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Winchell's Restaurant & Sports

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348 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1825
859-278-9424
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lifelong Favorite

Great Old time Restaurant. They have amazing food and always have and is a great at home experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
MattKYFL
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great Old time Restaurant. They have amazing food and always have and is a great at home experience.

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Wilton Manors, FL, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a very friendly sports bar that specializes in "guy food." The local favorite is called "Hot Brown," an enormous open-face sandwich piled four inches high with barbeque turkey, bacon, and cheddar cheese on top. I've spent a lot of time visiting family in KY, and Winchell's Hot Brown is the best in the state! That and a draft... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Winchell's is something of a fixture on Southland Drive in Lexington. It is my understanding that the current owners are descended from the original owners, which takes the roots of local loyalty at least a couple of decades deep. The loyalty is not undeserved because Winchell's serves a decent meal at a reasonable price. The service is adequate and the... More 

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Colorado, USA
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We enjoyed two meals at Winchell's, and both were splendid. The menu offers a wide selection of Kentucky favorites at reasonable prices. The restaurant is well-known in Lexington, but doesn't seem to register in travel guides--so it's kind of a local secret. The owners are trained chefs as well as local guys who wanted to have an excellent restaurant &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a unique establishment that offers comfort food in a sports bar environment. I often get the country fried steak with gravy and am never disappointed. Service is good as well. Just a fun place to go have a good meal. One of my favs in Lex

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a both a family friendly restaurant that is full of locals, and a fun bar group that like to play Buzztime trivia. We had cold beer, large orders of good food and fun. Would definitely go back there when in the area.

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Radford, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I went at the invitation of my daughter and thought that this was just a plain sports bar. Was I surprised! Shannon, our waitress did an outstanding job serving. We tried the fried mushrooms and the artichoke hearts for the appetiser. One caution was they do use a batter that has MSG on the ingredients so they adjusted it for... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This deserves a 3.5 rating, but Trip Advisor does not give you that option. This was recommended to our large group as a dining option in Lexington that would satisfy all the various tastes. We arrived on Saturday (May 23) without a reservation and said our party could be anywhere from 10-15 people. Obviously on a busy Saturday night around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Winchell's is one of my favorite places for a good southern breakfast. I have eaten at Winchell's a number of times and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere can be a little dull but if your looking for a good breakfast or a comforting meal give it a try. The hot brown here is worth trying for sure.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I did not like the place, it is very loud, very crowded and the food was not that good and over priced. But this is how sports bars are and have always been, so I should had known, but I thought I would try the place. Not going to be going back, now if I liked to get drunk and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 348 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1825
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-278-9424

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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