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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
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The patio provides a wonderful setting with luxurious vegetation and casual atmosphere. Service was excellent. The food has been for a long time quite typical southern cuisine, especially the sides---slow cooked (in my view overcooked) almost all. The roast beef special was ample but plain; the friend chicken ordinary, and the pork roast, adequate, but nothing to write home about,... More 

Thank Karen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an upscale restaurant, always crowded, with great patio and even better food. Valet parking ONLY. Don't tray to park it yourself it will ruing the experience.

Thank SerBosAmer
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Merrick Inn with two close friends and found this 'old standby' to be just as good as it ever has been. The food is consistently very good and the service excellent. The menu offers something for just about anyone's tastes. We consider this restaurant to be one of the better values in Lexington because a salad and... More 

Thank Robert B
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The environment is very inviting and people are friendly and professional. I would recommend for business and causal dinning with friends.

Thank Levon M
Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place itself was great. The waiter, a really nice guy, was a little overworked, despite his best efforts, could have used a little help. Cocktails were a bit slow. The wine arrived after the main course... But the food was really terrific.

Thank Kevin C
Hampton, Virginia
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I tried Merrick Inn for our Anniversary dinner. We were a little disappointed to be sitting next to a large table there to celebrate a birthday; they were pretty loud for the small space. However, the waiter was great and made the experience as pleasant as possible. The ribeye was delicious, along with the broccoli casserole, potato,... More 

Thank Jamie G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were traveling from missouri and chose this Inn to celebrate-the food was fantastic-from the salad to the Entree-we had the Pork Chop, New York strip and shrimp over cheese grits. no desert because we were too full-and our waitress was the best-a little noisy

Thank 804ronaldg
Akron, Ohio
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here during restaurant week and enjoyed the special $26 3 course dinner. We shared grouper fingers with a mustard sauce as a appetizer. My wife had a pecan crusted pork tenderloin which was great. It was enhanced with a Makers Mark apple bourbon sauce. I ordered the walleye which was just ok. For dessert we enjoyed peach bourbon... More 

Thank Amease
Lake Angelus, Mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We overnighted in Lexington and found this restaurant on TA. What a pleasant experience. Located in a residential compound in an old home this very southern attentive restaurant was delightful. The food was wonderfully southern and executed well. The fried chicken suburb and green beans outstanding. The pork was a little overcooked but flavorful. Service was excellent. Great Southern Charm!

Thank KBHam
Marco Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of experiencing the Lobster/Crab Nachos appetizer...Yummo! These were just delightful! No onions and it wasn't too spicy...just how I like them. The size of the appetizer served 4 people at our table easily! Great place...and great food!

Thank Joyce H

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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, 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?