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Restaurants in Merced

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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

Love the quiche. Can be a lil on the slow side and seating is a disorganized when first walking in if you are new or place is busy resulting g in the greeting...

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  • Superb466 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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  • Superb323 Reviews4.6
Little Oven Pizza 433 W Main St, Merced
Little Oven Pizza
Pizza • $

Little Oven Pizza

433 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Pizzas are amazing! A friend of mine who is from Philadelphia came down to Merced for a few years and did her fair share of trying to find the closest Philly...

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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

A classic burger spot. Craving something like what you see in the old 60s movies this is it. My favorite spot as a freshman at UC MERCED and it turned into a...

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  • Superb229 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

We went way out of our way to go here on our way to Angels Camp. Very good service and nice people too. I had the senior breakfast. Pancakes and eggs with a...

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  • Good284 Reviews4
Strings 731 E Yosemite Ave, Merced
Strings
Italian • $$

Strings

731 E Yosemite Ave, Merced, CA 95340

We were from So. CA. visiting family and this restaurant was recommended. It was a busy Friday evening and the staff was very efficient and friendly. Not to...

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  • Good233 Reviews4.1
Destino's 460 W Main St, Merced
Destino's
Pizza • $$

Destino's

460 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

It's a bit loud but that's expected for a restaurant with a bar. The food was good and I feel that the pizza just needs some more sauce to really...

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  • Superb180 Reviews4.3
In-N-Out Burger 1579 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced
In-N-Out Burger
American • $

In-N-Out Burger

1579 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced, CA 95340

Love the in n out burger and fries I ordered a Neapolitan shake it had vanilla chocolate and strawberry when you can make up your mind what flavor you want...

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  • Superb193 Reviews4.5
Bella Luna 350 W Main St, Merced
Bella Luna
Bistros • $$

Bella Luna

350 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Randomly decided to eat here for the first time and it ended up being an amazing experience! The shark attack mocktail was so adorable and fun. The portion...

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  • Good223 Reviews4.1
Cova's Great American Food 2000 E Childs Ave, Merced
Cova's Great American Food
American • $$

Cova's Great American Food

2000 E Childs Ave, Merced, CA 95341

This was our first visit and we will definitely go back!!! Girlfriend had the shrimp trio and I had the tarragon salmon. Both were yummy. The raspberry...

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  • Superb157 Reviews4.4
Thai Star 57 W Alexander Ave, Merced
Thai Star
Thai • $$

Thai Star

57 W Alexander Ave, Merced, CA 95348

I love coming to Thai Star! Food and service is great! I like to support small businesses in Merced. They were open during the first pandemic and we did take...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.5
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 was here for an HS Class reunion and chose this place for breakfast from the recommendations on Yelp. So glad I did--the food here was incredibly amazing--so...

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  • Superb154 Reviews4.4
Sam Cafe 235 W 12th St, Merced
Sam Cafe
Thai • $$

Sam Cafe

235 W 12th St, Merced, CA 95341

Always a great choice. They have been struggling with employees since COVID (just like every other restaurant) so it takes a little longer but Sam is always on...

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Turmeric Indian Cuisine 731 E Yosemite Ave ste c, Merced
Turmeric Indian Cuisine
Indian • $$

Turmeric Indian Cuisine

731 E Yosemite Ave ste c, Merced, CA 95340

Really love the food here. It’s delicious but when I order the lamb curry and request it to be spicy, it’s not spicy enough. I really want to feel the burn...

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  • Good224 Reviews4
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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  • Superb147 Reviews4.3
Taste of Little India 1052 W Main St, Merced
Taste of Little India
Indian • $$

Taste of Little India

1052 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Really decent food. I would come here again. Rated them 4 stars because I felt like they didn't have a huge selection, kind of basic dishes weren't...

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J&R Tacos 437 W Main St, Merced
J&R Tacos
Mexican • $$

J&R Tacos

437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

I think this is one the of best Mexican restaurants in town. I tried the enchiladas, and got asada and pastor street tacos. The enchiladas didn’t have much...

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Burger Time 661 W 16th St, Merced
Burger Time
Burgers

Burger Time

661 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

Yummy food. Good prices. It's a small local business and we prefer to support local friends and family. Check them out. Old school family burger joint!!...

