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El Capitan Diner

540 F. Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415
(775) 945-3321
Five Stars
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The El Capitan Diner is located inside the El Capitan Lodge & Casino in Hawthorne, Nevada. I have been to this diner several times simply because they run a lot of specials. The food is not the best, however, the affordable pricing makes it great for a late night snack!


El Capitan Diner offers your standard cafe options like sandwiches, salads, and all day breakfast entrees. I usually order the breakfast special which comes with eggs, potatoes, and toast. I usually get the salad bar too which has a decent selection of toppings and dressings available. I also like the buffet which they hold on Wednesday nights.


The service has always been adequate. While it hasn't ever been spectacular, it has never been bad.


Being located in the casino, you would think it would be noisy. However, it is located in a separate room so the noise level is never too bad. Nothing too fancy here - it just feels like your average diner.

Final Remarks

If you are visiting the El Capitan Casino, you might as well try out the diner while you are here. If you are a Hawthorne resident, make sure to check out the Wednesday night buffet!

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