3 New Places to Eat in Merced California

Looking for some new places to eat in Merced California? Check out some top picks for great places to eat when in Merced.

If you are new to the Merced area and are looking for some new places to eat in Merced, you might be interested in some of the places we chose below.

I have lived in Merced in the past and can tell you there are some hidden gems scattered around that you might miss if you don’t look well enough.

If you know of any places that you know should have a spot on our site, let us know through the chat!

Merced Food, Thai Cuisine Favorites

Thai Cuisine, Thai Food Merced

The first time I had Thai Cuisine there were a few items that sold me forever.  Thai Cuisine’s famous Thai Tea is one of them, and second is their Pho.  Both items made me a loyal customer and to this day, I’m about that Thai Cuisine life when I want Thai Food. Merced Thai Cuisine had to make the list 👌.

An image of Thai Cuisine, Merced Ca.

Located on G Street and 16th Street near Tony’s Cellular and the rest of Main Street, If you would like to see more about them check out there page here!

Thai Cuisine
4.0
Based on 126 Reviews
Bianca N.
Bianca N.
2024-06-19 20:42:41
Stopped by on the way home from Yosemite and will be sure to return on our next trip to the park. Very delicious, flavorful, authentic Thai. The service was...
AmErica A.
AmErica A.
2024-02-28 19:05:05
We intended to make a visit to The Papaya Lady but she was closed. Lucky for us this place was not. Parking lot is a little tight as this shopping center is...
Alondra V.
Alondra V.
2023-07-31 01:26:01
their customer service was great. after trying many places here in merced specifically for their Pho, i think i have found THE SPOT! i got a large...
Havilah S.
Havilah S.
2023-03-17 21:58:36
We ate with a group of 10 and everyone loved their meals. Some of the orders were Green Curry, Yellow Curry, Tom Kha Gai, Spring Rolls, Massaman Curry &...
Neeta D.
Neeta D.
2023-02-20 17:24:19
Went here for a late lunch and this place was great. They have a wide variety of options, and we liked every single item we ordered. I'm usually not a fan...
Paradus P.
Paradus P.
2023-02-06 20:52:09
We showed up 40 min til closing and was denied service. Why post your hours if you are going to turn customers away? This is really bad service. Steer...
Larissa A.
Larissa A.
2022-12-18 14:22:01
The best Pad Thai in town! HIGHLY recommend. Great portion size, enough to feed my hubby and I. Family owned and the sweetest people. Cannot wait to go back...
Jessi R.
Jessi R.
2022-09-27 17:15:17
SOOO DELICOUS and authentic. I love there pad thai and the mango sticky rice!! 10/10
Mariellen R.
Mariellen R.
2022-07-25 16:23:46
Courteous waitress and the food was ok good. Servings were not generous.
Nicole C.
Nicole C.
2022-04-29 22:19:12
We've lived in Merced for over 3 years, LOVE Thai food and can't believe we're only trying this place out now! It's just so tucked away and in a bad spot...
George P.
George P.
2022-03-04 20:18:33
Food was pretty good. I asked for my curry to be spicy, but came out pretty mild for an 8 or 9 on the scale. Everything was hot, fresh, and came in very...
Hope M.
Hope M.
2021-10-08 13:09:28
Arrived for lunch 1ish. A young woman was the only person for the whole place. It's not that big, but she was good at keeping up with everyone. The...
Leamma Y.
Leamma Y.
2021-08-24 09:24:37
Told my husband that I didn't want to dine at this location because they have too many of those friends. My husband says, were only getting pho. They even...

H & W, Classic American Food

If you are in the mood for a good burger and some even better fries, while in Merced California, might I suggest the classical building known as H & W?  This establishment has been in Merced for quite the time and besides the burgers and fries, they got some killer sandwiches, milk-shakes, and root beer floats.

The outside of one of my favorite places to eat in Merced, H & W Drive-In

If you are looking for the H & W then make your way to 16th Street and you won’t miss it.  There is usually a good amount of hungry people flocking there during lunch.  For more on H & W in Merced see their page here.

