Authentic, California fare is right at your doorstep when you stay at El Capitan Hotel. Here, our rustic on-site restaurant, café, and courtyard lounge will satisfy your craving for local and well-prepared cuisine. Experience stellar dining options with us when you visit our hotel. 

This California brasserie serves classic Cali dishes inspired by the region's agrarian lifestyle and seasonal ingredients. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this is the place to savor local bounty and produce from the Central Valley. The vibe is warm and relaxed. The outdoor patio makes it a great spot to hangout or people watch. 


7 am to 11 am


11 am to 3 pm


5 pm to 9 pm Sunday thru Thursday

5 pm to 10 pm Friday thru Saturday.

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Native Son
Kick off the day right with coffee and breakfast at Native Son, a splendid café reminiscent of the old, neighborhood European bars. Serving Artisan coffees and pan con cholate in the morning, paninis and salads at lunch, then festive libations and bar fare in the evening. A Merced-must gathering spot at night. 


6 am to 11 am

11 am to 10 pm Sunday thru Thursday

11 am to 11 pm Friday thru Saturday.


Outdoor Dining
This is a destination lounge. Considered one of the best patios in town. A relaxing oasis serving shareable plates, finger food, grilled meats, fresh seafood, craft beers, festive cocktails, and more, including a repurposed horse trailer serving as the bar. It’s that ideal summer, backyard garden party that lures you to linger. 

Monday to Sunday      3 pm to 9 pm

Saturday & Sunday      11 am to 9 pm