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Bar B Q Pit restaurant has been a Merced institution for ever!  If you're a long-time Mercedian, you'll recall, back in the day, it was known as Cecil's Golden Chicken - not I'm dating myself - but for the last 30 years, it's been known as Bar B Q Pit.  Old school, Merced dining at it's best!!!

Photo:  Bar B Q Pit, in it's present form, or it's former self, has been a Merced dining institution for ever!  Saturday, June 21, 2014, I'm joining my friend Dan Weir to enjoy breakfast at one of Merced's finest breakfast restaurants.

Photo:  The main dining room.  No, it ainít fancy, but it's family-friendly, clean and very comfortable.

Photo:  Of course the decor is very "retro" and period cars, and "old school" Coca Cola memorabilia are the rage, which always contributes to the atmosphere.

Photo:  Our friendly server, Lisa, who is a personal friend of my buddy Dan Weir, takes our order.  Note the bicycle in the center of the photo... what?  Doesn't the decor remind you of a Route 66 diner?  Whatever the case, I love it!

Photo:  Saturday morning breakfast at Bar B Q Pit.  My buddy Dan Weir on the left, and "me" on the right enjoy identical breakfasts.  Dan recommended the Cajun Chicken Fried Steak, so I followed his reccomendation; check out the next photo to see what it's all about.  Thanks to friendly Lisa for taking the photo.

Photo:  When you choose a "Cajun Chicken Fried Steak" breakfast, you have many options, such as... Hash browns or home-style potatoes?  Or... beans?  Bisket, tortillas or toast? ... What type of bread?  How do you want your eggs cooked?  The varieties are endless and Bar B Q Pit makes it "your way."  I trust my friend Dan's breakfast opinion totally, so I followed him, and we ordered the same thing:  Cajun Chicken Fried Steak.  Oh yeah!

Mind you, the "Cajun Chicken Fried Steak" breakfast is not on the menu, as the menu advertises a "Chicken Fried Steak."  Since Dan is a regular at the restaurant - he eats breakfast at the restaurant every Sunday before church - he knows everybody, and he knows the protocol.  So, upon his suggestion, we both asked for the "Cajun option," which includes Cajun seasoning into their already awesome gravy.  So, if you're a lover of chicken fried steak, home style potatoes, with a bit of a kick, this breakfast if for you!  I loved it!!!

"Cajun Chicken Fried Steak" isn't on the menu, as you have to ask.  But, just "Go For lt!"  The meat was so tender, as you didn't need a knife to cut it, the gravy was thick, spicy - not hot - and totally delicious.  Eggs over easy were cooked perfectly, and the home style potatoes were GREAT, including diced onion and pepper.  Truly a great breakfast!

When you're in the mood for a great breakfast in Merced, look no further than Bar B Q Pit, as they have all the bases covered.

Bar B Q Pit
1720 G St.
Merced, CA 95340
209 383-2553


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