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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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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on our way from a visit to D.C. Home to Arkansas and checked trip advisor for a dinner break. This restaurant had great atmosphere, knowledgeable wait staff and ambience. The food was spot on.

Thank kebbert
Mason, OH
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We sort of stumbled on this place after a day at Keeneland, and it ended up being the highlight of our entire weekend! We weren't able to get reservations in the main dining rooms because they were already booked solid, but they told us we could be seated in either the inside bar, or either of the outdoor areas without... More 

Thank John E
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The menu was extreme, yet not overwhelming. The daily specials are prepared as you like with a lot of detail in presentation. The prices are fair and the meal is worth every penny. Nice wine and desert choice to top it off.

Thank Matthew C
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for business dinner or a night with friends. Inside you will find very nice dining areas with fireplaces in many rooms. The prefer the patio where I enjoy the Kentucky Mule for a beverage and you can't miss the fried chicken.

Thank kakules
Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is always worth a visit in Lexington! The walleye pike and the fried chicken are staples on a menu of favorites! Service is exceptional.

Thank Lpatch
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Merrick Inn has the best Fried Chicken!. It is a beautiful old place with good old southern hospitality. Service is great and all items on the menu are perfectly prepared. You can't beat the Fried Chicken.

Thank Irene P
Highland, Michigan
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like old beautiful rooms with fireplaces, excellent service, and good (not excellent) food you will enjoy the Merrick Inn. Friday evening special was prime rib, and done very well. They have added a new stone outdoor huge wood burning fireplace since I was there last, and if warm enough I would try outdoor seating near this location. I... More 

Thank marciaj313
Lexington, Kentucky
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At one time, Merrick Inn was our go-to place for any special occasion. We hadn't eaten there for a while, but tried it recently for our anniversary dinner. It was the best meal I've had in quite a long time. The service was attentive and the food was amazing. I had the seafood special, halibut with a maple poblano sauce... More 

Thank Mark K
Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fabulous dinner in a wonderful setting. Dinner and cocktails were top notch and delicious and provide a regional twist. Some great Kentucky history. The service was perfect and were willing to share the history. A must stop in Lexington!

Thank JWTexas0625
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with friends this weekend at Merrick Inn. What a beautiful place. The meal was really good, service as quick and attentive even on a very crowed Friday night and the server was excellent. One in our party had the fried chicken and we all had to have a bite or two. Excellent.

Thank rrljr

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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
$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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?