H & W Drive In
4.3
Based on 483 Reviews
Nate G.
Nate G.
2024-05-14 17:34:21
Super duper fire. Chill chezze curly fries where the best. Close to the freeway and you don't even have to get out your car.
Mark D.
Mark D.
2024-05-03 16:27:27
Located this gem based off other yelp's reviews, IT DIDN'T DISAPPOINT! A must if you want a classic burger, fires and cold coke. The Philly cheese steak...
Kathlyn R.
Kathlyn R.
2024-01-20 14:26:15
Stopped through on my way to a tournament.. what a TREAT!! Food was awesome.. shakes are legit old school as in real shakes are it's real fruit.. There...
Joni J.
Joni J.
2024-01-12 15:58:26
Absolutely, I would highly recommend this retro throwback drive-in. The hot pastrami with pickles and mustard - Delish- seriously-Delish!!! There's the...
Carl S.
Carl S.
2023-06-08 21:24:40
It's a drive "in" "walk up" "sit outside" kinda place. Nice people will wait on you and serve you in your vehicle, or you can walk up and order, sit outside...
Paolo B.
Paolo B.
2023-05-31 11:30:42
In any new city I'm passing through, especially the small towns, I always look for the local burger spot, which took me to HW. First thing you'll notice is...
Anna A.
Anna A.
2023-05-26 14:31:52
Good food Best fries Service comes to you Very evolved and involved In their community
Jerrie A.
Jerrie A.
2023-03-17 17:46:14
At H&W, you really get to experience a drive in kind of atmosphere! Unlike the drive thru windows at your local fast food establishment, you park up at a...
Maru T.
Maru T.
2023-03-05 17:38:17
I don't understand why people rave about this place. Fries were cold and mushy.Burger looked thrown together and again warm at best
Jesse G.
Jesse G.
2023-02-16 19:00:47
Went to H & w today. Usually has been a great spot but unfortunately not today. Burgers were just ok and fries and zucchini sticks were very very greasy...
Philip T.
Philip T.
2023-02-07 21:26:43
If you're judging by the looks as you drive by you're missing out if you keep going and not stop. The food is great and a decent bit of variety. The grilled...
Andrea L.
Andrea L.
2023-01-31 14:02:55
If you want some good comfort food, this is the place to go. This place has been around for years, and once you eat here, you know why. One of my favorite...
Francisco C.
Francisco C.
2023-01-04 09:53:57
H and W is so freaking good man you should eat this asap it is a must a try and also the prices are so reasonable and great customer service
Paul L.
Paul L.
2022-12-22 00:16:27
H&W! Hello there. Been eyeing you for a while and finally gave it a try. First time I tried your Western Burger. Solid. I admit, not as tasty as Burger...
Sanjeev S.
Sanjeev S.
2022-11-29 03:12:38
As most of us love In-n-Out burgers , I wanted to try this place so I ordered Double French burger which comes with four patties. Oh man was way beyond my...
Olga R.
Olga R.
2022-11-27 18:29:38
French fries are the Bomb! Bacon cheeseburgers are wonderful. Great place to eat at!
Vanessa C.
Vanessa C.
2022-11-25 15:22:56
Go support small business instead of the in n out around the corner. This place is yummy and the fries are probably my favorite. I will drive to Merced...
Krista C.
Krista C.
2022-11-18 17:06:04
I was really excited to try this place out.... However, it was not at all what people have made it out to be.... Small sizes for the price. Looks like we...
Eli J.
Eli J.
2022-11-17 19:04:03
After hearing about this place for years. I finally popped in and ate. It was pretty darn good and pretty inexpensive. The wait was short. The jalapeño...
Nick P.
Nick P.
2022-11-16 17:28:00
Friendly customer service, outdoor seating, some of the best burgers I have ever had, by far the best in town.
Debbie F.
Debbie F.
2022-11-06 13:58:00
Fast friendly service with great delicious food. I love the car hop service they know how to make change the old fashioned way. There Shakes are always...
Bill P.
Bill P.
2022-11-03 06:48:00
This place actually deserves 5 stars. Idk why i was so harsh in my previous review. Shit was obviously BUSSIN. Always comin back here
Matt W.
Matt W.
2022-10-17 09:33:52
This place is always good. I've never had a bad meal here. The best place to get an old fashioned burger.
chris c.
chris c.
2022-09-13 19:18:32
Great food luv the drive in and they come to the window old world charm love how everything is fresh
Jim M.
Jim M.
2022-09-05 22:22:10
Super fresh food!! You can tell all the food is cooked to order and doesnt sit out all day. This place is a must visit when you're in town!!
Stuart H.
Stuart H.
2022-09-04 19:53:20
I wish we were able to give 6 stars. A Merced staple that requires no explanation after visiting. This location has everything a burger joint should have. A...
Robin H.
Robin H.
2022-09-04 14:19:07
Classic car hop location with walk up service as well. Hands down one of the best Western Burgers I have had. The onion rings were crispy, the sauce had a...
Isela B.
Isela B.
2022-08-11 18:21:33
I was traveling through Merced and stopped here for dinner. Honestly, this a one of the best burger places I've been to and I've done a lot of traveling. I...
Juan G.
Juan G.
2022-08-11 18:21:14
Enjoyed my meal here. I ordered the deluxe double and the curly fries. I liked how the curly fries had a good crunch and the good quality cheese on the...
Terri W.
Terri W.
2022-07-13 15:58:57
Old fashioned, fresh burger heaven! Flavor is out of this world. Bacon is thick and crisp. Foo0d here is amazing
Jessica C.
Jessica C.
2022-07-07 13:04:31
Place is legit. Fast service. Perfect for quick bite on the road. In and out in 10 minutes.

