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“Best place to hang with the locals”
Review of Merk's Bar & Grill

Merk's Bar & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Merk's has been in New Smyrna Beach for a few decades. Very popular place for the locals with great bartenders and servers. Huge selection of craft beers and taps, moderately priced menu with many great choices from seafood to burgers. Best place to watch NFL football games on Sundays, too.

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

This is just your average sports bar that happens to have ok to very good food. If you happen to like ahi tuna and want the ahi over cooked, this works if you get the ahi Cajun bites. I asked about it before ordering (vs. ordering the regular ahi) and then asked that it be prepared very rare since bites might come out too well done and they came out too well done. I kind of expected that so it was ok but I wouldn't recommend ordering it. My husband had the Po Boy and it was HUGE and he said it was very good however overall the whole experience was just average. We will still try this place again but we won't have expectations of a 4 or 5 star experience. Do not, though, expect to sit outside unless you smoke. Every table had at least one ashtray and they were not at all clean. It would have been nice to sit outside however inside at this place is a better choice.

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

We went here with family and had a great time and some great food. I had the po boy, which was the best and biggest one ever! We all shared some of their Frankenstein wings, which were so good that we bought two bottles of sauce. Others had burgers and the grande burrito and loved them. They had tons of options for beer....I had Shipyard Black IPA and it was great. This place has a great atmosphere and great service. We even met one of the owners, who was a wonderful, friendly Scottish fellow.....thanks for such a great time!

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

This place had everything. Great food, excellent service and friendly locals. They have NTN Buzztime trivia with nationally ranked contenders. There is a Touchtunes machine that takes photos. Pool tables and dart boards. TVs of all sizes all over the place. The high tops have tvs. There are other video games including Megatouch.
Try the Ahi bites or the summer chips. Oh yes, think of any beer, they probably have it. You truly can't go wrong.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Definitely a popular local place, with a great atmosphere and great service. Kelly and I went there on a Saturday around One in the afternoon. It was busy but we were waited on right after we sat down. I had the Cuban Sandwich and Kelly had the Philly Cheese Steak. My Cuban was real good but a bit salty probably because the ham. Kelly said her Cheese steak would have been better if they had put in some green peppers and onions and not used “Cheez WHIZZ” and so much SALT…. But we washed lunch down with nice glass’s of Chardonnay . Go there with friends for a beer and take the kids for lunch and let them go at the pool tables and arcades.

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Thank Scott M
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