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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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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner
1230 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-4213
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Reviewed yesterday

I rarely go to Parkette anymore, but I was not disappointed when I went a couple of months ago. The food is still good as I remembered. The only con for me was the price. If you want a special burger, you have to pay...More

Thank Hannah R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner somewhere else and was looking for dessert. Not wanting anything big or heavy. I saw this place on diners drive ins and dives. Nice old fashioned drive in with a more expansive menu. I got my strawberry pie with strawberry ice cream...More

Thank virginia g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is well worth the visit. The service and food are excellent 🍤🍔🌭🍟🍗🍨🍧🍦🍮☕️🍴🍽🧀yummmm

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First trip back to Parkette in a while and my first as a TA reviewer. Ordered the fish sandwich with tater tots and the portions were hot and very ample. A hint of blandness in the tots but still tasty. I ate in the newer...More

Thank Xface43
Reviewed 16 August 2017

As we travel the country, my wife and I make a point to find restaurants that we've seen on television, especially restaurants that have been featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I'd seen the episode with Parkette Drive In many times, and I...More

Thank pssunrisefl
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped a few weeks ago while in the area visiting my bf's family. We ate in the car. The speaker was very hard to hear on. The soda machine was "off" and our Pepsi's were not drinkable, but getting a car hop back to...More

Thank DanaRod213
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Nostalgia is the scene Chicken, Burgers and Fish are the thing. Are are very good and amongst the best in the Lexington Kentucky area. Whether you eat outside or inside it is enjoyable either way.

Thank Isaac C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

With the help of a Kentucky Travel Guide we stumbled upon Parkette Drive-In.What a hidden gem.An authentic 50's diner. You can either go inside the restaurant or have a car hope deliver your food.The food was really good. Service was great.Everyone had a smile on...More

Thank TraceyCity
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We try to visit at least one restaurant which has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. This was a good choice. The parking lot leaves a lot to be desired, but the food made up for that. The burgers were great and the Colossal...More

Thank J R
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just had lunch here today. We decided to split "The Parkette" burger and the 1/2 mixed fried chicken. He also got a side of chili fries and I had a vanilla milkshake. I had a bite of a chicken leg and...More

Thank Courtney Y
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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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