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Merrick Inn

1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
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Ranked #7 of 738 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: New Circle Road exit 18
Description: For over 30 years, the Murray family has owned and operatedMerrick Inn, located in the immaculately maintained manor houseof Merrick Place; for years, one of the finest thoroughbred farmsin the Bluegrass region. Merrick Inn is located on Merrick Court,off Tates Creek Road, just inside New Circle Road at the top ofthe hill in Merrick Place.Visitors to Merrick Inn enjoysuperb signature southern cuisine and innovative Americandishes, complemented by unparalleled service. Murrays’pride themselves on being the establishment of choice forthose in the thoroughbred industry, area residents andvisitors to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:00AM-5:00PM and we begin serving dinner Monday through Saturday at 5:30PM.Enjoy cocktails in our lounge after dinner.As weather permits, enjoy lighter fare andentertainment on weekends on one of the mostattractive, comfortable and popular patios in the area.
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87% Recommend
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Athens, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best patios in Lexington! My friend and I stopped in for Happy Hour- they were offering 1/2 price appetizers and $1 off drinks. Even without the discount, everything was reasonably priced. We enjoyed sharing the fried banana peppers (a Lexington tradition) and the calamari, and they make a wonderful mint julep! The service was friendly,... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Service was great, appetizers and all the sides were really incredible, I suggest the new potatoes and house salad. Two others had vegtables that they loved. However three of us ordered the Filet Mignon and all three were tough, the other two ate 75% of theirs and just left the tough part. When I get a filet I expect it... More

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Westfield, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It was a beautiful spring day so we wanted to eat dinner outside. This restaurant has a fun outside dining area. The wait was over an hour, but we sat in the bar having cocktails and hors doeuvres. Our dinner was great. Service was good once we got a table.

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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This place is awesome, guests are well dressed for the night and appeared very happy. When we entered, the parking was full however, we were helped and assisted by smiling and very respectful staff and offered help ASAP. They took the car key and assured us that their valet parking is safe. When we were inside, the lady that served... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

30 minute wait for drinks (that I had to go to the bar to order), soggy salad, gnarled and burnt salmon. Only the Valet was worth tipping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Great food and wonderful atmosphere! Very reasonable prices. We will visit again (and again)!!! And return with friends!

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Freeport, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This place comes highly recommended by the locals. It has history and a view. It is located in an old house that adds character to the experience. the menu is small, but chef prepared. The outside patio would be great to eat on in good weather.

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Lexington, KY
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Merrick Inn is simply the best dining experience in Lexington offering the best of our region's local fare. Although the southern fried chicken is a go-to, the Merrick Inn offers the best rib eye steak in town. Hands down. Don't forget to add an order of their grouper fingers appetizer or grab a drink on their back patio area... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I always try something new when I come here. I have liked everything I have ordered. The philly cheese steak is out of this world. Very, very flavorful. Nice atmosphere and great service.

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Lexington, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Over the years I along with numerous family members and friends have chosen The Merrick Inn as our place to dine.

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