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Jantz Cafe & Bakery 3361 G St, Merced
Jantz Cafe & Bakery
Sandwich Shop • $$

Jantz Cafe & Bakery

3361 G St, Merced, CA 95340

I've never had the opportunity to go to Jantz before and I saw they were taking orders for Thanksgiving so I ordered a single pumpkin pie for my family to...

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  • Superb476 Reviews4.7
Little Oven Pizza 433 W Main St, Merced
Little Oven Pizza
Pizza • $

Little Oven Pizza

433 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Pizza was delicious and was ready in the right amount of time. Pleasant experience and one to remember. We stopped late afternoon, easy to find seating. Wish...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.7
Toni's Courtyard Café 516 W 18th St, Merced
Toni's Courtyard Café
American • $$

Toni's Courtyard Café

516 W 18th St, Merced, CA 95340

We are on our way up to a festival and decided to stop here on the way. Service here was great! Very attentive and friendly. The food was good and came out in...

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  • Superb324 Reviews4.6
Carniceria y Taqueria Superior 1725 CA-140, Merced
Carniceria y Taqueria Superior
Mexican • $

Carniceria y Taqueria Superior

1725 CA-140, Merced, CA 95341

I found this diamond in the rough on Yelp! My daughter and I decided to go in for lunch and to our pleasant surprise the food was absolutely fabulous! We had...

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.7
In-N-Out Burger 1579 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced
In-N-Out Burger
Hamburger • $

In-N-Out Burger

1579 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced, CA 95340

I love In N Out but I was a little confused when I tried to go yesterday .. 12-5-21.. at 6:25pm. They were closed. There were several of us trying to eat there...

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  • Superb219 Reviews4.5
H & W Drive-In 121 W 16th St, Merced
H & W Drive-In
Fast Food • $

H & W Drive-In

121 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

Yummy food, friendly staff. Expect a long wait time due to being short-staffed but the food is worth it. Everything I've tried so far has been delicious....

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  • Superb238 Reviews4.4
Thai Star 57 W Alexander Ave, Merced
Thai Star
Thai • $$

Thai Star

57 W Alexander Ave, Merced, CA 95348

O M G !!! We just moved to the area after living in Santa Cruz for the last year and in the Bay Area for the last 16. We really thought we were going to miss...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.5
mariscos el nacho 1560 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced
mariscos el nacho
Mexican

mariscos el nacho

1560 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced, CA 95341

Edit to my pervious review. I'm very happy I gave this hidden jewel in Merced! I was very, very pleased that they remembered us and let us know that our...

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  • Superb57 Reviews4.9
Burger Time 661 W 16th St, Merced
Burger Time
Burgers

Burger Time

661 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

This place is so small that I hardly ever noticed it before, but it really surpassed my expectations. The woman working was fast and very polite. There are...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.4
Lupian's Mexican Food 802 W 16th St, Merced
Lupian's Mexican Food
Mexican • $$

Lupian's Mexican Food

802 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

I am not from Merced but my wife is. So I asked my wife's family what is the best Mexican food restaurant in Merced. They recommended here and I see why....

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.4
Gateway Pizza N Subs 1220 V St, Merced
Gateway Pizza N Subs
Pizza • $

Gateway Pizza N Subs

1220 V St, Merced, CA 95341

Came across this place and I'm sssssoooo happy I did! The combination and pepperoni pizzas were fire!!!!! Brought them to work for coworkers and everyone...

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  • Superb100 Reviews4.5
Destino's 460 W Main St, Merced
Destino's
Pizza • $$

Destino's

460 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Delicious date night! We loved the bruschetta and coconut shrimp apps. My white lasagna hit the spot but my husband shrimp plate lacked some flavor. Still plan...

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  • Superb199 Reviews4.3
17th Street Public House 315 W Main St, Merced
17th Street Public House
Pubs • $

17th Street Public House

315 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

I celebrated my birthday last night in this excellent restaurant. happy to tell that we had a superb evening and the place was surely the reason for that...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.5
Hao's Kitchen 1500 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced
Hao's Kitchen
Chinese • $

Hao's Kitchen

1500 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced, CA 95341

One of the better places to eat in Merced for not a lot of money. Tried the beef chow fun for the first time this time around and I like it more then the beef...

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  • Superb146 Reviews4.3
The Partisan 432 W Main St, Merced
The Partisan
Pubs • $

The Partisan

432 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

This place is beautiful inside. All new remodel and very classy. Matt was the bar tender that night and he was great. Knew his stuff and what to recommend....

