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Winchell's Restaurant & Sports

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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348 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1825
+1 859-278-9424
08:00 - 01:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my local bar and grill. I go to Winchell's 1-2 times a week on average. I've not been disappointed with the food or service once. They have daily specials. Every meal I've tried has been very good, including their full breakfast menu. I worked nights for almost 2 years, so I've had my share of breakfasts. My favorite... More 

Thank Will G
Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Winchell's is our family's go-to spot for good, casual dining. The restaurant has lots of TVs, as it is a sports bar, so not good for those who are hard of hearing or for long dinner conversations. The chefs are Culinary Institute of America trained, and the food is consistently good. The servers are friendly and cut up with you.... More 

Thank Tracy M
Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Winchell's twice for a "late lunch" and have yet to be disappointed! The food has been great, with warm friendly service! The Almond Crusted Trout, served with pecan rice was excellent. The creamy cole slaw was good as well. My husband loved the Fish & Chips! The portions were huge for both meals! We decided to... More 

Thank M_MWade2013
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love going here as a family. Some of our faves are: potato soup, meatloaf, and jalapeño grits are the best!!! It's always our first choice and it's fun playing keno while there.

Thank lillymom2
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We joined a group of friends last night for dinner. I ordered open face roast beef and fries with beef gravy slathered on top. The roast beef was more stringy than usual and it would not break apart which ended up splattering on my face like spaghetti. It would tangle in my mouth while chewing and caused me to choke.... More 

Thank Kathy I
Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a sports bar this is NOT it. No audio for football games. The food was poor. Service was poor. We asked to split a dozen wings between two different sauces. We were told that we would have to order two orders of six instead. That would be $16 vs $11 for the dozen. A $5... More 

Thank Rick P
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great dinner and wonderful visit. Our order was placed with many personal exceptions and requests, but they got them all right and the food was great

Thank MPArtist
Lexington, Kentucky
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not my first time to Winchell's on Southland Drive in Lexington Kentucky but obviously not my last either. Winchell's is American cuisine for everyone. Good bar, good service, good food, and good parking. The prices are average. I should say that maybe once every five years or so I might require a take home box. This is one of those... More 

Thank Roger L
Kentucky, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

But that is about all except for the bottle of Bud Light. Asked if there was any hamburger smaller than a half pound one...was told no but we could order from the kid's menu with a $2 up charge. We were there for a light lunch and it doesn't seem as though they have anything to offer in that department.... More 

Thank pardonmypets
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

First time visit. The innovative winchell brothers sandwich was excellent! The toasted sour dough bread, corned beef, slaw and cheese was a tasty combination. Kentucky hot brown was also very good. Service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.

Thank Rita W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 348 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-1825
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-278-9424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?