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Parkette Drive In

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service

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Menu

4.29
With onion rings 4.89
Sandwich only 3.29
Parkette's 1 Famous “Poor Boy”
Two all beef patties, cheese, slice of onion, lettuce, tomato, pickle, mustard and parkette sauce on a double decker bun. Served with a heap of fries ortatertots
3.99
With onion rings 4.59
Sandwich only 2.99
Gravy +0.69
Smiley Boy
breaded Chuckwagon patty, cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, parkette sauce and a heap of fries or tater tots
Make it like a country fried steak,
4.99
With onion rings 5.59
Sandwich only 3.99
Fisherman's Special
Golden fried whitefish filets served on a toasted bun with lettuce, coleslaw and tartar sauce. Served with fries or tatertots
SEAFOOD BOXES​
Served with fries or tater tots, hot roll and cole slaw
7.89
Baby Shrimp
1/2 lb
7.69
Fish Box
3 pieces
9.99
Seafood Box
2 fish, 1/4lb shrimp
BURGERS​
Served with lettuce, tomato, pickle and ketchup
1.79
Hamburger
2.79
Double Hamburger
1/4 lb
3.79
Triple Hamburger
1.99
Cheeseburger
2.99
Double Cheeseburger
1/4 lb
3.99
Triple Cheeseburger
CHILI CHEESEBURGER​
Served with chili, cheese, onion, tomato and pickle.
2.49
Chili Cheeseburger
3.49
Double Chili Cheeseburger
4.49
Triple Chili Cheeseburger
4.99
Onion rings 5.59
Sandwich only 3.99
Parkette's Big Lex Burger
Served on grilled texas toast, with 2 burgers, 2 slices of cheese, sautéed onions, 2 bacon strips and BBQ sauce. Served with fries or tater tots
4.39
With onion rings 4.99
Sandwich only 3.39
Parkette's Patty Melt
Served on grilled texas toast, with 2 burgers, 2 slices of cheese and sautéed onions. Served with fries or tater tots
KID'S CRUISIN MEALS​
Served with fries or tater tots and a kid’s soft drink. Served plain.
4.29
Hot Dog
4.29
Grilled Cheese
4.29
Burger
4.29
Cheeseburger
4.29
Chicken Strips
2.59
Kid's Shake
AUTHENTIC CHICAGO STYLE HOT DOGS​
3.99
With onion rings 4.59
Hot dog only 2.99
Hot Dog - Regular
Served with fries or tarter tots
4.69
With onion rings 5.29
Hot dog only 3.69
Hot Dog - Jumbo
Served​ with fries or tarter tots
4.49
With onion rings 5.09
Chicago dog only 3.49
Chicago Dog - Regular
With mustard, chopped onion, sport peppers, neon relish, tomato, pickle spear and celery salt on a poppy seed bun. Served with fries or tater tots:
5.19
With onion rings 5.79
Chicago dog only 4.19
Chicago Dog - Jumbo
With​ mustard, chopped onion, sport peppers, neon relish, tomato, pickle spear and celery salt on a poppy seed bun. Served with fries or tater tots:
4.29
With onion rings 4.89
Chili dog only 3.29
Chili Dog - Regular
With cheese, chopped onions and mustard, and served with fries or tater tots:
4.99
With onion rings 5.59
Chili dog only 3.99
Chili Dog - Jumbo
With cheese, chopped onions and mustard, and served with fries or tater tots:
FAMILY BOXES​
17.99
All white 8pc +2.00
All white 16pc +4.00
8 Pieces
3 legs. 3 thighs, 2 breasts, 6 rolls, 1 pint of slaw, 1 pint of gravy with fries or tater tots
33.99
All white 8pc +2.00
All white 16pc +4.00
16 Pieces
6 legs, 6 thighs, 4 breasts, 12 rolls, 2 pints of slaw, 2 pints of gravy with fries or tater tots
SANDWICHES​
3.29
Fried Bologna
served on texas toast with sauteed onions, American cheese and Chipoltle-mayo sauce
1.89
Grilled Cheese Served on Texas Toast
(Plain or dressed) dressed comes with lettuce, tomato and parkette sauce
3.99
Chicken Salad
Served on texas toast (plain, grilled or toasted) with lettuce and tomato
2.99
BLT
served on texas toast with bacon, lettuce, tomato and Parkette sauce
3.99
Grilled or Fried Pork Tenderloin
Served on a bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle and parkette sauce
3.99
Grilled or Fried Chicken
Served on a bun i with lettuce, tomato, and pickle. Served: naked, BBQ or buffalo style
3.99
BBQ Pork Shredded
Served on a bun with cole slaw and pickle
PARKETTE'S FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN BOXES​
Served with gravy, fries or tater tots, hot roll and cole slaw
6.99
Fries
Tater tots
1/2 Dark
2 legs and 2thighs
6.99
Fries
Tater tots
1/2 Mixed
1 leg, 1 thigh and 1 breast
7.29
Fries
Tater tots
1/2 All White
2 breasts
5.99
Fries
Tater tots
1/4 All Dark
1​ leg and 1 thigh
6.29
Fries
Tater tots
1/4 White
1 breast
6.29
Fries
Tater tots
Chicken Strip Box
3 pieces
6 pieces 6.89
12 pieces 8.89
Fries
Tater tots
Wing Box
Naked, barbecue or buffalo style
5.69
Fries
Tater tots
Gizzard Box
8 gizzards
4.99
Fries
Tater tots
Liver Box
8 livers
DESSERTS & SHAKES​
4.59
Parkette's Colossal Car Crash
1 brownie, 3 scoops vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whip cream, cherries and funnel cake fries
3.59
Parkette's Special Banana Split
Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, banana, strawberry glaze, pineapple, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry
2.29
Hot Fudge Sundae
Vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry
2.29
Nuts +0.50
Strawberry or Pineapple Sundae
2.59
Shakes Vanilla and Chocolate
2.79
Malts
2.69
Floats
Root beer or your choice of any fountain beverage
1.79
Ice Cream
(Dish) strawberry, vanilla or chocolate
3.59
Ice cream +1.00
Parkette's Famous Strawberry Pie (Seasonal)
Made daily
2.99
Strawberry Shortcake (Seasonal)
Strawberry topping, whipped cream and a cherry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place. The food here is wonderful. The chicken tenders and gravy are the best in the state, I think. I have mot had a bad meal here. I do wish they would clean up around the building and parking lot. There just...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank miseb67
Reviewed July 30, 2019