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  • Superb173 Reviews4.4
Sizzler - Merced 1334 W Olive Ave, Merced
Sizzler - Merced
Seafood • $$

Sizzler - Merced

1334 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

Steak n lobster dinners cooked perfectly for each of us. Manager was so gracious to a highly disrespectful guest. Never raised his voice. He tried to direct...

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  • Good187 Reviews3.9
Carniceria y Taqueria Superior 1725 CA-140, Merced
Carniceria y Taqueria Superior
Mexican • $

Carniceria y Taqueria Superior

1725 CA-140, Merced, CA 95341

Love their mexican food! Easy to grab and go. Freshly made while you wait. Call order in and it will be ready for you. Breakfast burritos and asada tacos are...

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  • Superb114 Reviews4.6
New Thai Cuisine 909 W 16th St, Merced
New Thai Cuisine
Thai • $$

New Thai Cuisine

909 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

I am seriously in awe of just how delicious the food is! Not only that but the staff was friendly, and the service was quick. I had traveled from out of town...

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  • Good166 Reviews4
Black Bear Diner 1435 V St, Merced
Black Bear Diner
American

Black Bear Diner

1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340

Warm friendly service and the restaurant was clean. My California Burger was delicious and the avocado was perfect! The sweet potato fries were cooked just...

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  • Good252 Reviews4
Hao's Kitchen 1500 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced
Hao's Kitchen
Chinese • $

Hao's Kitchen

1500 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced, CA 95341

First time ordering here and me and my mother enjoyed it. We ordered the combination fried rice and the kung pao chicken and it was delicious. They serve a...

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  • Superb141 Reviews4.4
Five Ten Bistro 510 W Main St, Merced
Five Ten Bistro
Bistros • $$

Five Ten Bistro

510 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Great salmon dinner. Ate on the patio due to Covid. Warm but not really uncomfortable in the evening. Great menu as always. Try the fried pickles,! Flies...

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  • Good174 Reviews3.9
Five Star Burger Merced 1725 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced
Five Star Burger Merced
Burgers • $

Five Star Burger Merced

1725 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced, CA 95340

For Mercedes,limited restaurant I'd say five Star Burger racing on the top in case service and availability plus they have a humongous menu and...

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  • Good175 Reviews4.2
The Bar B-Q Pit 1720 G St, Merced
The Bar B-Q Pit
Barbecue • $$

The Bar B-Q Pit

1720 G St, Merced, CA 95340

I am going to eat here with my two oldest daughter today at 2pm, with there husbands, I have never eaten here and have been wanting too- I am starting with 5...

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  • Good187 Reviews3.8
Sushi Cuisine 3544 G St, Merced
Sushi Cuisine
Sushi • $$

Sushi Cuisine

3544 G St, Merced, CA 95340

Great sushi made fresh! Very willing to make a special request for sushi. Good price and very friendly staff! Definitely worth a visit if you are considering...

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  • Good168 Reviews3.9
Nagame 2650 W 16th St, Merced
Nagame
Japanese • $$

Nagame

2650 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95348

Good as always! We were lucky to walk in and have a table. Best to reserve a table. With covid, they're down a few tables. Staff was excellent. A true...

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  • Superb109 Reviews4.3
Denny's 1128 W 13th St, Merced
Denny's
American • $

Denny's

1128 W 13th St, Merced, CA 95341

Denny’s is always good and has a big menu for whatever your tastebuds desires. We got the breakfast plate and slam burger. We asked for jelly for the English...

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  • Good185 Reviews4.1
Agaves Mexican Grill 731 E Yosemite Ave #D, Merced
Agaves Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Agaves Mexican Grill

731 E Yosemite Ave #D, Merced, CA 95340

I placed a phone order on Sunday around dinner time. About 30 mins for the order. When i arrived, it seemed like the restaurant was understaffed but i was...

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  • Good184 Reviews4.1

American Restaurants

American in Merced
Country Waffles Merced 1794 W Olive Ave, Merced
Country Waffles Merced
American • $$

Country Waffles Merced

1794 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

Came in on a Saturday morning, had an omelette and some coffee. Service was excellent, coffee was hot and fresh, and the food was good as well. Highly...

