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Merrick Inn, Lexington, KY

Merrick Inn

4.7
4.7
3127 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern

If you are attempting to make a reservation with a party size larger than 8, please call the restaurant directly as parties larger than 8 will require a private room and cannot be booked online.
THE RESTAURANT IS MOSTLY ALL RESERVATIONS AT THIS TIME, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE BAR TOP, 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.

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Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 269-5417

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Jones

  • Catering

    Pricing is $65 per person for a three course meal. Please visit our website's private events page to view these menus and spaces available.

  • Private party facilities

    With rooms accommodating as few 10 persons to as many as 36, Merrick Inn has many different private dining rooms sure to impress even the most discriminating of critics. Let our fine cuisine and abundant Southern hospitality make your next private event a great success. We offer an all-inclusive menu options for our private events.

  • Private party contact

    Alex Lennon: (859) 269-5417

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Cross street

    New Circle Road exit 18, inside Tates Creek Rd, on right.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet is available most evenings under the black awning at our restaurants main entrance. Some self-parking spaces and our handicapped entrance can be found at the rear of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

We Offer Over 200 Different Bourbons, Ryes and Whiskeys

Appetizers

  • Grouper Fingers$13.00

    a house favorite with our famous mustard sauce

    • Maker's Mark Shrimp$16.00

      bacon wrapped shrimp, Maker's B-B-Q sauce, three cheese grits

      • Merrick's Calamari$16.00

        Asian slaw, banana pepper rings, sesame ginger vinaigrette

        • Artichoke & Rock Shrimp Dip$14.00

          rich parmesan cheese, Lavosh flatbread and pita chips

          • Chef Cannon's Soup du Jour

            made with love daily

            • Cup$4.00
            • Bowl$6.00
          • Fried Banana Peppers$13.00

            crispy fried, a Lexington tradition

            • Trick's Beer Cheese$11.00

              Wisconsin cheddar, smoked jalapenos, Country Boy brew, Ritz crackers & pretzels

              • Lobster, Shrimp & Crab Nachos$18.00

                goat cheese, smoked cheddar and fontina cheeses, grilled corn salsa, tortilla chips with chipotle sour cream

                • Fried Green Tomatoes$16.00

                  our country ham cream cheese salad, southern peach glaze drizzle

                  • Ahi Tuna$17.00

                    sesame seared yellowfin tuna, ginger cucumber salad, firecracker drizzle & soy reduction

                    Salads

                    Top your salad with grilled or fried boneless breast $6.50, fresh salmon or jumbo shrimp $8

                    • House Salad$8.00

                      iceberg, romaine and spring mix with tomatoes, cucumber, fresh egg and croutons

                      • Green Goddess Salad$12.00

                        a true classic...crisp iceberg and romaine applewood bacon, egg and flat bread croutons

                        • Baby Jen Salad$13.00

                          crisp romaine, romaine, with smoked tomato ranch, fresh egg & pork belly bacon, garlic baby mushrooms, warm potato croutons

                          • Iceburg Wedge$10.00

                            blue cheese crumbles & applewood bacon with our famous bleu cheese dressing

                            Entrees

                            Choice of two - southern green beans, Merrick's corn pudding, Libby's stewed tomatoes, baked potato crispy fries and vegetables of the day. Substitute a house salad for side $3

                            • Filet Mignon$44.00

                              8 oz. cut in house daily, bacon wrapped, tender as a mother's love. Toasted onions (We use a toothpick to secure the bacon)

                              • Angus Ribeye$44.00

                                14 oz. aged and cut in house, marsala cremini mushrooms

                                • New York Strip$45.00

                                  16 oz. my favorite, chefs herb, aged Angus and cut in house

                                  • Walleye Pike$33.00

                                    Dad's favorite fish, 8 to 10oz. crispy fried or lightly seasoned and broiled, with house made tartar sauce

