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Merrick Inn

1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
+1 859-269-5417
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (101 reviews)
“walleye pike” (14 reviews)
“prime rib” (28 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a very nice meal. The house salad dressing was delicious. The restaurant was beautiful. Very nice place

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Husband and I wanted to take our son who was receiving his Master's Degree from UK the next day and his girlfriend. They had never been here as it was a bit pricey for student budgets. The patio was closed that day and both bars...More

Thank volbabe
Reviewed 4 days ago

Two couples for 6:30pm reservation. Very courteous staff and the waitress and service were good. The fried chicken was not the "best you ever had", but was good enough. The steaks were very good and the grouper was excellant. It was obvious the management has...More

Thank Virginiatraveler777
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After searching the web for a great place to dine in Lexington (first time visit), my husband and I decided on Merrick Inn. I have to say I was a bit concerned because the website's menu did not offer prices and a few reviews were...More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

5 star service, accommodations and food. Extensive wine list. Moderate pricing but well worth it. An excellent dining experience. Very quaint location and history.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service only ok. Meal was about worth the price. Nothing exceptional. Have eaten there over 25+ years. This visit wouldn't encourage a return visit with so many other good places to dine in Lexington.

Thank KY2916
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'd never heard of the restaurant, but my boyfriend surprised me with dinner reservations for my birthday. The restaurant is pricey, but the food was fabulous. I highly recommend the pork tenderloin or ribeye. The atmosphere is nice but it was really loud. We hardly...More

Thank MomOf2InKY
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are several atmospheres to enjoy at Merrick Inn. You can be formal in the dining room, casual by the pool outside or relaxed in one of their two bars.

Thank Tarla D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been here many, many times over the past 15+ years. Food & service never disappoint. Wide variety of food options. Beautiful patio!

Thank kscbrenner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Merrick Inn is well established in Lexington, and it is fairly consistent in its offerings. You'll need reservations, especially on the weekends. It's nice for a romantic dinner or a splurge to celebrate a special event. We had a large group and they accommodated us...More

Thank Mark K
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Barb S
Do we have to have a reservation?
10 April 2017|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
Not for bar areas in review. Yes for the dining room
are you open on Sunday?
8 December 2016|
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Response from debbieleeg | Reviewed this property |
No, they are closed on Sunday and they don't open until around 4pm on weekdays - which is just the bar. Dinner starts at 5:30.
Terrie H
Looking for a romantic quiet restaurant with exceptional cuisine in Dec special night out What are your hoursin December?
31 October 2016|
Response from Alex L | Property representative |
Terrie, In December, our bar areas open at 4:00PM for cocktails, we have appetizers available by 5:00PM and the Dining Room opens for dinner at 5:30. To make a reservation, please call us at 859.269.5417.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
    (New Circle Road exit 18)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-269-5417
  • E-mail
For nearly 40 years, the Murray family has owned and operated Merrick Inn, located in the immaculately maintained manor house of Merrick Place; for years, one of the finest thoroughbred farms in the Bluegrass region. Merrick Inn is located on Merrick Court,off Tates Creek Road, just inside New Circle Road at the top of the hill in Merrick Place.Visitors to Merrick Inn enjoy superb signature southern cuisine and innovative American dishes, complemented by unparalleled service. Murrays' pride themselves on being the establishment of choice for those in the thoroughbred industry, area residents and visitors to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday at 5:30PM. Enjoy cocktails in our lounge after dinner.As weather permits, enjoy lighter fare and entertainment on weekends on one of the most attractive, comfortable and popular patios in the area.