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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” (108 reviews)
“walleye pike” (14 reviews)
“prime rib” (30 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 yesterday via mobile

Excellent food, service and venue. We stopped here on the first night of our vacation and made sure it was our last stop before heading home. Fantastic food and such wonderful, attentive and friendly service at an historic site. Steaks were wonderful as well as...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a Civil War era home and grounds - lots of history! We had the fried chicken - oh my goodness! To die for! The green beans and soup starter were delicious as well! All made for a very nice evening out!

Thank Teri S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We highly recommend The Merrill Inn. The ambiance and food is top notch and the service friendly and efficient. There was four of us and we all had different entries which we agreed were all wonderful. Be sure to start with the fried banana peppers-tasty...More

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had dinner on a Thursday night with five friends - we were in Lexington with a large golf group. All of us were impressed with the ambiance and feeling of welcome. Drinks at the bar included the bourbon slush which was a great way to...More

Thank Hank P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Merrick Inn for our anniversary. All the staff were very friendly. We both ordered the special, filet medallions. They melted in my mouth. Unbelievable. Expect to pay a little more than you would a chain restaurant, but you get what you pay...More

Thank timmer4
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for a special meal - we ate in one of the small dining rooms, attentive staff, great food, and a quiet atmosphere. Everything was delicious but the dessert was amazing (creme brûlée).

Thank RosieJC
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need several visits to get the full picture, but whether you choose the patio, the bar, or one of the dining rooms, the food is very good and the service excellent. That said, you are in Lexington and most of the dishes at Merrick...More

Thank 389ronaldw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Lexington. The food is delicious and the service is first rate. Always a good experience

Thank kytraveler604
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great patio, great menu. Local hangout. Great menu with unique choices and specials. Lost of great southern food. They say best fried chicken in Lexington but it is not a down home type atmosphere. It is more upscale and a nice choice for business dinners...More

Thank Leah L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at this place since the 1970's. It is consistently good! The veggies are always wonderful and they offer a long list to choose from. The Wall Eye Pike fish is to die for. You will love it!

Thank Kathy J
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Barb S
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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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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