                                    • Mediterranean Chicken$26.00

                                      "Cooking Light" grilled tender breast with grilled squash, red onion and fresh bruschetta, balsamic drizzle. Grilled Portobello available too

                                      • Italian Pasta$29.00

                                        parmesan sauteed chicken breast, fresh spinach, bruschetta and our famous chardonnay sauce, tossed with angel hair pasta

                                        • Substitute Grilled Portobello$24.00
                                        • Substitute Fresh Grilled Salmon$31.00
                                      • Colorado Lamb Chops$42.00

                                        Two 6oz. fresh loin chops, grilled, au jus, rosemary toast and mint jelly

                                        • Center Cut Pork Chop$26.00

                                          10oz., heavenly marbled and selected for Merrick, hickory bacon, red onion & cranberry compote with a hint of Woodford Reserve

                                          • Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin$29.00

                                            a house favorite, sautéed tenderloin, Maker's Mark apple chutney and maple chipotle butter

                                            • Southern Fried Chicken$28.00

                                              White or dark, half a bird, Danny hand breads every piece with love, We're famous for it!

                                              • Fresh Canadian Salmon$29.00

                                                Delicately broiled, dill hollandaise drizzle

                                                • Merrick's Kentucky Hot Brown$24.00

                                                  Fresh turkey, country ham on toast points, under a blanket of Chef Patrick's mornay. Tomato slices, bacon and parmesan cheese

                                                  • Merrick Burger$18.00

                                                    8 oz. fresh hand patted daily ground beef, with your choice of cheese and a side

                                                    Fall Cocktails

                                                    • Dexter's Barrel Aged Manhattan

                                                      Elijah craig straight rye, bitters, sweet vermouth aged here at Merrick

                                                      • On a Cube$12.00
                                                      • Or Up$14.00
                                                    • Grandma Hellmann's Bourbon Slush$11.00

                                                      "the original" made with Maker's Mark 46

                                                      • Dexter's Charleston Karma$11.00

                                                        Old forester, St George Spiced Pear liquor, Vermouth, fresh lemon, cinnamon and fresh basil

                                                        • Indian Summer Sangria$10.00

                                                          Foris Moscato, apricot brandy, house cinnamon syrup, ginger beer

                                                          • Apple Plum Mule$10.00

                                                            Wheatly Vodka, Apple Liquor, plum bitters, Demura simple syrup, ginger beer

                                                            • Merrick's "You Decide" Bulleit Barrel Pick$14.00

                                                              A conundrum of spice, carmel, dark berries & crisp musk woods, 2oz. on a cube

                                                              Wine by the Glass

                                                                White

                                                                • Chandon, Rose Sparkling, California$11.00

                                                                  • Chandon, Sparkling, Garden Spritz$11.00

                                                                    • Sea Glass, Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara$9.00

                                                                      • Pine Ridge, Chenin Blanc Viognier$10.00

                                                                        • Foris, Moscato, Rogue Valley, O.R.$9.00

                                                                          • Decoy, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County$10.00

                                                                            • Giesen, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand$9.00

                                                                              • Bogle, Chardonnay, California$9.00

                                                                                • Kendall Jackson, Chardonnay, Estate$10.00

                                                                                  • Rombauer, Chardonnay, Napa Valley$17.00

                                                                                    Red

                                                                                    • Sea Sun, Pinot Noir, California$10.00

                                                                                      • J. Lohr, Pinot Noir, Falcons Perch$11.00

                                                                                        • Benton - Lane, Pinot Noir, Willamette$13.00

                                                                                          • Robert Hall, Paso Red Blend$12.00

                                                                                            • Avalon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi$9.00

                                                                                              • Juggernaut, Cabernet Sauvignon, C.A.$11.00

                                                                                                • Pine Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa$17.00

                                                                                                  • Gascon, Malbec, Argentina$9.00

                                                                                                    • Frog's Leap, Red Zinfandel, Napa Valley$12.00

                                                                                                      • Raymond, Merlot, Estate, Napa Valley$12.00

                                                                                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                        What 3,127 people are saying

                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                        4.7
                                                                                                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                        • 4.7Food
                                                                                                        • 4.8Service
                                                                                                        • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                        • 4.5Value

                                                                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                          LouD

                                                                                                          Charleston

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                          There was valet parking, the host was very accommodating for early arrivals, the wait staff was attentive and cordial, the restaurant itself was quaint and nicely decorated for an old mansion, noise level of people/patrons was typical of todays society. Overall a very pleasant experience.

