Shakespeare & Co was established in 2001 by Dr. Ed Saad, a University of Kentucky Ph.D. in chemical engineering, after a long career in the oil & gas industry. After spending decades traveling and on the road, he grew fond of the hospitality industry and wanted to create a concept that made customers feel at home.
Shakespeare & Co's Victorian era feel with vibrant colors creates a comfortable, homey atmosphere. The eclectic decor combined with the a large yet refined food offering will keep you intrigued and coming back for something new to see.
Longing to return to the Bluegrass, Dr. Ed Saad chose Lexington, KY as the first US location as he fondly remembered his days at UK.