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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” (105 reviews)
“walleye pike” (14 reviews)
“prime rib” (29 reviews)
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1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited because we have always had good experiences at Merrick, and this trip was no exception! Or, maybe I should say that it was exceptional! We shared a full-sized order of calamari, and could have stopped there, but because it was Lexington Eats Week,...More

Thank DeeBJones
Reviewed 3 days ago

The patio is a nice, casual place to enjoy Merrick Inn's regular menu items, plus other lighter choices. Very pleasant and service is always great.

Thank Leigh B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for Mother's Day dinner. Was h of us enjoyed our meals and the opportunity to dress a little nicer and eat somewhere a little nicer than usual. Our server was polite and my boys enjoyed some bantering with him. Nothing here that...More

Thank Fourandthedog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Pittsburgh and each time in Lexington we have to stop at the Merrick Inn. Fried Chicken, Hot Brown, fried banana peppers, Bourbon menu, apple dumpling are all excellent. Have been there more than 6 times in the past 3 years, it never has disappointed...More

Thank Khartley6567
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at Merrick Inn many times, and have never been disappointed! It is unique, and comfortable; if warm enough for you, eat outside on the patio. Good atmosphere! If you have a group of people, make reservations for a private room.

Thank glorious2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't tried Merrick Inn..it's time. The fried chicken is better than any you have ever had..including your grandmothers..and my grandmother could fry some chicken..plus the sides..OMG..but don't take my word for it..try it for yourself

Thank pcombs57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been dining at Merrick Inn for many, many years both as a couple and for business dinners. The menu has not changed much. Typical Kentucky-style food and is actually a bit uninspiring! However, the food itself is consistantly well-cooked and nicely presented. Dining...More

Thank Lilly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant however has become aged . The food is quite good service is excellent . The night we were there my chair was broken and in need of being thrown out . The local dishes are well done Wine list is good . Have...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Merrick Inn and enjoyed it so very much. We eat out a lot and it becomes difficult to find somewhere to go for a special occasion. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the service was superb!...More

Thank MarthaRoss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The happy hour is a great deal, and the southern fried chicken Wednesday is not to be missed. Portions are generous and my 'take-home' chicken was just as good the following day!

Thank Barbara_Antle
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Barb S
10 April 2017|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
Not for bar areas in review. Yes for the dining room
7 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
31 October 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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