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“Great Menu, Lovely Setting, Good Prices, Server on an off night...”
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Merrick Inn
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Ranked #2 of 930 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: New Circle Road exit 18
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.
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Sat outside on a lovely fall evening. Had not been to this restaurant in decades and I was pleased with everything (except the service). Nice local menu and great patio seating. From the beginning our waitperson seemed unhappy with her table assignment. Service was slow but eventually she got our meals served. Her facial expressions when we asked for refills on drinks said she would be happy when we left. I put out my hand for the check and she dropped it on the table. Hope she was just having an off night.

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Thank tjbss
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

This place, after 20 years, continues to be my favorite in Lexington! The formal dining rooms offer a setting of sophistication and first class dining all the way around from service to valet parking. For a change of pace after a long hard day, the patio or Big Bar are a delight and again, service and food is consistantly perfect.
The grouper fingers, fried banana peppers and calamari are beyond words...The grouper dinner, fried chicken and rib eye steak sandwich or dinner are fantastic. Try the stewed tomatoes, you won't believe what your taste buds convey! AWESOME!!
Finish it off with the strawberry shortcake and a cup of PERFECT decaf and you won't go home dissapointed at all. The mixed drinks are perfect, the beer is chilled.
Try this place for a special event, company or family dinner, or just an evening to relax and enjoy the company of someone you love, or a group of friends.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I take my wife to the Merrick Inn for every anniversary. It is really a special place. It is also my favorite place to take friends, out of town guests and business associates. When the weather is nice, I really enjoy the outdoor patio area. It is beautiful! You can never go wrong at the Merrick Inn.

Thank Fred W
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I always come to Merrick Inn when in town for the sales or races and my visits are always fantastic! Whether it be dining indoors or sitting on their lovely patio, my guests are always impressed by the service and cuisine. This Lexington landmark is a MUST VISIT for anyone who wants the true Bluegrass experience!

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Thank Pennington S
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

I have been a patron of Merrick Inn for over 20 years. Food is always great and service is by special people that love their job. You can relax on the patio or have a special dining experience inside with lovely decor and white table cloths. The food is all excellent quality and the service is special.

Stop by my favorite Lexington place and you won't be disappointed!!!!!

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Thank LindaJ2210
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