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” (45 reviews)
“onion rings” (40 reviews)
“fried chicken” (66 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Diner
1230 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-4213
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (310)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 310 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find with plenty of parking. You can eat in your car where you order at a spot or park and go inside. We opted for the later since it was a rainy day. Our server gave great service and was very friendly. Many...More

Thank joyceTL4
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had to fried chicken, tator tots, coleslaw and a roll, it was excellent. They give you so much you cannot eat it all. My wife and the shrimp basket (1/2 pound of shrimp), fires, coleslaw and a roll, it was excellent. We will return...More

Thank buger
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

had their fried chicken dinner very good, not greasy great light crust juicy and tender get ]tater tots with it and dip with their gravy real good!!!

Thank ydnar2015
Reviewed 8 April 2018

My family loves Diners, Drive ins and Dives. My daughter and I tried this place a few years ago and enjoyed it so we thought we would give it a shot. Since we were there they added on a huge room. The only problem is...More

Thank Christy C
Reviewed 7 April 2018

My husband and I wanted some good local food after a long day's drive to get to Lexington. After reading the reviews touting "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives", the Parkette seemed perfect. We called, ordered our meal, and my husband left for the 5 min. drive...More

Thank 62anne2014
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Ate here for lunch and had the fried chicken. Very large pieces and good flavor. The meal was as expected.

Thank TheTraveler888
Reviewed 17 March 2018

A retired detective and his brother bought this Lexington staple and it still sports the same great 1950's atmosphere. Delicious food that hasn't changed even though ownership and times have. So good, in fact, that Guy Fieri from the Food Network filmed a segment here....More

Thank KentuckyGirl1972
Reviewed 2 January 2018 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 29 December 2017

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 29 December 2017 via mobile

Very good, I love food, the place is wonderful and hamburger so good ! The music is very good too!!!

Thank giotrombini
Nearby HotelsSee all 73 hotels in Lexington
Lexington Motor Inn
4 reviews
.19 km away
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Lexington
1,117 reviews
2.15 km away
WoodSpring Suites Lexington
64 reviews
2.35 km away
New Circle Inn
1 review
2.37 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pho Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant
28 reviews
1.36 km away
Farm Market
9 reviews
.52 km away
Dickey's Barbecue Pit
28 reviews
1.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
363 reviews
2.35 km away
Cathedral of Christ the King
18 reviews
3.15 km away
Pivot Brewing
10 reviews
1.53 km away
Lexington Peddlers Mall
30 reviews
.11 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
Groups, 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
  • 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