                                                                                                        2. s

                                                                                                          special1212

                                                                                                          Louisville

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                          the atmosphere, as always, is excellent. Service, as always, is excellent. The Walleye Pike was top notch, but my Ribeye was a little tough. Overall, there is no place that can top the Merrick for fine dining experience and we would recommend it for anyone wanting a fine dining experience

                                                                                                        3. CI

                                                                                                          CINDYM

                                                                                                          Unspecified

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                          Bring back Happy Hour please! Drink prices are so high! Food prices are toward high end as well. Would like to see more salad dinner options & lighter entrees available.

                                                                                                        4. d

                                                                                                          donnak

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          I had the rib eye steak and it was the best steak I have had in a long time. Loved the corn pudding and creme brulee. A very pretty setting. I highly recommend it.

                                                                                                        5. AC

                                                                                                          AmyC

                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                          Awesome meal! Would recommend all of the different entrees that were delivered to our table.

                                                                                                        6. D

                                                                                                          Diane

                                                                                                          Indiana

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall1food2service1ambience5

                                                                                                          Unfortunately our experience was not good. We had to wait 90 minutes before our food was brought to us while ask the surrounding tables continued to get served. When it did finally succeed it was cold. My husband took one bite of his cold meal and sent it back. We were promised complimentary drinks and dessert, but when the bill came those items weren’t taken off and my husband was charged for the meal he didn’t eat. Very disappointed since we heard such good things about the restaurant.

                                                                                                        7. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Louisville

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall3food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                          Went for our anniversary. Booked on Open Table and requested to sit outside. When we got there they had us down for inside. They told us we could sit at the bar outside. We did because it was the only way we could sit outside. The food was good but it was not very romantic sitting at the bar. My husband proposed to me there outside by the fire pit that was out there then

                                                                                                        8. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                          We had a reservation for six for my husband’s birthday. We arrived on time, to find that we had a table for five. They added an extra char, making the table crowded and uncomfortable. My favorite dish at Merrick has always been the pecan crusted pork tenderloin. My husband and I both ordered this, and it was served with no pecan crust. Just pasty slices of pork. I was very disappointed. The restaurant was in need of a good cleaning. Light fixtures were askew and dusty. Not the Merrick I have enjoyed in years past.

                                                                                                        9. NO

                                                                                                          4NOLA

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Dinner with our grandson

                                                                                                        10. TC

                                                                                                          TomC

                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                          Wish we would have called earlier to get a seat outside. It was full when we arrived. The room we were seated in was very cold, but we asked for them to turn it up and they did. It was pleasant after that. Service was excellent. Food delicious. Very nice experience. Would recommend.

                                                                                                        11. CB

                                                                                                          CathyB

                                                                                                          Louisville

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                          Our server, Trey, was new and we loved him! He worked so hard and did a fine job.

                                                                                                        12. MB

                                                                                                          MarthaB

                                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                                          25 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          25 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Excellent as always! We go most Wednesdays for the friend chicken special. Well worth it!

                                                                                                        13. LF

                                                                                                          LexFoodie

                                                                                                          Louisville

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Timeless - many were enjoying and we went on a Wednesday!!

                                                                                                        14. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Louisville

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                          overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                          Steak was over cooked and under seasoned. Lobster/crab nachos were terrible, evidence of egg white used as a substitute for crab. Asparagus was cold. Corn pudding was over cooked and grainy. Cocktail was similar in flavor to cough syrup. Service was great, no issues there.

