We took a large group (two buses) to Merrick Inn for dinner, and couldn't have been more pleased. The food was excellent -- I can particularly recommend the wedge salad with blue cheese bacon dressing, the southern fried chicken, and the corn pudding. This is not the kind of food that I usually ( or ever) eat, but the menu looked like ordering "southern" was the way to go, and my instincts were clearly right. Wow! On the other extreme, the people who ordered the salmon were also pleased with their choice.
The service was outstanding. The wait staff and the kitchen are clearly capable of handling a large crowd -- staff were efficient; the food was hot; the wait staff were friendly and cooperative. I'd give the whole experience an A+.
I liked the atmosphere -- lots of small rooms; our room had 4 tables of 7 to 12 people each. Our group was spread across four rooms.
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