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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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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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352 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wanted a top notch restaurant for our last night in Lexington. From other tripadvisor reviews, we felt that this would be our best option. We were not disappointed. Historical setting; friendly, efficient and attentive service; dishes nicely prepared and plated. All four of us were very pleased with our dining experience. Shrimp & grits here were the best that we... More 

Thank JackR46
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family run restaurant, with traditional Kentucky food and ambience. Very pleasant decor. The menu doesn't change much, and we have noticed portions and quality have decreased a bit over the years. Nevertheless, for the money it still offers a good dining experience. Dress code tends to be smart casual to dressy, and diners are fairly upscale and/or mature. It's a... More 

Thank Lilly M
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was quite busy for a Tuesday evening but we booked a reservation en route via the Open Table app. I ordered the grouper special which was quite good and accompanied with the corn pudding (house specialty) and spinach/tomato casserole which was absolutely delish! The bread pudding was divine but I recommend splitting it with your dinner partner if you have... More 

Thank 116531
Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately Merrick Inn has become overrun by lackluster service and extraordinary high prices. My wife and I met another couple for last minute dinner and after two glasses of wine, one app, salads and entry, I was handed a bill for almost $200 with a tip!!! Ouch. I ate what should have been an $80 dinner.... I really had to... More 

Thank Joe N
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us met here to celebrate our friends wedding anniversary. * Elegant atmosphere but not stuffy. * Delicious food that is not ostentatious. *Service can only be described as "pure southern hospitality". So nice to be in a place where people "dressed for dinner"--no dirty baseball caps or cargo shorts! The complementary valet parking was a nice perk and... More 

Thank blugrassgal
Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to have fine dining or just be in the bar area for light supper. We are never disappointed in our food. Service is always friendly and good. Recommend to everyone.

Thank Ruth H
Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend! High end feel and location. Classic southern and KY (hot brown) cuisine. Excellent service and menu. Be sure to hear the nightly specials before deciding. Everything from streaks to sea food. Be sure to get reservations. Patio is beautiful but that is first come first serve. Full bar has TVs and a casual feel.

Thank DaveZ111
Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you climb the hillside to Merrick Inn, you will have no clue as to what really awaits. The outside is deceiving. Except for the sparkling white lights that adorn the trees and the front door valet service, there's no clue as to how remarkable this place truly is. Once inside you will be led among the trees thru twisting... More 

Thank Bev M
Fort Wright, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 4 ate outside, and everything each of us had was excellent. The outdoor patio is lively and spacious with outdoor fire features.

1 Thank MelodiaKY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I celebrated a special occasion for my daughter. Staff noticed I had a cake in a box and asked to take it to the kitchen and present it at the end of the meal. They brought a round table and placed the cake on it, left to give us time to take pictures, and then returned to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $36
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?