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

Little Oven Pizza

433 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

We were finally in Merced and had the chance to stop by Little Oven. I have to say it's simple and delicious. We picked the slice of pizza we wanted an in...

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  • Superb241 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

Delicious sammys, nice outdoor seating, I had the Focaccia bread with the Mediterranean chicken, girlfriend had the turkey, cranberry, sweet tater fries, all...

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  • Superb353 Reviews4.5
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

Never thought I'd be someone to rate a fast food joint, but this one certainly deserves high praise. Excellent albeit simple food, clean facility, and...

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  • Superb232 Reviews4.5
Carniceria y Taqueria Superior 1725 CA-140, Merced
Carniceria y Taqueria Superior
Mexican • $

Carniceria y Taqueria Superior

1725 CA-140, Merced, CA 95341

Food is very very tasty very authentic Mexican the person I was very polite they're fast and the prices are fair the specials are a great Price you...

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  • Superb120 Reviews4.7
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

My son was craving a chili dog so I thought I'd take him here over Sonic. Great choice? It was a more homemade version over fastfood like (if you know...

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  • Superb268 Reviews4.4
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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  • Superb61 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

The molcajete and michelada were fantastic and the service was friendly. I would definitely come back when in town again for the molcajete. The place is...

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  • Superb180 Reviews4.4
Thai Star 57 W Alexander Ave, Merced
Thai Star
Thai • $$

Thai Star

57 W Alexander Ave, Merced, CA 95348

One of the many great Thai restaurants in Merced. Never wrong to go here, and they are very consistent in quality. Good value on lunch menu as well.Some of my...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.4
Mix Bakery 1110 W 16th St, Merced
Mix Bakery
Cupcakes

Mix Bakery

1110 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95341

Mix bakery made us a baby Reveal cake and it was absolutely perfect. As the kids say, they understood the assignment. They treated us with respect and no one...

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  • Superb107 Reviews4.5
Gateway Pizza N Subs 1220 V St, Merced
Gateway Pizza N Subs
Pizza • $

Gateway Pizza N Subs

1220 V St, Merced, CA 95341

After hiking all day through snow in Yosemite, we picked up a pizza to eat at the hotel. It was delicious & they were friendly! Ate most of it & had a...

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  • Superb106 Reviews4.5
Destino's 460 W Main St, Merced
Destino's
Italian • $$

Destino's

460 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Fantastic drinks & great atmosphere. I love mixed drinks so I ordered the Malibu Sunset & then I had ordered Cheese Rigatoni with half white & half...

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  • Superb217 Reviews4.3
Burger Time 661 W 16th St, Merced
Burger Time
Burgers

Burger Time

661 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

This is to create awareness, not everybody can be as lucky as I was. I'm saying this because I was able to recover my funds. Thanks to a recovery...

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  • Superb186 Reviews4.3
The Partisan 432 W Main St, Merced
The Partisan
Pubs • $

The Partisan

432 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

I went to see a local band; they don't serve any food, only drinks (I don't drink, so I can't rate the drinks). Eat before you go, there are...

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  • Superb105 Reviews4.4
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

It's a lovely place with a great tap selection. The only downside is that they allow smokers in the outer part of the bar, which makes it super...

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  • Superb78 Reviews4.5
Asian style kitchen 601 E Main St, Merced
Asian style kitchen
Asian

Asian style kitchen

601 E Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Our #1 place to go ! They are very kind , friendly and understanding. I haven't had a wrong order which is amazing. Let's not get started on their...

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  • Superb44 Reviews4.8
Hao's Kitchen 1500 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced
Hao's Kitchen
Chinese • $

Hao's Kitchen

1500 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced, CA 95341

Good spot of takeout. Flavors are good. Portion size of carbs are good but my protein serving was a bit small. I ordered the garlic chicken and it was ok....

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.3
Hidalgo Taco Truck 550 E Main St, Merced
Hidalgo Taco Truck
Mexican

Hidalgo Taco Truck

550 E Main St, Merced, CA 95340

These tacos r fire!!!! Straight bussing. It's like eating the most scrumptious cloud ever. 10/10 would recommend. Just call ahead because perfection takes...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.3
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

First time here. Went during what I thought would be busy hour noon and service was fast. Had the cashew pad with chicken plate could have used a bit more...

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  • Superb130 Reviews4.3
Nagame 2650 W 16th St, Merced
Nagame
Japanese • $$

Nagame

2650 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95348

I love this quaint made over 50's diner. The food comes as several courses so it's great for catching up with a friend or family, or even a date. The...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.3
Villa's 900 Loughborough Dr, Merced
Villa's
Mexican • $

Villa's

900 Loughborough Dr, Merced, CA 95348

I was getting a car wash across the street and just happened upon this place. I got the burrito supreme and it was the best burrito I’ve ever had! You would...

