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Burger fries and a beer - Mainzer, Merced, CA

Mainzer

4.5
4.5
37 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Mainzer stands proudly in the center of downtown Merced and has for many decades. Renovated to the highest of standards, Mainzer flawlessly blends architectural features with today’s amenities that are essential for your 21st-century celebrations. Highlighted by a full restaurant, bar, and seasonal beer wall it’s the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry. The gameroom, cinema and theater make the experience complete with live music, movies and the big game on the big screen. Follow that up with a competitive game of skeeball, ping pong or foosball and this total package makes Mainzer the place to be with friends and to meet new ones. When the night is over, stay the night at our sister property El Capitan Hotel. Special rates apply.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (209) 446-4001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Quentin Garcia

  • Private party facilities

    Imagine having a restaurant, theater and cinema all for your special event or meeting. This unique space is only rivalled by the inventive, yet casual menu and exemplary staff. The most unique space in the Central Valley, The Mainzer can help make your special event a dream come true.

  • Neighborhood

    Merced

  • Cross street

    N Street and Main Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Overall

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Service

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Value

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Great for Lunch

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. C

    Carolann

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food and friendly service.
  2. M

    Mell

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Not busy, but it took the staff a bit to feel the need to get moving and seat us for our 12 o'clock reservation. Waitress had the, could careless if I'm here attitude. Ohhhhh well. Nothing special about the food.
  3. CY

    ChanceY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, slightly upscale to match the changing main street area. A little more expensive but totally worth it. The portions might seem small at first but it's so delicious and filling, it's really the perfect amount.
  4. A

    Adventurer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty vegan and vegetarian options. Service was good. The server and manager apologized for an order that was forgotten, and took the item off the bill - very professional and satisfying to see this level of service.
  5. G

    Glenn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great choice for brunch! Glad we made the reservation through OpenTable.
  6. SD

    SandraD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and enjoyed the live music while enjoying a meal.
  7. B

    Boppin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    the food was wonderful, the drinks tasted good, Scott Patrick is amazing, but service was a little slow. Our waters were empty for awhile, we had to wait a long time to order dessert, and when we went to pay the waitress never came back so I just left the money on the table. overall it is an fantastic venue and we will be back.
  8. t

    thtrbuf

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Tried this new gathering place in Merced for a second time. The staff was pleasant, entertaining, and attentive. You can tell the Mainzer is utilizing the local university. Ordered the tacos (carne, pescado, and shrimp). When they arrived, the shell was cold and tough to chew. When the food was picked up from it's cute little stand, the shell broke and all the ingredients spilled out (on all four tacos). The taco became a salad which was difficult to eat because of the cute little stand. If the shell had been heated, it would have been more pliable so it could fold without breaking. Got the bill and a bit of shell shock - four tacos, two drinks, and two cocktails came to nearly ninety bucks. Walk two blocks down Main street and get better quality food at a lower price.
  9. SL

    SueLynn

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great place for a family with teens. Good food, good atmosphere, super friendly staff.
  10. GH

    GwenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The show was great and the food was great. I went with a friend and dinner for both of us was under $40. I enjoyed the fish tacos and my friend had the steak sandwich, which was also delicious. So nice to have a dinner and show in downtown Merced on a Thursday night. My only criticism was the stools (at taller tables) were pretty uncomfortable by the end of the show. The Mainzer is definitely one of my favorite places.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place in downtown Merced.. good food and good beer
  12. ND

    NickD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The french toast was delicious and enough to share between the three of us. We also had the chilaquiles and they were spot on.
  13. DG

    DiannaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the band that was there, Weekend at Jimmy’s !! Service was fantastic and food was also ! Will definitely return and definitely recommend!
  14. FR

    FRGC

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We went for Sunday brunch, early. The food was excellent. It was served beautifully, and in a timely manner. The service was friendly, and helpful. The only draw back was the noise level. The music was so loud that it was hard to hear the conversation from across the table. Given the service, and quality of food, this was a great find.
  15. DL

