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1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
+1 859-269-5417
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Ranked #6 of 772 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We went there for our anniversary visit which my husband had made reservation and requested "close to window" table which we got & I was happy abt it. We ordered their appetizer "Lobster and Crab Nachos" and when dish came, we sort of regretted bc portion size was huge for us and I knew we will be full just with... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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133 reviews 133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Merrick Inn is an institution in Lexington, and it never disappoints. We have eaten there several times for business meetings as well as anniversaries and birthdays, and every meal has been great.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Tripadvisor should break down their restaurant section between fine dining, casual and fast food. Merrick Inn is one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. I think it is the best restaurant in Lexington! Our server Clay was amazing! He was very kind, polite and offered up several of his opinions.

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Lexington, Kentucky
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The outside does not look like much, but once you enter this old inn, you know it is special. The food is delicious. The bread pudding is heavenly. The servers are thoughtful and prompt. This is a romantic for sure. This is not a place for children.

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Rockholds, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This restaurant is an excellent place to go for a special dinner for anniversary's, birthday, etc. The service was excellent and the food was really good.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Merrick Inn was amazing to work with. We had a small ceremony and dinner for 12. The atmosphere was exactly what we were going for laid back, southern style with incredible food. The staff was so accommodating and helpful. This is one of our stops everytime we visit Lexington.

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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at Merrick Inn. Our group of 70 had great service and a fabulous time! Thanks to Alex and the staff!

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Georgetown, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A wonderful place to have a meal......whether it is for a party of 2 or 42! It is very difficult to find a restaurant where the food is prepared as well for a party of 42 as it is for a small table the The Merrick delivers every time! The food is only part of the show, as all of... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We hosted a group of 62 in the main dining room last weekend. The whole restaurant was packed, but the food was outstanding and the waitstaff did a heroic job with very little room to maneuver. I love this place in summer and winter!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Due to the size of our party, we were placed in one of the private dining rooms upstairs. The venue is lovely, staff were attentive and the food good for the area. The menu consists of some southern classics as well as some more contemporary dishes which is a nice change from the normal offerings. It's expensive in comparison to... 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 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 12 - 32
Cuisine: American

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