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  • Good146 Reviews3.9
Applebee's Grill + Bar 1734 W Olive Ave, Merced
Applebee's Grill + Bar
American • $$

Applebee's Grill + Bar

1734 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

I had the Asian salad and raspberry lemonade. Both were excellent. I've had Asian salad at many restaurant. It's the salad dressing that makes it for...

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  • Average187 Reviews3.2
O’Ryleigh’s Tavern 1730 Canal St, Merced
O’Ryleigh’s Tavern
American • $

O’Ryleigh’s Tavern

1730 Canal St, Merced, CA 95340

The beer is always good, never had a souring pour here, the fish and chips is the best in merced, the wrap is a goliath taco truck burrito, the cole slaw if...

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  • Good127 Reviews3.7

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Merced
Pizza Villa 1111 Loughborough Dr, Merced
Pizza Villa
Pizza • $$

Pizza Villa

1111 Loughborough Dr, Merced, CA 95348

Life-time PV tan here. But since change of ownership, something has been a lil different. My son who is 8 who always loved the cheese pizza doesn't like...

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  • Good136 Reviews3.9
Gateway Pizza N Subs 1220 V St, Merced
Gateway Pizza N Subs
Pizza • $

Gateway Pizza N Subs

1220 V St, Merced, CA 95341

This place is amazing it hold many great memories besides having amazing pizza and subs , the best of the best in my opinion has got to be the combination...

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.4
Pizza Guys 2800 G St, Merced
Pizza Guys
Pizza • $$

Pizza Guys

2800 G St, Merced, CA 95340

The Buffalo chicken pizza was a lot better than I thought it would be; I'll definitely be coming back and I'd probably choose pizza guys instead of a...

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  • Good107 Reviews3.9

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Merced
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

Me and my boyfriend from San Jose came here to eat for the first time. My friend had some trouble parking but other then that, the food were pretty typical...

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  • Superb147 Reviews4.3
El Asadero Taco Shop 3532 G St, Merced
El Asadero Taco Shop
Mexican • $

El Asadero Taco Shop

3532 G St, Merced, CA 95340

Yum!! Great burritos here at El Asadero! They put a generous amount of protein & fresh fillings, and the meat is seasoned perfectly. Both the chicken...

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  • Good202 Reviews4
Fiesta Mexicana 530 W 16th St STE E, Merced
Fiesta Mexicana
Mexican • $$

Fiesta Mexicana

530 W 16th St STE E, Merced, CA 95340

Love this place! The food is great and the restaurant is always clean. I love picking up breakfast burritos for my coworkers at the clinic - they're like...

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  • Good127 Reviews4.1

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Merced
New China Cafe 1002 W Main St, Merced
New China Cafe
Chinese • $

New China Cafe

1002 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Needs community support and volunteers.Mom and daughter(i think) operators are tired and overworked. This is a good Merced family that have been a local...

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  • Good131 Reviews3.8
Tokyo Don 3040 Park Ave # E2, Merced
Tokyo Don
Chinese • $$

Tokyo Don

3040 Park Ave # E2, Merced, CA 95348

tokyo don is my absolute favorite place to eat ever since high school. the service is absolutely incredible and there’s nothing better than supporting a...

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  • Good114 Reviews3.3
Hong Kong 3556 G St, Merced
Hong Kong
Chinese • $$

Hong Kong

3556 G St, Merced, CA 95340

Hong kong has been around for decades in Merced, I left merced in the mid eighties and hong kong is still trucking going strong.I saw the restaurant at a new...

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  • Good103 Reviews3.4

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Merced
Sonic Drive-In 1101 W 18th St, Merced
Sonic Drive-In
Fast Food • $

Sonic Drive-In

1101 W 18th St, Merced, CA 95340

The card system was down so I had to go to the ATM for some cash first. The food and service were both good. The prices were not too bad. Would have been 5...

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  • Good164 Reviews3.4
McDonald's 206 W Olive Ave, Merced
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

206 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

The biggest problem is this McDonald's is simply too busy to keep up the store. It looks dirty on the inside. They mess my order up regularly, but...

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  • Average183 Reviews2.7
McDonald's 1060 W 13th St, Merced
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

1060 W 13th St, Merced, CA 95340

Was clean. Customer service was good. Wait time could been quicker, but was decent. Nice air conditioning. Dine in welcomed. Ice cream should been colder. It...

