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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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“fried chicken” (118 reviews)
“walleye pike” (15 reviews)
“prime rib” (32 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Merrick Inn has never disappointed us. We have been dining there when in the area since the 1980’s. The food is always top notch- everything from salads to entrees to desserts. If you are looking for somewhere special to dine, this is it.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Between the location, atmosphere great menu,good adult beverages and menu that has a local flare. Great for business and family dinners.

Thank rick a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a large group of about 10 with a reservation. It almost seemed as though they were not expecting us. We were seated in a back room next to the kitchen door. The table was set up in a way that made conversation...More

Thank GoingToAll1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every year for my birthday I request a family dinner at Merrick Inn. This year was no exception and the food and service was the best. The menu has something for everyone and the vegetable selection makes Merrick different from the rest. I got a...More

Thank 882jonig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joined two friends for leisurely dinner at The Merrick Inn. My choice included a house salad with the house champagne dressing-it was fresh and crisp and dressing was flavorful but not overpowering. My entree was stuffed lemon sole that was amazing. The sauce on the...More

Thank CWillison
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very popular restaurant located where a horse farm was located years ago and now is an upscale apartment complex. They offer valet parking. The restaurant has a long reputation of providing home-cooked style meals. The prices are reasonable and the service outstanding.

Thank David B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Merrick is a Lexington tradition. Is is a great place place to go for a special occasion, get together with friends or just a casual night out. The food is fantastic and they have something for everyone and modestly priced. Warmer weather, the patio at...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Great steaks. They have excellent bourbon and wine lists. "Go to" place for traditional Lexington style food. Walleye Pike, cooked your way, unbelievable. Perfect fried chicken. If you want in during Keeneland, especially weekends, then call early. Nice patio in summer. Can't beat it for...More

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We are Lexington locals and Merrick is our go to for consistently wonderful food! The staff are incredibly accommodating, especially Alex. The drinks are great and the food always delicious. Great veggies, filets, fish, specials and burgers and the fried chicken is legendary. We love...More

Thank windycranfill
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The worse thing I can write about this restaurant is the parking. Even with so called "Free Valet Parking" you can get very cold this time of year waiting for them to find your car. This restaurant has been around for a number of year....More

Thank Steve W
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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