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Merrick Inn

1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
+1 859-269-5417
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Ranked #3 of 755 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $12 - $32
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went here with 10 of my colleagues. We had to make a reservation since we had such a large group. The restaurant is an old house made into a fabulous dining experience. I ordered the green goddess salad, green beans, squash & Kentucky fried chicken. It was so delish & reasonably prices. Some of the other entrees were a little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

On Saturday night September 6, I hosted a dinner for 30 guests who came from New York, Florida, and Connecticut as well as Lexington to celebrate my daughter's marriage. Alex and his staff operative from the first day I spoke to them and the night of the event were incredibly attentive and provided excellent and exactly as we ordered it.The... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Elegant, and delicious, dining. We weren't dressed well so we chose the porch and had a great evening. The Mint Juleps were excellent. The grouper fingers were great but my wife's dish of chicken pasta with Chardonnay sauce was absolutely superb and ranks right up there with the best dishes ever. Fried chicken was good but not outstanding. Service was... More

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Lexington, KY
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Merrick Inn is one of my favorite places in Lexington. You must visit and try the pork tenderloin and the fried chicken. The rolls are wonderful! The atmosphere has a southern feel that reminds me of home. You must visit the Merrick Inn while visiting Lexington or even on a date night. You will not be disappointed.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you only had one evening for dinner in Lexington, Merrick Inn would be the place to go. I've enjoyed this restaurant for more than 40 years and it is always consistently great. The fried chicken, hot brown, walleye pike, etc. from the menu are reliable choices, but the specials are truly 'special.' You could make your meal on just... More

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New Jersey
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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Excellent dinner for large group. Drinks, entrees, desserts, private servers. Excellent, outstanding, superb. Wonderful surroundings.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and her family had a pretty disappointing meal at the Merrick Inn. We dined outside, in a nice ramada-style courtyard, but found the service only so-so, and the food (we ordered a turkey-ham dish with the word "brown" in the title) very sub-par. Maybe it was our poor choice of dish, but we were unimpressed and won't be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I went to Merrick Inn during restaurant week with a couple of friends. They had a preset menu that included several combinations of salad, entree, and dessert. One in our party was in a wheelchair and they were very accommodating in getting us to a table that worked well for us. The service was excellent. Our waitress... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The entrees were well prepared and service was timely.My only complaint was the dessert which was somewhat bland. Highly recommend the filet.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Recently ate on the outdoor patio at Merrick Inn. Large ceiling fans make eating outside pleasant even on a warm summer evening.

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