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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

We live in Denver, CO, and each time we visit Atwater, we have to go to Jantz! They have this homemade gluten free bread that is simply amazing. The staff is...

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  • Superb498 Reviews4.7
Little Oven Pizza 433 W Main St, Merced
Little Oven Pizza
Pizza • $

Little Oven Pizza

433 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

This place is off the hook man awesome pizza cool location/downtown old Main Street Merced! They also sell by the slice so if you're in the area I would...

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  • Superb233 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

Toni's is one of the best places to eat in Merced! The menu has something for everyone and every dish is amazing! Today I had the chicken Caesar salad and...

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  • Superb347 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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  • Superb119 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

Well at times this place my be too popular.in and out is the place to eat if you have time to wait in a line. Personally I recommend in and out burger. But...

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  • Superb225 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

Love H&W always very good,but last time we were there and something was amiss.The famous French fries were the shape of McDonald's fries not the...

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  • Superb255 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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  • Superb60 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

Have eaten here many times. I don't care for their salsas or red sauce but the tacos, enchiladas and chile rellenos with green sauce are very good. The...

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  • Superb172 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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  • Superb148 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

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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  • Superb102 Reviews4.5
Mix Bakery 1110 W 16th St, Merced
Mix Bakery
Cupcakes

Mix Bakery

1110 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95341

I've eaten goodies from Mix Bakery before but I'd never physically been in there until a few days after Valentines day. February 15th is my husbands...

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  • Superb99 Reviews4.5
Destino's 460 W Main St, Merced
Destino's
Pizza • $$

Destino's

460 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

The portion sizes were very generous. The atmosphere was laid back, and the service was good. They ran out of a few things that I would have liked to try, but...

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  • Superb205 Reviews4.3
Burger Time 661 W 16th St, Merced
Burger Time
Burgers

Burger Time

661 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340

This place needs more exposure. First time I've ever been to this one in Merced but I heard it was pretty good. Understatement by far! I wish I...

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  • Superb185 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

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
The Partisan 432 W Main St, Merced
The Partisan
Pubs • $

The Partisan

432 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Bartenders are great. Stopped by 3 times during work training travels. Not an alcoholic, but the great beer, customer service, and mood of the place all got me...

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  • Superb100 Reviews4.4
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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  • Superb148 Reviews4.3
Hidalgo Taco Truck 550 E Main St, Merced
Hidalgo Taco Truck
Mexican

Hidalgo Taco Truck

550 E Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Been living in Central Valley (Fresno) since 2019 after growing up in the Bay Area. This is by far the best tacos I ever had. I really wish this taco truck is...

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  • Superb134 Reviews4.3
Nagame 2650 W 16th St, Merced
Nagame
Japanese • $$

Nagame

2650 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95348

The food here is amazing,The sesame chicken and shrimp tempura combo has been my go to plate for many years.Great atmosphere, the staff is super friendly and...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.3
Asian style kitchen 601 E Main St, Merced
Asian style kitchen
Asian

Asian style kitchen

601 E Main St, Merced, CA 95340

Called in a To Go order and food was prompt and the food was piping hot and delicious!! Beef Ribs, Riblets, and the pork chops are my Fave! And the price makes...

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  • Superb36 Reviews4.8
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

The food was super good, specially the "Drunken Noodles" and Pho. The only reason I don't give them 5 stars is because of the service, I think...

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  • Superb115 Reviews4.3
Sam Cafe 235 W 12th St, Merced
Sam Cafe
Thai • $$

Sam Cafe

235 W 12th St, Merced, CA 95341

We were looking forward to trying this restaurant and since work led me this way we were able to. The food did not disappoint. Everything was delicious. Their...

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  • Good195 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

The 5 star burger is the best deal if you are looking to save a little money ,but if you are not worried about the money you will be more than happy with what...

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  • Good185 Reviews4.2
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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  • Superb99 Reviews4.3
Mainzer 655 W Main St, Merced
Mainzer
Sports Bar

Mainzer

655 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

The show was great and the food was great. I went with a friend and dinner for both of us was under $40. I enjoyed the fish tacos and my friend had the steak...

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  • Good168 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

Great service, great taqueria. Had shrimp tacos even though they were not on the menu and they were excellent. Tina of shrimp in a great sauce. My husband had...

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  • Good166 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
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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  • Good159 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

So delicious! They were a bit busy but still helped us with smiles and apologized for being busy. The food was amazing and tasty! It taste just as if it were...

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  • Good146 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

Service is good food is good but remember everyone is going through something in life if you get a bad visit try again then post negatively till then Mexican...

