Restaurants in Winton

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Pizza at Dean's Pizza ($24 Total Value)

Dean's Pizza

Turlock

$12 $6

(25)

Take-and-bake or cooked pizzas with hand-tossed crusts made from scratch

Pizza and Drinks at Papa John's Pizza - Modesto & Turlock (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Papa John's Pizza - Modesto & Turlock

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from vine-ripened, California-grown tomatoes

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for One XL, One-Topping Pizza from Bob's Take-N-Bake Pizza (52% Off)

Bob's Take-N-Bake Pizza

Ceres

$12.50 $6

Customers pick up custom pizzas made with traditional or whole wheat crust, then take them home to bake in their own ovens

$7 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Burgers and American Food at Rally's ($14 Total Value)

Rally's

Multiple Locations

$7 $3.50

Drive-thru joint grills up burgers and chicken sandwiches, complemented by fries and shakes

$12 for $25 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Bel Piatto Cucina Italiana

Bel Piatto Cucina Italiana

Modesto

$25 $12

Clams and mussels steamed with garlic and wine; penne with black tiger shrimp in a lemon-cream sauce; calzones with meatballs and spinach

$12 for $25 Worth of Steaks and Seafood at George's Steakhouse Bar & Grill

George's Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Modesto

$25 $12

(44)

Premium steaks, fresh seafood, and barbecue chicken and ribs

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s 

Johnny Carino's

Modesto

$20 $10

Menu features signature dishes such as spaghetti skillets, house-made 16-layer lasagna, 21 varieties of pizza, and balsamic barbecue ribs

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Chicken at The Chicken Barn ($20 Value). Three Locations Available.

The Chicken Barn

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

Army of sides such as coleslaw and mac 'n' cheese can accompany fried chicken, sandwiches, and nuggets

Lunch for Two, Four, or More at Shooters Pub and Grill (45% Off)

Shooters Pub and Grill

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$20 $11

For lunch, the kitchen staff can prepare burgers, wings, and sandwiches

$22 for $40 Worth of Global Cuisine for Two at Tresetti’s World Caffé

Tresetti’s World Caffé

Modesto

$40 $22

Chef Ramiro transforms locally sourced ingredients into stunning interpretations of global cuisine

Sushi and Japanese Teppanyaki Cuisine at Torii Japanese Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Torii Japanese Restaurant

Modesto

$20 $11

Full sushi bar along with a kitchen that prepares hot steak, chicken, and seafood dishes; karaoke every night at 7 p.m.

Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at El Jardin (Up to 42% Off)

El Jardin

Sonora

$30 $18

(39)

Feast on Mexican classics inside a cozy dining room or outside on the tree-lined patio

Traditional Bar Food at Shooters Wings & Things - Manteca (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Shooters Wings & Things - Manteca

Manteca

$20 $12

Wings pair with 10 different sauces or 10 different sides; juicy burgers, fries, and tri-tip sandwiches round out the menu

$16 for $32 Worth of Sicilian-Style Pizza, Pasta, and Sandwiches at Happy Pizza

Happy Pizza

Manteca

$16 $8

(30)

Sicilian-style pizzas blanketed in house-made marinara or pesto sizzle beside hearty sandwiches & pasta dishes

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Contemporary Fare at CK Grill & Bar ($30 Total Value)

CK Grill & Bar

Lathrop

$15 $7.50

(5)

Dig into a variety of dishes such as shrimp in sweet chili sauce, steak fajitas, fish and chips, and salmon in a teriyaki sauce

$55 for a Barbecue Takeout Package from Bottley's BBQ ($100.14 Value)

Bottley's BBQ

Pacific

$100.14 $55

Enjoy slow-cooked barbecue and sides such as mac 'n' cheese, baked beans, and cornbread within the comfort of your own home

$11 for $20 Worth of Lunch for Two at Wine Wizards Restaurant & Wine Bar

Wine Wizards Restaurant & Wine Bar

March Lane

$20 $11

Restaurant serves sandwiches such as smoked turkey, Italian sausage, and ham as well as quiches and cheese boards

