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1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
+1 859-269-5417
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Ranked #3 of 779 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $32
Hours:
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

business diner for three. Food was good. More French then some of The French restaurants i have eaten at. Crispy chicken is some of the best I have seen. Fish with blueberries was a daring but successful combination. In short: if you want to eat something out of the ordinary in a cosy setting, go here.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

You simply do not get any better than Merrick! I visit here at least once an month. The setting is very Lexington. The service, food and drinks are the best! The menu is varied...you can eat fried chicken, seafood, pork or a great steak. I cannot say enough about this Lexington landmark. A great place for drinks and appetizers, special... More 

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Cincy
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went for birthday dinner but would go anytime as The Merrick Inn is a place that you have to try and then become a go to place for nice dinners out. From the valet to the host to the waitress the service is impeccable. The bar area is cozy with a nice fire going in the winter months. Just note... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This cozy restaurant has always been, and continues to be, one of the best restaurants in Lexington. The atmosphere is southern warm, the food is simply wonderful and the service never fails to be near perfect. Merrick Inn should always be a consideration when you want an excellent dining experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Went here for our family Christmas dinner. Great meal with great service. Atmosphere for Christmas was wonderful and we will definitely be back.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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150 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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Springboro
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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