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The Village Idiot

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
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307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely brunch on the sidewalks on Lexington with great food and great service. Everyone loved their food and our waitress was outstanding.

Thank abbygail83
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Reservations are strongly recommended (I called a week prior) and arrive a little early as parking is limited on the weekends. (parking garage across the street) The restaurant itself is really nothing to talk about and the bar was slow the night we were there, but the food...perfection. My husband and I both had the fried cornish hen with roasted... More 

Thank 129angieg
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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284 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This place was recommended for dinner while in Lexington. We had the turkey burger special and it was outstanding. The selection of beers was good. Being on the second floor service was a little slow but the waitress made up for it with constant attention.

Thank RusPat_704
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This place came highly recommended. I went with some friends while in on business. They had the duck and waffles which was really good. I had the BELT sandwich and it changed my life. To call it a sandwich doesn't do it justice. I have not enjoyed a good meal since because nothing can compare. I can't wait to find... More 

Thank cmharrison
Redondo Beach, California
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Try the duck and waffle. The duck is prepared so good. Well worth a try. And the drinks are always good

Thank Danny B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We love coming here. The beer selection is fabulous and the menu is solid. Try the peach tomato salad if you are here in season, PERFECT.

Thank Julie H
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast. I had the country breakfast. Scrambled eggs were runny. Bacon and sausage were so so. The biscuits and gravy had no flavor. My other half had the chorizo and grits which were nothing special. The service was also a bit slow. Dinner may be better but we were not impressed with breakfast.

Thank Bob M
Lexington, Kentucky
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Would certainly say they have excellent food without question. Ordered multiple items and were impressed with all. More expensive but worth the money

Thank Matthew S
Lagos, Nigeria
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This pub and restaurant has a huge selection of local bourbon! The bar tenders knowledge was fantastic, he was very funny and helpful! I ordered steak and it was the best one I had in a long time! This restaurant has a great atmosphere and buzzes with activity! I can highly recommend this for a night out with good food!

Thank bibivag
Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

From the catchy name to the quaint downtown location, the Village Idiot was a great find! We had the best burgers there! Casual fun atmosphere, reasonable pricing, and quality food! We love the Idiot!

Thank Emmausroad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?