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The Branding Iron Restaurant

640 W. 16th St, Merced, CA 95340
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Ranked #8 of 143 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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Los Banos, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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Mariposa, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We went in for lunch. Ordered our drinks tea and soda and ordered our lunches right away. all was fine then after we received our salads and drinks we waited over 1 hour for our food. My friend had ordered the Prime rib rare, the waiter came our 45 mins later and stated they only had well done available. When... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The treatment my friends and I can be only be described as fantastic the service classy and very professional the food was outstanding our waiter was very kind to make suggestions from the menu was very prompt the food was outstanding it was a little on the high side as far as price but sometimes when something is fantastic you're... More

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Merced, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Made reservations for Christmas Eve last year for my boyfriend & I. Our waiter was absolutely rude and terrible. Our drinks took forever, as expected for the holiday. Our steaks were average and overcooked plus they completely forgot to bring the fixins for the baked potatoes. We completely finished our meals before the waiter EVER came back to even check... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stopped in after a day at Yosemite. We were starved but had to wait 50 minutes for a table. We waited in the bar and ordered onion rings. After 45 minutes, they had not come, so we cancelled our order. After being seated, we were told they were out of prime rib, their specialty. We did not receive our... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food never disappoints. The menu and staff always aim to please the diners. The owners continue to maintain the flavor and style of the original central California cattle ranchers. The Branding Iron should not be missed.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Yosemite National Park. It was a very traditional steakhouse serving a great ribeye...try the coffee rub it was very good. The broccoli was cooked perfectly and everything was piping hot. We requested a portion of onion rings which came as an appetiser and because of our British food culture we really... More

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Salton Sea, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We drove around town looking for a decent dinner house and came upon the Branding Iron with a full parking lot and nice western décor so we stopped. The meals were wonderful and service exceptional. My only complaint is the way the owner/manager treated the staff. It is not necessary to be mean and disrespectful to have good service and... More

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149 reviews 149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was on business in the area and the Branding Iron was recommended by the hotel. I was not disappointed. This is an older, dated restaurant and they have different cattle brands on boards displayed throughout the dining room. The food was really good. I had the prime rib and gazpacho soup. The soup is one of their specialties and... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I always look forward to my six time a year stops in Merced as I look forward to dinner at the Branding Iron where the food is always excellent and the servers do a great job of following your desires. For example, after a long road trip I always enjoy a before dinner drink to relax, so I tell the... 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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