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Parkette Drive In

1230 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-4213
+1 859-254-8723
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“poor boy” (44 reviews)
“onion rings” (40 reviews)
“fried chicken” (63 reviews)
American, Diner
1230 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-4213
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family loves Diners, Drive ins and Dives. My daughter and I tried this place a few years ago and enjoyed it so we thought we would give it a shot. Since we were there they added on a huge room. The only problem is...More

Thank Christy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted some good local food after a long day's drive to get to Lexington. After reading the reviews touting "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives", the Parkette seemed perfect. We called, ordered our meal, and my husband left for the 5 min. drive...More

Thank 62anne2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here for lunch and had the fried chicken. Very large pieces and good flavor. The meal was as expected.

Thank TheTraveler888
Reviewed 17 March 2018

A retired detective and his brother bought this Lexington staple and it still sports the same great 1950's atmosphere. Delicious food that hasn't changed even though ownership and times have. So good, in fact, that Guy Fieri from the Food Network filmed a segment here....More

Thank KentuckyGirl1972
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

My son and I went here for lunch today and the Poor Boy hamburgers were delicious. This is our favorite place to get a hamburger in Lexington. Victoria was our waitress and she did a great job taking care of us!

Thank ocoee62
Reviewed 30 December 2017

5 for lunch, everyone ordered something different. Food was yummy and as expected, love no surprises. Fresh, cooked correct. One of our party took home 8 piece Fried Chicken for Dinner and said it was awesome.

Thank KimAlex40515
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Very good, I love food, the place is wonderful and hamburger so good ! The music is very good too!!!

Thank giotrombini
Reviewed 14 November 2017

When I find a place I like I try to visit when I'm close. My first visit at The Parkette was great. My last visit our burgers tasted like they were left over from lunch they tasted reheated. The verdict is still out if we...More

1  Thank Dustin A
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Good service, great fried chicken basket. Love these old places and hope this one stays around for years to come. It was late in the evening when we stopped and the bathroom was in need of a cleaning. Lots of paper towels overflowing the trash...More

1  Thank Darin L
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Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

It doesn’t get any better than splitting Hot Brown Fries and Hot Fudge Brownie with whipped cream! The last time we had Poor Boys and didn’t have room for dessert.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-4213
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-254-8723
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