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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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  • 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
Best meal in Lexington

Always top service. Great atmosphere weather you eat at the "Big Bar", the patio, or inside. Food is just good home cooking! Good portions, but a little expensive. I feel it is well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Todd T
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Always top service. Great atmosphere weather you eat at the "Big Bar", the patio, or inside. Food is just good home cooking! Good portions, but a little expensive. I feel it is well worth it.

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Salinas, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place to eat....tourists and locals alike! You must make reservations...it is quite busy. There is a patio but we ate indoors and liked the ambiance very much. Our waitress Kristen was absolutely marvelous...so charming and so attentive. Never let her leave! I had a great mint julep first off. We had excellent main courses, fried chicken with... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food at merrick inn is not bad but not nearly as good as they think it is, and what they charge for it. The service also leave much to be desired. Very snooty for a mediocre restaurant.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have enjoyed both the food and outdoor patio at the Merrick Inn. Since living in Lexington anytime you can enjoy sitting out on a patio with great wine choices and fabulous food you have found a winner. You also have the choice of dining indoors but if I had my way and the weather was cooperating, outdoors is where... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent bar menu, delightful patio. Very busy, reservations suggested for main dining room but patio and bar is first come, first served. Worth the wait!

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Carmel, Indiana
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90 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Shared a wonderful birthday dinner with a friend at the Merrick Inn. Loved the feel of dining in an old southern home. Service was excellent and attentive. The fried green tomatoes were scrumptious and unique. The shrimp and grits were cooked to perfection. The Makers Mark apple chutney was amazing on the pecan crusted pork tenderloin. We were so full... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Merrick Inn lives up to its fine reputation for providing a wonderful dining experience for so many years. The food is varied with Bluegrass favorites, traditional items and seasonal surprises. With good weather, the patio is fun and delightful but if the weather is hot, there's always the many inside rooms to stay cool in. Service is paced well... More 

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Pittsburgh, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is the best restaurant in Lexington. The menu is very complete and the atmosphere is great. The food is always top notch.

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Florence, Kentucky
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51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great service considering we had a very large party. The food came out at the same time even around all the orders, drinks, toasts and photos. Can't say anyone didn't enjoy the entrée from chicken to steak to salads. Would love to visit again if I am in town.

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Western NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had an excellent meal, with attentive service, in a lovely setting. What's not to like? Bacon wrapped shrimp over grits was a great start - 4 large shrimp, tidily wrapped but then brushed with Makers Mark sauce. Yum! I ordered fried chicken which was cooked to order and - hot and crisp without tons of breading! Hubs ordered the... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?