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Merrick Inn

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1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 (New Circle Road exit 18)
+1 859-269-5417
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Description: For nearly 40 years, the Murray family has owned and operated Merrick Inn,...
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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  • 268
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant is special in every way. However, it is expensive! The menu has items that you do not find at an ordinary restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is special in every way. However, it is expensive! The menu has items that you do not find at an ordinary restaurant.

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Thank 912donc
Lexington, KY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't go wrong with any menu item at Merrick Inn but if you have a chance to get their fresh catch-of-the-day served with cheese grits, take it! Merrick has two different but excellent venues. Inside the quaint house the seating is close, similar to European dining, but the candlelit aura is delightful. You will want to dress well but... More 

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Thank SingleStep13
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have never been disappointed at Merrick Inn whether on the patio in summer or the lovely rooms inside. It is steeped in tradition with delicious food and gracious service. Always my first choice when choosing a Lexington restaurant.

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Thank linda5542015
Lexington, Kentucky
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoy going to Merrick Inn for special occasions. I really like the atmosphere. I recommend the bread pudding.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere was nice. You can tell that this was one of the old homes on the horse farm and still has that homely vibe. My favorite part of the meal was the fried green tomatoes. They were done unlike any fried green tomatoes that I've ever had. They had lots of herb butter (too much I had to scrape... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Merrick Inn has had a long reputation of serving good food and that continues. We have eaten here many times for many different things including business, couples, friends, etc. The food is always of excellent quality and served in a quiet atmosphere. In Lexington, you will be hard pressed to find a restaurant that continually has this quality. This restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thus restaurant is steeped in tradition. The food, service, ambience takes you back in time. They have maintained top quality in all areas. Willing to add new dishes to menu as well as the traditional fare. Outstanding restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best fried chicken I have ever had. I moved to Lexington, KY in 1994 and found the Merrick Inn. I have dined in many 5 star restaurants and I love all in different ways, but the charm of horse racing and southern elegance always brings me back to the Merrick Inn. The service and menu are wonderful, but you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For any special evening, we love to have dinner at Merrick Inn in Lexington, KY! Always hard to decide between their specials and the delicious salmon OR fried chicken.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For many years Merrlck Inn was THE place to go for a special occasion. It is a little tired now and the hang out of the older set (of which I am one). The patio is very nice. The menu hasn't changed much over the years, but it didn't need to. Good southern food is what you will get here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
    (New Circle Road exit 18)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-269-5417

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 36
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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