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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%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (128 reviews)
“walleye pike” (14 reviews)
“prime rib” (41 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 1 week ago

Never pretentious, always consistent, comfort and class, cool without trying. The Merrick has aged perfectly, the chef is skilled and the service always solid with skilled people. Can't go wrong with this choice

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank miggy911
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is always amazing! The patio is a fun place to sit and hang out. The fish was awesome! One of the best places in Lexington!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Erin5648
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go on a date. Beautiful. Lots of seating inside and out. Three bars. Great food. Valet parking .

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank navigatress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reviews pointed us here and we are so glad! What a delightful evening we had, starting with the enthusiastic warm welcome from the host to the superlative service from our wonderful waitress. We spent nearly two hours savoring delicious appetizers, destination-worthy entrees, and sumptuous...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PrairiePaddler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tomato basil soup and house salad were nice starters, as was the warm bread. The walleye pike is always good, but the chicken patties were formed fatty chicken, and not very good. The dark chocolate crepe brûlée was the highlight of our dinner! And...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KyBoop
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

The acorn squash is a must try! It was one of the most delicious dishes that I've eaten in the world. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Kentucky pie.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nehleinu
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Merrick is for special times or just a great meal with friends. Food is always good as is the service. The patio or fireplace in the bar .are great spots for drinks or Dining. Always good!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 11 December 2018

When guests come to town and we want a restaurant where we can get reliably great food and service, our 'go to' place is the Merrick Inn.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jclarkin
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

The Merrick Inn served as the manor house for one of best known horse farms. Merrick was the most famous thoroughbred trained on the farm. He finished in the money 157 times. Merrick died in 1941. Merrick Inn is owned by the Murray family. For...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 58randyt
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Beautiful historic home with mix of traditional and southern specialties. All the food was delicious - fried chicken was outstanding and Hot Brown was very good. Service was excellent. Nice place for a nice dinner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pyrlover
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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 KyBoop | Reviewed this property |
Reservations recommended during the week as well as the weekend.
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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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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