                                                                                                        15. JS

                                                                                                          JanS

                                                                                                          Louisville

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Delicious food, cozy atmosphere and superb service!

                                                                                                        16. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Richmond

                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Went with a former Lexington couple. They were always Merrick patrons, and they thought it was as good as they ever remembered. We did as well. Food was excellent and service was as well.

                                                                                                        17. KC

                                                                                                          KathleenC

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                          The food was delicious. The server was very nice and attentive. I would say the music was a little loud for normal conversation at a bigger table.

                                                                                                        18. WM

                                                                                                          WilliamM

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                          Very good food, the lobster crab nachos are fantastic. Excellent, attentive server. Very busy and very loud in main dining room. We were seated right next to main entrance, so a lot of traffic back and forth by out table.

                                                                                                        19. LE

                                                                                                          LarryE

                                                                                                          Wigtownshire

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                          Our server Mike was excellent! The food was very pricey. The lamb chops were excellent. The special Grouper was just OK. Very small dish for $50. The most disappointing was the non-recognition of our Special Occasion of our 38th Wedding Anniversary. When filling out my Open Table reservation I was asked if there was a “Special Occassion” and replied. I eventually told my waiter and he knew nothing about it. It was a very special night for us and I had hoped that it would be recognized in someway as I was asked in the reservation format about the occasion. Nothing, even after I told Mike.

                                                                                                        20. LJ

                                                                                                          LaniJ

                                                                                                          Minneapolis

                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          White linen tablecloths, impeccable service, well-prepared food and (finally) a bartender who can make a decent Old Fashioned. What’s not to love?

                                                                                                        21. G

                                                                                                          Guest

                                                                                                          Charleston

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                          Our reservation, made here on OpenTable, was not honored because apparently OpenTable does not include the patio....although nothing is noted. Waitress knew nothing about their stock of liquor brands, and had to keep going back to the bar to inquire if they had standard brands of vodka and bourbon. Food took an hour to get to our table after ordering. Waitress kept apologizing, saying she had no idea what was going on. When it arrived, all 3 of us felt that the food was sub-par. One chicken dish was dry, pasta with sauteed vegetables had absolutely NO flavor, and appeared to have been sitting under a heat lamp for a while. Third dish was simply a salad with grilled meat, and very average. Prices, like most places, have increased substantially. Sadly, quality was decreased. This used to be a favorite place of ours, but if this is any indication of future meals, no longer. A lot has changed.

                                                                                                        22. MB

                                                                                                          MarthaB

                                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                                          25 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          25 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          A wonderful restaurant and a Lexington tradition.

                                                                                                        23. AS

                                                                                                          AllisonS

                                                                                                          Louisville

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Patrick was our server. He was fantastic! The food was amazing, we loved everything!

                                                                                                        24. DS

                                                                                                          DawnaS

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                          First time we have been to the Merrick Inn. Both my husband and I were very happy with the food, service and just in general. It was my husbands birthday and we had a fabulous time. Our waiter was great, very accommodating.

                                                                                                        25. J

                                                                                                          Jafman

                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          29 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Classic Southern menu . Many dishes have some kind of pig flesh, but there are alternatives for most anyone. Fish is very fresh, and the service superb

                                                                                                        26. KG

                                                                                                          KirstenG

                                                                                                          Phoenix

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          I loved everything about this place. LOVED. The old manor house, the atmosphere, ambiance, the different little rooms you could sit in - ours had four tables and a fireplace with pretty windows, our server was polite and sweet but the food - my goodness the FRIED CHICKEN was amazing!! If I lived in KY, I would eat there every week!

                                                                                                        27. T

                                                                                                          Travlincc

                                                                                                          Toronto

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Cameron a great server wonderful experience all around

                                                                                                        28. TM

                                                                                                          TomM

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Our meal was delicious. Mike our waiter, extremely attentive. Great experience!

