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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 good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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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 10 May 2017 via mobile

Yup, sister there is! Who knew? Everyone talks about the amazing food in Louisville but seriously I think they don't talk about Lexington too much because the locals don't want a ton of tourists cramping their style. The food here is outstanding! Outstanding!! We had...More

1  Thank shabjessa786
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Besides the interesting name the fiid was AWESOME. We were lucky enough to go on the first Monday they started serving lunch. $10.00 burger that was amazing. High quality ingredients with homemade ketchup, mayo and mustard.Served with a side salad. With all homemade delicious dressings....More

Thank 92cherylz
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The food was good, burger done right and the fries with that special ketchup were great but the service was just ok. We sat upstairs and had to go to the bar to order and get our own drinks! Disappointing because the place is really...More

Thank wsalin23
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

As expected this place was hopping on a Friday night. We got there about 8 and still waited about an hour for a table for 4. The mixed drinks were good, beer list was long and food was fantastic.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great selection of tap and bottled beers, as well as cocktails and wine. Good food, nice atmosphere and very good service. We had the fries for an appetizer, which were yummy with the different sauces. I had a burger and it was cooked well and...More

Thank ljohns27
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A few of us were in town for the bluegrass half marathon... and were looking for a place to relax after the race. This is a great spot to learn a little more about bourbon, watch a game, or eat delicious food.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Amazing food! Thank you so much! The food was great, but watch out because it can get really expensive when feeding a group!

Thank allorawhisman
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Especially as the weather warms and the farmers market opens they have a great sit outside, watch people brunch. Great inside too and great burger.

Thank Ron E
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, long beer list, and good vibes! Three of us couldn't decide on what to get so we ordered a couple salads (big!), the curry (delish and on-point spice) and the pretzels (mustard and beer cheese were amazing, could've of used an extra pretzel...More

Thank Joey D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

First of all, call ahead and get a reservation if you plan to go on a Saturday night. On second thought, just go somewhere else. I hate to be so negative about a place, but this place was ANYTHING but worth the ridiculously overpriced food...More

Thank Hannah P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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