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Margie's Merry Go-Round

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212 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545
+1 760-876-4115
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not expect great Chinese food in Lone Pine, but this place made good food, and served it in gargantuan portions at reasonable prices. What is not to like? We really enjoyed eating there. I ad a fish in sauce with bok choy (I think) that was very nice, and my wife had a noodle dish that was quite... More 

Thank tak309
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant. We ordered the family style menu, with orange peel chicken and imperial shrimp. The accompanying appetizers were plentiful and very good. The large bowl of hot and sour soup was delicious. The main dishes were very tasty, and the fried rice was superb. The portions were so large that we boxed up the leftovers and had a... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm pretty picky about Asian restaurants outside of the Bay Area. This place blew us away! Welcoming decor and wait staff, and excellent dishes with a varied menu. The portions were so generous we had plenty for another dinner!

Thank Glenda G
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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216 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food wasn't bad, the staff is crazy nice. Its just a really random spot for lone pine. It kinda reminds me of something you would see in a Rob Zombie movie. They have outside seating and not a lot of room inside so you might have to wait, but check it out.

Thank eric F
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I read about this restaurant before going, and planned to go for a Chinese dinner as an alternative to the steak and burger places. I was not disappointed! Owners are friendly and accommodating. The menu had a lot of choices and portions are generous. There are spicy and non-spicy choices. I loved the warmth and whimsy of the decor. I... More 

Thank Joan M
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Super family oriented- our kids always look forward to the stop. They aim to please and will custom order what the kids like. Highly recommended and fun decor

Thank Linda C
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We eat a lot of Asian food and this was some great Chinese food. The service was good with the waiter explained the dishes well. The restaurant was busy but food came out pretty quickly and was excellent. One of our best meals on our trip so far.

Thank henehanfamily
Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times and the Chinese food is solid. The problem has been the service being slow. The food is good enough to overlook the slow delivery most times but I will look elsewhere next time I'm in town.

Thank DKS44
Modesto, California
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575 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My husband and I were staying at a RV park in Lone Pine for one night and decided to eat out dinner in town. Based on the great reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to give this restaurant a try. I will have to say first that I generally do not like to eat at Chinese restaurants because although I... More 

Thank MSWMom50
Gardnerville, Nv
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I am wary of Chinese restaurants in other than large West Coast cities because of multiple work trips to China over the past decade and an escalated standard for the cuisine. We were overnighting in Lone Pine and starved after a days driving. Based on reviews we took a chance with this quaint, small, unusual spot. Bottom line: terrific Szechuan... More 

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DesertRD, Owner at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you Kuei and Dan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Chinese, Asian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Lone Pine
  • Phone Number: +1 760-876-4115

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?