about our great experience at Dudley's.
Our group was visiting for Rolex...took a recommendation to dine at Dudley's and boy are we glad we did!! Our waiter, Steve, was EXCELLENT! Probably the best service we have had...he was so knowledgeable about the food...wine...gave excellent reco's as well. Our meals were creative, and prepared exquisitely, from appetizers to fun and tasty desserts.
We had an excellent time at Dudley's and would highly recommend them to anyone visiting historic Lexington. Ask for Steve!!
I was struck quite hard in the back of the head by the neighboring table's server. I have never experienced this at a restaurant. The strike came from the server's elbow and was quite painful. The force of the strike physically moved my head forward. I received a whispered apology. On three other occasions that night, this same server jostled my arm and shoulder with appreciable force. Earlier in the night, our table was not ready at the time of the reservation. This was a business dinner, and the only positive part of the night was that it was me who was struck and jostled by the server, and not our guest. We will be placing reservations for our business dinners elsewhere from now on.
Very disappointed in our food although the service was good and the restaurant itself is lovely. The deviled eggs were so hot they took our breaths away. Chicken skin was decent although again hot in taste. The soup special was good, but spouse was disappointed in his braised octopus which he is generally a huge fan of at other restaurants.
Downtown Lexington Gem: Dudley's still delivers after many years as Lexington's for mehr restaurant for special occasions or business. In their new location on W. Short St. guests dine in elegant setting on second floor, fabulous patio on the rooftop, or more vibrant first floor that includes bar dining and sidewalk view. The food is always elegant, well plated for presentation and delicious. Everything we've ever ordered is superb. So from the setting to the experience and it's food, Dudley's will always deliver!
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