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Merrick Inn Restaurant

1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
+1 859-269-5417
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (120 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Delicious entrees and sides. Need to make reservations.

Thank June Giltner G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bartender service was below par, I kept having to ask for things and I was the only customer at the bar.

Thank Fearless776637
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting out of town and had to get it right for my wife's birthday. I got it right....Platinum.. Although the dining rooms inside are very elegant, the outdoor terrace with overhead fans and flower were unmatchable. I can't decide whether the food or service as...More

Thank RoadTripper516
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I appreciated the menu that had an extensive list of salads, sandwiches, and full dinner selections that were handed to us on our first visit here. Our table of 4 had 2 orders of chicken, 1 (very large) pork chop, and 1 ribeye steak. Each...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rarely give an excellent review, but Merrick Inn reserves it. We've eaten a lot of places, in the US and out and Merrick Inn is my favorite. There are no surprises--everything we have eaten is exceptionally delicious. We go for every special occasion. After...More

Thank Alicia N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to eat in Lexington, great patio area, great indoor seating with a fireplace and consistently the best comfort food around!! Wednesday night fried chicken is great value and the calamari with an Asian slaw is fantastic!

Thank ggu225
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 1st visit and what an enjoyable time. They have an extensive bourbon list. You can get a side of fried chicken with your steak. We will definitely return.

Thank Sysab M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my “happy places;” in Summer on the patio with a pineapple martini, in the Winter, by the bar’s fireplace with a good bourbon. A Lexington classic with attentive service and consistent Kentucky/bistro cuisine. Definitely try: the fried chicken (special on Wednesdays)...More

Thank kjfky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Merrick Inn has always been a first choice restaurant for all of our family celebrations. It's also one of our favorite places to bring out of town friends. We recently took some friends and our meal was wonderful--my husband said the ribeye is one of...More

Thank Tyanne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice place to relax and have a nice meal indoors or out. The service is always great and the food is very good

Thank Rosanne P
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Carol N
April 19, 2018|
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Response from alleykat1130 | Reviewed this property |
If the weather is nice, yes Sitting on the patio is neat. Happy Birthday
Alice G
March 25, 2018|
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Response from jamescM3537IY | Reviewed this property |
Mostly business type attire. Open collar with slacks. Some wear dress shirts with ties some don't. Dress jeans are even ok.
Barb S
April 10, 2017|
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Response from RyleesMom | Reviewed this property |
On a weekend, yes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 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
  • E-mail
Merrick Inn Restaurant, in Lexington, KY, is the area's leading restaurant serving Lexington and surrounding areas for over 40 years. We specialize in southern fare, fresh seasoned vegetables, homemade bread and offer a huge bourbon assortment. To satisfy your next craving, stop by Merrick Inn Restaurant in Lexington today!
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