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The Branding Iron Restaurant

640 W. 16th St, Merced, CA 95340
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Ranked #7 of 145 Restaurants in Merced
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Our neon sign has been designated an Historical Landmark.
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Bakersfield, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The menu offers several sizes of prime rib and several cuts of steak. All of the beef served to our party of four was tasty. The broccoli was barely warm -- we assume from having sat too long at the window -- but it was served with a nice sauce. Serving staff do a good job of helping each other... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The atmosphere is excellent, great service and food is great but a bit pricey, I enjoy going there for all special occasions.

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Local restaurants usually exceeded my expectation in term of taste and presentation, this steak house in Merced did not meet my expectations.

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Frankfort, KY
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I visited The Branding Iron with a tour group. My wife and I thought our dinners were average; others said the same thing as the orders varied from steak, fish, and vegetarian. While the restaurant is clean, we found it to be understaffed as only two servers were there to handle about 50 guests. We asked for coffee, but it... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Stumbled across this restaurant while in Merced for business -- glad I did. The food and service was excellent and reasonably priced. Would definitely come back the next time I'm in Merced.

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Merced, California, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Brandin Iron steaks are always highest quality consistently great. We have eaten there for 30 years. Gespacho is wonderful. Try it on baked potato.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been there for a business meeting. I would make the following observation: Good meat Good appetizers Good desert Pasta below standard for my taste

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Merced, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Branding Iron has been a Merced staple for years! Our family Brand is Burnt into the wall with all of Merced counties Beef providers at one time or another!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I went to the Branding Iron for the first time on my 1 year wedding anniversary on November 29 2014 and it was the best meal I think I have ever had at a restaurant and the customer service was unbelievably excellent. Not only that, but at the end of our meal our waitress brought us a slice of yummy... More 

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Los Banos, California
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105 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

10 of us gathered for a "friend" reunion. Branding Iron set us up in an "alcove" area which gave us some privacy. The service was excellent & the meal was delicious. The bread was to die for! All of us were pleased with our salads (extra) and our various entrees. Even surprised me with a birthday dessert treat! We all... More 

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Additional Information about The Branding Iron Restaurant

Address: 640 W. 16th St, Merced, CA 95340
Phone Number: 209-722-1822
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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