Villa's, Authentic Mexican Food Merced

This place is for sure a hidden gem in Merced when you are on the look out for some authentic Mexican while in Merced.  This place is a bit harder to find, but if you look in the back of the Merced Mall, you will find it on your way out through the back by Target.  If you are craving Tacos in Merced, or even Burritos in Merced, Villas is the place to satiate your Mexican cravings.

If you are craving Mexican Food in Merced then head to Villas for your hunger.  We are working on adding Villas to our Merced Food section.  The address there is 900 Loughborough Dr, Merced, CA 95348 and the number is (209) 722-3447

Villa's Mexican Food
3.8
Based on 82 Reviews
David B.
David B.
2024-06-08 10:32:52
Came here actually looking for a different place, but saw that a crowd of folks eating and the 4 star Yelp review so gave it a try. Our group had the...
Jerry C.
Jerry C.
2023-09-03 08:30:32
We come here while we are having our car washed next door. I always have there shrimp cocktail, always delicious, and a bottle of Modelo of course. My wife...
Violet H.
Violet H.
2023-06-25 16:58:57
I got the camarones a la diabla burrito. It was okay, but not great. Too wet. The salsas on the side had no spice.
Henry M.
Henry M.
2023-05-07 17:09:01
On my first visit to Villa's I ordered over a dozen burritos with a variety of protein, chicken, pork and beef. I even ordered a bean & cheese. All were...
Ab6485 ..
Ab6485 ..
2023-01-29 13:21:58
I can't say enough about Villas. They are always consistently good! The food here is amazing as well as the service. I had their number 12 combination which...
Ab6485 ..
Ab6485 ..
2022-12-21 12:44:13
Always a happy customer. I really love their Tortas. The ham is a must try! Everything I have tried here is amazing!
Joe B.
Joe B.
2022-11-08 20:34:17
Really good food. We got asada tacos, el pastor tacos and a Cali burrito with a side of rice and beans of course. The rice and beans were awesome! Our tacos...
Angel A.
Angel A.
2022-11-01 14:39:04
The food was great ! Waitress was very friendly and helpful ,Order bistec ranchero delicious this is truly authentic Mexican food recommended will...
Nicole H.
Nicole H.
2022-09-23 12:59:11
Very good Mexican food and amazing service! Worth the drive from Atwater to get a decent carne asada burrito! The hubby got the mixed fajitas special and he...
Ab6485 ..
Ab6485 ..
2022-08-23 17:25:25
As usual, I really enjoyed my meal here at Villas. I had the Carnitas Plate and it was delicious. I ordered a Jarritos Tamarind flavor.
Larry W.
Larry W.
2021-07-15 13:36:38
Great customer service and great tasting food. They'll prepare your food just the way you want it. I recommend the torta de carne asada.

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