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Margie's Merry Go-Round

212 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545
+1 760-876-4115
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried rice” (12 reviews)
“kung pao” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
16:30 - 20:30All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
212 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545
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1 - 10 of 282 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time here at the merry-go-round! nice little joint great food!Fresh not oily and portions were good sized. Service was great as well.. will definitely return here on my next trip to Lone Pine.

Thank douglas f
Reviewed 5 days ago

All the locals agree that this is the best restaurant in Lone Pine, and they (of course) are absolutely right. I went here after finishing the Mt Whitney, and the food is delicious. Excellent options, and you can even get a bowl that is a...More

Thank Katie B
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your meal. Glad you had a safe climb.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a lunch break in the middle of a long drive. We were a little nervous, because my kids and I have a gluten allergy and the food was served buffet style. But, when we asked the waitress if we could order...More

Thank Laursixfour
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We know about allergies. Glad we could help Thanks for visiting

Reviewed 15 July 2017

There are not a lot of options in Lone Pine. This is the only Asian restaurant there, as far as I know. The food was OK, I especially liked the spring rolls. Friendly and helpful personnel.

Thank Geert_AQP
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for eating dinner with us.

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Please keep in mind that I am a first generation Chinese immigrant from Hong Kong - traveling with two elderly Chinese parents ... We came across this place during s recent trip to the mountains . The food was amazing and excellent - all of...More

Thank sdgt625
DesertRD, Owner at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your meal. Thanks, Kuei and Dan

Reviewed 15 May 2017

This place features mostly Chinese food with an American menu on the back. The food solid in terms of taste, quality, and amount. The price is fair for this part of the country and what you're expecting. The place is also clean enough, and the...More

Thank srarakawa
DesertRD, Owner at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thanks for dining with us. Kuei and Dan

Reviewed 5 May 2017

I found this place, upon a recommendation of my relatives from Ohio. It is right next door to the Dow Villa Motel. They have the best food in town, with both Chinese and Mexican food. They know how to serve the best beer in town,...More

Thank golfkat
DesertRD, Bus boy at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

We're happy that you're happy. Thanks, Kuei and Dan

Reviewed 2 May 2017

My friend and I popped into Margie's Merry-Go-Round about a half hour before closing on a Friday night. We were greeted promptly and seated right away. The service is both good and fast. Lots of options: Gluten free, vegetarian, etc... I had the Mongolian beef...More

Thank svacal
DesertRD, Owners at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Glad you enjoyed. Appreciate the great review. Thanks, Kuei and Dan

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

They make great Chinese food but have American choices too. It's a small but very quaint place so you may have a hard time getting a table at the prime times. You won't be disappointed with the food and the owner is a crack up,...More

Thank ----Meat-a-balls----
DesertRD, Owners at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

We're glad you visited us, and enjoyed your dinner. Kuei and Dan

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting restaurant family owned and good food. It's such an intimate place with large servings able to split entrees. If you're fortunate enough to meet dan you'll enjoy him. It's time to make another visit for us.

Thank Glendae O
DesertRD, Owners at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your dinner. See you next time. Kuei and Dan

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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
As you have already been informed. Yes, this time of year, 3 days in Lone Pine would be enough. The Alabama Cafe is a great place for breakfast, along with Margie's Merry Go Round for a great Chinese dinner. Also the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 20:30
Monday
16:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
04:30 - 08:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Lone Pine
  • Phone Number: +1 760-876-4115
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