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H & W Family Drive In

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121 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340-4935
+1 209-722-8595
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Saitama, Japan
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Belovede by Local. Easy park and order. Burgers, fries and shakes are awsome . Good old fashioned Drive in, they have outside seating. I 'd love to go back here again.

Thank Junino-My
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A great old fashioned drive in that stands the test of time! Always cooked fresh using fresh ingredients. Super friendly staff who will take your order from your car or bring it to you at one of their many outside tables. I love their bacon cheeseburgers and tater tots with ranch. They also have their own house root beer that... More 

Thank Chris P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my burger. I specifically asked for no ice. I was given ice. That is the only reason I gave them a 3 out of 5. Overall I enjoyed my meal! I recommend especially the fries.

Thank diana c
Turlock, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Merced, but it wasn't til my boyfriend talked me into trying this place out that I realized what a phenomenal food joint this is. DELICIOUS burgers, fries, and homemade root beer. Not to mention, the car hop Joanna is the sweetest person ever. Don't skip out on this place! And try the Western; you won't be... More 

Thank April L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to H&W for my whole life. The fries are hand down the best and you can get a family size order. The homemade root beer is just the best. Their shakes flotsam and freezes you can not do any wrong. The whole menu is just amazing food. Just can't rave enough about this drive in. Basically... More 

Thank Elia_D_Orozco
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This little spot has the best french fries ever.yummy yummy.the number#5 in one of the best bacon cheeseburger an root beer is like oldtymes .ive even been there an seen old school cars always a plus

Thank krysheila99
La Porte, IN
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The server was very nice. Great drive in restaurant food. Onion rings are the bomb. Classic drive in food and you can't go wrong!

Thank Richard-and-Sandi
Santa Maria, California, USA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We stopped on the advice of friends and it was good advice. Drive-in service is available but the weather was beautiful and we sat at the picnic tables in the back. The burgers and fries were tasty and not overly expensive. Take the time to find this place and enjoy local food that isn't from a chain burger place.

Thank michaellM9499NN
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Heard lots of great stuff about the place - lived up to it - great prices - good tasting food - lived life in the fast lane and got the "Pastrami Burger" very Num Num - Going back tomorrow to try some of the other things on the menu

Thank DaComputerguy
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Really good burgers and fries and updated outdoor dining area out back, though it still could use a little work. Prices are good.

Thank Lonjea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340-4935
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-722-8595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?