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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%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (118 reviews)
“walleye” (12 reviews)
“prime rib” (33 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant's dining area is made up of a series of smallish rooms, much like a large home. The food was excellent! The walleye was one of the best fish I have ever eaten. The down side and reason it does not get five stars...More

Thank S M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a large group who booked our reservation pretty much at the last minute. Nevertheless they took great care of us. And, the food was oh so good. I had their fried chicken which is one of their specialties. It was too much to...More

Thank wally k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The evening at the Merrill was delightful. My husband was about 20 minutes late for our reservation but the wait staff did not rush the remainder of the party. We were served drinks and told to relax until he fought the traffic and joined us....More

Thank Travelgrandmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dining area is spread over many rooms. Take the time to look at the paintings and antiques. The menu offers plenty of choice as does the wine list. The food is very good but the portions were on the large side; particularly the appetizers....More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were attracted by the historic house type venue and the dinner menu. It was a Wednesday night so it worked out fine, but we would have felt underdressed in nice jeans if it had been a weekend. That being said the pecan crusted pork...More

Thank Susanne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointment. Service slow. Seems like they want you to have a few drinks while waiting for dinner. Prices high for portion size although nice presentations. But Overall not worth the price

1  Thank Jeffrey Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was outstanding, the food was just divine. We had the Filet and the Prime rib. I ate everything with delight! A must do when in Lexington. Fabulous!

Thank Vera C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had eaten there years ago on her birthday on Jan 6th. The food was good then, our only complaint we had a early reservations and the beautiful room we were in did not get warm till we were leaving. We had a 7:30 reservations...More

Thank leftout
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting a friend in Lexington and we went to Merrick Inn. WOW! The setting was great in an old home. Each room had several tables. It was quintessential southern eating, I had the all white meat two piece and it was AMAZING! Our...More

Thank RJK333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere at this restaurant. My wife and I came in the evening, and it made for a very nice time. We loved the calamari app. I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice evening together.

Thank Chris M
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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, Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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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