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  • Superb124 Reviews4.3
Sam Cafe 235 W 12th St, Merced
Sam Cafe
Thai • $$

Sam Cafe

235 W 12th St, Merced, CA 95341

Years after graduating from UC Merced we're back to visit a college favorite: Sam Cafe!!! Their pad thai is still as delicious as ever. I got the chicken...

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  • Good208 Reviews4.2
Five Star Burger Merced 1725 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced
Five Star Burger Merced
Fast Food • $

Five Star Burger Merced

1725 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced, CA 95340

Staff is so nice and pleasant to each other the food is awesome delicious and a very good selection of different fast food this is how little diners used to be...

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Mainzer 655 W Main St, Merced
Mainzer
Sports Bar

Mainzer

655 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

I found this place on yelp and thought it was really neat. We came to have lunch. I decided to have a salad and my husband had they fried chicken. The pace was...

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  • Good188 Reviews4.2
Jose's Taco Shop 3250 G St, Merced
Jose's Taco Shop
Latin American

Jose's Taco Shop

3250 G St, Merced, CA 95340

Fantastic fresh food with fast friendly service. I want to try everything on the menu, but I'm currently stuck on the shredded chicken taco and anything...

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  • Superb107 Reviews4.3
La Morenita 1352 W 13th St, Merced
La Morenita
Mexican • $

La Morenita

1352 W 13th St, Merced, CA 95341

This is what I consider a hole in the wall Restaurant. Don't be fold by its looks when you drive up the food is excellent and also authentic as it gets...

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  • Superb102 Reviews4.3
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 birria tacos are excellent, authentic flavor as well as the al pastor tacos. The servers were very knowledgeable and was not disappointed with what we...

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  • Good170 Reviews4.2
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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  • Superb96 Reviews4.3
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

I'm so HAPPY that my daughter took me to this restaurant everything was so delicious. I will recommend to anyone that comes to Merced California. God...

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  • Good152 Reviews4.2
The Branding Iron Restaurant 640 16th St, Merced
The Branding Iron Restaurant
Western • $$

The Branding Iron Restaurant

640 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

This was a very good rating experience. We had excels service, but the only way we could afford it is because we were given a gift card. The New York steak was...

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  • Good289 Reviews4.1
Houa Khong 2 3518 G St, Merced
Houa Khong 2
Thai • $$

Houa Khong 2

3518 G St, Merced, CA 95340

I love this location! Everyone I have brought here has loved it as well. Back in 2017 I did a brief stint at Merced College before returning to university and...

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  • Good117 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

Delicious sammys, nice outdoor seating, I had the Focaccia bread with the Mediterranean chicken, girlfriend had the turkey, cranberry, sweet tater fries, all...

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  • Superb353 Reviews4.5
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

Breakfast, lunch and dinner... Paul's Place never disappoints and has something for everyone. My favorites are the breakfast items. Recommend Belgian...

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  • Good306 Reviews4
Rainbird 609 W Main St, Merced
Rainbird
American

Rainbird

609 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

I wish I could give this restaurant a 10 out of 5 star rating. The tasting course was to die for and completely unexpected in terms of fantastic (and...

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  • Superb20 Reviews4.6

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

We were finally in Merced and had the chance to stop by Little Oven. I have to say it's simple and delicious. We picked the slice of pizza we wanted an in...

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  • Superb241 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

After hiking all day through snow in Yosemite, we picked up a pizza to eat at the hotel. It was delicious & they were friendly! Ate most of it & had a...

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  • Superb106 Reviews4.5
Pizza Guys 2800 G St, Merced
Pizza Guys
Pizza • $$

Pizza Guys

2800 G St, Merced, CA 95340

This pizza was amazing it's been so hard to find a great pizza place looks like we finally found our go to!! I definitely recommend this place! ...

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  • Good118 Reviews4

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

Food is very very tasty very authentic Mexican the person I was very polite they're fast and the prices are fair the specials are a great Price you...

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  • Superb120 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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  • Superb61 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

The molcajete and michelada were fantastic and the service was friendly. I would definitely come back when in town again for the molcajete. The place is...

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  • Superb180 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

Good spot of takeout. Flavors are good. Portion size of carbs are good but my protein serving was a bit small. I ordered the garlic chicken and it was ok....

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.3
Golden Bowl 3144 G St, Merced
Golden Bowl
Chinese • $$

Golden Bowl

3144 G St, Merced, CA 95340

Haven't been to this place in a while and have been to other golden bowls this one I feel is really good compared to the others. They have good portions...

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  • Good168 Reviews4.1
China Caff 2840 G St, Merced
China Caff
Chinese • $

China Caff

2840 G St, Merced, CA 95340

I'm very nit picky when it comes to Asian food. This place is a very nice place. The food is very good at a great price. Their lunch specials is a great...

