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“Something different--not just fish!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Merriman's Market Cafe - CLOSED

Merriman's Market Cafe
Price range: $0 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sacramento, California
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159 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Something different--not just fish!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We came here because one of our kids was tired of eating fish every night for dinner. We really enjoyed the variety the menu and the quality of the food. Though the location is not scenic, it's really quite pleasant and convenient. We would definitely come back, and look forward to eating at other island Merriman's.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SacAnnie
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English first
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Live music, good food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

My daughter had the meatball sub and my son had the pizza. Both were delicious. The service was good as well. The atmosphere was casual yet sophisticated.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Tyson1409
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fresh food and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Nice, fresh ingredients, and friendly staff.
Sister of the Merriman's in Waimea, which was amazing.
Maybe extending working hours past 10 pm can be useful.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank alecb2008
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Terrible experience 6-6-2014”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Me and my family ate at Merriman's on Kapalua and everything was absolutely perfect. So we decided to try the Cafe when we arrived in Kona. We stopped in for lunch and enjoyed it so much that we decided to return for dinner. Wow, what a complete 180. We were seated by a host and he brought waters to the table. Then we sat for 10 minutes without anyone coming by. We then watched two other couples seated and orders taken immediately. Then another large party was seated and a waiter came for their orders as well. Just as we were about to leave, the main hostess came by to ask how we were doing because she had remembered us from earlier. We informed her of the situation and she did offer to comp our meals but the bad taste had already set in and we just could not stay.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank pete c
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Phoenix, Arizona
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

We tried this place based on reading other reviews on Trip Advisor. I thought the food was average in taste. We had the fish tacos, meatball sandwich and the burger. My daughter had the pasta and it was extremely small in portion for a child's item. The food didn't taste any better than something you could get at a chain like Chili's or TGI Friday's. It is somewhat expensive for the portion size.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jclb517
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