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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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“fried chicken” (111 reviews)
“walleye pike” (14 reviews)
“prime rib” (30 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 2 days ago

We are still getting to know the restaurant-scene in Lexington, have lived here less than a year now. We picked Merrick Inn to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, based on reviews, and we are very pleased with our pick! Dinner was delicious, service impeccable, and timing...More

Thank sndcchmc
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a very rainy night in Lexington, my husband and I spent a lovely evening having dinner at Merrick Inn. The ambiance was cozy, the service was great and, as a northerner, I appreciated that they had what I think of as southern style food...More

Thank wistfuldays
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth the visit, and the food was delicious. The waitress was incredibly helpful in explaining the different dishes available on the menu. Of course the chicken was incredible. There is valet parking so be sure to have some cash for the attendant....More

1  Thank Billy I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is always superb. 2 different full bars. Inside atmosphere is quaint. The real draw is the covered outdoor seating in the back. Super nice. Heaters for spring and fall and stays cool in the summer. Great spot for dinner or drinks with friends. Free...More

Thank carter414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Lexington. Hands down, best food I've ever eaten. This is the type of place that you go and then you think of the food for a week. Pricey but worth it.

Thank stephendev
Reviewed 1 week ago

A romantic evening with great food. A tad on expensive side but wide range of dining choices. Parking is difficult to find, recommend using the valet service. Comfortable seating and service is excellent. They do fish dishes exceptionally well. Generous drinks.

Thank rbcopwriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very good, drinks excellent, decor and ambience is the best in Lexington. A little pricey but worth it. Only negative is seating is too crowded on patio and chairs uncomfortable. Still one of the best restaurants in Lexington

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the Merrick Inn for many years and have never been disappointed. Please save room for dessert, you will be Wowed!

Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were struggling finding a nice venue for dinner with some old friends that was vegan friendly. I found this place on Happy Cow but the menu did not look promising. So I called. Yes they'd be happy to accommodate the vegans in our party....More

1  Thank KarenJGregory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal, however it is such a busy place. Our server was on the ball and we got our food in a timely manner. It's not intimate at all. It is unique. Just a little chaotic for my taste.

Thank acino1
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Questions & Answers
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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