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Shakespeare and Co.

367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-367-0413
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (41 reviews)
“spring chicken” (11 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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91 - 100 of 617 reviews

Reviewed 13 December 2016

Love the atmosphere at this location. Stopped in for breakfast. Ordered the "Eggs - Any Style (served with roast potatoes, mushrooms, sausage and bacon - note: no toast). The food was prepared to my satisfaction. Portions were adequate. Service was attentive. Coffee was fine. Great...More

Reviewed 12 December 2016

Between the ambiance ("British Granny's parlour") and the menu (a fusion of Brit and influences from the middle-eastern former colonies) we were ready for a dining experience that was a bit off the beaten path. We weren't disappointed! We were there for brunch, so our...More

Thank Ian411Ian
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Shakespeare & co, awful, waiter service barely adequate , kitchen service very slow, portions small, cook doesn't understand the concept of over easy eggs. Toast ? What's that ? I had two Tiny untoasted circular bread coasters. Food Much to costly for the Decor experience.

2  Thank Michael V
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Not much good about food or attention to detail. Repeatedly either forgot to bring bread, water, food, and messed up food order. Have eaten here five or six times and have never been impressed. Won't go back.

Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

In the heart of downtown across from the opera house, Shakespeare and Co. is a warm, friendly place with an offbeat Victorian vibe that is very comfortable. You can dine seated at sofas or regular tables. The menu spans from Middle Eastern to French to...More

Thank bdt
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It was fantastic and great experience for me and my kids . moreover the food was delicious and the portion was excellent.

Thank sabreen123
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Love Shakespeare. The variety of items on the menu means there is something for everyone. This is where I go with my daughter when I visit her at school. Service has always been good. Food prepared well whether it is pancakes, burgers or Mediterranean entree....More

Thank caymansilvas
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Shakespeare and Co. is quite the experience. The interior is rather Victorian and perhaps a bit overwhelming, but the staff is nice and the food is good, if a bit pricier than one might expect.

Thank Dave11974
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I just love the eclectic menu at Shakespeare and Co. The appetizers are especially tasty and interesting. Plus, it is a very family-oriented atmosphere.

Thank iescoba
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to a different location and have been raving about how great the food is here for months and I finally convinced my sister to come with me. We drove a few hours to get here and the decorations were great. However the...More

2  Thank Lindsay F
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.22 km away
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.06 km away
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Heather M
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
2 October 2016|
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Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
Amber D
18 May 2016|
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Response from | 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, Breakfast, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
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