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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been here for years but tonight's dinner was a great reminder of why we came here for special occasions. Our waiter was amazing. Good and service were superb. Must come back--lots of items that deserve to be tried.

Thank CWillison
Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner in the bar area. The ambiance was wonderful and very warm. The food was good not great. The cocktails were very good. The service was outstanding. We will definitely be back.

Thank Vince R
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there for a business dinner of 7 people and the ambience was fantastic, the service was top notch, and the menu was diverse and everything at our table tasted delicious! Will definitely go back for either a business dinner, or a date night with my wife. A sort-of unique atmosphere in an old house, but laid out very nice.... More 

Thank John O
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Lexington. Never disappointed with the food or the service. Try the fried chicken!

Thank csullivan59
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tonight we went for an early dinner. Merrick is one of our favorite Lexington restaurants. We like the old bar area. Winters are cozy beside the wood burning fireplace. Most weeknights have a special. Great wine list that's half price on Mondays. And the staff looks are easy on the eyes

Thank Paul B
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Merrick offers a delicious menu in a great atmosphere. A number of seating options (bar, restaurant, private dining) make it the place to meet the needs of all types of groups.

Thank slkingsolver
El Dorado Hills, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for Thanksgiving dinner and was pleasantly surprised to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of old wood paneling and cozy fire-lit rooms. The menu did not disappoint and the service was 5 star. Don't miss this one for a great family dinner or romantic interlude!

Thank Gohiney
Frankfort, Kentucky
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place looked cool and proved to be cool once inside. I loved the food. The fried chicken is second to none. It's fantastic! Not for a budget person. Portions are more than enough. Sit outside if you can in the summer, that looks like the place to be!

Thank JhibbnJuno
charleston, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn dining room we were in appeared to have been a library or den of the original house (originally owned by a horseman, bathroom art pieces are quite interesting for horsey set). Waiter tried hard, but seemed to be overwhelmed and a bit clumsy. Food was American, plain in presentation but nicely prepared. Pork Loin for the Mrs., and... More 

Thank Mr. Strat V
Brodhead, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Merrick Inn was one of few places I've been that exceeded expectations. The experience was perfect from arrival to departure. The food, atmosphere and staff were all spectacular. Thank you all for being so kind and professional. We will definitely be back.

Thank rogercald2010

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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
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, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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?