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Winchell's Restaurant & Sports

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American, Bar
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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
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing down home, southern cooking. My all time favorite is the funny farm. Maybe one of the best things I've eaten in Lexington. Do yourself a favor and order it, don't even give it a second thought.

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Eastern U.S.
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

After visiting Wilcutt Guitars, we asked for a local favorite and were pointed to Winchell's. We were not disappointed. The Kentucky Hot Brown has to be seen to be believed and was delicious. Meant to Google how that dish evolved :). The catfish was excellent. Friendly, friendly, attentive, without being over-bearing, staff. If we ever make it back to Lexington,... More 

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Thank ReallyNeedaVacation
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Best Country Ham sourdough bread sandwich in town! good for breakfast, lunch or brunch, or dinner lots of local fare, good hot brown, fried green tomatoes, well rounded and well prepared.

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Thank Alex C
Lexington, Kentucky
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Lightly breaded fried shrimp, creamy slaw and sweet potato fries. Hot browns. Breakfast.... Chicken pot pie with flaky crust!!! yum!

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Thank RetiredKYtraveler
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Special night : lobster, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob after a cup of clam chowder and before peach cobbler. Reservations for 4pm (told only had 2 spots left when we called). We ordered a drink but before it came the chowder was delivered. We asked to delay for a few minutes and were told they had a lot of... More 

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Thank Miranda6970
Georgetown, Kentucky
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Winchell's is located in a shopping strip, it is much larger inside than it appears from the outside. It is a sports bar, but they serve full dinners and have lots of tables. The Hot Brown takes up your entire plate, and my husband loved it, but could not finish the whole thing! I ordered the catfish and it was... More 

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Thank ChrisJ1018
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We went on a busy Wednesday. Even though it was busy we were seated immediately. Our waitress was both friendly and efficient. I had the Maker's Mark Pork Chops with sweet potato and kale. All elements were quite good. My wife had the pulled pork BBQ sandwich with garlic broccoli- both of which were excellent. First time we have been... More 

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Thank tdbjohnson
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife & I have been to this place many times over the years, food is generally good, breakfast especially. This AM we went for breakfast, and the place was uncomfortably cold, a breeze blowing on us from AC unit, which shouldn't have been on. Told the server, who turned off a ceiling fan, which also shouldn't have been on.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We stopped in for a late breakfast and everything was indeed over the top - from the service to the food! Our waitress went out of her way to make sure absolutely everything was satisfactory and she succeeded in making it happen.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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157 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Only good restaurants last more than a few years and Winchell's has been a staple of Lexington for dozens. Locals crowd this place, so it must be good, right? They have a menu full of comfort foods and are open from early morning to late evening. TV's are everywhere and service is excellent. Prices are moderate, but the food is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 348 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1825
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-278-9424

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?