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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” (40 reviews)
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“fried chicken” (62 reviews)
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American, Diner
1230 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-4213
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 28 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
Reviewed 15 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

1  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

1  Thank DanaRod213
Reviewed 17 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.

1  Thank Isaac C
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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