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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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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In my opinion the outstanding reviews for the Merrick Inn are well deserved. We started with drinks on the patio. What a great place to sip and just enjoy the day. We then moved inside for dinner. There are both classic and innovate mostly Southern dishes done well. For dessert there was a special... salted caramel crème brulee with Makers... More 

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Thank Eric W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is quintessential Lexington. Everything on the menu is outstanding but they're known for their fried chicken, and it's divine.

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Thank Anna F
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is quite good, especially the fried chicken. I miss the Walleye they used to serve. The food is not as good as it once was but the ambiance of old school elegance makes it worth the trip.

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Thank Cynqn
Lexington, Kentucky
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were there for dinner with friends during restaurant week and had a fabulous meal. There were 6 of us and we sampled all the offerings and they were all delicious. My husband and I had the calamari with asian slaw, walleyed pike and stawberry short cake. I don't always enjoy calamati because it can be chewy if not cooked... More 

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Thank mwardgamma1
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is southern cooking and beautifully prepared. The staff is so nice and friendly. I would recommend to all visitors and locals to try this wonderful restaurant.

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Thank jopnichols
Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was lackluster. Seemed like a bunch of frozen stuff reheated. Bland and nondescript. When I go out to eat, I want it to be memorable, and this wasn't.

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Thank Andrea L
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always seem to forget how fantastic Merrick Inn is only to be wonderfully surprised every time I go. It is hidden within Merrick Place so a bit out of the way but well worth finding. The menu has just enough to have something to appeal to every diner but small enough that the chef has perfected everything. The waitstaff... More 

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Thank Shane G
Lexington, Kentucky
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Merrick Inn is an amazing, Southern restaurant in an unexpected location, a house in the center of an apartment complex! If you want some of the best food and service in an amazing and historic location, don't miss the Merrick Inn. You and your guests will enjoy the history, the cuisine, the atmosphere, the service, and the experience. I... More 

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Thank R2Fun
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I told my husband I wanted to go somewhere different for my birthday and he found this place. The atmosphere was great you could either choose from the patio or inside which was the perfect setting for a couples dinner the service was good and the food was delicious. I would recommend it for a date night it's not a... More 

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Thank Haanz N
Lexington, Kentucky
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OVer many years my wife asnd I have eaten at Merrick Inn and it has always been outstanding. Unfortunately, we don't go there often because it's pricey, But if we're celebrating a special even in our lives, Merrick is the only place we consider going.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$12 - $36
Cuisine
American
Meals
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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?