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Merrick Inn

1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
+1 859-269-5417
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Ranked #8 of 755 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Best place ever, don't miss a opportunity to get a great meal and soak up some authentic Lexington atmosphere. I love this place! The food is fantastic. Don't forget to read about the Inn and visit Merrick's grave when you leave.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Love this place. Don't visit Lexington without a stop at Merrick's. Not for calorie counters. Make reservations well ahead of time.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We ate here two years ago and this restaurant continues to offer quality dining in a comfortable setting. The staff is outstanding. We were there during a football weekend and the opening weekend at Keenland. So, although they were incredibly busy, attention to fine dining was the priority of staff.

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Key West
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have not been to the Merrick Inn in almost 20 years, because our last visit was so disappointing (an anniversary dinner that was, as best we can recall, was simply less than perfect). Thanks to our daughter giving us a gift card as part of our Christmas present, we could pay another visit with no downside. Leave it to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner saterday horrible experience. Some people should learn how to conduct themselves in public

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Charlotte, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went there last night with high hopes, but it didn't pan out so well. We ate on the patio and the noise was so bad you could hear the people at your table talk. The food was mediocre and the service was sooo slow. It took an over an hour to get our food. I would not go back.... More

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Carmel, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Walk in the door and be transformed into a Southern Gentleman's Jockey Club. Great ambiance. Outstanding service. And of course, fabulous cuisine. Two most popular entrees on the menu are 10's, Southern Fried Chicken and Walleye Pike. But there are many other great choices both steaks and a humongous Hot Brown!! But wait, how about the buttery bread and the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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