This Tiny Drive-In May Just Be The Best Kept Secret In Kentucky
Convenience has always been appealing when it comes to food and there’s no more convenient of a way to enjoy a tasty meal than at a nostalgic drive-in. These fast food destinations used to be the norm and they wonderfully combined quick service with friendly hospitality. There are still a few classic drive-ins throughout Kentucky, and one can be found in the lovely city of Paducah. It’s not a hidden gem for locals who have enjoyed the Parker’s Drive-In for decades, but this tiny drive-in may still be the best-kept secret in Kentucky.
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Parker’s Drive-In has managed to maintain the retro charm of the ’50s and serves up so much good food and ice cream that it’s almost impossible to choose a favorite. Have you enjoyed a meal in your car or inside this tiny drive-in? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to share your suggestions for other favorite Kentucky drive-ins too!
Parker’s Drive-In is located at 2921 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, KY 42003. The restaurant is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, follow along with them on Facebook here.
And for more nostalgic drive-in destinations in Kentucky, check out a list of the best in our previous article here.
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
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