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H & W Family Drive In

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121 W 16th Street, Merced, CA 95340
(209) 722-8595
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Throw back Thursday

Car hops? Root beer floats? Hey, that was back in the 60's. I'm not sure how long H&W has been here, but it is certainly a local landmark. Food is tasty, fairly priced and fairly quick. Go for it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We enjoyed the BBQ Beef sandwiches and their awesome root beer floats. They were so creamy and delicious.

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Merced, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Car hops? Root beer floats? Hey, that was back in the 60's. I'm not sure how long H&W has been here, but it is certainly a local landmark. Food is tasty, fairly priced and fairly quick. Go for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place has the old style where you pull up to a menu and they come out and take your order and bring it back on a car window tray! You can sit out on the tables as well but this service is great! they can be packed and still get great service, not to mention good American food and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 W 16th Street, Merced, CA 95340
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: (209) 722-8595
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

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