Dining

Authentic California cuisine awaits you at El Capitan Hotel in Merced. Here, our rustic onsite restaurant, café, and courtyard lounge satisfy your craving for well-prepared local cuisine. For fine dining, choose Rainbird, our latest restaurant, where chefs take inspiration from the microclimates in the surrounding agricultural community to create unique tastes and stunning presentations for our guests. Count on stellar onsite dining at El Capitan.

Rainbird - Opening Late 2021
Rainbird Teaser
Slated to open in late 2021, Rainbird is a chef-driven destination restaurant where guests will explore an inventive menu of regional flavors.
Dress Code
Casual
Dress Code
Casual
Native Son
Native Son Bar
An epicenter for Main Street’s social, university, and business life, Native Son is where locals and travelers comingle over lattés, craft cocktails, and artisan bites. Here you’ll find grab-and-go essentials as well as place to soak in life on Main Street over inventive salads and toasted paninis.
Hours

Sunday through Thursday, 6am to 10pm

Friday and Saturday, 6am to 11pm

 

Breakfast: 6am to 11:30am

Lunch: 11:30am to 4pm

Dinner: 4pm to close

Courtyard
Outdoor Dining
An oasis for travelers and locals alike, the El Capitan Hotel’s outdoor courtyard feels like a garden party. A repurposed horse trailer, reinvented as a bar, serves up craft brews and festive cocktails, while the menu offers up sharable snacks and easy fare that lure you to linger.
Hours

3pm-9pm, 7 days a week

 

Dress Code
Casual
Dress Code
Casual