Merrick Inn

4.8
2988 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
If you are attempting to make a reservation with a party size larger than 8 we do not except reservations for more than 8 at this time. We open up some sections daily based on staff.
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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2988 people are saying
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AnneW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pierre made our visit as pleasant as it could possibly have been. He is the best.

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vipJasonY
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merrick has/is/will be a Lexington treasure for dining out. The restaurant itself is beautiful with such charm that you dont find in many area spots any longer. The service and food is always on point as well. My family had the fried chicken which is probably some of the best I've had. I had the NY Strip pot roast special and it was equally incredible.

I highly recommend you make a point to check out Merrick Inn soon.

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Haris
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food in nice atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Love eating near the fireplace on a cold night.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Historic property. Not exceptional for price.

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vipChristopherW
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service. The barrel aged manhattans were wonderful.

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vipLamonting
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merrick never disappoints. Amy provided exceptional service to our party of nine. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers and entrees and desserts.

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Kent
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Pierre was knowledgeable, attentive and thoughtful. I’ll ask for him when I return

JW
JaniceW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Merrick Inn never disappoints…our go to place for a great night out with friends.

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BobC
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, not outstanding and the service was less than outstanding.

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Cyndy
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great, the food, the service, including the valet guy! Everyone was kind and friendly and we will definitely be back, this is our favorite restaurant in Lexington!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food! Beautiful ambience! Great for special occasion or just dinner out. Friendly and welcoming staff! So glad to see such an icon of Lexington thriving!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner for my mothers birthday! Thank you all!

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ARod
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The waitress was not attentive or bring me a free tea. I saw other people get a fresh new tea each time. The waitress only shown maybe two after bring me my salad, meal, dessert. The food was really great no complaints.

I would probably f come back for the food and hopefully better service next time.

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Ellen
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favorite appetizer, grouper fingers weren't as good as usual. Perhaps a bit more seasoning and cooking for a bit longer would bring them up to excellent.
Overall, we really enjoyed our dinner and the ambience of Merrick Inn.
Yes, we always recommend this restaurant to others.

JR
JuliaR
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nathan took great care of us and was very polite and well mannered. The specials are always incredible. The ambiance of the fire is such a nice touch.

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vipsusane
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening.

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TimK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. Saw it featured on food network and it was as good as they said. Perfect dinner date.

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vipRocket
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Historic former home. Table cloths and fresh flowers. Bar or restaurant seating. Service is always wonderful. Menu is Southern with some twists. Try the Crab and Lobster Nachos! Extensive bar with Winter Cocktail offerings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever. Maybe even better.

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vipAnnetteF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The place is very pretty. However, the service was poor. There were 4 of us and our waiter brought us 3 pieces of bread. Our waiter was slow and messed up our drink order. He apologized, things happen…. My ribeye was over cooked. My husbands filet was undercooked. It was very unorganized…. Who was bringing our food, who brought our drinks. We didn’t send it back since we waited so long to get our food. The other 2 entrees were good. Maybe it was an off night. My experience wasn’t that great.

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rwpj
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service was outstanding. Bren was our server and she handled our group of 8 just great.

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JanP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite of ours. The bread pudding is to die for.

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MelB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pork chop I have ever eaten. Great ambiance and service. We will definitely go back again. Easily one of the best restaurants in Central Kentucky.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Lexington and I will be going back to the Merrick Inn, great food and hospitality. Was highly recommended from multiple people in town and it surely did not disappoint.

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JeffG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a rough day of travel in the "snow storm" of 2022, we had a great dinner on Friday night. Pierre did a great job as our waiter, and everyone was friendly. Lamb chops were perfect and the chicken was awesome!! Thanks for the Southern hospitality!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner was lovely! We will definitely be back!

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vipScottD
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing New Year’s Eve experience! The special menu was a complete WOW factor, and the entire Team made our evening dazzling. A special Thank You to Pierre who is always so warm and kind. Thanks to all at Merrick Inn, and here’s to a fabulous 2022!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This restaurant was certainly a pleasant experience, but tailored more for an older crowd. NYE dinner was satisfactory, but the steak was over cooked and the vegetables were not fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s, just wanted the Walleye but wasn’t offered last night , but fried chicken was excellent , Had the silk pie that was heavenly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family passing through on their way to Florida.

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RickR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken has never disappointed and the grouper was outstanding. Service always the bezt.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice quiet dinner. We ordered the Mediterranean chicken with a side salad and the grouper dish with a mashed potato side. We also had wine with our meal and coffee at the end. Everything was very good and the table, etc., was very clean. I also recommend the valet parking since it can get pretty tight, given the location. The only negative was when I went to the restroom a couple of times. I think if you are going through doorways or other places in the restaurant, the employees should always let the guests go first. The young staff did not do that or offer. It happened a few different times with different staff and I had to get out of their way. There are a lot of doorways to go through since it is an older house. I love the history of the house and property too!

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Morte4
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Merrick Inn remains a Lexington gem on the food scene. While much of the menu reflects southern comfort food, the inventiveness of the cuisine comes through. We had an artichoke and rock shrimp dip as appetizer, entrees of grouper ( the nightly special) and filet mignon, and delicious sides. The Italian sausage and grits were particularly yummy.

Half price wine by the bottle was not something we had planned, but a great surprise!

JR
JuliaR
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the bartender was very attentive and kind. I am so glad this place is still here after the pandemic. The management staff are very professional and friendly; they run this place so well.

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Janetc
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service was great. The place was full and that was nice to see. Great experience.

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vipGrendel
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Merrick Inn always pleases and is a wonderful place to dine. One of our family members is from LA and commented on the inn's southern charm.

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MeliL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Waiter was just “ok”. Was unimpressed with service.

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JimG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brynn was a great server. The special bourbon cocktails were excellent.
The special Alaskan Halibut dinner was incredible as well as the spiced pork tenderloin was very unique and delicious. Finished up with Carmel apple crisp, topped with ice cream.
The bar after dinner had a lot of character and the bar tenders told us a lot about bourbon.
One of the best meals ever!!

FAQs

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

Merrick Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 2988 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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