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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
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16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 16:30 - 20:30
Wed - Thu 16:30 - 20:30
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Los Angeles, California
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place features mostly Chinese food with an American menu on the back. The food solid in terms of taste, quality, and amount. The price is fair for this part of the country and what you're expecting. The place is also clean enough, and the wait staff are great. I hadn't been here in a a while, mainly because they... More 

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Clovis, California
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346 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this place, upon a recommendation of my relatives from Ohio. It is right next door to the Dow Villa Motel. They have the best food in town, with both Chinese and Mexican food. They know how to serve the best beer in town, in the coldest, frostiest mug I have ever been served, My 805 brew was perfect... More 

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

We're happy that you're happy. Thanks, Kuei and Dan More 

Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I popped into Margie's Merry-Go-Round about a half hour before closing on a Friday night. We were greeted promptly and seated right away. The service is both good and fast. Lots of options: Gluten free, vegetarian, etc... I had the Mongolian beef and it was very good. (It even had bamboo shoots, which I love and usually... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed. Appreciate the great review. Thanks, Kuei and Dan More 

Lompoc, California
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131 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They make great Chinese food but have American choices too. It's a small but very quaint place so you may have a hard time getting a table at the prime times. You won't be disappointed with the food and the owner is a crack up, he will keep you entertained. Be careful when dipping your egg rolls in their mustard... More 

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

We're glad you visited us, and enjoyed your dinner. Kuei and Dan More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting restaurant family owned and good food. It's such an intimate place with large servings able to split entrees. If you're fortunate enough to meet dan you'll enjoy him. It's time to make another visit for us.

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

Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your dinner. See you next time. Kuei and Dan More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Interesting decorum as you sit in an old carousel to eat. The Chinese food is very good, and served in portions that almost beg for take home boxes. If you order individually, there is enough to split the portion up and share what you have with others in your party. The Kung Pao and Sesame Chicken dishes are very good,... More 

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

We liked reading your review. Thanks for posting it Kuei and Dan More 

Healdsburg, California
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183 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were charmed by the lovely round, charming, quirky dining room, and were continuously impressed by the attentive service (from the apparently husband and wife team). The chef actually came out and asked us if the sun was bothering us, within a few minutes of our seating. We dined on a Monday evening, and found the service quick, and it... More 

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

Quirky? (yeah, guess so) Appreciate the review, we'll see you next time. Thanks, Kuei and Dan More 

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Most unfriendly eatery my husband and I encountered in our life. It was a busy Saturday night but there were tables available on the outside and one inside. Upon entering, the owner asked"May I help you?" We asked if a table was available for 2. He stated: give me 5 to 10 minutes. We were totally ignored and after waiting... More 

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

Thanks for the feedback. Sorry about the poor service. We implemented some changes to try to fix the problems. Dan More 

Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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 

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

Appreciate the review. Sorry we didn't respond sooner Thanks, Kuei and Dan More 

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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 20:30
Monday
16:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?