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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food, great service

Winchell's has been great since the original owners. It has changed a little but always sure to please. Great food, great service and a wonderful local spot for us southland area people. It's a little pricey but worth the money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
beyondthelens
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Winchell's has been great since the original owners. It has changed a little but always sure to please. Great food, great service and a wonderful local spot for us southland area people. It's a little pricey but worth the money.

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Thank beyondthelens
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times and nothing has ever really blew my socks off. I wouldn't go again after this last visit. Salad was so gross, lettuce was wilted and browning, and for $5, can I get a sprinkle of cheese? Friendly staff, mediocre food, premade from Sysco and heated up.

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Thank Cee0421
Lakewood, Colorado
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Normally I've had a better experience than this time. The service was great as always but the food wasn't very good. I got the catfish which comes with a vinegar coleslaw. I couldn't eat the coleslaw and I normally don't push food away. The catfish was nicely sized but tasted fishy, probably not very fresh. The jalapeno cheese grits were... More 

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Thank Albert H
Lexington, Kentucky
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146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've been to this place a few times, and it's always been good. The slogan says it all: Better food, more TVs. Or something like that. No better place to watch sports. The beer selection is decent, more than enough for at least a couple good choices. The food has always been good, but this last time I tried the... More 

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Thank Palooka32
Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

There food is always good. I had the shrimp and grits, which was good, but I would have liked the tails removed from my shrimp in a dish like this. My husband had the hot brown and it was delicious! There is usually a wait for breakfast so go early. One downfall is that they do not serve lunch on... More 

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Thank Nicole G
Lexington, Kentucky
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I went there with my friends to watch the Classico Madrid VS Barcelona, the place is good, good food service is decent and the price is ok, I will go back there for sure.

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Thank Mustafaagha
Lexington, Kentucky
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived and were seated immediately. They gave us our breakfast menus, my husband requested a lunch menu but they don't serve both at the same time. I ordered French toast, it was good but needed to be a bit warmer. I also had bacon and grits, both were awesome. My husband had the ham and Swiss omelette and he... More 

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Thank AHeat03
Saint Augustine, Florida
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Just like the UK Wildcats, Winchell's wins. LYNN is an excellent server - she made us feel at home even though we were visiting from 800 miles away. The fried chicken is so good. And the jalapeno cheese grits. And the tomato basil soup. My hubs had the Portbella Mushroom salad and said it was one of the best salads... More 

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Thank Foodie F
Corbin ky
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I had spare ribs, French fries, sauteed beets, potato skins and bread pudding. The spare ribs had a wet rub that went well with the two sauces they brought. The bone feel out of the ribs.it was increadibly good. The potato skins were perfectly cooked with scallions and sour cream. The fries were fresh cut and not breaded, very good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Actual chefs cook the food and it's always spot on. Tip...the fried green tomatoes, when they are on the menu are awesome!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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