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Merrick Inn

1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
+1 859-269-5417
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a top Lexington restaurant for a reason. The atmosphere is classy and comfortable, even out on the patio where we enjoyed the same dinner menu as inside the restaurant. The Southern Fried Chicken was the best we've had anywhere. The Merrick Hot Brown...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just have the lobster nachos and a "real" pineapple martini in the summer on the patio! They soak the pineapple for days to get the flavor!

Thank pinkbucketlist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son is a student at UK and we came down for Easter weekend. After looking at the reviews on Trip Advisor I made a reservation for Saturday night. The restaurant is reached by going through a residential area. There is a valet to meet...More

Thank Alice G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner at the Merrick Inn while travelling through Lexington. The dining room was cozy. The service was flawless and the food was high quality and delicious. Dining at the Merrick Inn is like stepping back in time. In a good way. All of the...More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious and cooked perfectly to temperature. Our server was awesome, she didn't miss a detail. The entire staff was on it, when a table got up to leave a busser was right behind them cleaning up the table. Prices are very...More

Thank Kole M
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Could not wait to eat at one of my favorites, but was disappointed! Some tried and true recipes and sauces have been changed. Please do not change what patrons have come to love and depend on. The staff was wonderful as usual and tried to...More

Thank lindatI9590CM
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

2 of the 3 people in our foursome who ordered the filet thought it was the best steak they ever had. Perfect center cut and prepared medium rare. Unfortunately the 3rd person ordered it medium and it came rare, cold in the middle. It took...More

Thank AMP2011
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Very good Always something you can count on for service & good food. We have been going to Merrick for years & especially for special occasions.

Thank tonichapman48
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great food, better bourbon. Make a reservation. Laid back and great service. Do a flight of bourbon. Try the Pappy 15 if the have it

Thank Obtuse2
Reviewed 4 March 2018

It's the comfort home food/fine dining experience in Lexington. The historical locally owned property is a jewel. Classy, not stuffy.

Thank Maddie44
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Carol N
20 April 2018|
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Response from alleykat1130 | Reviewed this property |
If the weather is nice, yes Sitting on the patio is neat. Happy Birthday
Alice G
26 March 2018|
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Response from jamescM3537IY | Reviewed this property |
Mostly business type attire. Open collar with slacks. Some wear dress shirts with ties some don't. Dress jeans are even ok.
Barb S
10 April 2017|
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Response from RyleesMom | Reviewed this property |
On a weekend, yes
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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.
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