                                                                                                        29. AB

                                                                                                          AlanB

                                                                                                          Louisville

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Amazing in every aspect! Hadn't been in years, we will be back!

                                                                                                        30. DE

                                                                                                          DrEdVet

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          We sat on patio ~ enjoyed it more than inside. Light, happy & laid back feel. Pecan crusted pork tenderloin spectacular & became 2 meals. Pimento cheese delightful!!!

                                                                                                        31. MT

                                                                                                          MindiT

                                                                                                          Louisville

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          We always enjoy dining at Merrick Inn! It is truly a Lexington tradition, whether it is inside in the beautiful house or the fun atmosphere of the Patio. Thank you, Merrick Inn! Mike and Mindi Thore-Harrod

                                                                                                        32. BO

                                                                                                          BarbaraO

                                                                                                          Louisville

                                                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Lovely 25th wedding anniversary dinner. Hubs had the rib eye steak and I had the mahi-mahi special. Grouper fingers are our go-to appetizer and they were yummy as usual. It was a very nice evening at Merrick Inn.

                                                                                                        33. MB

                                                                                                          MelisaB

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Amazing. Cannot say enough good about this restaurant. All hail to the kitchen. Excellent and thank you!

                                                                                                        34. l

                                                                                                          lexilooloo88

                                                                                                          Nashville

                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Merrick Inn was absolutely wonderful; Carissa was a fantastic and witty server and the food was absolutely delicious. We felt at home, and will keep Merrick on the permanent rotation for every time we visit Lexington. It feels like a family; the staff is long-tenured, and the cocktails, wine list, bourbon list, and food were all absolutely amazing. Reservations highly recommended, as they are busy! :)

                                                                                                        35. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Louisville

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Everything was fantastic!

                                                                                                        36. SW

                                                                                                          SherryWoods

                                                                                                          Las Vegas

                                                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          My Dad’s first time in Lexington and this was a perfect way to share a great meal and some history of the area.

                                                                                                        37. JL

                                                                                                          JayL

                                                                                                          Richmond

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Absolutely fantastic food and service

                                                                                                        38. OT

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                                                                                                          Louisville

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                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Celebration for my mother’s 80th birthday. Everything was spectacular

                                                                                                        39. MR

                                                                                                          MarkR

                                                                                                          Indiana

                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Excellent food, value, and service. The fried chicken was terrific!

                                                                                                        40. CA

                                                                                                          CindyA

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great dinner. Nathan, our server, was wonderful. Very attentive, yet not intrusive. Front of the house was great! Arrived early, went to bar. Bartender was great as well. Filets cooked perfectly. Great evening!!

                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                          • 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
                                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                                        Merrick Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 269-5417.

                                                                                                        Merrick Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 3127 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                        Google Map for Merrick Inn

                                                                                                        1074 Merrick Dr Lexington, KY 40502

                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                          New Circle Road exit 18, inside Tates Creek Rd, on right.

                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                          Lexington

                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                          Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:45 pm

                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                          Contemporary Southern, Steakhouse, Seafood

                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                          Casual Elegant

                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                          Business Casual

                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                          Complimentary valet is available most evenings under the black awning at our restaurants main entrance. Some self-parking spaces and our handicapped entrance can be found at the rear of the restaurant.

                                                                                                        • Public transit

                                                                                                          None

                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                                          Patrick Jones

                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                          (859) 269-5417

                                                                                                        • Catering

                                                                                                          Pricing is $65 per person for a three course meal. Please visit our website's private events page to view these menus and spaces available.

                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                          With rooms accommodating as few 10 persons to as many as 36, Merrick Inn has many different private dining rooms sure to impress even the most discriminating of critics. Let our fine cuisine and abundant Southern hospitality make your next private event a great success. We offer an all-inclusive menu options for our private events.

                                                                                                        • Private party contact

                                                                                                          Alex Lennon: (859) 269-5417

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