Two or Four Dinner Plates with Appetizers at Red Orchids Restaurant (49% Off)

Red Orchids Restaurant

Stockton

$21.49 $11

Eatery dishes out Filipino cuisine such as lumpia spring rolls, pancit noodles and barbecue pork, and paella

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Cuisine and Drinks at Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant

Miguel's Mexican Restaurant

Lakeview

$30 $15

Chefs plate Mexican classics such as shrimp fajitas or chimichangas for daily lunches and dinners or huevos rancheros for Sunday breakfasts

Burgers or Catering at Port City Burger (50% Off)

Port City Burger

Pacific

$6 $3

This food truck serves classic American eats like burgers, hot dogs, and Italian sausage, as well as breakfast fare like biscuits and gravy

Mexican Food at Dona Esther Restaurant (Up to 44% Off).

Dona Esther Restaurant

San Juan Bautista

$25 $14

(107)

Traditional Mexican dishes, such as carne asada and steaming menudo, warm stomachs

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s 

Johnny Carino's

Gilroy

$20 $10

Menu features signature dishes such as spaghetti skillets, house-made 16-layer lasagna, 21 varieties of pizza, and balsamic barbecue ribs

Groceries at Arteagas Food Center (25% Off). Fourteen Options Available.

Arteagas Food Center

Multiple Locations

$20 $15

Latin-American food center stocked with fresh produce, meats, and other essential groceries

Sake Tasting and Sushi for Two or Four at Sushi Omakase (Up to 56% Off)

Sushi Omakase

Gilroy

$65 $30

(190)

A guided tasting of four cold sakes is followed by a shot of shochu, standard sushi rolls, and 750 ml. bottle of sake for the table

American Cuisine at Station 55 Bar & Grill (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Station 55 Bar & Grill

Gilroy

$25 $15

Eatery serves 12-ounce rib eyes and specialty burgers with sliced jalapeños and pepper jack, along with lasagna and breakfast burritos

Mexican Food for Two or Four, or $12 for $20 Worth of Take-Out at Alebrijes Mexican Bistro

Alebrijes Mexican Bistro

Lodi

$60 $32

(185)

Gourmet burritos and regional Mexican specialties served in a restaurant decorated with colorful alebrijes

$10 for $20 Worth of Eclectic Diner Food for Breakfast or Lunch at Hollywood Cafe & Catering 

Hollywood Cafe & Catering

Lodi

$20 $10

(33)

The ’50s come alive in this café where hot rods are just as revered as a modern meal of chicken and waffles or huevos rancheros

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at El Rosal Restaurant Lodi

El Rosal

Lodi

$20 $11

Cooks turn to more than 40 family recipes for direction to craft specialties such as tacos, enchiladas, carne asada, seafood, and guacamole

Tapas and Drinks at Vinedos Aurora at Pamplona Tapas (Up to 46% Off)

Vinedos Aurora at Pamplona Tapas

Lodi

$30 $17

(27)

Dine on a sampling of hot and cold tapas, such as paella or Serrano ham with melon, paired with glasses of wine

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, or Italian Take-Out at Strings Italian Cafe (Up to 43% Off)

Strings Italian Cafe

Lodi

$20 $12

(42)

Steamed mussels, garlic-covered shrimp scampi, and chicken and asparagus in a sun-dried-tomato sauce

$20 for $30 Worth of Seafood at Amazing Crab

Amazing Crab

Berkeley

$30 $20

In a casual brick-walled eatery with a huge graffiti-style mural of a smiling crab, diners enjoy shrimp, crawfish, and other fresh seafood

Country-Style Food and Drinks for Two or Four on Monday–Friday or Saturday at Sandy's Country Junction (Up to 56% Off)

Sandy's Country Junction

Sandy's Country Junction

$16 $7

(24)

Down-home breakfasts and lunches such as chicken-fried steak, grilled sandwiches, and country omelettes with biscuits and gravy

