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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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the grand dining place in Lexington. Situated on a previous horse farm but readily accessible from New Circle road, it has been superbly managed by the same family for two generations. The classic dishes that are always available include fried grouper fingers appetizers, fried walleyed pike, along with fish, beef, chicken(the best fried chicken in Lexington!!)and pasta specials.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the older, more established restaurants in Lexington. We had actually eaten here before we moved to Lexington, but now it's one of our main "go to" places when we have guests we want to take someone special. The atmosphere is romantic. The service is always wonderful. And, we've never had a bad meal here. Steaks, fish,... More 

1 Thank Ron E
Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Merrick Inn is probably the best restaurant in Lexington. Starched white tablecloths in a warmly lit homestead creates a wonderful ambiance for an intimate and romantic dinner. The food is excellent and is always top quality. The cucumber dressing is a superb variation on ranch dressing. Although casual dress is acceptable, I prefer to dress up in a jacket and... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is cozy and family like atmosphere. The food is delicious. We shared sides of corn pudding and smoked Gouda Mac & cheese. I had the Mediterranean chicken and loved the flavors. Had I realized the Prime rib special was $16.95 I would have ordered it. It looked amazing. We shared a piece of chocolate cake with raspberry cream... More 

1 Thank Erin C
London, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated my birthday here. Had the Hot Brown and my hubby had the pork chop. Both were amazingly delicious. Waitress was prompt and attentive and the restaurant never ever is disappointing!

Thank tikiwhitehead
upstate NY
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289 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining at the Merrick Inn was a very enjoyable experience. The staff was very pleasant and professional. Cocktails were good and priced reasonably. Good choice of entrees. Overall, an enjoyable evening.

Thank abarasol
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at this establishment. Very nice and elegant old building. Food and service are excellent.

1 Thank Steelmann3
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been dining at the Merrick for 30 years. I can honestly say I have always Enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and the friendly service. We have dined with family, friends, and business associates. Everyone enjoys their evening. I would call the atmosphere 'Very classic Kentucky'.

Thank Meister39
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Merrick Inn is a wonderful place to meet family or friends for an appetizer or meal on the patio. The fantastic atmosphere, inviting staff and great food are worth the trip

Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a favorite place of mine that I don't want to go with any one who would ruin it for me. Our visits have always been a model of good service and superb food. So many memories of great evenings with good friends. The rooms always seem elegant and so rooted in traditional Kentucky.

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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
Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?