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Merrick Inn Restaurant

1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
+1 859-269-5417
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (122 reviews)
“walleye pike” (13 reviews)
“prime rib” (38 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
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Reviewed yesterday

I live in Columbus, Ohio and we make an annual trek to Lexington, and going to Merrick Inn is a staple of our trips! If you go, I highly recommend getting there an hour early so you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink in their cozy...More

Thank CBJ2112
Reviewed 3 days ago

It would be difficult to beat the ambiance and character of this old standby restaurant. Parking is handled by valet service and the dining is matched by incredible service. One of the best dining experiences we have had.

Thank Denis F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was one of the first truly cool Lexington evenings, so each room with its roaring fireplace was a good setting for the evening. We stopped in the small bar area to have a drink before dinner and listened to a pleasant guitarist tucked away...More

Thank sunshinetravel3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Merrick never disappoints! Pricey but delicious Southern fare. Love the grouper finger appetizer and lamb chops entree.

Thank Mari C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious dinner for my husband’s 40th birthday dinner. Food was perfectly made, staff (Abby and her serving partner) were so helpful and kind. We will definitely return on our next visit. Many thanks to Merrick Inn for making the night special.

Thank Sammersdig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a bourbon trail the whole day and looking forward to a nice elegant sit down dinner .. first off , the history of the place is mind blowing , the number of horses that have won from this farm at the derby...More

1  Thank Chinta K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have come here after Keeneland for many years. Tonight I ordered the prime rib, hadn’t had it for awhile. It was just awesome! All the servers are great, the drinks are great and the food is superb!

Thank 628Jean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Solid, charming place. Food was mediocre and location was a bit confusing. Waiter was excellent and cocktails were good!

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Merrick Inn has wonderful specials, a great and reasonable wine list by the bottle. I had prime rib and my husband had grouper. The service was perfect. This time the accommodation by the restaurant was amazing. We were an hour late for our reservation...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Merrick Inn had excellent food, excellent service, and excellent atmosphere. There is valet parking, very good service, and a great menu with great food. It is an excellent place to eat.

Thank John R T
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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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 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
Merrick Inn Restaurant, in Lexington, KY, is the area's leading restaurant serving Lexington and surrounding areas for over 40 years. We specialize in southern fare, fresh seasoned vegetables, homemade bread and offer a huge bourbon assortment. To satisfy your next craving, stop by Merrick Inn Restaurant in Lexington today!
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