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H & W Family Drive In

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121 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340-4935
(209) 722-8595
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank diana c
Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars 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 person ever. Don't skip out on this place! And try the Western; you won't be... More 

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Thank April L
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5 of 5 stars 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 whole menu is just amazing food. Just can't rave enough about this drive in. Basically... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This little spot has the best french fries ever.yummy yummy.the number#5 in one of the best bacon cheeseburger an root beer is like oldtymes .ive even been there an seen old school cars always a plus

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Thank krysheila99
La Porte, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The server was very nice. Great drive in restaurant food. Onion rings are the bomb. Classic drive in food and you can't go wrong!

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Thank Richard-and-Sandi
Santa Maria, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We stopped on the advice of friends and it was good advice. Drive-in service is available but the weather was beautiful and we sat at the picnic tables in the back. The burgers and fries were tasty and not overly expensive. Take the time to find this place and enjoy local food that isn't from a chain burger place.

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Thank michaellM9499NN
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Heard lots of great stuff about the place - lived up to it - great prices - good tasting food - lived life in the fast lane and got the "Pastrami Burger" very Num Num - Going back tomorrow to try some of the other things on the menu

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Thank DaComputerguy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Really good burgers and fries and updated outdoor dining area out back, though it still could use a little work. Prices are good.

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Thank Lonjea
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340-4935
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: (209) 722-8595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?