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“Best Sports Bar in KY”

Winchell's Restaurant & Sports
Ranked #50 of 892 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lexington, Kentucky
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best Sports Bar in KY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I have been to most sports bars in all of the large and mid size cities in the commonwealth and I can honestly say that Winchell's has them all beat. They have a great menu with all the usual fare you would expect, but a lot of delicious surprises too! They serve an amazing breakfast 7 days a week, with creative things like Elvis pancakes and their famous Trout and eggs. All of the TVs(and there are lots of them) are HD flat screens. They recently renovated and the place looks great for the most part... The lights are just a little bright. The servers, bartenders, host and food runners are great folks and very attentive.

My only criticism... The men's room. It is small (two at a time in such a large sports bar can be... Challenging) but it also looks and smells bad too. But hey, it is not so bad that I don't frequent this bar & restaurant more than any other.

If you go and leave hungry it's your fault... The prices are a good value and the people are the best around.

Visited August 2014
Thank Tom W
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English first
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Lexington Classic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you are looking for some great food that will leave you feeling like you wont need to eat for a month when done then you have to give Winchell's a try. Be warned most of the food is not what you would call healthy, they cook their food to taste great not to be overly healthy. For example the fried green tomatoes are cooked in bacon grease which makes them oh so good!! The Hot Brown is a heart attack on a plate which I enjoy every time I go there.

Seriously give them a try, but be warned if there is a UK ball game in town or it is a Friday night you might have a bit of a wait.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Paige B
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chicago, IL
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113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“What a breakfast!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Group of seven of us had breakfast Saturday morning-attentive service, terrific pancakes and great sides especially the cheesy grits-not health food, but delicious and generous portions-

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Janet G
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

After scrolling through Trip Advisor reviews, we decided to give Winchell's a try...We were very impressed with the quality of food & friendly service.
We decided on a Hot Brown...which is a Kentucky tradition from what was explained...It was excellent along with all the other items that were ordered. There was also a nice selection of beers including some local craft brews...Plenty of Tv's for watching sports & friendly service make this a place to try while in Lexington.

Visited June 2014
Thank Brian H
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Lexington, Kentucky
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great local place for breakfast or lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Yummy breakfast with several unique choices like the KY eggs Benedict made with country ham. Lunch is also great with lots of sandwiches, soups, etc. Overall a wonderful place, family friendly, reasonably priced, with awesome home cooking!

Thank LaurenB1980
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