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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
A well known place

The Merrick Inn needs no reviews for Lexingtonians, because it has been around forever, but for visitors, it is tucked in out of the way, and I think it is worth finding. It has good food, southern style, but not cooked to death. It seemed kids friendly to me, because they tucked my six grandkids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Nonna_Pu
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Lexington, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Merrick Inn needs no reviews for Lexingtonians, because it has been around forever, but for visitors, it is tucked in out of the way, and I think it is worth finding. It has good food, southern style, but not cooked to death. It seemed kids friendly to me, because they tucked my six grandkids and the rest of our... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Merrick Inn is my favorite restaurant period. From the food, the atmosphere and its employees it deserves a top rating. My wife loves the grouper fingers, while I prefer the steaks. They are also known for their fried chicken and wall-eyed pike. Their outdoor patio is excellent along with 2 other indoor bars. If you are in Lexington, do yourself... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Merrick Inn offers the best of everything . . . cozy bars, beautiful and lively outdoor patio, historic house with multiple dining rooms, and small rooms for private functions upstairs. The food is ALWAYS delicious, whether you choose the favorites (southern fried chicken or wall-eyed pike) or any of the dinner specials. Always fresh, always great presentation, and the people... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This place is so beautiful. You can have cocktails by the pool with friends or enjoy a romantic dinner in one of the lovely dinning rooms. My children love this place also. It's a very special place to visit!

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Versailles, Kentucky
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great place! Very efficient. Waiters were just great. The food was the best I have had in Lexington. Been there many times and never disappointed.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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156 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We ate at the Merrick Inn and had a great meal this weekend. This is a first class restaurant with great atmosphere, food, and service. We started with appetizers (meatballs, brik cheese, and calamari), and all were great. I had the wedge salad which was excellent, followed by the rib-eye steak. From start to finish, an excellent dining experience. Others... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, kid friendly,the best filet migon i have ever eaten well worth the price. The pound cake is so moist an left me wanting more. Great staff... Thid place is a have to on the list of places to eat in lexington

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It has been years since I have enjoyed a meal at the Merrick Inn. My filet was delicious and the corn pudding ( a favorite of mine) was to die for. Looking forward to visiting again

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Virtually everything on the menu is terrific. We have been there many times and never had a bad meal. The bar area is first come, first served but reservations are highly recommended due to the popularity of the restaurant. There are private and semiprivate areas dining areas available also.

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Akron, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

While we were in Lexington for the horse racing at Keeneland our son took us to this quaint restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the atmosphere was great. When we were driving in our expectations changed when we were seated at our table and experienced our meal.

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