Dudley's on Short

Dudley's on Short has been a Lexington staple and culinary trailblazer since 1981. We prioritize local foods, preparing the finest ingredients simply and with exceptional hospitality. 


Readers of Southern Living voted Dudley's on Short

"The Best Restaurants in Every Southern State 2017

From Mississippi to Maryland, there’s a favorite restaurant in every state in the South. 

Kentucky: Dudley’s on Short

Its location across from the Lexington Farmers’ Market makes this spot produce-centric. Owner Debbie Long holds a reputation as horse country’s consummate hostess."


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259 West Short Street

Lexington, KY 40507


(859) 252-1010

Private Dining/Parties: ewagner.dudleys@gmail[dot]com


Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:00 - 2:30

Dinner: Sunday through Thursday 5:30 - 10:00

Dinner: Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 11:00

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 2:30

Midday Menu: 2:30 - 4:00