We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A touch of yesteryear!”

H & W Family Drive In
Ranked #17 of 169 Restaurants in Merced
Restaurant details
Reviewed February 17, 2013

While looking for a lunch stop with easy access along Hwy 99, I came across an article on another website for this place. (google for pictures) We stopped there yesterday, and it was wonderful. The homemade root beer was the best. Haven't tasted anything like that in a long time. And the seasoned fries were hot and crisp on the outside. Really good. My BLT was perfect and the cheeseburger also very good. Very few independent drive-in restaurants left, and this felt like we were back in a bygone era. One can eat in the car or sit outside at tables or stools along a stone wall in an area appropriately covered for summer sun. A perfect small town meal in central California! I could almost imagine when Hwy 99 actually went through these towns instead of bypassing them. Tiny, little 60s era bathroom, but perfectly clean. I wouldn't hesitate to stop here again...and will.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank cmnt24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (33)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

27 - 31 of 33 reviews

Reviewed February 17, 2013

H&W is a family owned restaurant in Merced CA. You can drive in and stay in your car and have a carhop serve you. So much fun to share with the grandkids that have never seen a drive-in restaurant of the past. Good food too!

1  Thank VickiG95340
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 3, 2012

You couldn't get better service or hamburgers and fries anywhere else in Merced. This is a family owned Drive In and very popular with the locals.

1  Thank Serenitygardens
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 30, 2012

great spot for a quick hamburger if you're trying to avoid a franchise chain. they brew their own rootbeer and serve seasoned fries.

1  Thank MyFriendSwoops
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 8, 2017
Google Translation

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed H & W Family Drive In also viewed

 

Been to H & W Family Drive In? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing