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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” (46 reviews)
“onion rings” (44 reviews)
“fried chicken” (61 reviews)
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American, Diner
1230 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-4213
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great nostalgic location and automotive decor. You can do the drive-in, eat in the open air "garage," or indoors at the counter or in a booth. Fried chicken is great, Poor Boy burger is yummy, and you can get tater tots. Mostly fried and fast...More

Thank Yvette N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived here four years and my mother and I ate here for the first time. To say we were blown away by the food, service and atmosphere would be a understatement. My mother ordered their famous fried chicken, (recipe unchanged since 1951), onion rings...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place must have changed a lot since Guy F visited for Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. The waitress was rude, the cheeseburger was no better than McDonald's and the bathroom toilet was clogged!

Thank bertabee2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw this Drive in on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I throughly enjoyed the food and excellent burger. Try the Poor Boy Burger...delicious! I will be coming back next time so am in Lexington!

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times and decided to share it with a friend.This time I ordered the fish sandwich because i had heard it was very good.True to their word it really was.2 very large strips of fried whitefish on a large bun...More

Thank Jeanie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Parkette Drive in diner is world famous (in Lexington, KY.) for the nostalgic feel of a throwback roadside diner from the fabulous 1950's. The diner has been in business for 50 plus years and continues to serve good greasy burgers, fries, fried chicken, malts,...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I stumbled upon this amazingly awesome diner. The food was delicious. The waitress was so unbelievably friendly! And the ambience of the place was amazing. I can't wait to tell my brother-in-law about this place; he loves anything retro.

Thank Kocian2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me preface this by saying I went mainly to see the sign. My husband wanted to eat at the Parkett and my heart sank when I went inside and realized I had seen the restaurant on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. I will say...More

Thank Jewella72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on lunch break placed an order outside my order was wrong. Was told by an employee that they had a new employee and put in all the orders wrong. I arrived at my location and my order was wrong once again. I called and...More

1  Thank wardlexward
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Parkette has the best chicken salad sandwich you will ever eat!!! All their food is good, but the chicken salad sandwich is my absolute favorite!!!

Thank TammyHome
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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