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H & W Family Drive In

121 W 16th Street, Merced, CA 95340
(209) 722-8595
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

No car hop, no service. We didn't have a chance to try any food. That sums up our waste of time visit.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Upon our weekend in Merced to visit family, we wanted a burger - not McDonald's, or In and Out..a good homestyle burger. I went to the internet and voila! We discovered H&W. This is a burger joint - complete with homemade root beer? yay. happy dance. Burgers come with shredded lettuce, good toasted bun, mine with guacamole (yum). Crinkle fries... More 

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Chowchilla, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Love this find. Food is always great, service is always friendly, we make it a point to eat here often. Sitting at the tables during the summer is always a treat. The French burger is the best!!!

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Palo Alto, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I'm no so sure about the food...I had just one small burger. Really neat and clean shaded patio in the back, with varnished wood picnic tables. Cool!

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Merced, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Old fashion outdoor restaurant. Go up to the window. Order. Comes out great. Burgers and more. Very good and inexpensive too. Check out the Collectible store next door while you're there.

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Merced, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great drive in. Good burgers, especially the Guacamole Burger. Fries are great, both regular and curly. Nice waitresses...friendly and fast. Good place to stop for a great lunch while out and about.

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Los Angeles
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Felt like we'd gone back in time... price-wise, too. Got a double bacon cheese burger for under four bucks. But the real attraction is the home-made root beer. Smooth and sweet.

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Northern California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

While looking for a lunch stop with easy access along Hwy 99, I came across an article on another website for this place. (google for pictures) We stopped there yesterday, and it was wonderful. The homemade root beer was the best. Haven't tasted anything like that in a long time. And the seasoned fries were hot and crisp on the... More 

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Merced
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124 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

H&W is a family owned restaurant in Merced CA. You can drive in and stay in your car and have a carhop serve you. So much fun to share with the grandkids that have never seen a drive-in restaurant of the past. Good food too!

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Merced, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

You couldn't get better service or hamburgers and fries anywhere else in Merced. This is a family owned Drive In and very popular with the locals.

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Additional Information about H & W Family Drive In

Address: 121 W 16th Street, Merced, CA 95340
Phone Number: (209) 722-8595
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Hamburgers

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