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  • Superb95 Reviews4.4
Mix Bakery 1110 W 16th St, Merced
Mix Bakery
Cupcakes

Mix Bakery

1110 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95341

This place is freaking amazing ?Only place i buy cakes from nowThey have some amazing cakes they make aside or you can make your own. Definitely recommend this...

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  • Superb90 Reviews4.4
Hidalgo Taco Truck 550 E Main St, Merced
Hidalgo Taco Truck
Mexican

Hidalgo Taco Truck

550 E Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Been eating here since 2012! These are the best tacos from LA to the bay ! Every time I come through they always have my food ready and I’m in and out with...

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  • Superb129 Reviews4.3
Nagame 2650 W 16th St, Merced
Nagame
Japanese • $$

Nagame

2650 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95348

This is a hidden gem. Called up to ask if they are open for dinner because it's Thanksgiving eve. They like you to make reservations even tho we are going...

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.3
Sam Cafe 235 W 12th St, Merced
Sam Cafe
Thai • $$

Sam Cafe

235 W 12th St, Merced, CA 95341

If you want something to try here and dont know what to get i suggest trying the tom kha soup it is the best soup u never knew you needed in life also try the...

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  • Good191 Reviews4.2
Five Star Burger Merced 1725 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced
Five Star Burger Merced
Burgers • $

Five Star Burger Merced

1725 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced, CA 95340

This was truly a great experience. The staff was phenomenal including the cashier who was above and beyond for all the customers in line. The burgers. Fries....

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  • Good180 Reviews4.2
Coconut Cafe 3368 N State Hwy 59 STE N, Merced
Coconut Cafe
Thai

Coconut Cafe

3368 N State Hwy 59 STE N, Merced, CA 95348

I was sick and felt like curry. I order the seafood green curry with sticky rice, fried pot stickers and a Thai tea. I must say it was soooooo good. The curry...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.3
La Morenita 1352 W 13th St, Merced
La Morenita
Mexican • $

La Morenita

1352 W 13th St, Merced, CA 95341

This is the OG spot for authentic food.. I have been coming here since the 90s..the food is FIRE and so is the chips and salsa.. I've been all over the...

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.3
Cortes Tacos #2 1519-1549 G St, Merced
Cortes Tacos #2
Latin American

Cortes Tacos #2

1519-1549 G St, Merced, CA 95340

Wow. Just amazing. Coming from the bay area looking for a local taco shop. This place hits the spot. Flavors are on point and is now my new go to spot. Very...

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  • Superb95 Reviews4.3
Golden Bowl 3144 G St, Merced
Golden Bowl
Chinese • $$

Golden Bowl

3144 G St, Merced, CA 95340

Golden Bowl has been my favorite ever since I moved to Merced. I love their chicken chow mein. I've tried something different each time I've gone and...

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  • Good153 Reviews4.2
EL PALMAR TAQUERIA 1127 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced
EL PALMAR TAQUERIA
Mexican • $

EL PALMAR TAQUERIA

1127 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced, CA 95341

The typical taqueria menu well-executed. Meats on everything were nicely cooked and overall the food felt fresh. Would recommend the Al Pastor in particular....

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  • Good153 Reviews4.2
Marie's Mexican Kitchen 259 W Main St, Merced
Marie's Mexican Kitchen
Mexican • $

Marie's Mexican Kitchen

259 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Sooooo good , came to Merced for vacation, so was looking to eat Mexican authentic food. Found them on yelp so decided to give them a try . Their posole &...

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  • Good140 Reviews4.2
El Tlahualil Mexican Restaurant 1277 V St, Merced
El Tlahualil Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

El Tlahualil Mexican Restaurant

1277 V St, Merced, CA 95341

Very nice restaurant that we accidentally ran into. Ended up serving us the best Mexican food that we had in California! The people are very friendly as well....

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  • Good124 Reviews4.2
Villa's 900 Loughborough Dr, Merced
Villa's
Mexican • $

Villa's

900 Loughborough Dr, Merced, CA 95348

Best huevos rancheros in town. The prices are more than reasonable and the service is the best. I stop here whenever I'm shopping at Target. That's...

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  • Good115 Reviews4.2
Strings 731 E Yosemite Ave, Merced
Strings
Italian • $$

Strings

731 E Yosemite Ave, Merced, CA 95340

Food was great. I had not been there in four or five years because I'd gone several times and the food was not good. But I don't know if they have...

