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Merrick Inn

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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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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, 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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  • 48
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
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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
Great place to dine and relax

Just finished having dinner at Merrick Inn. It's hard to describe the atmosphere at this place. From the time we walked in until the time we finished it was amazing. The staff makes you feel welcome and offers great service. The food was delicious. We choose the inside dinning but I'm thinking next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Morgantown, Kentucky
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Morgantown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Just finished having dinner at Merrick Inn. It's hard to describe the atmosphere at this place. From the time we walked in until the time we finished it was amazing. The staff makes you feel welcome and offers great service. The food was delicious. We choose the inside dinning but I'm thinking next time weather permiting we may try the... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Sprawling and eclectic interior makes Merrick Inn feel like home. The food is amazing with standards like prime steaks and unexpected food combinations that excite the pallet. Highly recommended! PS: Recommed that you visit on a cold winter day when the fire is raging in the fireplace. Pull up to one of the cozy fireside couches and order a "Nutty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It doesn't get more Lexington than dinner at the Merrick Inn. I enjoy going in the summer when we can sit on their beautiful patio. Everyone from Lexington is here so be prepared to say hello to friends! Their steaks are cooked to perfection and are of consistent quality. The inside is nice too but the patio is always our... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The place claims a lot of fame. But that's just it: all bark and no bite. Literally no bite. I will NEVER be eating here again. Not only does the atmosphere scream country club for 65+ years old, the food matches the atmosphere: retirement home cafeteria. We came here after reading some reviews about spectacular food and place but we... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wonderful place we went to for our Anniversary dinner. Food was lovely and so was the atmosphere! The wonderful Lisianthus flowers on the table were a beautiful and sophisticated touch.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My favorite restaurant in Lexington. If you are visiting Lexington and looking for the best all around restaurant in Lexington, then this is your place. They have a wonderful patio to sit out on in the warmer months, as well as a nice spacious indoor bar with a fireplace for the cooler evenings. Their menu is varied, and offers exceptional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

From the minute we walked in the door we were treated special. Our waitress was gracious and attentive. The food was out of this world! And we lucked out because the wine was half price on Mondays!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Little wonder this is a Lexington favorite. My husband reserved for my birthday and we were seated inside after the valet parked our car. We started with an appetizer of mixed calamari and peppers that was quite unique and delicious. My husband had the hot brown which was a plateful of cheese and meat. I had the chicken on a... More 

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Inn is located in a residential neighborhood and lack of space requires that all patrons use valet parking. It's not my preference, but I must say they were efficient and it proved to be a non issue. Everything about the meal and the atmosphere was very much to our liking. Patio and tavern side seating is available, though we chose... More 

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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?