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Merrick Inn

1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
+1 859-269-5417
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Merrick Inn is one of my favorite restraunts in Lexington...It was the manor house for a thoroughbred horse farm....It has a great atmosphere, fantastic patio during warm weather, and delicious food at a fair price...Try it...You won't be disappointed.....

Thank Wooldaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, expensive, semi formal dining. Took pretty long to get meal. Ok for celebrations etc. many people eat there and love it but I am not a reservation type person.

Thank jamescM3537IY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the typical old home converted into the chic, lucky to get a table establishment. Lots of older generation are drawn here and the wallet had better be fat. We ate with friends, party of eleven. Had an early reservation so parking was not an...More

1  Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife's first tiime here as I always enjoy a business dinner here but date night with my wife was fantastic

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a southern dining experience from the menu to service to atmosphere. The largest bourbon list I’ve seen anywhere. Extensive menu and delicious deserts.

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary with her parents. Pleasant experience all the way. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. She recommended some great dishes and desserts and took our picture. Relaxing and fun. This was our second visit and not our...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We met three friends for dinner. I usually have a great experience at Merrick. However this evening would prove to a Murphy's Law for real! We sat for dinner, ordered various meals and then about 10 minutes later we were told the were out of...More

Thank stevenr1010
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Always consistently great food and awesome service We never tire of eating at Merrick The patio is the best in Lexington

Thank Maggie W
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The Merrill Inn is by far one of the most noteworthy traditions in Lexington. The inn has top notch service and food. The service staff goes above and beyond what you would expect.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

All the reviews have been good about this place so I stopped by while traveling through Lexington. Entering the premises in the dark can be daunting since you have to drive through a group of worn down condos to get to it. Not much parking...More

Thank AMP2011
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Barb S
10 April 2017|
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Response from RyleesMom | Reviewed this property |
On a weekend, yes
8 December 2016|
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Response from debbieleeg | Reviewed this property |
No, they are closed on Sunday and they don't open until around 4pm on weekdays - which is just the bar. Dinner starts at 5:30.
Terrie H
1 November 2016|
Response from Alex L | Property representative |
Terrie, In December, our bar areas open at 4:00PM for cocktails, we have appetizers available by 5:00PM and the Dining Room opens for dinner at 5:30. To make a reservation, please call us at 859.269.5417.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 40
Dinner, After-hours
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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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