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1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 (New Circle Road exit 18)
+1 859-269-5417
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For nearly 40 years, the Murray family has owned and operated Merrick Inn...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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  • 186
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Food and Service

I ate here on a Tuesday night with professional colleagues. My first time here. Everything was exceptional.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
drguerrant
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Winchester, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Winchester, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I ate here on a Tuesday night with professional colleagues. My first time here. Everything was exceptional.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My family had dinner at the Merrick Inn on Saturday night. I was very impressed with the atmosphere, service, & the food! It was by far the best meal we had during our visit to Lexington.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This place exceeded my expectations. It is actually an elegant restaurant. I wish my wife was traveling with me as it would have made an excellent date night. Scallop special was excellent. Bourbon selection is great.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We held a large private event here and had an amazing experience! The staff were fully attentive and made my guests feel welcome and important. The food was excellent and from start to finish it went off without any problems! They were even great with the five guests I had who were under 12 years old. Alex Lennon was great... More 

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Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Service was excellent. Very tasty walleye. Good value for the price. Good place for romantic evening. Southern hospitality at it's best.

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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We held a large private party here and everything went very well. The event coordinator was very easy to work with, the service was fast and good and the menu provided a number of good options for a verity of different preferences.

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Miami
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I hosted a dinner in a private room upstairs. I coordinated the dinner with Alex Lennon who was very professional and accommodating in creating a pre-fixe menu with several options, all within my budget. It is hard to believe this is an old farm house. The decor of the restaurant is lovely, and everyone is very nice. Our wonderful server... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nothing low calorie on this menu. Old home turned into a quaint restaurant. Low lights a bit of a dull smokey fireplace smell to it. Good, homemade cooking. Almond chicken was delicious, as was the salad wedge. Bread pudding was overly sweet but warm and good.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We do a lot of special family to-dos here. The food is always on point and the atmosphere is great. Make sure you make reservations! I especially enjoy the patio in the summer time... specifically during racing season. My only wish is that they offered more diverse menu selections (not that the regular staples aren't delicious).

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Lexington
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Merrick Inn has been a Lexington tradition for the 40 years I have lived here! Reservations are a must, and you should call at least a week ahead, and then you still might not get a table. The atmosphere and food don't change much, and this restaurant is very popular. The fried chicken and the walleye pike are so yummy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
    (New Circle Road exit 18)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-269-5417

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 36
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?