We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Parkette Drive In

1230 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-4213
+1 859-254-8723
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“poor boy” (44 reviews)
“onion rings” (41 reviews)
“fried chicken” (62 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner
1230 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-4213
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (303)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 303 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
A TripAdvisor Member
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
Reviewed 22 September 2017

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

1  Thank Hannah R
Reviewed 8 September 2017 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 29 August 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 28 August 2017 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

1  Thank Xface43
Nearby HotelsSee all 71 hotels in Lexington
Lexington Motor Inn
4 reviews
.19 km away
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Lexington
1,090 reviews
2.15 km away
WoodSpring Suites Lexington
56 reviews
2.35 km away
New Circle Inn
1 review
2.37 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Farm Market
8 reviews
.52 km away
Pho Saigon
26 reviews
1.36 km away
Dickey's Barbecue Pit
26 reviews
1.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
345 reviews
2.38 km away
Cathedral of Christ the King
18 reviews
3.15 km away
Lexington Peddlers Mall
29 reviews
.11 km away
Pivot Brewing
9 reviews
1.53 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Parkette Drive In staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing