Dudley's On Short

259 W Short St #125, Lexington
(859) 252-1010

Recent Reviews


Would 100% recommend! Everything was delicious ; we ate on the rooftop garden, and it was completely beautiful.


From start to finish, it was lovely. My fiancé and I both loved our brunch dishes and the server was wonderful. Will gladly go back the next time I’m in Lexington.


As always, Dudley’s was wonderful. Our server, Grace remembered our choice of sparkling water and how we like our Bloody Mary’s. Best Cobb salad I’ve ever had.

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The ambiance was perfect. Service was the most impressive thing .. only complaint about the food would be the New York strip was very bland.

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Bradley is an amazing server! The food was excellent. The hospitality team was very accommodating and even helped us postpone our reservation due to a rain storm that caused us a delay. We will definitely be back!


Great food, we loved our bartender and waiter!


Terrific scallops entree, great cocktail & very good wine selection.


Great atmosphere, service and food. Could not have asked for a better spot to have our last dinner in Lexington. Can't wait to get back.


Great atmosphere. Excellent service with very good food. Will be back.


Great atmosphere and food! We will definitely be back!

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Just was not spectacular!


Dudley’s is my favorite restaurant in Lexington and the first place I go to when I return. I can tell they Covid has impact the restaurant but only in a more limited menu. The service was outstanding and the food quality spectacular. The specials in August took my breath away. Don’t miss the ahi tuna tartare and the heirloom tomato salad. Next time I am there I want to try the peach and watermelon gazpacho. I always get the smoked trout deviled eggs- such a lovely way to slip back into great southern food. Make an early reservation to miss the noice that just happens in a big old house that is now a beautiful restaurant.


Enjoyed every aspect of the restaurant The service was 100% I have been in the restaurant business 40 years. She was the best of them all.


Every time we travel from Chicago to Lexington, our very first dining reservation is for Dudley’s. We love it! The staff is friendly and welcoming; the food deliciously delightful and inventive; the service outstanding and exceptional. A true Kentucky tradition and treat! This time, we were served by Nicholas and he was impeccable. Friendly. Prompt. Professional. Just a lovely dining experience, all around. Ten stars out of ten! ?


We went for our 35th wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect! Their upstairs patio is my favorite in town. It was the last night of restaurant week which I got. My husband ordered off the menu. I had the tomato-watermelon salad with a little feta & pinenuts, the salmon with pole beans and roasted potatoes with bacon, & coffee cake with peach ice cream. It was all wonderful. I recommend Dudley’s for any special occasion! It is reliably great food & service.

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