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Shakespeare and Co.

367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-367-0413
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (36 reviews)
“crepes” (30 reviews)
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All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

FYI get the bread pudding out of this world!!! Great service quaint place too bad there are not more in the us

Thank cynthiasQ5359BT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A true bright spot of a restaurant and a welcome oasis most any time of the day. Comfortable atmosphere and fine dining. I often used Shakespeare and Co as a welcome solstice during a month working in Lexington, Kentucky. Really excellent food and lovely staff....More

Thank Danelawing
Reviewed 3 days ago

While visiting family in KY, my son and I took our wives out eat on Mother's Day morning. We went early so there was no wait. This is will put you back in time. The atmosphere was truly out of the Shakespeare era. Food was...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 5 days ago

My S/O and I went to Shakespeare & Co. on a whim for Sunday brunch-- we were not disappointed! The food was incredible. We both had the American breakfast which is HUGE and delicious. The wait was a little longer than I would have liked,...More

Thank Aaron P
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping in for brunch and for the great review. I am glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere as much as the food. We are glad you will be back and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Came apon the Shakespeare by chance for lunch on our first day in Lexington and visited three moe time during our stay. The place has a lovely ambiance and lovely comfortable furnishings. I have to mention our three servers who looked after us, Britney and...More

Thank cambo2910
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Our staff clearly enjoyed serving you as much as you enjoyed interacting with them. It is guests like you that make our job fun. :-) We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place even if it is a chain. Great location, service, food, and don't miss the Turkish coffee.

Thank Mudfoot4
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

I am so glad that you love Shakespeare and Co. I agree...the Turkish coffee is great, something everyone should try! We look forward to seeing you back. :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here because the mussel bar down the street was crowded. This was too for a Thursday night. Very unusual décor from sofas to overstuffed chairs and different stuff everywhere. Meal was OK and had wines by the glass.

Thank JBP677
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are so happy that you dined with us. We hope you join us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on a whim and couldn't believe how cute this place was! It's like a giant, grown up doll house. The food was perfecto and delicious. The service, phenomenal. Servers all work together to make sure your food comes out fast and your drinks...More

Thank wsalin23
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

Great pictures! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and the decor. We appreciate the review and do hope you come back to enjoy the patio or the live music in the evenings on Thursdays and Saturdays. It is our wonderful guests that make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable seating and friendly wait staff. Ordered hot tea and arrived luke warm. Food arrived same way. We would not return.More

Thank IllinoisKate1
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for letting us know that you were served lukewarm food and tea. That never should have happened and I apologize for that disappointing experience. Our guest experience is very important and we value your input because it helps us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the place is good atmosphere, the ambiance..the restaurant is very good. the restaurant looks nice..the waiter and waitress are friendly.. the service is excellent. We prefer to take brunch there almost in a month. i love eating unlimited brown bread.More

Thank gcsaunar
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! I am really glad to know that you had excellent service and that you enjoy the ambiance. I love the brunch too. :-) Thank you so much for taking the time to write about it all. We have...More

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Heather M
what are the busy times on a Saturday morning?
28 March 2017|
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Response from Michael E | Reviewed this property |
I don't have a clue but have been told that breakfast is a draw to the restaurants since they have a good breakfast/brunch menu.
Cindy H
Do you take reservations, specifically on UK basketball game nights?
2 October 2016|
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Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
Amber D
Would this place be okay to take a toddler?
18 May 2016|
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Response from Emmmersstasticalist | Reviewed this property |
For breakfast or lunch. It doesn't tend to fill up really early, but it does for dinner and turns into more of a bar. I would say for breakfast, but honestly, the children's menu is lacking. If your child loves pancakes... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-367-0413