$11 for $20 Worth of Sandwiches, Burgers, and Salads at The Corner Cafe

The Corner Cafe

Old Town Clovis

$20 $11

(22)

Specialty sandwiches, deli classics, and an award-winning club served alongside char-broiled burgers, salads, and crispy fried onion rings

$11 for $20 Worth of Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Dai Bai Dang

Dai Bai Dang

Bullard

$20 $11

Chefs create Asian-fusion dishes, such as cashew chicken, seared salmon, japanese eggplant, and spicy garlic pork chops in open woks

$11 for $20 Worth of Chinese Buffet and Drinks at Lin's Fusion

Lin's Fusion

Bullard

$20 $11

(90)

Guests select their favorite veggies and proteins from an expansive buffet, then they watch as chefs sear them all up into a customized dish

$15 for $30 Worth of Southern-Style Steak-House Cuisine for Two or More at Logan's Roadhouse

Logan's Roadhouse

Fresno

$30 $15

(61)

Diners chow down on hearty steak-house eats, such as aged, hand-cut steaks with mesquite flavorings and made-from-scratch yeast rolls

$15 or $30 Worth of Gourmet Sandwiches, Breakfast, and Baked Goods at Great Harvest Bread Company

Great Harvest Bread Company

Woodward Park

$30 $15

Diners choose from muffins, cinnamon rolls and chip bread, and scones at breakfast, or stop in for a sandwich on fresh bread at lunch

$11 for $20 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Teriyaki Don

Teriyaki Don

Hoover

$20 $11

Eclectic selection of teriyaki, sushi, and curry dishes available for dine-in or carryout

$12.75 for $20 Worth of Ethiopian Food at Lucy’s Lair Fine Ethiopian Cuisine

Lucy's Lair Fine Ethiopian Cuisine

Lucy's Lair

$20 $12.75

(22)

Chefs embellish plates with traditional ethiopian flatbread and dishes distinctively prepared for either vegans or meat-eaters

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches and Drinks at Grilled Chz ($30 Value)

Grilled Chz

Fresno

$10 $6

(41)

Build your own sandwich with your choice of cheese and such flavored butters as tomato pesto, or opt for a specialty or dessert sandwich

Contemporary American Lunch for Two or Weekend Dinner for Two at The Downtown Club (45% Off)

The Downtown Club

Central Fresno

$20 $11

Salmon, steaks, and sandwiches at this light-filled former home of the Fresno Morning Republican

Classic American Grill Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Triangle Drive-In (Up to 44% Off)

Triangle Drive-In

Multiple Locations

$16 $9

Shakes, floats, and malts complement corn dogs, egg-salad sandwiches, and charbroiled burgers topped with chili and bacon

2 Large Subs & Drinks or 2 Extra-Large Take-and-Bake Pizzas at Full O Bull Subs & Pizza Subs (Up to 50% Off)

Full O Bull Subs & Pizza

Woodward Park

$20.08 $14

(31)

Sandwiches include a selection of steak subs such as the bulls eye, as well as cold subs; pizza toppings include sausage, salami & peppers

One Seafood Platter, 12 Different Oysters, and Two Drinks at Big T's Seafood Market Bar (40% Off)

Big T's Seafood Market Bar

Alvin - Burdette

$74.99 $45

(312)

Huge variety of fresh seafood including lobster, crab, and oysters served in a bright restaurant with draft beers and big-screen TVs

$14 for Two Slices of Pizza, Two Beers, and Two Lagunitas Mason Jars at Bibo's NY Pizza ($28 Value)

Bibo's NY Pizza

Santa Teresa

$28 $14

(68)

Small, locally owned pizzeria crafts authentic New York–style pizzas with thin crust and serves Lagunitas beer

Take-Out Tamale Meal for 4, 8, or 10, with Rice, Beans, and Arroz Con Leche Lucy’s Tamale Factory (Up to 42% Off)

