You’ll Absolutely Love This 50s Themed Diner In Kentucky

In 1951, a man named Joe Smiley opened a little drive-inn in Lexington, Kentucky. He featured fried chicken and a hamburger he called a “Poor Boy.” More than 60 years later, Parkette Drive In is still thriving. Check this place out — you’re sure to love it!

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Have you dined at Parkette Drive In? We’d love to hear what you think about this iconic place.

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