About us


Our History

​In 1992, the Mercado family took over The Bar BQ Pit in Merced, California. With their desire for excellence they turned the business into a well respected resturant. The business soon offered full service catering and continued to expand its horizons. Today, with over 20 years in business at The Bar BQ Pit, the Mercado family still strives for that same excellence looking for new ways to evolve the business, creating quality food, excellent customer service and new food items. 

Full service Catering

We offer affordable, full service catering for every type of event from company picnics, weddings, family reunions, and holiday events. Let us help make your next gathering a memorable one for guests and hassle free for you!

​Delicious Food

We have a great assortment of breakfast options. The Bar BQ Sauce is made daily with our own secret recipe. Our meats consisting of Chicken, Tri Tip, Pork Spare Ribs and Baby Back Pork Ribs are smoked daily with Almond wood local to the heart of California giving them a unique Barbecue flavor unique to Central California. 


1720 G Street, Merced CA 95340


We’re open everyday 

Monday - Friday

10 am - 8 pm

Saturday, Sunday

8 am - 8 pm 


Take out only

Fri/Sat Prime Rib
We smoke our Prime Rib with Almond wood which gives a unique flavor that has our regulars calling it the best in town!
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