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Merrick Inn

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1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704 (New Circle Road exit 18)
+1 859-269-5417
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Lexington, Kentucky
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was excellent and the staff especially attentive. It is definitely on the pricy side. Parking is a bit of a challenge so allow extra time before your reservation if not using the valet.

Thank Nancy P
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Clubhouse casual to formal, Merrick Inn has done a great job for almost 50 years! It IS a tradition in Lexington

Thank jdingus50
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

always enjoy The Merrick. simply fantastic experience, in a great setting with wonderful people. Long time Lexington favorite.

Thank TLfrom-KY
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pork tenderloin and corn pudding is delicious. Many options to choose from,. Southern and American cuisine.

Thank hallieb1
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For over 30 years Merrick has been my favorite restaurant in the state of Ky.! Helpful, friendly staff, beautiful setting and the best southern charm food you could find. it's even more inviting now with the awesome covered patio and the huge outdoor fireplace overlooking the pool! Great in summer or winter, also has a private room upstairs that can... More 

Thank LynnMullins
Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice place. low key, romantic atmosphere. really good cuisine. Thought we would try it for a date night. Had heard good things about it and was not disappointed.

Thank James L
Stanton, Kentucky
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went for Valentine's day the ribeye steak was good but the service was poor for a nice atmosphere restaurant our waitress was not very good not sure if I will go back

Thank John W
Lexington, Kentucky
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Kentucky tradition and one you won't want to miss. Whether you Dine during the cold winter, in the main dining room beside a warm fire, or on the patio during a warm summer night, it's all spectacular. Try the fried chicken, prime rib and don't miss the green goddess salad dressing. The service is always attentive, knowledgeable and kind.

Thank JustOtisandMe
Frankfort, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate there with a couple of friends.The food was superb and the service the best in Lexington. The Merrick Inn is my favorite place to eat in Lexington. I would recommend it to everyone.

Thank RaeRig
Lexington, Kentucky
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here for years but tonight's dinner was a great reminder of why we came here for special occasions. Our waiter was amazing. Good and service were superb. Must come back--lots of items that deserve to be tried.

Thank CWillison

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $40
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
    (New Circle Road exit 18)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-269-5417
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?