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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
17:30 - 00:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful experience. The food and service could not have been better. The lobster and crab nachos exceeded expectations. We both had the pork chop... phenomenal. We learned you were able to add a piece of the famous fried chicken. So tasty! The sides although very good were not worth the stomach space with so many other great options.... More 

Thank mmoff125
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at Merrick Inn, had been looking forward to getting a chance to go. Very traditional dining with signature classics and exceptional, friendly service. Love the supper club ambiance of the dining room, and the patio is a great area to relax before or after dinner. Soup or salad and sides included with all entrees, so skip the apps... More 

Thank looper63
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked where to find the best fried chicken in the area and weren't disappointed! Food and cocktails were excellent. I'd have given it 5 stars except they appear to be a bit conflicted regarding who they are....are they a fine dining establishment or a fun tavern kind of place? Great old building and it's obvious that they have a... More 

Thank Monte B
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely dark room where you can barely read the menu, wonderful service and attention, next to large table of men not speaking quietly, and excellent presentation of oddly unsatisfying fish entrée but otherwise a pleasing atmosphere for a evening out with friends. Apparently, in this case, Time does stand still...but might be better to move with the times.

Thank Alan S
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a birthday dinner with girlfriends! Really enjoyed the fresh fish of the day and the salads were super fresh too. Definitely recommend!

Thank princesscalvin
Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner and it was wonderful! Fried chicken is the best around! Service was on top of everything and quick.

Thank mspeeps111
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can never go wrong with this place. Such a classic place for good food and inviting atmosphere. My preference is to dine outside.

Thank dossclan
New York City, New York
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366 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hidden gem, love that they have daily specials and amble outdoor patio space. Wine list here is robust and varied with plenty of price friendly bottles. Really enjoyed the pork chop, bone in cooked perfect. The fried calamari was surprisingly good with a twist. Fried chicken was great as well... Only wish I had the real... More 

Thank CVworldwide
Vernon, New Jersey
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling to Kentucky for a half marathon-a couple key foods had to be eaten-one of them being Kentucky fried chicken. I will say I was taken a bit aback by having to drive through an apartment complex to get to the restaurant and how formal the restaurant seemed. Getting inside and to the bar was a bit confusing but the... More 

Thank robrien0215
Georgetown, Kentucky
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the Merrick Inn on a Saturday night. I made reservation due to not having a wait. I ended up getting the Almond Crusted Chicken. It was juicy, tender and very good. I had potato casserole as a side and it was ok. My wife had the filet and she was it was awesome. The... More 

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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
US$ 14 - US$ 40
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?