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
My favorite in Lexington!
The food is fantastic and the service is great! My wife and I come to enjoy a very nice dining experience. The servers we've had have all seemed to pick up on our pace. We never feel rushed nor do we feel neglected.
Our waiter, a man who recently moved to ...
Our waiter, a man who recently moved to Lexington from Hawaii, was outstanding and made the evening special for us! Food was delicious, and the back dinning room where we ate was very attractive. We liked the subdued atmosphere in the back dinning rooms, but at another time would probably enjoy the more lively atmosphere in the front of the restaurant.
This was a reconnaissance mission to see if Dudley's would be a good place to hold some high level dinner meetings. It certainly did not disappoint! I truly believe you could just point to something on the menu and you would enjoy it!
We always enjoy our experiences at Dudle ...
We always enjoy our experiences at Dudley's! This time was even better than the last! Our server was amazing and so good with our group!!
Always a great night!!
Always a great night!!
Dinner at Dudley's on Short
Seldom does the best food you've ever eaten, outstanding service and upscale ambience coexist in a restaurant setting. It all comes together at Dudley's with energetic and entertaining servers, innovative menu choices, and pleasant upscale surroundings. We plan to return at our next available opportunity.
We always appreciate the service and the ...
We always appreciate the service and the food. I've never been disappointed and love planning a night out knowing exactly what to expect. Can't wait to go back again.
Excellent server made a fabulous meal ev ...
Excellent server made a fabulous meal even better. It's a can't miss !
Dudley's is not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. My meal was very tasty and nicely presented. The waiter did NOT say, "Is the food tasting great?" What a relief! Talk about a leading question. But the food did taste great. Only complain, a piece of bread from the bread tray was stale. Hint: stick with the scones - excellent!
We drove South from Louisville to have an early Mother's Day celebration. Brian our server was very accommodating and friendly. He made every aspect of the meal enjoyable and relaxing. The food was superb accompanied by a top notch wine list. Will definitely be back!
Our group of seven loved Dudley's on Sho ...
Our group of seven loved Dudley's on Short! The service was excellent, including the chef preparing a modified meal for my vegan husband. The food was delicious (loved the quiche!) and the prices reasonable. Noise level was low, and ambiance was open and inviting. We'll go back the next time we are in Lexington.
Top 5 Dining Experiences!
My boyfriend and I are from Chicago and we agreed this one one of our best dining experiences to date, if not the best one yet! The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. The portion sizes are perfect, and the drink selection was immense. We would most definitely go back!
Excellent restaurant. Great bourbon menu and the food was excellent. Great service. The bar is intimate, hard for a group of 6 to hang out
What a great find. I was in town for the Rolex and tried Dudleys based on a recommendations and write up. I was not disappointed. The service was great, the food outstanding and even though the restaurant was packed the noise level was not bothersome. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a great night out. We were tentative because we had eaten at another high end restaurant around the corner and the experience was a disaster, starting with the dull wait staff to the food being served cool and drowned in sauce.
Dudleys--perferct fit for Lexington, his ...
Dudleys--perferct fit for Lexington, historic building, great bar, great service, atmosphere, outstanding food and extensive wine list. Best in Lexington!
Warm and Inviting
Great atmosphere. Bar is bustling. Food always consistent.
Lovely Sunday Brunch
Had a wonderful Sunday brunch filled with mimosas, chicken and waffles, quiche, and lemon ricotta pancakes. All was delicious and the service was outstanding.
Best brunch in Lexington. Highly recommend eating there anytime, but their brunch is outstanding!!!
Fabulous food, but so loud!
We had a lovely dinner and the food was spectacular! The service was impeccable as well. The ambiance is great. The only problem is the noise level. It was so extremely loud, my husband and I could barely hear each other across the table! We were there on a rainy Thursday night and it was pretty busy, but not completely full. I don't think I've ever been in a restaurant of this caliber that was so noisy. Not sure if we would go back, due only to the noise level!
Spectacular rooftop dining
A friend recommended Dudley's, as I was to be in Lexington on business. I dined alone on the rooftop and felt like a princess! The service was phenomenal, the food was wonderful, the ambiance was fabulous. When in Lexington, I WILL return!
