Merrick Inn

4.8
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2044 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
PLEASE STOP AND READ THIS! Each member of our staff will be following CDC guidelines. Please enter through the front door or patio entrance and see the host. We will be offering complementary valet parking with an additional golf cart to pick customers up on the property. The golf cart phone number to txt or call - 859-420-6851
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. IF YOUR RESERVATION IS ON THE PATIO AND IT RAINS WE WILL BE UNABLE TO MOVE YOU INSIDE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
We are glad to see you back, please be patient as we all adjust.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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vipLisa
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So thankful Merrick Inn is able to offer a safe outdoor dining experience. My husband is in a high risk catagory for COVID-19. Merrick is one of the few places where we can have an exceptional dining experience and still feel safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding. We sat in the large dining room and it was very relaxing. It was my wife’s birthday and she loves the calamari. Highly recommend

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EricM
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

over priced and under performed on the food. Would not recommend for dinner, and the drinks are certainly managed.

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ClarenceE
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Ribeye has outstanding flavor.

The patio and bar seating areas have an absolute amazing ambiance.
The inside dining area is definitely more refined but strangely had the slight feel of being in a funeral home parlor.

All in all a wonderful dining experience top to bottom.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always!! Our server was fabulous and dinner was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG!! The heirloom tomato casserole was off the charts delicious !! And have the filets! They melt in your mouth.

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janetc
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to relax and enjoy good food. Outstanding service. A little pricey.

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MelissaK
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to the waiter and the great service provided was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfulnnnnnnn

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vipBrianM
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack B. And Cameron jumped through hoops to give us a 10 star experience. Food was awesome.

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vipras7
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner - we enjoyed the heirloom tomatoes and walleye pike . Thank you to the server who submitted our dinner requests early . Best of Lexington restaurant - a consistent restaurant with polite staff and a relaxing delicious dinner.

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CaroleP
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had out-of-town guests and they were very impressed with both the service and the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was my husband’s birthday dinner. We made a reservation to sit indoors and they still set us outside. I told them that is not what our reservation was for but they began to argue with us when I could clearly pull the reservation up on my phone and see that it was indoor seating. Our server was fine. Our food was fine. But it was hard to enjoy anything after that.

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GregP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Merrick is the perfect place to grab a drink, a sandwich, or an amazing meal. They have one of the best outdoor dining areas in Lexington. Pro tip: If the daily special is the bacon-wrapped scallops, order it.

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Soniac64
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at the Merrick Inn. We really enjoyed out dinner, the service and the atmosphere. We will be back.

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BethC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, patio was beautiful and quiet. Server was great and very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food, drinks, atmosphere all top notch

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vipFit2eat
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Merrick Inn for dinner on outdoor patio with friends. The food was amazing (I had the grilled grouper special) and the group had the tomato with goat cheese and grouper appetizer. Drinks were great (try the pineapple martini). Cameron was our server and she was A+ in customer service including attentiveness, friendliness, and timeliness. We will definitely request her again next time! Thank you for a wonderful and safe dining environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We dined inside on this visit. Great service; the server made excellent recommendations! Food was prepared perfectly, with unusual combinations. We started with the heirloom tomatoes topped with fried goat cheese, which was delicious. I had the fish special, halibut with caprese topping. My fish was cooked perfectly. Hubby’s fried chicken was good too. Merrick is always solid.

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JerryJ
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!! This place is our favorite place in town. They never disappoint and the Bourbon slushies are the best.

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HHB3
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, atmosphere, and service.
Always excellent in every way!

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vipKirsten14
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time, as always! Thank you!

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DonnieP
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional!

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KatieK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. I love the food and the atmosphere.

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FritzW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening outside and one of the best patios in Lexington!

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FaronC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the pool patio which is a new area for dining and was wonderful. We had the grouper special which was terrific, tried the triple crown appetizer for the first time (definitely recommend), and had great service!

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vipGeorgeV
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had reserved an out door seat. They could not accommodate due to sprinkling rain.

We were seated inside, waiter had mask pulled below nose every time he spoke and came to our table.
Made us uncomfortable.

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DonnieP
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 50th birthday and an awesome experience. Fantastic service!!

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TommyT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the outdoor patio. Very relaxing atmosphere. We had the wall eyed pike and the grouper. Both were amazing. Corn Pudding great!

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PeggyM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merrick Inn never fails. Great service with wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Reservation at 9:00. We were not seated until 9:35 and did not get attention from our server until 10:00. After we did meet our server, she was more interested in a table with 4 couples than our 2 top. She was dismissive and only gave us any attention after the larger party left their table. When I asked to order around 10:20 (babysitter at home so we unfortunately did not have unlimited time), she said I’d have to wait and returned about 15 minutes later. My food was ok, but my husband did love the fried chicken. The ambiance is great, but our service was sadly very poor and our reservation was not honored. Bummed that this was our first date night post quarantine.

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TreyinLex
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an excellent evening. Food is out of this world, drinks are amazing. This is one of our favorite places in Lexington. Service is always outstanding. Highly recommend

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outandabout
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and food with pleasant atmosphere

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vipcitygirlbessie
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal or bad experience in dining over 20 years with this wonderful establishment. Feels like a resort in the summer and a cozy spot when cold!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had family in from out of town. We sat on the patio close to the pool. The weather was perfect and the food was wonderful as usual. Our waiter was very personable and help to make our experience even better.

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vipras7
Louisville
39 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable wall-eye dinner! The chocolate cherry bread pudding was delicious. Our favorite restaurant in Lexington!

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Lov2BOutside
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my lovely wife. Metric is her favorite patio.

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JJjj
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. It never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my visits to Merrick and this one was no exception. The NY strip and filet were excellent and so tender. The service was great as usual.

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HorseGuyLex
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In light of the health scare we are in the middle of, it was quite refreshing to see menu prices had been reduced with no reduction in service and quality. I very much applaud the ownership of Merrick in their attempt to keep customers coming in and their staff employed. Now, less than two days later the restaurants are closed, but I can assure you when things get back to normal I will be supporting your establishment more than I already have!

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