Lucys Tamale Factory

Alum Rock

$33 $19

Bring home award-winning tamales, along with sides and dessert

Sushi at Sushi Boat Town (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Boat Town

San Jose

$20 $12

Rolls of tuna, salmon, and squid emerge from the sushi bar on a wooden boat, served alongside entrees such as chicken and beef teriyaki

$59 for a Prix Fixe Dinner for Two at Scott's Seafood ($100 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Scott's Seafood

Downtown San Jose

$100 $59

(277)

Sample from a seafood-centric menu of upscale American cuisine and sip California wines inside a sixth-floor restaurant overlooking the city

$12 for $20 Worth of Sports-Bar Food — La Barra Sports Bar

La Barra Sports Bar

San Jose

$20 $12

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Snow-Crab Dinner or Salad or Sandwich Lunch for Two or Four at Blue Water Seafood & Crab (Up to 50% Off)

Blue Water Seafood & Crab

San Jose

$60 $39

(149)

Fresh, in-season snow crab with a choice of sauce; lunch with options such as shrimp Louie, seafood po' boys, and lobster bisque

One Medium or Large Pizza with Three Toppings and Cheese Breadsticks at Checkers Pizza & Ribs (Up to 47% Off)

Checkers Pizza & Ribs

Paynes

$19.54 $11

(49)

Pizzas loaded with whole-milk mozzarella and topped with artichoke hearts, gyro meat, sun-dried tomatoes, or more

One Groupon Good for $25 Worth of Pizza, Valid Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at New York Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

New York Pizza

Alum Rock

$25 $12.50

More than a dozen gourmet pizzas plus calzones, salads, and sandwiches

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Gloria's Taqueria

Gloria's Taqueria

San Jose

$20 $12

Burritos, enchiladas, and other Mexican classics served in a casual dining room bedecked with rock-and-roll memorabilia

$19 for a Five-Visit Punch Card for Desserts and Drinks at Hello Desserts ($35 Value)

Hello Desserts

Gordy

$35 $19

Desserts ranging from custard and pudding to crème brûlée and ice-cream sundaes pair with smoothies, coffee, and other beverages

Comfort Food for Two or Four at Sonoma Chicken Coop (Up to 42% Off)

Sonoma Chicken Coop

North San Jose

$25 $15

(315)

Join friends to feast on rotisserie chicken, oven-baked pizza, and angus steak

$13 for $20 Worth of Quick-Serve Teriyaki at Happi House

Happi House

Multiple Locations

$20 $13

(183)

Chicken, pork, and beef in a signature teriyaki sauce, served alongside tempura plates, noodle bowls, and the popular Asian chicken salad

Grill-It-Yourself Steak Dinner for Two or Breakfast or Lunch at Grill 'Em Steakhouse and Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Grill 'Em Steakhouse and Bar

Campbell

$34 $25

(419)

Cook your own tender new york strip steaks to perfection on a 6'x2.5' communal grill; breakfast options include omelets and steak and eggs

Dinner for Two or Paella and Sangria for Four at Picasso's Tapas & Restaurant (Up to 44% Off)

Picasso's Tapas & Restaurant

Downtown San Jose

$40 $25

(409)

Savor traditional Spanish small plates or one of five hearty paellas paired with dessert and a pitcher of fresh sangria

$35 for a Meal for Two with Appetizer, Entrees, and Two Glasses of House Wine (Up to $53 Value)

Sonoma Chicken Coop

San Jose-Capitol Expwy

$53 $35

(213)

Chicken slowly heats, rotating inside a rotisserie while chefs hand toss salads, build sandwiches, and melt cheese atop oven-fired pizza

Chinese Food for Lunch or Dinner, Valid Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at House of Chu (Up to 46% Off)

House of Chu

Kooser

$25 $13.50

(81)

Local staple boasts a massive Chinese menu loaded with popular dishes such as peking spareribs, prawns in plum sauce, and mongolian lamb

Combo Platter or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Menu Items at Subway (Up to 37% Off)

Subway

San Jose

$38 $25

(12)

Fresh, healthy, made-to-order sandwiches for game day with friends, meetings at the office, or birthday parties

Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Agave Restaurant & Bar (Up to 56% Off)

Agave Restaurant & Bar

South San Jose

$25 $12

Authentic Michoacan cuisine including pork chile verde and sizzling molcajetes, plus a full bar with plentiful tequila options

Large Pizza Meals at Mountain Mike's Pizza (Up to 39% Off). Four Options Available.

