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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (63 reviews)
“scallops” (31 reviews)
“steak” (41 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous grounds with good food. A funicular takes guests down to the restaurant passing masses of beautiful plantings with huge ferns and banana plants. It is truly a spectacular sight. The service is excellent and the food is quite good with many different choices. I...More

Thank elizabeth d
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

came here for a father's day dinner. the food was really good (had a couple of the vegan options). the waiter was personable & helpful. but the coolest part is the ambiance ! fun little cable car, tree in the middle, fireplace. ask for a...More

Thank Mia L
Reviewed 1 week ago

4p* Shadowbrook Multistoried restaurant with a cable car Four eating rooms, including one outdoors Wines by glass okay; good beer selections Daily specials Scampi okay; a little salty Nice niçoise salad Good prime rib Mud pie was awesome Excellent food service by Sean Place is...More

Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special place, for sure. The grounds are sort of tropical looking by the river. A tiny trolley can take you down to the restaurant, or you can walk down through the lovely gardens. The food is fabulous, and so are the...More

Thank StilettosEats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides being a restaurant, this place has the bonus of feeling like an attraction at Disneyland. The food is good and pricey, but the location, views and funicular make it more than just about eating. I would suggest getting there before the sun sets and...More

Thank areteacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat at the Shadowbrook often and it is an institution in Capitola/Santa Cruz. The grounds are spectacular as is the building and a great place for a romantic dinner. if you're not in the mood for a big dinner, I would recommend eating in...More

1  Thank villafinluna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my wife's birthday, my wife wanted to come down to Capitola, spend the night and eat at Shadowbrook. It was my first time at Shadowbrook and it will be my "everytime"..What a place! Seven dining areas, a romantic bar scene and what aterrific food...More

Thank timothy r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Shadowbrook Restaurant since the 1980's always very satisfied with meals and service. On May 27, 2017 my husband, myself and another couple had 6pm reservations. My husband decided to use path down the hill and tripped ( his fault) skinning...More

1  Thank JoAnn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an experience restaurant - from the trolley that takes you down the hill to the myriad nooks and crannies, to the wonderful views - it's a place you go on a nice date. Good drink menu as well. Food was not nearly as impressive...More

Thank Will P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is expensive. But, for the small place Capitolla is, Compared to an elegant New York restaurant or something... Its fancy. In my opinion.

Thank Damien B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are your gluten free options for a child do you have a child's menu
13 July 2016|
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Response from Janet K | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant.
what's the name of the vintage car service?
20 April 2016|
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Response from 427BeatleBob | Reviewed this property |
I usually drive to the restaurant so I am not aware of the car service.
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
28 June 2015|
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Response from Alan E | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it very much unless it is a seeing eye dog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
    (Capitola Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 8314751511
  • E-mail
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