    DaisyL

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in town to have some delicious food and drinks
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service quick and polite. Fried chicken was off the hook as usual.
  17. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was very good and fresh! Our waitress was very sweet and helpful but had a lot of people to serve. We enjoyed eating outside and stayed for a while, eating and taking. Look forward to visiting again. Prices are a little high, so it's not an every weekend thing.
  18. t

    triddle

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Although we were anticipating a lunch menu at 12:30pm, they were only serving brunch. The chicken and waffles were really good thouhh!
  19. RM

    RichardM

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited Saturday, November 20th. FYI - weekends it’s the breakfast menu until 2pm & menu switched to dinner menu. I had their version of Biscuits & Gravy which was a suprise & I will have again. Gravy is made from chorizo sausage ( a brown/red gravy) over two of their homemade biscuits & two perfectly poached eggs. The better half had a skillet dish which she commented that was very good. The younger one at the table had their Street Tacos which he enjoyed. We also enjoyed their margarita flat bread which had a good flavor. They make their own ice cream & I had a strawberry milkshake which was excellent. Nice bar & beer selections + dining options that you will need to check out on your own. I will return again as soon as possible ( I live 11/2 hous from Merced but it’s worth the drive). GO -Enjoy-Have Fun!
  20. SN

    SpaceNK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for breakfast and lunch. There's a fun vibe.
  21. CS

    CorkyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We attended Bombers B52 and it was convenient to eat there as well. We enjoyed our afternoon very much. The beer wall was terrific!
  22. DL

    DaisyL

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the environment, food is great, the event was really good.
  23. JS

    JesseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate in theater it was first time in there it was great you got great food
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food.. great service
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went on a date with my boyfriend and we have both never been to the Mainzer. We were incredibly surprised with the atmosphere and the decor. It really is a wonderful place to be in. There wasn’t too much wait or noise when we were there. Food was great and the service was amazing. Our waitress was very sweet and always checked on us. We will be coming back for more date nights!
  26. AP

    AdamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food was good, nothing great. They put crema on a meal that had requested no crema, they took the plate and replaced it promptly but obvious it wasn’t new food because the shrimp still had crema smeared on it but the rest didn’t… pour your own beer is fun and good selection… waitress was great but had too many tables to wait on, we’d have to track her down… but wasn’t her fault.
  27. A

    Aggie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our service from JoAnna at the bar was fantastic. We booked upstairs on OpenTable but it was "closed" so the hostess did not honor our reservation. We were visiting The Mainzer for the first time and would have liked to have been offered the theater by the hostess.
  28. S

    Shootingstar

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and drink options. Service was terrific!
  29. BS

    BSSB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place. Fun, cute atmosphere. Love the beer wall!
  30. MJ

    MichaelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and drinks. Classic mood with a modern twist...
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My partner and I had a lovely dinner and drinks Saturday night! We started with the short rib nachos, a margarita and the cucumber strawberry Collins! We then had a bbq burger and the spicy fried chicken sandwich. All delicious!! We finished my splitting the Kettlecorn Old Fashion, I was curious but it was delicious as well! I highly recommend this spot for happy hour or dinner!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and music! The sound and ambiance in the theater is excellent. Food was superb, service great. Will definitely be going back.
  33. AS

    AprilS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service great menu interesting and milkshakes delicious. Food arrive looking great but it was not hot just warm . Would have like my food hot .
  34. YY

    YayYay

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  35. SE

    StephenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food (most important). Manager checked in with us, which was gracious. Like that they hire local young adults. Thanks for an excellent brunch on Father’s Day!
  36. JB

    JanaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is the greatest! Cool environment and great staff.
  37. JC

    JasmineC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food tucked in Merced. Had such a great experience! French toast are a must! Best I’ve ever had! Completely loved our experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mainzer using the Order Online button. Mainzer also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 446-4001.

Mainzer is rated 4.5 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Mainzer

655 W Main St Merced, CA 95340

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Street and Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Merced

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Quentin Garcia

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (209) 446-4001

  • Private party facilities

    Imagine having a restaurant, theater and cinema all for your special event or meeting. This unique space is only rivalled by the inventive, yet casual menu and exemplary staff. The most unique space in the Central Valley, The Mainzer can help make your special event a dream come true.

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