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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met three friends for dinner. I usually have a great experience at Merrick. However this evening would prove to a Murphy's Law for real! We sat for dinner, ordered various meals and then about 10 minutes later we were told the were out of...More

Thank stevenr1010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always consistently great food and awesome service We never tire of eating at Merrick The patio is the best in Lexington

Thank Maggie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Merrill Inn is by far one of the most noteworthy traditions in Lexington. The inn has top notch service and food. The service staff goes above and beyond what you would expect.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the reviews have been good about this place so I stopped by while traveling through Lexington. Entering the premises in the dark can be daunting since you have to drive through a group of worn down condos to get to it. Not much parking...More

Thank AMP2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of THE restaurants in Lexington to see & be seen. The food & drink are excellent. It's KY, so have some bourbon & enjoy your meal. You may just see someone working in Frankfort, having a legislative meeting, at the next table.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Merrick Inn for date nights, birthdays or sometimes just happy hour! We have also had NYE dinner here. Never disappointed! Everything we've tried has been amazing!

Thank katiebohonblack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic restaurant - one of the best I have ever been to. Food and service were exceptional! Great atmosphere too.

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a classic restaurant in Lexington. The crab and lobster nachos were incredible as was the halibut, chocolate creme brulee, and chocolate bread pudding. Come hungry!

Thank SusanACollierville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Merrick Inn was the choice of venue for our 25th wedding anniversary dinner while visiting Lexington. We ate at several nice restaurants during our stay but Merrick was by far our favorite evening out! The atmosphere was quaint and romantic, the food was special and...More

Thank Denise R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dined here tonight. Both our entrees were exceptional. I had the Grouper special, with crab meat AND added a piece of fried chicken - OMG. The sides were just as good. If you go make sure you get the corn pudding.

Thank Dwayne T
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Barb S
10 April 2017|
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Response from RyleesMom | Reviewed this property |
On a weekend, yes
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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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