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367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-367-0413
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07:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
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Lexington Ky
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went with a friend to a game. We got downtown later than intended and couldn't get in where we wanted. I thought of this place and we got a table right away. The menu is huge but I had a hard time finding anything to order. I wanted appetizers and found the offerings very limited. Also had to send back... More 

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Thank lexingtongal
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have eaten at this restaurant several times. Great atmosphere with a very eclectic interior which is fun. Had breakfast which was really good, except for the fruit, it was a little old. Service was also very good, but the restaurant wasn't very busy when we where there. If you want a fun place to enjoy yourself, this is it.

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Thank jasind01
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! The Downtown location is a great spot and I am glad you enjoy the decor and had a really good breakfast. I am sorry to read about the fruit however and will contact the chef about it. Thank you for letting us know. We want to know where we can improve so great... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for dinner, which was really good. Excellent Steak and vegetables. We asked for beer on tap and we've got a recommonendation for 4 different beers. We chose two different beers and 5 minutes later the waiter came to tell us, that they don't have them on tap. We chose number three and what happend: sorry, we don't... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and let us know about your experience with us. I am so happy that you enjoyed your steak and vegetables and yet so sorry about the beer confusion. I am certain that would be annoying. I believe that location was in the process of changing over some of the tap... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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140 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The decor is really unique and the menu is enormous. The food and service just wasn't very good. I was very excited to try the shrimp and avocado sandwich. But the bread was very dry (and too much of it) and there might have been 4 little shrimp on the whole sandwich. Thankfully the fries were hot and crispy. Pricey... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the avocado sandwich. It does not sound as if it were made to our standard. Can you let me know which location you dined at so I can contact the manager. Thank you so much for letting us know and I sincerely apologize that the food was not to... More 

Botkins, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate a late breakfast at Shakespere on a Saturday morning. The waitress came to our drink order and then didn't come back. 15 minutes later another waiter asked if we had been helped and took our order again. We ordered the eggs Benedict. Portions were small and the sauce didn't taste right. Probably won't go back. So many places to... More 

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

We want to apologize for the disappointing experience that you had at breakfast. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The input that you offer, we take very seriously and we will be meeting with our management team regarding this and working with our staff to improve the speed of service as well as consistency and quality. We have... More 

Wisconsin
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is very intetesting and unique with Mediterranean fare as well as southern favorites. Very cute victorian tea style interior. We had both breakfast and lunch items. Food was very good, portions generous and service friendly and attentive. Overall a fun and interesting spot. Nothing ordinary or boring about this.

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Thank CZC101
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Shakespeare and Co. We are so glad you enjoyed the food as well as our unique decor. We love it that you found the food and service friendly attentive. It is great guest like you that makes our job fun! More 

Westerville, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced cold food ! The chicken was tender even though it was cold. The rest, leaves a lot to be desired. What a bummer !!! The chicken gives it at 1 otherwise. it would not deserve that.

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Thank steele160
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

I am very sorry to read of your negative experience and want to apologize for the cold food. Thank you for letting us know. Your input is valuable in assisting us to do better. Did you inform the server or a manager? We very much appreciate to know this kind of information and do try to rectify it during your... More 

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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After 10 days in Southern California. Then a quick trip to GA this is the best meal we have had in months. Great flavors, excellent service

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

We are so happy that you stopped by and enjoyed a meal with us! Which location did you dine at? We hope that you visit us the next time you are in town. More 

Exeter, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast here and loved it. Great service and really good Eggs Benedict, super coffee. Skip the chains and enjoy something unique!

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Thank Runner03833
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal! Thank you for the review. More 

Akron, OH
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried this location by random choice and was surprised when our GPS took us through a residential area. It was a lovely drive though beautiful well kept houses and, up to the last minute, we were sure we were wrong. It was a nice drive and we didn't mind if we didn't find the restaurant, but sure enough, there... More 

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Thank mamoroso2
Ronna_OToole, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare and Co., responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We are happy that you enjoyed your food and the adventure of getting there. :-) The Chinoe location is a hidden treasure! We hope to so you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?