Merrick Inn

4.8
2844 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 2844 people are saying
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Lisa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Merrick Inn. The staff were so accommodating and polite. Pierre, our server, was very attentive to all of our needs. The food, a filet for my husband and salmon for me were delicious. The dessert, creme brulle was one of the best I have ever eaten. The top was perfectly harden and the creme was divine, rich and smooth. The strawberry shortcake was very good as well. Such a special place for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in Lexington and James the server was FIRST CLASS

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profkakie
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merrick is a classic. All standards upheld. Outstanding waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite place when we are in Lexington! The staff is wonderful and so is the food. Beautiful southern charm

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CatherineB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to the Merrick Inn since the 1970s and still love it. This time they helped us celebrate our anniversary in a nice, but low-key way. My husband was disappointed that they did not have their banana peppers or prime rib, but we do understand that that was not their fault but just the period we are going thru.

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vipMilesaway
Cincinnati
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Outing after a day at Keeneland. Great service provided by Cameron. Hostess worked with me to increase table size from 4-6. Very accommodating. Nice entree selection and well prepared dishes. Highly recommend

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vipConnorD
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service !

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KellyRibich
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service amazing as always. Whitney was fantastic.

RK
RichardK
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to the Merrick Inn and it did not disappoint. I will always return whenever in Lexington.

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Dawne
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff. Also was very accommodating in arranging tables for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another great meal last night on the patio at Merrick. Perfect night to sit outside. Our server Mike was awesome.

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viph8tow8
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old world charm. Really nice!

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service! The dessert was great too!

JB
JerryB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their food and great service which we have been missing with Covid-19.

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YvonneS
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Taking my brother and sister-in-law that were in town for a visit. Food was a bit normal. Over cheesy on Mac and cheese. My steak was medium, not medium rare . Sister-in-laws steak was medium rare not medium. But family was the most important thing. James was a delight as our server !

SM
vipSaraM
Louisville
62 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was very good; we sat in the bar. The only complaint that we have is that we were a party of 4 and we sat at a table too small! This was more appropriate for a two top! Very crowded and uncomfortable!

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SamE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience. The Pecan Encrusted Pork Tenderloin was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter James made our time at Merrick’s especially wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Merrick Inn has been our favorite place for more than 20 years. We have ALWAYS received an excellent meal and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary. The service was top-notch, and the dinner was excellent.

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Charlotte
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food was great!

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vipJNCC
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Lexington tradition.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Special friends for dinner out of town from home.

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JessicafromCleveland
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stellar gem in Lexington! My husband and I went here while traveling and to celebrate a recent job promotion. I merely mentioned that while making our reservation and the greeter acknowledged him by name and said “congratulations” and the waitress, Brynn, was fabulous! Complimentary valet (be sure to tip!) and incredible ambiance and food. Can’t wait to go back next time we travel to Lexington!

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vipsusane
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner on the patio.

MK
MKentucky
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and such a nice evening! The room we were seated in was renovated with lovely equestrian decor. We both had steak, highly recommended as it was delicious, as well as baked potatoes and green beans! Our server, Sandy, was amazing! She made sure we had everything we needed without having to ask, and had thoughtful recommendations on the nightly specials and dinners. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food consistently

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KeithS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and experience we enjoyed at Merrick Inn was outstanding!! The meal was by far the best dining out meal I have had in some time!! One bite and I was sold out with the salad and the HOUSE dressing!! The entree was even more enjoyable!! The Merrick Inn will be one of the reason's we will visit Lexington in the future!!

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JaclynS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merrick Inn is one of our favorite restaurants in Lexington. The food is amazing, I think their steaks rival any "steakhouse" here. Service is always great and they treat you so well.

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vipKayP
Guadalajara
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening! Food was delicious and the wait staff very accommodating!

MB
vipMitchB
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I recently visited the Merrick in while on vacation. We were told this was a quaint “southern“ restaurant. Our visit and experience exceeded our expectations. It was a beautiful restaurant, the service was over the top outstanding, and the food was fantastic. This was a memorable experience of our visit to Lexington. Special shout out to our server Sara who was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always- a fabulous experience. From the time we used valet, being greeted kindly by Amy, our food was phenomenal- staff was professional, Brian checked on us- such great all around service. We were celebrating my birthday- and it turned out to be 1/2 bottle wine night. Highly recommend the Honig Cab!!! We both ordered the daily specials and were quite pleased. We will be back!

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Starangel
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and sandy our server was lovely. Highly recommend seating in her section

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always

KP
KatieP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner for our anniversary celebration!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been years since I’ve been and I must say it didn’t disappoint.. food was very good and our server was fantastic. Highly recommend when you’re in Lexington looking for something good

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WandaS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were from out of town and decided to go to Merrick Inn for dinner to celebrate our son's b'day! We really enjoyed our meals and would definitely go back again next time we're in town!

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vipjeanied
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Even saw some people I had not seen in years!!

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StephenW
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Great patio. Solid service, not outstanding. Will certainly be back when in the Lexington area.

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 2844 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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