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The Village Idiot

££ - £££American, ,
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck” (49 reviews)
“burger” (103 reviews)
“mussels” (31 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually intended on merely having a beer or 2 and not eating here, but we ended up eating here and it was FABULOUS! Do NOT miss the Bourbon Bread Pudding for dessert! Highly recommend.

Thank Andylucia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love trying locally owned and operated restaurants. This one came highly recommended as to having won the "Best Burger" in town contest in the past year or so. So, we went with burger in mind. Sadly, we should have kept our minds open, as...More

Thank 672jaggerc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place with creative menu. Good bourbon list with reasonable prices. This as the highlight of our one-night stay in Lexington.

Thank WunderlustKing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you expect the usual confort food to help drink your beer this is not your place. First the beer menu allows a lot of choices but don't forget the bourbon list or the wine list they are very rich too. Back to the food,...More

Thank Norberto B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were attending an event at the convention center and wanted to find a quick bite before heading back to our hotel. We were expecting typical bar food and were pleasantly surprised at the unique and delicious items. We started with beignets that came out...More

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Had apps and a drink. Fun little place. Staff was friendly - but not all that quick. Food was tasty. A little to noisy. We took off shortly look for more than crowd noise.

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We went into downtown Lexington seeking good food and this place was recommended to us by our AirBnb host. Like too many restaurants these days, the music was WAY too loud inside, but it was a nice evening, so we elected to wait for one...More

Thank ZZTheWorld
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for drinks before dinner, and had “the purge” and beer on tap. Superb bourbon selection. Great atmosphere. “The Purge” is my favorite drink of all times!! Went back the next day to have one!

Thank ddcathey
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ordered the pulled pork with Mac and cheese for $18. It came with 3 shreds of pulled pork on top of rigatoni and cheese,which was tasty, but for that money, there wasn't much meat! And it said cornbread. All it had...More

Thank grillmastererie
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Recommend the pork chop, and it wasn’t a problem to bring the sautéed greens that were forgotten on the plate.

Thank tinkerbell-hop
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-0099
  • E-mail
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