Mountain Mike's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$30.98 $19

Massive pizzas topped with ingredients such as Louisiana hot sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh green onions

Up to 40% Off of Barbecue — Garlic Bread San Jose

Garlic Bread BBQ Smokehouse

Behind Santa Clara Street

$30 $18

(69)

Barbecue and smokehouse

$12 for a Dozen Bagels and Two 8-Ounce Cream Cheeses at Bagel Guys ($20.49 Value)

Bagel Guys

Willow Glen

$20.49 $12

Fresh-baked bagels come in flavors like blueberry, cinnamon raisin, jalapeño, and spinach

$49 for Oyster Tasting with Drinks for Two at Lark Creek Blue (Up to $79 Value)

Lark Creek Blue

Winchester

$79 $49

(219)

Sip bubbly while enjoying a variety of fresh, raw oysters with a choice of two dipping sauces

$45 for One Gift Card for Family-Style Italian Dining at Buca di Beppo ($50 Value)

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

$50 $45

(1885)

Family-style servings of baked ziti, veal parmigiana, and other Italian-American staples served in festive restaurant setting

Asian-Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at Mosaic (Up to 51% Off)

Mosaic

Four Points by Sheraton

$50 $25

Chef Richard Yu blends local produce and fresh seafood into Asian-inflected dishes such as fried prawns in honey mayo and campogee beef

$15 for $25 Worth of Pan-Asian Vegan Food at Loving Hut

Loving Hut

Milpitas

$25 $15

(507)

All-vegan dine-in restaurant uses only natural non-GMO ingredients for signature dishes such as Spicy Cha-Cha, Kung Pao & Tom Ka Thai soup

$8 for One Sizzler Entree at Mirch Masala (Up to $14.95 Value)

Mirch Masala

Milpitas

$14.95 $8

(68)

Simple preparation characterize Indian dishes such as paneer tikka kebabs, vegetarian bhangan bharta with roasted eggplant, and lamb curry

Indian Dinner Cuisine at Aasna, Melange of India (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Aasna, Melange of India

Milpitas

$36 $22

(146)

Shyam Khanal's eatery serves Indian cuisine divided into meat- and vegetable-based dishes

Mexican Food for Two or Four at Royal Taco (Half Off)

Royal Taco

Milpitas

$20 $10

(68)

Authentic taquitos with avocado; spicy chiles rellenos; breakfast, lunch, and dinner burritos

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Hot Dogs at Brentwood Dog House (Up to Half Off)

Brentwood Dog House

Brentwood

$10 $5.50

All-beef hot dogs covered in chili, served Chicago style, or custom-made to suit appetites with toppings such as jalapeños and sauerkraut

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10.50 Worth of Mission-Style Tacos at Taco Del Mar ($21 Value)

Taco Del Mar

Brentwood

$10.50 $5.50

Baja-California inspired tacos and burritos made with fresh ingredients

Barbecue at Carmona's BBQ Deli (55% Off). Two Options Available.

