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1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 (New Circle Road exit 18)
+1 859-269-5417
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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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
Wonderful place to Eat

This is a lovely place to have dinner or to take advantage of good socializing in the bar. The waiters are on top of their game and have great customer service. On this visit I did not need to go upstairs but have on other occasions and there are no elevators. You can drive around back to avoid the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Lexington
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  • Large groups
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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely place to have dinner or to take advantage of good socializing in the bar. The waiters are on top of their game and have great customer service. On this visit I did not need to go upstairs but have on other occasions and there are no elevators. You can drive around back to avoid the steps... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Many people consider the Merrick Inn a Lexington tradition and they are huge fans, but I found it stuffy and dark inside and consider the food middle of the road at best. The outside patio, on the other hand, is sprawling and quite inviting for a summer night. They often feature live entertainment and, of course, a full bar.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We met friends on Merrick's patio on a Tuesday evening, and the place was hopping! It's an older, but casual crowd, which contrasts the formality of the dining room. They have a separate menu for the patio, which is supposedly less expensive, and includes hand-held items, like sandwiches and burgers. Our companions had the hot brown and the pasta special,... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Whether you eat on the patio, in the bar, or in the dining room, the food is always wonderful, drinks are always good, and service is always great.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We met friends at Merrick Innon a Friday @ 7 pm and it was wonderful! Our table was waiting for us (we made previous reservations) upon our arrival. The waiter was awesome!! The food was outstanding. We all had different things - filet mignon, fried chicken, lemon chicken and grouper. Everything was soooo good. The specials were superb. The mashed... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We very much enjoyed our meal the Merrick Inn. It's oddly placed in the middle of an apartment complex. Valet parking was swift. The bourbon selections were somewhat limited and much more expensive than others in the area. Food was very good, and service was excellent. We both chose the pork tenderloin, and it was excellent. We were much too... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I scoured the city for what we hoped would be a lovely setting for our son's rehearsal dinner and settled on The Merrick Inn. We had eaten there a few times before and thought it was a good representation of Southern style and elegance. Alex Lennon was my event planner and he was extremely helpful and reassuring.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had a rehearsal dinner at Merricks and I chose the fried chicken over many pre programmed choices and I'm so glad I did. My wife had the grouper special and it was delicious also. The salad Wedge was fresh and delicious. I also had the bread pudding it was the best meal of our trip. The service was very... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Merrick Inn is consistently tasty and has a nice atmosphere. It is where a lot of Lexington folks eat for a nice dinner out -- and has been for years. Great food, great service, good value. What more can you want?

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was my first visit to Merrick and it was a pleasant surprise. Everything we ordered was outstanding; my wife loved the almond-encrusted chicken, and the prime rib was one of the better steaks I've had in Lexington. Certainly not cheap, but we felt the prices were reasonable for the quality. Many ingredients are locally sourced and the food is... More 

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Additional Information about Merrick Inn

Address: 1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
Phone Number: +1 859-269-5417
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 36
Cuisine: American

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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

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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