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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
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“fries” (6 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Fast Food
121 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340-4935
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is right out of the 50's. Traditional drive-in restaurant. Food is very good and portions are for a big appetite. Burgers and fries are well prepared with fresh toppings.

Thank charles h
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the best steak sandwich in town. The crisp cut fries are also a must try they are to die for. Great service and outdoor dining.

Thank mphernandez35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice folks. Food was OK. Hamburger meat was nice and hot, but not much flavor or texture. Rootbeer float was nice and refreshing. If I pass by again, I think I would try their mini Sub sandwich.

Thank jjmail94526
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We stopped to have lunch on or way to Yosemite on 7/25. Boy, what a find. Food was delicious, milk shake was thick and flavorful. My kids loved it and ate all of their lunch. We were anticipating stopping on our back from Yosemite, but...More

1  Thank Handpro
Reviewed June 15, 2017

I have not tried any of the food here but my husband and I love to get a malt here as we bead home from Yosemite. The malts are great. It seems kind of like a local hang out but worth the wait for the...More

1  Thank bemckinley
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Fantastic lunch spot near downtown Merced. Very good prices, friendly and quick service. Perfect for the whole family. We will return if we are in the area again.

Thank phh26541
Reviewed October 26, 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...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed July 31, 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
Reviewed July 30, 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...More

Thank April L
Reviewed July 25, 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...More

Thank Elia_D_Orozco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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