Carmona's BBQ Deli

Watsonville

$20 $9

(39)

Burgers topped with guava-chipotle sauce; all-beef hot dogs; barbecue beef ribs with chili beans

Coastal Cuisine for Two or Four at Fish House Bar & Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Fish House Bar & Grill

Watsonville

$25 $14

(34)

Fresh fish caught off the coast of California, plus pastas, steaks, and wines from local suppliers

American Diner Food for Two or Four at Roger's Diner (Up to 50% Off)

Roger's Diner

Watsonville

$25 $13

(23)

Family-friendly diner serves up hearty plates of denver skillets with eggs and onions, juicy burgers, and fried chicken and T-bone steaks

Sandwiches, Pizzas, and Comfort Foods at Appleton Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Appleton Grill

Watsonville

$20 $12

(54)

Classic American comfort foods ranging from burgers and wings to tuna melts and club sandwiches in a Watsonville landmark

Lunch with Sandwiches, Pastries, and Drinks for Two or Four at Bon Dia Cafe (52% Off)

Bon Dia Cafe'

Pleasanton

$42 $20

Enjoy a lunch of cafe sandwiches and delicate pastries while sipping on your choice of beer, wine, or coffee

Select Local Merchants

Property Location
When you stay at Courtyard by Marriott Merced in Merced, you'll be near the airport and convenient to Poker Flats Casino and Merced County Fairgrounds. This hotel is within close proximity of Merced County Courthouse Museum and Applegate Park Zoo.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 90 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and down comforters. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÂ’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in the lobby.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and express check-out. Planning an event in Merced? This hotel has 689 square feet (64 square meters) of space consisting of exhibit space and a meeting/conference room. Free parking is available onsite.

750 Motel Drive
Merced,
CA
US

Slice into the menu with a cool, cold sandwich ($3.39–$13.79) such as the veggie sub, with your choice of three cheeses and avocado, the salami-turkey-provolone, or the ham-salami-capicolla-pepperoni-provolone. Load a gastronomic cargo carrier with a medium fountain drink ($1.39) or chips ($1), or turn on the mouth heat with a stomach-warming griller, such as the 12-inch New York steak ’n’ cheese on ciabatta ($4.99–$7.99) or the 8-inch barbecue pork ($4.99–$7.99). Any sandwich can also be made into a wrap ($4.99–$6.29).

731 E Yosemite Ave
Merced,
CA
US

If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.

Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.

In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.

1728 W Olive Ave.
Merced,
CA
US

Jantz Cafe & Bakery is truly a family operation. It first opened its doors in 2001 under the direction of brothers Larry, Sheldon, and Andrew. Their mother, Margaret, supplied the majority of the recipes, and even their grandmother chipped in some concoctions. The Jantz brothers originally envisioned their shop as a side operation, but when customers began arriving in throngs, they knew they were onto something much bigger.

Since that modest beginning, Jantz Cafe & Bakery has added two additional locations in Mariposa and Merced. At each, the family relies on the freshest ingredients available while churning out batches of freshly baked bread, homemade pies, and other treats such as O'Henry bars and sweet-potato muffins. The business remains in good hands, too, since the next generation of Jantzes has already begun to learn the ropes and prepare to bake the future's edible smartphones. The Merced location is located in the El Portal plaza making it an ideal place to stop by before or after appointments or whenever a craving for good ole' home cooking arises.

3361 G St
Merced,
CA
US

The dough wizards at Papa John's hand toss circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.

2830 Geer Rd
Turlock,
CA
US

Sweet River Grill & Bar's eye-catching interior beckons a second glance with its treasure trove of framed mirrors, sepia portraits, vintage advertisements, and a large sled mounted on the wall. Inside the central dining room, burgundy banquettes shine beneath Tiffany-style stained-glass lamps and vaulted ceilings marked with divots where Paul Bunyan famously bumped his head. To pair with these old-fashioned trappings, Sweet River's chefs take a modern slant on classic diner fare with sandwiches stuffed with ahi tuna and thin-sliced turkey and half-pound burgers bearing alfalfa sprouts and fresh avocado. A separate Mexican menu vies for palate popularity with sauce-slathered enchiladas, giant stuffed burritos, and sizzling fajitas with 8 ounces of steak or chicken. After polishing off the last morsel of new york strip, diners can peek into Sweet River's banquet room, where they'll discover a collection of antiques including fire-stoking equipment, vintage neon signs, and Louis Pasteur's very first milk mustache.

2600 Geer Rd
Turlock,
CA
US