Parkette Drive In is not a place to eat!

Parkette Drive In is not a place to eat!

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Since: Feb 11

United States

#1 Feb 7, 2011
Is it just me, or has the Parkette really gone down hill since the new guys took over? Their parking lot entrance is terrible. I've never seen such huge potholes. They would damage your car if you ran over one. You would think a place that caters to car shows and cruiser would at least fix their parking lot! Oh but wait I'm sorry they wont cater to car shows anymore and thats what Parkette use to be about was the cars and food. The service there is terrible. There are many times I've been there by myself, sat down at a table or booth, and the waitresses just ignore me. At least the young girls do. They need to be shut down. Their food is gross it's always cold take over 45mins to get out to you. Half the time they dont even get your order right. The service is bad I refuse to eat there ive had peope tell me they have found bugs in there fires i mean really thats freakin gross shut this place down. I mean if your gonna be a busincess at least know how to run it and make it look nice the outside looks terrible and over half the speaker boxes dont work. and only about 5 workers have there FOOD HANDLERS PERMIT!!! now you might want to think twice about where ur eating at cause that places isnt as clean as what you might think.
michael

Lexington, KY

#2 Feb 7, 2011
i miss the old parkette..
Lmao

Georgetown, KY

#3 Feb 7, 2011
Yes I agree the food is not the same anymore.it has really went down hill.

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#4 Feb 7, 2011
Can't believe they aren't allowing the car shows. That was like the ultimate back yard BQ. Good friends, good food, music, and a social gathering enjoyed by young and old alike. Bad business to buy a business and delete a main ingredient of what kept it successful.

Actually the food quantity have been on steady decline for years anyway, along with the quality. Miss that old time poorboy.

Sigh.. Parkette,.. a dying icon of the good old days.

Since: Feb 11

United States

#5 Feb 7, 2011
I think they need to be just shut down and close the doors and let someone that knows how to run it own it and bring back the old parkette!
love classics

Lexington, KY

#6 Feb 7, 2011
last summer the classic car get together was at hardees on winchester road with the ICE MAN DJ'n anyone know if their still goin to do it there this year? the potholes have to be worse with this winter we have gotten. some damn hopefully the parkette will back to the glories it used to have. in the glory days i mean good food good service and nice classic cars all gettin together just a picture perfect americana.

Since: Feb 11

United States

#7 Feb 7, 2011
the new owners dont care about the cars and dont want them there so until the doors close and get new owners the classic cars wont be there anymore... It's sad the food network tv show Diners Drive-In's and Dives show would even put parkette on there because the place is a terrible place to go to and hangout or eat. id never tell or let anyone to go there and eat after what ive seen their employees do with the food and stuff is gross and would make you sick.
jackson family

Lexington, KY

#8 Feb 7, 2011
i miss the late 90s at parkette it was the most family friendly place to be and good eats for a local place. took my 2 boys n wife their last week for lunch and they was rushing us to get in and out the food was fastly cooked and the wife found a hair in the fries. the waitresses was on cell phones texting and crowding behind the counter. overall wasnt that good. very disapointed needless to say it just didnt feel like the good times only thing i think what was an improvement with the new owners was the bathroom more easier access and bigger but i have noticed the male urinal has been broken for quite some time.

Since: Feb 11

United States

#9 Feb 7, 2011
I agree with everything you said completly it has been since i wanna say back in Aug.
cant say

United States

#10 Feb 7, 2011
jackson family wrote:
i miss the late 90s at parkette it was the most family friendly place to be and good eats for a local place. took my 2 boys n wife their last week for lunch and they was rushing us to get in and out the food was fastly cooked and the wife found a hair in the fries. the waitresses was on cell phones texting and crowding behind the counter. overall wasnt that good. very disapointed needless to say it just didnt feel like the good times only thing i think what was an improvement with the new owners was the bathroom more easier access and bigger but i have noticed the male urinal has been broken for quite some time.
your right they are rude did the girl txtin have black hair on the bottom and blonde hair on top? that girl is good for txting on her phone well shes working and so are all the other workers. ive seen them drop food on the floor and then still serve it... It makes you think twice about ever coming back to there.
jamie

Lexington, KY

#11 Feb 7, 2011
gross.I have seen them drop food and put it on the basket before too.. that was the last time i ate there. Plus the parking lot was full of teenagers being loud with nasty mouths. i will never go back there. i had my grandkids with me and this is not the family kind of place to go..
LMFAS

United States

#12 Feb 8, 2011
Wow i dont blame you one bit. And yeah the teenagers are rude as hell and dont care that there are family around. I've seen the owners daughter before there hanging out with all her redneck friends and its sad to say her stepdad lets it go on. But shes one of the loudest people in that crowd. When people seee crowds like that they just drive on past because they dont wanna be around a bunch of stupid acting teens while there trying to have family time eating...
radio man

United States

#13 Feb 9, 2011
Any body know about family that started this place. Looking for one of the daughters I dated
Missintheold

Lexington, KY

#14 Feb 9, 2011
I went there 3 days after it re-opened.... waited for 2 hours, I was soooo disapointed. It tastes nothing like it used to and the service is horrible. When I was a kid I wanted Parkette instaed of McDonalds. Horrible place to eat, I will never spend a penny there again!
mason

AOL

#15 Feb 10, 2011
what a crappy day at parkette went in wid some guys from work and the damn waitress pretty much ignored us. sit there for 15 mins before we was even noticed we were there and jeez whats wid everyone standind around lollypoopin around. needless to say 25 min wait just for a drink and order. when food arived it wasnt the way i asked for my poor boy. until somethings change i wont put another nickel for the parkette. BTW their used to be real nice and pretty girls workin where they all go?
toocan

United States

#16 Feb 10, 2011
It used to be my family's favorite place... We'd come and marvel at the cars and motorcycles then eat a po boy and a milkshake. I tried to take a friend and her kids there... The atmosphere was totally lost. Very sad, drive all the way from Richmond for sonic with more food choices.
people these days

Gray, GA

#17 Feb 18, 2011
its a shame of how it is now days. i say shut down the place get new onwers and start the place off right back like the old days...
Fan of Parkette

Louisville, KY

#18 Jan 19, 2012
WHO CARES 20 wrote:
Is it just me, or has the Parkette really gone down hill since the new guys took over? Their parking lot entrance is terrible. I've never seen such huge potholes. They would damage your car if you ran over one. You would think a place that caters to car shows and cruiser would at least fix their parking lot! Oh but wait I'm sorry they wont cater to car shows anymore and thats what Parkette use to be about was the cars and food. The service there is terrible. There are many times I've been there by myself, sat down at a table or booth, and the waitresses just ignore me. At least the young girls do. They need to be shut down. Their food is gross it's always cold take over 45mins to get out to you. Half the time they dont even get your order right. The service is bad I refuse to eat there ive had peope tell me they have found bugs in there fires i mean really thats freakin gross shut this place down. I mean if your gonna be a busincess at least know how to run it and make it look nice the outside looks terrible and over half the speaker boxes dont work. and only about 5 workers have there FOOD HANDLERS PERMIT!!! now you might want to think twice about where ur eating at cause that places isnt as clean as what you might think.
Parkette has resolved the issues that were mentioned above so you are welcome to come in and you will receive great food and service and the potholes are fixed.

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