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Merrick Inn

1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
+1 859-269-5417
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Ranked #6 of 755 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $12 - $32
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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87% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went to Merrick Inn during restaurant week with a couple of friends. They had a preset menu that included several combinations of salad, entree, and dessert. One in our party was in a wheelchair and they were very accommodating in getting us to a table that worked well for us. The service was excellent. Our waitress... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The entrees were well prepared and service was timely.My only complaint was the dessert which was somewhat bland. Highly recommend the filet.

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Lexington, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Recently ate on the outdoor patio at Merrick Inn. Large ceiling fans make eating outside pleasant even on a warm summer evening.

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Lexington, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We are Lexington residents, and we have enjoyed the great food and atmosphere of Merrick Inn on a regular basis since 1971. We enjoyed dinner on the covered outdoor patio just last week and had their wonderful fried chicken. The servers & staff are great - keep it up!

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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We drive from Indianapolis to Lexington for only one reason, MERRICKS!!! I eat steak from all over the country when I travel however I pass up the steaks and prime rib for the FRIED CHICKEN every time at MERRICKS. You will to if you try it. Jon

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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I attended college in Lexington, Ky 25 years ago, and when my parents visited we would go to Merrick Inn to eat. Well, 25 years later it is still my favorite place to eat when we visit Lexington, and it always wonderful! On my recent trip, we ate there two nights in a row. The first night we ate in... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Merrick Inn is always a treat. It's a little pricey, but well worth it for special occasions. It's the perfect place for a date night or a meal after a day at Keeneland and the patio is awesome on warm spring and summer nights.

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123 reviews 123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were on a 3-day first-time Lexington visit vacation and several of our neighbors recommended we try the Merrick Inn for dinner. It's kind of a curious place....partially fancy but also partially laid back...customers were dressed in their "Sunday best" and then others in t-shirts and shorts. First of all, the entire "Merrick community" has very limited parking and there... More

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London, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Get a reservation. First you will notice that you will drive into a residential setting then into the circular driveway. Valet service offered there. Service always excellent. Old style southern dinner experience. Set back and enjoy. Consider grouper fingers or artichoke and rock shrimp dip as starters. Our favorites entrees are Almond Chicken and Pecan crusted Pork Tenderloin. Both are... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

For a true Kentucky style Southern food experience you simply can't do better than the Merrick Inn. The moment you pull up front you are transported to a time when relaxed dining was an expected part of a fine meal. And the food, from Southern fried chicken, perfectly prepared seafood, slow cooked green beans, and corn pudding to name a... More

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