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Parkette Drive In

American, Diner
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1230 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-4213
+1 859-254-8723
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Wilmington, Delaware
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were passing through and stopped here due to it being featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. We weren't disappointed! The place has plenty of personality, the service was great, and the food was delicious. We really enjoyed the chicken strips in particular. Going there felt like going back in time and I would definitely go back if in the... More 

Thank rgilpin99
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several people ,Magazine articles and Guy Fieri cant be wrong ! We had great burgers with malted milkshakes one day came back the next for fried chicken .Both visits during lunch.Everybody working together . Sure glad The Parkette is here !

Thank Chuck M
Florence, Kentucky
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First trip to the Parkette on a day trip to Lexington. We sat at an outdoor picnic table with our dog. The servers could not have been nicer to us and our dog. We ordered root beer floats, which they brought out first and they also brought out a single burger patty for our dog, who destroyed it in mere... More 

Thank Bengals9
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered a chocolate malt. It was great and so much better than the average shake. Quick service. Seen it on DDD so I had to try it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Louisville, Kentucky
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Aye here for the first time today food was yummy great speciality items lots to choose from for any likes. Our favorite was the dessert! Wow thank you!

Thank samanthamaes60
Morris, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place takes you back to the 50's & 60's era in time. They have the drive in to a parking slot or eat inside the restaurant like we ended up doing and took a booth near the Juke Box. Then we placed are order and the chicken and the chili cheese fries were great with good portions for your... More 

Thank michael o
Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The amazing neon sign at the Parkette Drive In first caught my eye, and I knew I had to visit there to eat on one of our many trips through Lexington. We recently stopped there for lunch, and the place is amazingly cool. Built in the 1950s, it looks the part from the huge neon sign, to the drive-in with... More 

Thank Mike C
Batesville, Indiana
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Parkette Drive-In is a throw back to the 1950s and 60s when drive-ins were popular throughout the country. The atmosphere was just as I expected. The food was OK. I had the breaded tenderloin with onion rings. For some reason I had in my mind onion rings that were hand breaded, but they were simply run of the mill... More 

Thank Centre79
Bradenton, Florida
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were in the area and I had heard of this place, so here we go! The place is a step back in time. They offer indoor dining or you can eat in your car!!! We went inside as there were 4 of us. They are known for their burgers, but the real gem is the fried chicken. Forgo the... More 

Thank coreygrubb
Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Lexington all my life and while it has been years since I've been here, I always enjoyed coming here. Not anymore!!!! We ordered a Poor Boy and there was something wrong with the meat. It tasted spoiled. Awful! Awful! Awful. Trust me when I say don't go here. It's not what it used to be.

Thank Deanna P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?