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Burger fries and a beer - Mainzer, Merced, CA

Mainzer

4.2
4.2
73 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
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

Experiences

  • Beer Dinner

    $45.00 per person

    Apr 23, 2024 only
    Join us for a 3-course beer dinner featuring 1850 Brewing Company. Seating is at 6pm in the Stage Area.

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

73 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Algeria

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I didn’t like that plastic cups were given for the mimosas. My friend and I had to open our own champagne bottle,which was hard to open.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to the Reggaeton Brunch with my bestie and we had an amazing time! Such delicious food, wonderful drinks, and perfect music. We even ended the event on the dance floor with most of the other guests. I look forward to having more girl time at their different future events.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was bummed to see the fried chicken was no longer on the menu.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mainzer has the best breakfast and brunch, the ambience is nice when it isn’t packed. Overall great food and ambience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was an event so I expected it to be busy. We received one small cup of creamer for two tables and 5 coffees. The coffee is $5.25 for a cup of regular brew? That's kind of a lot. And it was burnt and bitter. Food was good. Please keep salt and condiments on the table. By the time wait staff brings it, the food is cold

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for an event and they weren’t prepared even though reservations were required, leaving the staff behind and constantly running. No silverware or sugar on tables, no menus, drinks (even water) took a while and then had to ask for all these items when it was time and flag for refills. I don’t understand a brunch space connected to a nearby hotel that doesn’t have decaf. Not everyone can drink regular due to health reasons and I also don’t drink alcohol so my brunch drink is decaf coffee. Food came out and pretty sure the chicken in the chicken and waffles was the frozen Sysco chicken you find at a place like Denny’s. The chicken used be decent sized and have good flavor. This was two thin small pieces, had little meat and didn’t taste like anything. It didn’t seem made in-house like it previously was. Waffle was hard and had trouble even cutting it with a knife. When the ticket was brought we were told that there was automatic gratuity added since it was an event even though we were only a party of 4. There was no previous notice that this charge was coming. Even checked the event and website to see if we just missed it. Have been to events before and wasn’t charged then. We would have tipped even though there were issues because some of them weren’t the server fault so would deal with the standard 18% but they charged 21%. Won’t be back for an event like this and with the food quality might not be back for a while anyway. Def not coming for brunch.

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  7. DBrad

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great experience at the Mainzer for brunch. The food was great and the chef even came out and introduced himself. Our server was a young girl with long blond hair (I can't remember her name), and she was an excellent server and was very friendly and attentive. We had no complaints with the food or service.

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  8. MayaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks! It has a great atmosphere, relaxed and friendly staff with excellent customer service.

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  9. MayaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was mediocre at best. Chicken and waffles was ok but got to the table and the waffle was cold. Two people in our party got the skillet and it wasn’t great either. Will try them for lunch or dinner but brunch was a miss. Server was very nice though.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The fried chicken USE to be Killer. It’s changed. Skinless and lacks the flavor it once had. Bought 2 bucket 27 bucks each bucket which was five piece’s each bucket but they were out of wings n thighs so they gave us 3 drum stick and 2 half breast. Really ? The loaded fries were too salty. They did comp the chicken n fries. Good move. But cutting food quality in today’s market is not smart.

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  11. AngelaG

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took clients here while they were in town. They were impressed. The food selection is great. Excellent presentation and very tasty. Service was attentive and helpful. Will go again.

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  12. JulisaG

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience. Definitely would go back!

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  13. JayM

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Who doesn’t love mimosas? I’ve been looking at brunch spots that sell mimosas, as not all breakfast restaurants do. I was very pleased when I arrived for my reservation. We got their double bubble (mimosas). It appears they have numerous flavors but this time they only had regular orange which I did not mind. The drinks were tasty and effective. The food was tasty and beautiful. The service was excellent as well. Would definitely recommend.

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  14. BobbyY

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This establishment has a very nice culinary selection, great and personable service staff and restaurant layout was nice! Had a great time with the family and we plan to comeback in the near future!