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  • Average146 Reviews2.9

Seafood Restaurants

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

Jade Garden

1715 CA-140, Merced, CA 95341

We ate here last night and we are literally thrilled that we did! It's all we could talk about on the way home. Super amazing food! The place looks run...

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  • Good115 Reviews4.1
Long John Silver's 360 W Olive Ave, Merced
Long John Silver's
Seafood • $

Long John Silver's

360 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95340

Staff was friendly, food was fresh! Not much really else to say. The food was good. Their fries are never much to write home about, but the fish and hush...

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  • Good99 Reviews3.9
Bag O’ Crab 455 W Olive Ave, Merced
Bag O’ Crab
Seafood

Bag O’ Crab

455 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

Food is terrific. Mine was a take-out order. Only negative remark is that none of the staff wears a mask and there is no partition between the booths like in...

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  • Good105 Reviews3.9

Thai Restaurants

Thai in Merced
Thai Cuisine II 779 E Yosemite Ave # G, Merced
Thai Cuisine II
Thai • $$

Thai Cuisine II

779 E Yosemite Ave # G, Merced, CA 95348

I've been coming here for a while, but I've only ever dined in twice. This time dining in was a good experience, the only thing I'd like to see...

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Houa Khong 2 3518 G St, Merced
Houa Khong 2
Thai • $$

Houa Khong 2

3518 G St, Merced, CA 95340

One day I just wandered in to this place with no idea of what to try. The friendly woman at the counter helped me choose an amazing soup that was awesome. I...

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Thai Cuisine 23 E 16th St, Merced
Thai Cuisine
Thai • $$

Thai Cuisine

23 E 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

Arrived for lunch 1ish. A young woman was the only person for the whole place. It's not that big, but she was good at keeping up with everyone. The...

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  • Superb94 Reviews4.3

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Merced
Five Guys 3572 G St, Merced
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $$

Five Guys

3572 G St, Merced, CA 95340

my hot dog came in a burger bun but honestly it was pretty good so we'll take it. this is a five guys you know what you are getting and this one is pretty...

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  • Good123 Reviews3.6
Wendy's 1400 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wendy's

1400 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced, CA 95340

Lettuce wrapped Dave's special double I think..... They made this keto. I didn't know they did this. I was supper happy with my choice. It's my...

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  • Good126 Reviews3.6
Jack In The Box 1270 V St, Merced
Jack In The Box
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Jack In The Box

1270 V St, Merced, CA 95340

There's two locations in town and this one is hands down the better option. I had the spicy nacho chicken sandwich munchie meal. The tacos tasted so...

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  • Good128 Reviews3.4
Deli Delicious 570 W Olive Ave, Merced
Deli Delicious
Sandwich Shop • $

Deli Delicious

570 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

They make great salads and sandwiches, I love how they are always cheerful and allow me to customize the sandwich to my liking. My mom has a very sensitive...

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  • Good115 Reviews3.9
Panera Bread 3110 R St, Merced
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $$

Panera Bread

3110 R St, Merced, CA 95348

Came to Panera in Merced for the first time and had a great experience. Cashier was friendly and the wait wasn't long. Food tasted amazing! Will come...

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  • Average136 Reviews3
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

The best ran sandwich business in merced. Always fast, efficient, and the freshest ingredients. The friendly staff and affordable pricing. I come across town...

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  • Good76 Reviews4
Starbucks 779 E Yosemite Ave #100, Merced
Starbucks
Chicken Wings • $$

Starbucks

779 E Yosemite Ave #100, Merced, CA 95340

Delicious as always! I ordered via the app then went in right away to ask for pup cups as Id forgotten to notate it in my order and didnt want to slow them...

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  • Good162 Reviews3.3
Wingstop 779 E Yosemite Ave ste d, Merced
Wingstop
Chicken • $$

Wingstop

779 E Yosemite Ave ste d, Merced, CA 95340

I recommend using their website or application to submit the order and 15 minutes later you will pick up the food fresh and delicious. I’m not a wings’ fan...

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  • Average170 Reviews2.6
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 1445 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Chicken

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

1445 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Merced, CA 95340

I came through drive thru with a large order and since I am a first timer (shocking I know) I wasn't too familiar with the menu. I don't recall the...

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  • Average180 Reviews2.7