Plan to be here again on April 28 with special out of state guests.
Food was adequate. Good. Not reinventin ...
Food was adequate. Good. Not reinventing the wheel. Well prepared. Service spot on. Atmosphere was good. We were passing through but it was the recommendation of a local and there were many locals there for brunch. That has to say something.
When the Lights went out
Yes, the lights went out but Steve never missed a beat. Candles came out and we discussed with him what the kitchen could produce wo/ electricity. We found great things like the shrimp & oysters for starters followed by some great salads. The alcohol wasn't bothered by the outage and neither were we. They had a stash of ice. By the time we got through salads the lights arrived and the kitchen fired up with some great medallions. It was a quiet and romantic evening. The food and service were the best.
My husband ordered the beef special. He could not eat the beef it was so tough. This was our favorite restaurant in Lexington. We will seriously consider if we ever return. Our waitor should have noticed all the pieces of beef pushed off to the side and questioned us on it.
disappointed with chocolate bruleé desse ...
disappointed with chocolate bruleé dessert
My halibut came out cold, when I mention ...
My halibut came out cold, when I mentioned this to the waiter without asking picked up my plate and took it back to the kitchen. When he brought it back it was still not warm and there was less fish on the plate. The same waiter attempted to pour wine while I was holding my glass, when I went to set it down he missed the glass and poured the wine in my lap. Manager was unapologetic and told me I still had to pay for the wine, even though the waiter had spilled a significant amount of it. It was a shame the service was so bad, the other food we had was great.
The entire dining experience was FANTAST ...
The entire dining experience was FANTASTIC, from food, drinks, and service.
The food was very good and the service even better! Went for a special occasion and it definitely fit well!
Dudley's on short never fails to impress. I have visited many other restaurants with similar pricing and rarely find that they can deliver more than once or twice. Every time I have been to Dudley's, I have left thoroughly impressed.
Pleasant Evening with a Few Little Twists
Dudleys was recommended by our B&B host. Overall excellent marked only by minor nits. We enjoyed their meat & cheese appetizer, salad and the Specialty pork dinner. Wine selection was broad but rapidly moved to pricey; there are many excellent wines that could be added to the list for those not on expense accounts or friends of the Rich & famous. Our first selection was unavailable but a fine substitute was found. The dessert menu was a bit trendy; it seemed the pastry chef wants to see what odd pairings of sweets could be concocted.; a simple chreme brûlée would have been excellent with the meal. Instead the brûlée was zested up with marshmallow graham crackers -s'mores. Other offering were similar; we passed.
As always long time lex favorite.. Still ...
As always long time lex favorite.. Still getting it done ..
the food was 5 star fantastic...
The food was 5 star fantastic. The lamb loin was one of the best in memory. I want to say the food was the best I've ever had at Dudleys.
Priciest eggs in town
Great food and service. Love coming here. Why are the dudleyd eggs now more expensive for the regular ones and the same price as the ones with fish? Do you know how many eggs I can buy with $5?
The wait staff was wonderful; our thanks to Padgett. The food was delightful and well-prepared but it was too salty, especially the beef tournedos.
What a find!
This was my first visit to downtown Lexington's dining scene. The menu was impressive enough to book the reservation, the exterior is charming and the decor is delightful. Our server was wonderful, she guided us through a wonderful meal. While the entrees were delicious, we've never had anything quite as unique and delightful as the popcorn ice cream on the warm brownie. I will definitely return and bring friends.
Our server was exquisite! The food was d ...
Our server was exquisite! The food was delicious! Lexington staple.
Great spot in Lexington
We were in town for the night and wanted a dining experience unique to Lexington. It was wonderful. The restaurant has a classic feel about it, and a long history in the town. The menu isn't overwhelmingly large, but there is enough variety. Loved the bread tray that came around. We had great service and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back!
Another great meal
Great dinner and wonderful service. My out-of-town guests loved it.
I'm a local, so have had the occasion to eat at Dudley's many, many times over the years. It never disappoints. I've gone here with just my wife or have taken a business group here (20+ people) and they do a great job.
We have eaten at Dudleys for years and years and have never been disappointed!
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