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  • Good239 Reviews4.1
Houa Khong 2 3518 G St, Merced
Houa Khong 2
Thai • $$

Houa Khong 2

3518 G St, Merced, CA 95340

We came here on our vacation to get some food. It was one of the only few places open on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The food was just ok, but the customer...

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  • Good109 Reviews4.2

American Restaurants

American in Merced
Toni's Courtyard Café 516 W 18th St, Merced
Toni's Courtyard Café
American • $$

Toni's Courtyard Café

516 W 18th St, Merced, CA 95340

We are on our way up to a festival and decided to stop here on the way. Service here was great! Very attentive and friendly. The food was good and came out in...

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  • Superb324 Reviews4.6
Paul's Place Restaurant & Bakery 2991 G St, Merced
Paul's Place Restaurant & Bakery
American • $$

Paul's Place Restaurant & Bakery

2991 G St, Merced, CA 95340

Absolutely AMAZING service! We had different people checking on us constantly. Our coffee cups were never left empty for long. The food was really delicious...

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  • Good291 Reviews4
Black Bear Diner Merced 1435 V St, Merced
Black Bear Diner Merced
American

Black Bear Diner Merced

1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340

Great tasting food and lots of varieties. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner food items served all day.Stopped by on our way home and ordered a couple items from...

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  • Good278 Reviews3.9

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Merced
Little Oven Pizza 433 W Main St, Merced
Little Oven Pizza
Pizza • $

Little Oven Pizza

433 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Pizza was delicious and was ready in the right amount of time. Pleasant experience and one to remember. We stopped late afternoon, easy to find seating. Wish...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.7
Gateway Pizza N Subs 1220 V St, Merced
Gateway Pizza N Subs
Pizza • $

Gateway Pizza N Subs

1220 V St, Merced, CA 95341

Came across this place and I'm sssssoooo happy I did! The combination and pepperoni pizzas were fire!!!!! Brought them to work for coworkers and everyone...

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  • Superb100 Reviews4.5
Destino's 460 W Main St, Merced
Destino's
Pizza • $$

Destino's

460 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Delicious date night! We loved the bruschetta and coconut shrimp apps. My white lasagna hit the spot but my husband shrimp plate lacked some flavor. Still plan...

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  • Superb199 Reviews4.3

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Merced
Carniceria y Taqueria Superior 1725 CA-140, Merced
Carniceria y Taqueria Superior
Mexican • $

Carniceria y Taqueria Superior

1725 CA-140, Merced, CA 95341

I found this diamond in the rough on Yelp! My daughter and I decided to go in for lunch and to our pleasant surprise the food was absolutely fabulous! We had...

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.7
mariscos el nacho 1560 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced
mariscos el nacho
Mexican

mariscos el nacho

1560 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced, CA 95341

Edit to my pervious review. I'm very happy I gave this hidden jewel in Merced! I was very, very pleased that they remembered us and let us know that our...

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  • Superb57 Reviews4.9
Lupian's Mexican Food 802 W 16th St, Merced
Lupian's Mexican Food
Mexican • $$

Lupian's Mexican Food

802 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

I am not from Merced but my wife is. So I asked my wife's family what is the best Mexican food restaurant in Merced. They recommended here and I see why....

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Merced
Hao's Kitchen 1500 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced
Hao's Kitchen
Chinese • $

Hao's Kitchen

1500 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced, CA 95341

One of the better places to eat in Merced for not a lot of money. Tried the beef chow fun for the first time this time around and I like it more then the beef...

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  • Superb146 Reviews4.3
Golden Bowl 3144 G St, Merced
Golden Bowl
Chinese • $$

Golden Bowl

3144 G St, Merced, CA 95340

Golden Bowl has been my favorite ever since I moved to Merced. I love their chicken chow mein. I've tried something different each time I've gone and...

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  • Good153 Reviews4.2
China Caff 2840 G St, Merced
China Caff
Chinese • $

China Caff

2840 G St, Merced, CA 95340

Grabbed lunch here with my husband, the service is great. The drinks they give you are refilled which is sometimes rare at Chinese restaraunts around here...

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  • Good109 Reviews3.9

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Merced
H & W Drive-In 121 W 16th St, Merced
H & W Drive-In
Fast Food • $

H & W Drive-In

121 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

Yummy food, friendly staff. Expect a long wait time due to being short-staffed but the food is worth it. Everything I've tried so far has been delicious....

