It’s an institution that has been a tradition among Lexington locals for the past 40 years. Fried food fiends will savor their famous southern fried chicken and walleye pike entrées or the fried green tomatoes starter. If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, you can opt for the pecan crusted pork tenderloin that is topped with Maker’s Mark apple chutney.
While you are enjoying your meal, you will be steeped in Thoroughbred tradition. It was here at Merrick Place, that the former manor owner trained the fabled "Exterminator," the 1918 Kentucky Derby winner. The namesake of the manor, a Thoroughbred named Merrick, finished in the money 125 times, winning 61 races. Be sure to pay homage to Merrick at his gravestone, located just in front of the Inn.