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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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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 524 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

Thank mbb500
DesertRD, Owner at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this review

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

South Africa
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We asked locals for recommendations to eat and they said the Merry Go round served the best chinese in town. I'm not sure it's the best i've eaten but certainly the most. Their servings are huge. Also i would classify it more as Thai Food. Great service and friendly vibe.

Thank purejoySouthAfrica
Thousand Oaks, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Ate here on our second night in town for the western film festival. The menu is mostly Chinese, with a few versions of Caesar salad for the Asian-food-averse. We found the food tasty, though we were not as enamored as some of the other reviewers here. Perhaps it was because our selections were more standard, but it reminded us more... More 

Thank Kathy L
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Kwai is the cook there....a native of Taiwan...her American husband Dan is also there a lot, and the two of them are GREAT ambassadors of good will and GREAT Chinese food as well...I have a dietary restriction that precludes me having any sugar, and Kwai graciously accommodated me every day I ate there...She even did a special 'off-the-menu' spicy hot... More 

Thank Wolfdaddy69
DesertRD, Owner at Margie's Merry Go-Round, responded to this review

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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?