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Winchell's Restaurant & Sports

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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348 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1825
+1 859-278-9424
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Georgetown, Kentucky
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328 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food and the service are outstanding. Portions are good size and the side offering one of a kind. We really enjoy eating there. On a not so pleasant note however the restrooms are some of the worst I've seen in some time and I usually eat at restaurants more than a dozen times weekly. I wish they would invest... More 

Thank Rlath82
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We held an informal, day-after wedding brunch at Winchell's. We had an easy time working with the team at the restaurant. The event was held in their new private dining room and it worked perfectly for us. Despite it being an extraordinarily busy Sunday morning, the wait staff did a terrific job. In our case, given the size of our... More 

Thank billbaskets
Winchester, Kentucky
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love everything about Winchell's. They have great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. I have never been disappointed when I eat here! We meet friends and family here all the time for a great meal!

Thank TLP1022
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429 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed breakfast at Winchell's today. We had the trout and eggs served with jalapeño grits and home fries (you get your choice of 2 sides), and three buttermilk pancakes with grits and home fries, along with some coffee and water. Our server, Ebba, was very personable, but not intrusive. The eggs were prepared perfectly as was the trout, making... More 

Thank KyBoop
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is my local bar and grill. I go to Winchell's 1-2 times a week on average. I've not been disappointed with the food or service once. They have daily specials. Every meal I've tried has been very good, including their full breakfast menu. I worked nights for almost 2 years, so I've had my share of breakfasts. My favorite... More 

Thank Will G
Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Winchell's is our family's go-to spot for good, casual dining. The restaurant has lots of TVs, as it is a sports bar, so not good for those who are hard of hearing or for long dinner conversations. The chefs are Culinary Institute of America trained, and the food is consistently good. The servers are friendly and cut up with you.... More 

Thank Tracy M
Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We have been to Winchell's twice for a "late lunch" and have yet to be disappointed! The food has been great, with warm friendly service! The Almond Crusted Trout, served with pecan rice was excellent. The creamy cole slaw was good as well. My husband loved the Fish & Chips! The portions were huge for both meals! We decided to... More 

Thank M_MWade2013
Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love going here as a family. Some of our faves are: potato soup, meatloaf, and jalapeño grits are the best!!! It's always our first choice and it's fun playing keno while there.

Thank lillymom2
Lexington, Kentucky
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We joined a group of friends last night for dinner. I ordered open face roast beef and fries with beef gravy slathered on top. The roast beef was more stringy than usual and it would not break apart which ended up splattering on my face like spaghetti. It would tangle in my mouth while chewing and caused me to choke.... More 

Thank Kathy I
Lexington, Kentucky
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a sports bar this is NOT it. No audio for football games. The food was poor. Service was poor. We asked to split a dozen wings between two different sauces. We were told that we would have to order two orders of six instead. That would be $16 vs $11 for the dozen. A $5... More 

Thank Rick P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 348 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1825
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-278-9424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?