Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center believes in serving food that feeds the soul.  We make every effort to ensure that all who dine with us experience the best in Mercy hospitality. We prepare simple healthy meals using local and organic produce as much as possible.

We serve both hot and Continental breakfasts, and our lunches always include a salad bar consisting of seasonal greens, nuts, seeds, veggies and a choice of dressings.  There are also various combinations of soups, sandwiches and lunch-time entrees with cookies and fruit as dessert options.

Dinners feature a protein, starch, vegetable, tossed salad, bread and delectable desserts.

We can host meals for groups up to 100 people.

In keeping with Mercy by the Sea’s hospitality, there is a beverage station open 24/7 in the Catherine McAuley Dining Room offering coffee, hot and iced tea, orange juice, cranberry juice and water.

We can provide vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options at meals with notification prior to arrival. The Center does not have the ability to provide for medically necessary diets, such as allergy-free diets; personal preferences; or diets designed for individual weight loss. Those allergic to nuts, gluten or other foods, especially those with severe allergies or with specific dietary restrictions, are advised to disclose all food allergies and restrictions prior to arrival. Persons with severe allergies are invited to bring prepared foods, if deemed necessary.

Meal Prices for Hosted Groups

Continental Breakfast ($12 per person)
Served in your meeting room. Assorted breads, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, coffee and tea

Lunch ($18 per person)
Served buffet style in our dining room, with water views. Daily lunch specials, salad bar, soup, bread, cookies, fresh fruit and beverage station.

Afternoon Break ($7 per person)
Served in your meeting room. Options include cookies, fresh fruit, nuts, coffee and tea

Dinner ($25 per person)
Served buffet style in our dining room. Hot entrée, vegetable, salad bar, bread, house-made desserts, fresh fruit and beverage station.

Please inquire regarding special needs and options to our standard fare.


About the Catherine McAuley Dining Room Renovation

The Catherine McAuley Dining Room was renovated in 2023/24 and we are pleased with the final results. We hope that you will enjoy the fruit of this labor of love. Many thanks to those who supported this effort with time and resources. The following links will take you to the archived progress updates from the renovation:

See the progress from start to finish ➔ Watch Slideshow
March 14, 2024 - Project Finished Read 
February 15, 2024 Read
January 25, 2024 Read
January 18, 2024 Read 
December 7, 2023 | Dining Room Renovation Goal Exceeded Read