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Margie's Merry Go-Round

212 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545
+1 760-876-4115
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried rice” (12 reviews)
“kung pao” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
212 South Main Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545
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1 - 10 of 292 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A round room full of bric-a-brac and good solid food. Hot and sour soup delicious as is the egg drop soup. Egg rolls fried to perfection with thin wrappers. Steamed rice excellent. Overall a pleasant friendly place with good staff.

Thank KingHarryUSUK
DesertRD, Public Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Having visited Lone Pine numerous times for the film festival, we had never tried the Merry Go-Round. We corrected that mistake a few weeks ago. We had dinner there one night and were pleasantly surprised. The staff was very friendly, and quite attentive. The four...More

Thank AtascocitaTraveler
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017
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Glad you tried us. Glad you enjoyed!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Jalapeno Chicken was unbelievable, I can honestly say that I've never had anything like it, fantastic!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

My favorite. I'm glad you like it too.

Reviewed 19 October 2017

I really can't believe that we've been visiting awesome Lone Pine for twelve years and never tried this great little place. We felt comfortable as soon as we entered the dining room and Dan, the entertaining co-owner told us "kids" to sit anywhere. It was...More

Thank ragsdad
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Glad you kids enjoyed the meal. Thanks for the review

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Mostly Chinese food but can get other types. Very happy with the variety. We had cashew chicken and fried rice. Really good.

Thank map48
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017
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Thanks for joining us for dinner.

Reviewed 29 September 2017

I'll go out on a limb and say that this is the best restaurant in Lone Pine and anyplace East of the Sierras. We had 3 vegetarian dishes, each of which were delicious and beautifully prepared. The owner comes around and personally takes your order...More

Thank MMingus
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your meals.

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Intention was to eat some meat. However, my wife convinced me to share a family dinner plate with Asian food. It was delicious. Probably one of the best Asian food I ever had. I mean we travel a lot und we live in a big...More

Thank Chris S
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks for joining us. Next time you're here, we'll slip you a steak or some ribs. Your wife can still have Chinese.

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This was a real find. We went for dinner after finishing hiking the John Muir Trail - wanting large quantities of good food that was as different from Trail food as possible - and it didn't disappoint. They have an American and Chinese menu. My...More

Thank CT1991
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Mmmmm Jalapiño chicken. My favorite. Glad you enjoyed it too.

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We had curry tofu and noodles for dinner. Both dishes were tasty and abundant, specially the curry tofu. Good service. A place to go.

Thank Javier L
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Not sure what merry-go-round theme has to do with Chinese food, but I was happy with the experience. Kung Pao Beef was good. Lots of peppers, but not hot (curiously).

Thank Robert A
DesertRD, Guest Relations Manager at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

The confusing name: iron sign says Merry Go Round . . . It is too hard to change. (anyway, the building sorta looks like a Merry go Round). Glad you enjoyed your meal.

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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
As you have already been informed. Yes, this time of year, 3 days in Lone Pine would be enough. The Alabama Cafe is a great place for breakfast, along with Margie's Merry Go Round for a great Chinese dinner. Also the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
4:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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