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  15. Dutch

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Omg!!!! First time....got 3 shareables, couldn't finish, took rest home with the most delicious peach cobbler I have ever eaten!!!

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  16. SabrinaH

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Really good food. Everyone was so nice and helpful

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  17. JesseM

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was horrible and the food way overpriced. Never voming back

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  18. MarkR

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I asked for standard seating and got a high table. There were plenty of regular tables. Wait staff were all over the place not in set sections. We had the bar tender and she had a hard time taking care of simple tasks. Our food took forever, it wasn’t done right and it wasn’t even that busy. I wouldn’t recommend going unless taking a few hours for dinner in a so so atmosphere is what you want.

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  19. GM2015

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chilaquiles were awesome! They also have great gluten-free buns which were used for toast.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my daughter on a mommy and me date our food came out so quick, staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

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  21. RoMa7877

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best first experience tonight. The food was delicious and the service was on point! We will definitely be back!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fun me and my love were talking a lot the food took a bit but when it came it was amazing

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  23. Castillo

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing! But the tacos prices kind of threw me back. BUT everything was amazing and our server was the sweetest and very attentive!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Ask for a hightop, the low tables have a very strange seat for one side and you are very close to another table. The food was good especially the nachos but the fried chicken needed more seasoning than just breading and the biscuit needed some honey butter. Overall good but a bit pricey for dinner, maybe just do some appetizers and drinks.

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  25. JefferyS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a pleasure to check out Mainzer, it looks very professional and I enjoyed the atmosphere. Our server Ty was excellent and very kind, I wish I had tipped her more for her great attitude.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food!

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  27. Aggie

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My guests were first time visitors to the Mainzer. Hostess was friendly and efficient. They loved the beer tap and appreciated the chilled beer glasses we got from the bar keep. My guests said they weren't hungry for dinner, but when I ordered the bucket of fried chicken, they dove in! Fried chicken was cooked to perfection. We asked for extra fresh rolls. Server was awesome!

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  28. Jonnyboy12

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything went great. The food, service, and ambiance were terrific. I was surprised they weren't packed during brunch on a Sunday though. But still I definitely would recommend this place.

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  29. JesseM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Atmosphere ..very cool decor …very good food …

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  30. Aggie

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of four (two couples) meeting at 1 pm for a late lunch to catch up. Hostess left us in the lobby to go set up our table, then returned to seat us. Servicer took our order promptly, but was not attentive to refills of beverages. Server did not offer the desert menu until after we closed out the tab with the bartender. Theater side was closed for seating. Noise level was very loud due to multiple tables with large parties. We loved the menu and the food. We would not return here due to service and noise levels- we’d go somewhere else.

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  31. FoodieFromTheBay

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was wonderful. Very attentive and professional. The only issue I had was though I had a reservation, they had already had our table picked out for us. This was fine, I realize other restaurants do this, but I didn't like the table... When I told the hostess this, she seemed to catch a bit of an attitude, I literally heard her sigh. I just didn't want to be next to the kitchen with heavy traffic, that's all. I asked for a booth and she said that was for large parties, but the two parties that were seated there were parties of 4, and I had a party of 3. I thought she meant large parties like 5 or more. Other than that, the meal was outstanding. I loooooooooooooved the beer wall! I'll be back for brunch again.

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  32. GregA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding time at the 80's trivia event at the Mainzer! The new food menu was great. The service was amazing as always! I look forward to seeing the up coming events!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friends were in from San Jose and they love Fried Chicken Service was awesome !!!!! Food excellent . Enjoyed the evening.

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  34. DanaI

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have fun as a family and the food was delicious too.

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  35. stephanielynne

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food with interesting vegetarian options and great service! Fun place to have a meal!

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  36. rmsmilko

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had visited Merced last year, but the menu here wasn’t quite fully developed yet, so we skipped. We very much enjoyed it this time around!

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  37. Carolann

    Sacramento

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and friendly service.

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  38. Mell

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  39. ChanceY

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  40. Adventurer

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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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 4.2 stars by 73 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
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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