We saw this place mentioned on TV's Triple D and the fact that they mentioned Kentucky Fried Chicken. Just had to check them out. Great choice chicken was freshly fried and juicy with not too much breading. We would definitely go back. If your traveling...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank TheBuckeye
Reviewed July 12, 2019

I would love to give this place a better rating, but the food just doesn't deserve it. The original ambiance of the outdoor drive-in area and the spectacular sign is all well and good (great, actually) but, as the saying goes, you can't eat ambiance....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank overeasy
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

Ordered poor boy which is their signature burger. Two patties of meat with thin layer if bun between. I found the bun to be stale . The meat itself tasted good. Fries are an addition in price. Probably would go elsewhere if you want "good"...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank gypsydixie
Reviewed July 2, 2019

We discovered this place by just googling restaurants in Lexington since we were only in town for two nights. As soon as we saw that Parkette had been on the Food Network we knew we had to try it out! The atmosphere was cool and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank t_danielle18
Reviewed June 7, 2019

The Parkette Drive-In is a 1950's diner style restaurant at 1230 E New Circle Road in Lexington, KY. You can actually drive in and use the old fashion speakers to place your order, or park in the back and go in their indoor/outdoor dining room...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank HavecarLetsgo
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Absolutely LOVED this place! The food was awesome & our server, Billie Jean was the greatest! So friendly & sweet! Loved the atmosphere too! Will definitely eat there again!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 468lynnec
Reviewed April 17, 2019

Rain kept me from eating in my car but inside at the counter was maybe just as cool. My Big Lex 'burger was very good and so was the service. Next time I'll try the curb service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Denny G
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Found this place on Roadside America. Also it was featured on the Food network. Low prices with large portions. Food came out quickly and was very delicious. Loved all the vintage plates throughout the restaurant Highly recommend this place

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TW702
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Great food, friendly staff, quick service and super clean place! Just as good as GUI says and very cool retro drive in. Worth the trip, you will not be disappointed!!!🍔🍗

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank EATBFLO
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