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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
+1 831-475-1511
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Shadowbrook is a wonderful place for a romantic evening. Their setting, on the creek and in the trees, is beautiful. Food is always great, and service is professional, informed and sensitive. The menu is quite varied and there's something for everyone. They have a wonderful...More

Thank ButchJr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After hearing about this place for a couple of years we decided to give it a try. The location, the ambiance and the wait staff were all wonderful. It is a very interesting building and the grounds are beautiful. The food on the other hand,...More

Thank aluckart
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food Ambiance Music Staff Drinks ....handled. Check them all off your list. Even the prices aren't ridiculously high.

Thank jkhaley
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a magical spot. You park your car and then board a funicular, the size of a large elevator down a steep incline to the restaurant. The restaurant is located in this incredibly lush green forrest next to a small meandering river. On...More

Thank avodoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

took the family here on a recommendation from a friend. Our kids had a blast riding the cable car, we sat outside on a perfect evening, and the food, service and setting were all incredible. I was expecting a larger bill, but with the specials,...More

Thank troyforrest
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not just dining it's an experience. We took the elevator down to the restaurant. That alone was super cool. We sat in the garden room which I think used to be an old patio. There was a tree growing in the middle of the...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our experience at Shadowbrook! How fun to take a funicular down to the restaurant. The coconut lavender lemonade is delicious!! We had the Seared & Crispy Ahi, followed by the Pacific Rim Salmon and New England Sea Scallop. Might be the best salmon...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth every penny for both the food and the experience. Upon the recommendation of the inn we stayed at, we made reservations to celebrate our anniversary. I made the reservation online and then called to have their fee taxi ( an original 1966 yellow checkered...More

Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been a few years since I last visited Shadowbrook, but it's still as elegant as ever in atmosphere, service, and food. They might listed as expensive but I think anywhere you find a filet mignon under $30 is a good buy. Also the bar...More

Thank Rich I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband proposed to me here in 1986. We've been back here several times. They have the best mud pie dessert I've every had.

Thank Kari2000
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24 April 2018|
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Response from westcoastjoe1 | Reviewed this property |
No cut off shorts or t shirts. Regular dress shorts are ok as is jeans.
Kimberly C
14 March 2018|
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Response from pegami | Reviewed this property |
It is free - but we did make sure to tip the driver - enjoy!
13 July 2016|
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Response from Janet K | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
    (Capitola Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-475-1511
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