Merrick Inn

4.8
2577 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
If you are attempting to make a reservation with a party size larger than 8 and do not find availability please call the restaurant at 859.269.5417.
THE RESTAURANT IS ALL RESERVATIONS AT THIS TIME, BAR TOPS TOO, THERE WILL BE A TWO HOUR TURN ON TABLES. YOUR TABLE WILL BE REBOOKED TWO HOURS FROM YOUR RESERVATION TIME SO PLEASE BE ON TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
We are glad to see you back, please be patient as we all adjust.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2577 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Diningpsi
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was very good, menu was a little sparse. Assume that will be expanded as they come out of COVID issues.

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vipVAisforLovers
Louisville
52 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Food was good. Was a little dark inside and hard to read menu.

KW
KimW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. Merrick Inn has consistently held its place in the Lexington dining scene for over 40 years. As other restaurants have come and gone, Merrick Inn has held true to its timeless , classic traditions. It’s the best in Lexington!

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TomiR
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Merrick Inn patio is one of our favorites. The Canadian salmon and the fried chicken are excellent choices.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Merrick was spectacular in all aspects. We couldn't have had a better evening. Both the food and service was exceptional. The banana peppers and fried green tomatoes were delicious appetizers and the fried chicken was 2nd to none!!! Our server was so friendly, attentive and anticipated our every need. It was such a wonderful evening out and exceeded all of our expectations!!

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vipSusanF
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! A little noisy on the covered patio.

MJ
MylaJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was really good and prices were reasonable. Great service and a really nice atmosphere. No diversity at all in the diners but maybe it’s a well kept secret.

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vipeater
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu items need to list ingredients. If something has onions in it it should be in the description. We ordered the cab and lobster nachos and they had raw red onion in them. Also, the nachos were heavy on chips and not so heavy on lobster/crab which was more of a lobster crab salad with lots of Mayo. They remade the nachos without the onions but then they left out the lobster and crab. Since the onions were only in the salsa this didn’t make sense. They were very nice and didn’t charge for the nachos and then comped another appetizer. You live and you learn, I guess.

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DamionT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food is off the charts! The atmosphere is wonderful, whether you are dinning inside to a more peaceful tone or outside where it feels awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food is always amazing

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LeaH
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Merrick, had the best service, ever, Ashley the bartender had us laughing the whole time, great drink recommendations, steak was cooked phenomenally, can’t wait to come back. 10/10 would recommend

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JustJen
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was a wonderful server. Friendly and personable. We all ordered something different and equally enjoyed our dinners. The pork shop was so moist, tender, and flavorful. And the almond joy bread pudding was a unique preparation on a standard dessert. Loved it all!

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Gigi
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

32 years we have been coming to this restaurant; never had one complaint!

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vipFoodfan
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! We enjoyed our happy “hour” in the bar, our server was excellent and we look forward to coming back! Hope we weren’t too loud, we were having fun catching up! 🤗

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RandallW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ribeye I've had in Lexington. Would def go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal ! Excellent food. Had a breakdown in service in getting our check, but we love the Merrick!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly grand night starting with Lobster Crab Nachos and a dessert finale of a decadent bread pudding and key lime pie.
We each had a different entree including the seafood special. Not a bite was left on any plate! The steaks were to savor and the grilled fish delicately flavored and cooked to perfection. I enjoyed the crab cakes appetizer as my entree. You immediately sink into an abundance of fresh crab spiced and cooked to perfection. I had the last two of the night as only a set number are available in order to maintain such a high degree of quality.
I wish I could recall the name of our server; instead I will refer to her as “Kelly’s mom” as Kelly is the name of her precious two year old. She was such a delight in her genuine concern that each of us have a memorable experience at Merrick Inn. She made it clear that she was proud to work there and that she valued being a part of a team that holds every aspect of your experience as essential to your experience. She exuded delight and pride in her job which was the perfect accent to each and every aspect of the meal.
Well done, Merrick Inn. I am so glad to have selected your restaurant to celebrate my husband’s birthday and his championship over several significant health hurdles since January of 2020. It could not have been more perfect.

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vipSECLex
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Merrick is consistently good! Great for adults and kids, and our server was fantastic (Whitney I believe). Highly recommend! The calamari is to DIE for, and the fried chicken is amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was fantastic! The renovated outdoor area was perfect for celebrating a friends birthday last night. Merrick is always a favorite for all of us!

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CorlasP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our table location. The waiter was very good. Drinks were delicious and served wonderfully. The food was a bit uneven in quality. Some dishes wonderful - grouper, steak, chicken, corn, asparagus Some not so good cod sandwich Overall a good night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was ok- definitely nothing special! Pineapple martini’s were good!

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AdaM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner. The food dnd service were excellent. A lovely evening.

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VPD7
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for wedding anniversary dinner for the first time. Sat on the patio which is a filled in outdoor pool and pool deck that is well done decorated nicely. Fairly intimate setting, even outdoors. Service is excellent and food was terrific. While the place has been around a long time, it's still kinda under the radar. Well worth the visit and will go back to try other dishes. Recommend the bourbon slush!

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TraciW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and wonderful atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped going there last year because the brown outside chairs were uncomfortable. We thought we would try again this year. Fortunately we were set in the grey chairs. We will be requesting them from now on. You may need to listen to your patron about this issue.

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vipToddC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to Merrick Inn and I will definitely be back. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Nathan Schnurr as our server tonight and mannn was he outstanding! Provided service with a positive attitude, checked in with us frequently, and showed us a great time at The Merrick Inn!

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vipMikeK
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a delightful meal and our server was great! The food was very reasonably priced and very good - especially the fried chicken.

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and our server recommended the lightly blackened Halibut over Parmesan Cheese Grits covered in Shrimp Creole. It was an excellent recommendation. The fish was perfectly cooked and the included sides of Corn Pudding and Asparagus with Hollandaise complimented the meal. We enjoyed New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and followed the meal with Key Lime Pie. Service was impeccable and the price was very reasonable.

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dineandwine
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fried chicken, calamari salad& special appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were outside and enjoyed the wonderful weather and food. No complaints at all. Our favorite place to dine!

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TiffanyM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside is always a great atmosphere. Our server and the food were great. The peach sangria was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex our server was somewhat new but did a great job!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very attentive and nice. The food was good. Love the outdoor dining.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Delicious fried chicken and great Keylime pie. Friendly staff and great service.

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taylorm
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Tom was our server and it was the best service I’ve ever had at Merrick. Usually not nearly as good! Keylime pie was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful there!

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SandraC
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good. Food delicious! We always enjoy the Merrick Inn never disappoints us. Thank You

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You can order delivery directly from Merrick Inn using the Order Online button. Merrick Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 269-5417.

Merrick Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 2577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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