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  • Superb238 Reviews4.4
Taco Bell 3140 G St, Merced
Taco Bell
Fast Food • $

Taco Bell

3140 G St, Merced, CA 95340

One of the best Taco Bell locations for consistency, order accuracy, and speedy friendly service. Food always hot and fresh. Drive thru moves quickly. Never...

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  • Good146 Reviews4.1
Taco Bell 1440 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced
Taco Bell
Fast Food • $

Taco Bell

1440 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced, CA 95340

I'm glad to see, employees at taco bell, wear hair nets. And, those touching the food, wears gloves. I dont want someone sneezing in their hands, or hair...

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  • Good127 Reviews4.1

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Merced
Jade Garden 1715 CA-140, Merced
Jade Garden
Seafood • $$

Jade Garden

1715 CA-140, Merced, CA 95341

Someone told me there was a "new" Thai restaurant in the Home Depot parking lot, so we thought it would be worth a try. Good decision. Excellent...

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  • Good119 Reviews4.1
Sizzler - Merced 1334 W Olive Ave, Merced
Sizzler - Merced
Seafood • $$

Sizzler - Merced

1334 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

It was awesome. I are the whole thing. Oh so good. Thank the cooks and the help was so nice and proper. Didnt wait long for anything. Love it and we will be...

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  • Good196 Reviews3.9
Bag O’ Crab 455 W Olive Ave, Merced
Bag O’ Crab
Seafood

Bag O’ Crab

455 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

Really loved the food and the service. I was really surprised to find the place pretty much empty at 1pm. Oh and the robot that serves the food is really...

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  • Good112 Reviews3.9

Thai Restaurants

Thai in Merced
Thai Star 57 W Alexander Ave, Merced
Thai Star
Thai • $$

Thai Star

57 W Alexander Ave, Merced, CA 95348

O M G !!! We just moved to the area after living in Santa Cruz for the last year and in the Bay Area for the last 16. We really thought we were going to miss...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.5
Sam Cafe 235 W 12th St, Merced
Sam Cafe
Thai • $$

Sam Cafe

235 W 12th St, Merced, CA 95341

If you want something to try here and dont know what to get i suggest trying the tom kha soup it is the best soup u never knew you needed in life also try the...

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  • Good191 Reviews4.2
Coconut Cafe 3368 N State Hwy 59 STE N, Merced
Coconut Cafe
Thai

Coconut Cafe

3368 N State Hwy 59 STE N, Merced, CA 95348

I was sick and felt like curry. I order the seafood green curry with sticky rice, fried pot stickers and a Thai tea. I must say it was soooooo good. The curry...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.3
Jantz Cafe & Bakery 3361 G St, Merced
Jantz Cafe & Bakery
Sandwich Shop • $$

Jantz Cafe & Bakery

3361 G St, Merced, CA 95340

I've never had the opportunity to go to Jantz before and I saw they were taking orders for Thanksgiving so I ordered a single pumpkin pie for my family to...

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  • Superb476 Reviews4.7
Subway 1459 Martin Luther King Jr Way Suite 8, Merced
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

1459 Martin Luther King Jr Way Suite 8, Merced, CA 95340

I went here today to get a sandwich for lunch. The store was full and there was only one young man working. I was so impressed with his service. Despite the...

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  • Superb35 Reviews4.4
Port of Subs 731 E Yosemite Ave #E, Merced
Port of Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Port of Subs

731 E Yosemite Ave #E, Merced, CA 95340

I was here this past Wednesday and i was greeted by the staff very friendly! Something I didn't experience my first time there , 2 young lady sure helped...

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  • Good82 Reviews4.1
Chicken Shack 560 W Olive Ave, Merced
Chicken Shack
Chicken

Chicken Shack

560 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

Every time I eat here it's fire so idk what the bad reviews are for. I've had everything to eat. If you don't like quality real chicken then I...

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  • Average33 Reviews2.8
KFC 2016 E Childs Ave, Merced
KFC
Chicken • $

KFC

2016 E Childs Ave, Merced, CA 95341

Ordered in drive thru and food was brought out to us. Our order was kind of big. Dine in is closed due to Covid. But it was fast and food was really good . A...

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  • Good94 Reviews3.3
Thighstop 779 E Yosemite Ave Ste D, Merced
Thighstop
Chicken Wings

Thighstop

779 E Yosemite Ave Ste D, Merced, CA 95340

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  • Poor24 Reviews1.8