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“Very cute place, nice people and great food”

Margie's Merry Go-Round
Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Lone Pine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
San Diego
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very cute place, nice people and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

We usually go across the street to the Whitney Diner, but decided to do something different. What a nice surprise! Great food ... Especially the hot and sour soup! They have a kids menu & a nice variety of entrees. The husband and wife came out to meet us & they were very sweet. We will definitely go back!

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English first
Layton, Utah, United States
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fresh and healthy Chinese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

If you're a fan of Panda Express, you won't like the Chinese at Merry-Go-Round.
We ordered the Lemon Pepper Shrimp, and the Crispy Chicken special. Both were simply prepared, very fresh and tasty. What you don't get here, is the standard greasy-sauced Chinese. The lemon pepper shrimp was served over lightly steamed cabbage and broccoli, and was enough to serve two. The crispy chicken was half a chicken, crispy-fried (but NOT greasy) over a variety of Oriental steamed veggies. Rice accompanied our meals, and we had chicken to go for lunch the next day. We'll be back!
Quirky? Yes. Very friendly people who have fun with what they're doing.
PLUS, this place really IS like a Merry-Go-Round inside (but Margie's been gone for years).

  • Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Quirky but very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

If you don't know it's there you will drive by and never notice it. Go inside and you'll find a well attended, friently atmosphere with good foor and good service. We found this restaurant after hearing from a friend that it was a good place to go. We did. And we were pleased. We ordered from the American side of the menu. The food was well prepared and delicious. Locals know the place and frequent it along with a few adventurers who found it.

Visited June 2012
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Kalispell, Montana
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Chinese American Hybrid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great little restaurant on Main Street with a friendly staff and tasty chinese food. Didn't try the american side of the menu but it too looked good. Prices reasonable.Great place to eat after a day spent outdoors.

Visited October 2012
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Enterprise,OR
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Around and Around!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Quirky little place in Lone pine with very friendly owner and staff.Great prices and so was the food!

Visited October 2012
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