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Wharf House Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
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1400 Wharf Rd, Ste B, Capitola, CA 95010-3370
+1 831-476-3534
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant because of a Groupon, and were disappointed with food. I gave this review 3 stars because a waitress was very good, quick, friendly and pleasant. Basically, it was a bar with a seating area attached to it. The food in this place is overpriced and not that great. I had a fish dish, and my... More 

Thank L0ve2travle
Pleasanton, California
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Was here with a large group and they did a super job. Everyone at our table loved their food. We had fish and chips and cioppino (made with linguine noodles yum!). Servers were pleasant and bar tender attentive.

Thank Tracey W
Jerusalem, Israel
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This restaurant is located at the end of the wharf and has a beautiful view, it also has a nice atmosphere and the service was good. We had the clam chowder and one entree with salmon, another with shrimp, both were served over linguini covered in cheese. The dishes were both were not that good and seemed to rely on... More 

Thank RutiV
Carmel, California
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

First and foremost, this restaurant down at the end of the wharf has incredible views. That's reason enough. But beyond that, the staff was just great. We were in a hurry because we had a concert to attend and after letting our server know our situation - well, she was right on top of it. It took no more than... More 

Thank Brian S
San Carlos
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Well, this wasn't what we were expecting. It's a very small, fisherman style restaurant. There is not much parking and a little walk down the Wharf. The day we went they only had 1 server so the service was slow - not her fault since she was doing it all! Overall the place was quaint, the fish and chips and... More 

Thank krstymsty
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

For our 30th anniversery, I thought that we would do something different. We drove over to Capitola and ate at the Wharf House. We got this thru a Groupon Coupon. Once we got to the place our GPS said the restaurant was, we were in for a surprise. We had to walk on a pier about 150 yards, over the... More 

Thank Keith P
Watsonville, California
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330 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Stopped for late lucnh on beautiful fall day. Serving appetizers & salads, which was fine. Calamari strips good, spinach sald with goat cheese good & clams in pernod broth yummy. Bread was hot fresh, beer cold & generous wine pour. Can't ask much more than that! Nice walk out on to Capitola Pier get there. If you get a chance,... More 

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Salinas, California, United States
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246 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I can't believe I've never been here as many times as I've been to Capitola. We were walking on the beach and heard live music on the wharf so wandered down to check it out. Upstairs patio was filled with people and there a great band playing. Everyone was dancing and having a great time. Bartenders were friendly. Food looked... More 

Thank 556danaa
Modesto, California, United States
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Went here twice. Once for lunch and once for drinks. We had the nachos and the clam chowder that was good. Nice walk out to the place and nice atmosphere. The bar upstairs that is open on the weekend is better. Amazing view, normally a band, plus the 2 custom drinks served only up there are called Sunrise and Sunset.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The food is great! A large variety of entrees. The service is friendly and attentive. The views are wonderful!

Thank Bill99831

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Wharf Rd, Ste B, Capitola, CA 95010-3370
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-3534

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?