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  • Good116 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

My son was craving a chili dog so I thought I'd take him here over Sonic. Great choice? It was a more homemade version over fastfood like (if you know...

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  • Superb268 Reviews4.4
Five Star Burger Merced 1725 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced
Five Star Burger Merced
Fast Food • $

Five Star Burger Merced

1725 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced, CA 95340

Staff is so nice and pleasant to each other the food is awesome delicious and a very good selection of different fast food this is how little diners used to be...

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  • Good193 Reviews4.2
Taco Bell 3140 G St, Merced
Taco Bell
Fast Food • $

Taco Bell

3140 G St, Merced, CA 95340

Wait time was kind of long, I guess everyone had late night munchies. Staff is very friendly and professional, the box is very filling even for the hungriest...

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  • Good158 Reviews4.1

Seafood Restaurants

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

Jade Garden

1715 CA-140, Merced, CA 95341

I haven't had much of their other food BUT they have one of the best seafood boils around here! Easy to go for when you want something quick to eat and...

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  • Good123 Reviews4.1
Ostioneria Guadalajara 1220 W 16th St, Merced
Ostioneria Guadalajara
Seafood • $

Ostioneria Guadalajara

1220 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

Coming from Los Angeles, this burrito was pretty awesome. I got a burrito for 8 dollars carne asada, and it was super good! The people here are so nice, and...

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  • Good58 Reviews4.1
Bag O’ Crab 455 W Olive Ave, Merced
Bag O’ Crab
Seafood

Bag O’ Crab

455 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

Always a good time eating here. No complaints what so ever. Friendly staff. Fast seating. Quick when your order is coming. Of course with seafood, especially...

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  • Good132 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

One of the many great Thai restaurants in Merced. Never wrong to go here, and they are very consistent in quality. Good value on lunch menu as well.Some of my...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.4
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

First time here. Went during what I thought would be busy hour noon and service was fast. Had the cashew pad with chicken plate could have used a bit more...

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  • Superb130 Reviews4.3
Sam Cafe 235 W 12th St, Merced
Sam Cafe
Thai • $$

Sam Cafe

235 W 12th St, Merced, CA 95341

Years after graduating from UC Merced we're back to visit a college favorite: Sam Cafe!!! Their pad thai is still as delicious as ever. I got the chicken...

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  • Good208 Reviews4.2

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Merced
Destino's 460 W Main St, Merced
Destino's
Italian • $$

Destino's

460 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Fantastic drinks & great atmosphere. I love mixed drinks so I ordered the Malibu Sunset & then I had ordered Cheese Rigatoni with half white & half...

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  • Superb217 Reviews4.3
Bella Luna 350 W Main St, Merced
Bella Luna
Italian • $$

Bella Luna

350 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Great food and service. Billy, the bartender, always amazing adult beverages. Wyatt, our server, was great with spot-on recommendations. Delicious chicken...

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  • Good267 Reviews4
Strings 731 E Yosemite Ave, Merced
Strings
Italian • $$

Strings

731 E Yosemite Ave, Merced, CA 95340

This was my first time at Strings. The food was pretty good. They do have pretty good bread and a cheesy spread you can top on with it. I'm a fan of...

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  • Good255 Reviews4
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

Really nice, clean and safe restaurant. Good music playing! The worker was masked and very kind! I ordered a chicken teriyaki spinach wrap with avocado, pepper...

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  • Good40 Reviews4.2
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

Late post****** DoorDash a sandwich for lunch a few weeks ago. Can't remember what I had but the sandwich was one of the best I've had in a while....

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  • Good86 Reviews4
Port of Subs 655 E Main St, Merced
Port of Subs
Sandwich Shop

Port of Subs

655 E Main St, Merced, CA 95340

It was good. They accept food stamps. I did see some other reviews how they are skimpy on their meat. It was a good sandwich but I do agree there should be a...

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  • Good63 Reviews3.9
Chicken Shack 560 W Olive Ave, Merced
Chicken Shack
Chicken

Chicken Shack

560 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

Ordered on the Yelp app. Thank you for making it easier! Ordered a grilled chicken sandwich combo with bbq baked beans, hot sauce and hot bbq sauce along with...

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  • Average42 Reviews2.9
KFC 2016 E Childs Ave, Merced
KFC
Chicken • $

KFC

2016 E Childs Ave, Merced, CA 95341

I went inside to place an order the worker there asked if I was there for pickup or delivery and I said neither one can I just order right here and she said...

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  • Average102 Reviews3.2
KFC 180 W Olive Ave, Merced
KFC
Chicken • $

KFC

180 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

I went through drive thru and spent quite a bit of money but when I got home the food seemed old so I called and spoke with the manager and told her of my...

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  • Average126 Reviews2.6