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Merrick Inn

1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
+1 859-269-5417
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (103 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 1 week ago via mobile

We went during Saturday happy hour at the restaurant (4-6pm) during which we tried their grouper fingers and their fried banana peppers, all washed down with an excellent frozen drink made with Makers Mark and honey (???). We like excellent food and drink at half...More

Thank 786ernestoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed an evening out with some friends. We don't get together that often and the wait staff here doesn't rush you. They let you set the pace. Service is always first rate. I almost always order grouper fingers and they're my favorite. Also enjoyed a...More

Thank lexingtongal
Reviewed 1 week ago

merrick inn was our first "discovery" a long time ago. if there is a negative, it is that it is much easier to use the valet service than fight the parking battle. We have never had a bad meal or mediocre service. if you are...More

Thank G976PJrobertf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this place on a trip to Lexington last year and had such a positive experience, we made a point to go back next time we came to town. We did that last week and were not disappointed. The fried chicken is amazing. The...More

Thank Thom V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a great meal and experience every time I visit! We love going to Merrick during every beautiful season in Kentucky

Thank afernandezky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a step back in time for old kentucky. The food is great and the atmosphere is amazing. Intimate dining room and nice bar.

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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?
1 November 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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