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The Branding Iron Restaurant

640 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340-4721
+1 209-722-1822
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“gazpacho” (36 reviews)
“prime rib” (52 reviews)
“steak” (111 reviews)
Closed Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
640 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340-4721
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my wife out to dinner on a weekday governor escape trip. We have always greatly enjoyed the food , service , atmosphere and excellence at this fine diner. You will not be disappointed but it ain't cheap. But , it's worth every dollar.

Thank MarkDebbieMarion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after seeing good reviews on Tripadviser. They were not wrong, although we didn’t have a reservation and the place was very busy they were able to accommodate us after about a 15 minute wait in the bar. Our server was very attentive and made...More

Thank Rosie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after a softball tournament with some friends! Maybe cause we are cattle ranchers but this was a total waste of money and a disappointment!! My prime was terrible and cold! My husband had T bone and it was tiny! Had to keep asking...More

Thank KurtHeather S
parlevoo, Manager at The Branding Iron Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We apologize that you had a less than desirable experience and that your server did not pay attention to your drink refills. With that being said, we do not have a T-Bone steak on our menu so I do want to know if you were...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a cup of clam chowder and the Calamari and it was done as well as if I was at a sea food house on a dwarf!

Thank vphillips97
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Going back as often as possible! The prime rib was amazing! Service was great! I suggest you make a reservation though.

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I was craving a good steak dinner while on business. This place hit the spot. There’s a nice cozy lounge too. My artichoke was so yummy. I had the rib eye which was good, maybe a tad bit chewy but it was cooked perfectly. The...More

Thank JBR888
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Food was GREAT...service was GREAT...Best Steak in Town (Lobster too)!!! We have been going here for years...still as good as the first time!!!

Thank Kolaka
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great coffee rubbed ribeye steak, enchiladas, gazpacho and tiramisu dessert. Great service, reasonable prices and pleasant atmosphere. Made sure our wheelchair family member was comfortable and welcomed.

Thank luvintravelMerced
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The grilled lamb is excellent. Good portion size grilled to perfection. Service was great, good wine selection

Thank charles h
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

No good to expensive food not that great service slow and not a great feeling in there do not care to return to the restaurant again

Thank sharonbI9172BY
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 W 16th St, Merced, CA 95340-4721
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-722-1822
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