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  • Good128 Reviews4.2
Villa's 900 Loughborough Dr, Merced
Villa's
Mexican • $

Villa's

900 Loughborough Dr, Merced, CA 95348

Great Mexican food! We had a bean and cheese wet burrito with horchata. The salsa could have had less tomato sauce and more chilies, but to each their own....

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  • Good119 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

Toni's is one of the best places to eat in Merced! The menu has something for everyone and every dish is amazing! Today I had the chicken Caesar salad and...

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  • Superb347 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

Their employees were very polite our food was delicious. Hat off to the chef. We were served our food right away the waitresses were very attentive and very...

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  • Good298 Reviews4
Rainbird 609 W Main St, Merced
Rainbird
American

Rainbird

609 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

A new type of dining experience in Merced. Great service, beautiful ambience, and even better food. They bring out 5 courses, perfectly spaced apart. Pretty...

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  • Superb14 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

This place is off the hook man awesome pizza cool location/downtown old Main Street Merced! They also sell by the slice so if you're in the area I would...

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  • Superb233 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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  • Superb102 Reviews4.5
Destino's 460 W Main St, Merced
Destino's
Pizza • $$

Destino's

460 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340

The portion sizes were very generous. The atmosphere was laid back, and the service was good. They ran out of a few things that I would have liked to try, but...

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  • Superb205 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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  • Superb119 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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  • Superb60 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

Have eaten here many times. I don't care for their salsas or red sauce but the tacos, enchiladas and chile rellenos with green sauce are very good. The...

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  • Superb172 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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  • Superb148 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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  • Good159 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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  • Good112 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

Love H&W always very good,but last time we were there and something was amiss.The famous French fries were the shape of McDonald's fries not the...

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  • Superb255 Reviews4.4
Taco Bell 3140 G St, Merced
Taco Bell
Fast Food • $

Taco Bell

3140 G St, Merced, CA 95340

I love this Taco Bell besides the Taco Bell on main Street in Turlock by the McDonald's best Taco Bell ever been to Great employees amazing food never got...

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  • Good152 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

Clean facility. Employees usually are friendly. Awesome deals for various items on the menu. It is a bit pricey than some other local taco stands but for the...

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  • Good133 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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  • Good120 Reviews4.1
Bag O’ Crab 455 W Olive Ave, Merced
Bag O’ Crab
Seafood

Bag O’ Crab

455 W Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

I heard this place had robots, it was interesting to see these robots rolling around with their cute cat expressions! I enjoyed that, so did my husband who...

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  • Good123 Reviews3.9
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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  • Good199 Reviews3.8

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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  • Superb148 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

The food was super good, specially the "Drunken Noodles" and Pho. The only reason I don't give them 5 stars is because of the service, I think...

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  • Superb115 Reviews4.3
Sam Cafe 235 W 12th St, Merced
Sam Cafe
Thai • $$

Sam Cafe

235 W 12th St, Merced, CA 95341

We were looking forward to trying this restaurant and since work led me this way we were able to. The food did not disappoint. Everything was delicious. Their...

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  • Good195 Reviews4.2

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Merced
Strings 731 E Yosemite Ave, Merced
Strings
Italian • $$

Strings

731 E Yosemite Ave, Merced, CA 95340

we recently had an about 30 people banquet at strings for a birhday celebration. The manager Albert was phenomenal to work with. He was very responsive,...

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  • Good248 Reviews4.1
Table 59 3360 N State Hwy 59, Merced
Table 59
Italian

Table 59

3360 N State Hwy 59, Merced, CA 95348

Great all around! American/Italian style food with great taste. Along with a great and hardworking staff. Definitely your money's worth. Check them out if...

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  • Good33 Reviews4.1
Ravello's Restaurant 560 W 18th St, Merced
Ravello's Restaurant
Italian • $$

Ravello's Restaurant

560 W 18th St, Merced, CA 95340

Courtland and I just had our wedding last Saturday. When I say it was the most beautiful day of my life, I mean it. The venue in general is really nice but...

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  • Good177 Reviews3.7
Jantz Cafe & Bakery 3361 G St, Merced
Jantz Cafe & Bakery
Sandwich Shop • $$

Jantz Cafe & Bakery

3361 G St, Merced, CA 95340

We live in Denver, CO, and each time we visit Atwater, we have to go to Jantz! They have this homemade gluten free bread that is simply amazing. The staff is...

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  • Superb498 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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  • Superb36 Reviews4.3
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
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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  • Average41 Reviews2.9
KFC 2016 E Childs Ave, Merced
KFC
Chicken • $

KFC

2016 E Childs Ave, Merced, CA 95341

They messed up my order..... But, my God they were so freaking nice about it and even gave me a full size cake for my troubles. The ladies there were super...

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  • Good98 Reviews3.3
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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  • Average123 Reviews2.6