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“Friendly local hangout”
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
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Friendly local hangout”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Very casual, good food, interesting beer choices, sometimes live entertainment, good service. Not a place to impress first-time visitors, but a solid choice for lunch or late night meal. One of the few places you can get food after 8pm.

Visited March 2014
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English first
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Sports Bar and Average Food”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Best food in town? That's a bit of a stretch. Been twice now and left both times saying I could have had a better dinner somewhere else. The menu advises their wings are Jumbo, another bit of a stretch. Jumbo they are not and just average. The Pierogies were overdone and I can only assume by the taste they were frozen not made in house? There are a lot of very good bar and grills in NSB so I will think twice before going back. Now the atmosphere was good and people seemed to be having a good time. Really good selection of beers and drinks were also good.

  • Visited June 2014
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best food in town!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Merk's is a local watering hole where you are welcomed and treated well. The drinks are reasonable, the food is delicious, and the waiters remember your name and what you drink. A great place to unwind!

Visited April 2014
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best place to hang with the locals”
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.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank BeGlobalLocal
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good Sports Bar with Good Food”
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.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Susan P
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