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Wharf House Restaurant

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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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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316 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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234 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Master Steven B
Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
San Jose, California
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We used our groupon for this restaurant. We had to park about a mile away, but it wasn't too bad. The restaurant is at the end of the wharf. We got there early, and one couple was there. Seated right away. I ordered the Mexican Prawn. My wife ordered the fish & chips. The Mexican Prawn had a nice kick,... More 

Thank dennisk139
San Diego, California
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124 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

After finding a parking place, I ventured out onto the Capitola pier to sup at the Wharf House. Was not disappointed. Was able to garner a window table wit a view of North Monterey bay. The Gorgonzola spinach salad was very fresh and tasty. The main course of fresh California scallops in pesto sauce over linguini was par excellence! Highly... More 

Thank John D
Sierra Vista, AZ
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

On a recommendation from my mother, I ate here on April 24th. The atmosphere was amazing, quiet, cozy, warm, friendly. Our server was exceptional, and really personable. The view from the restaurant is amazing. I had the calamari steak strips with French fries. The calamari was absolutely the best I've ever tasted. It melted in my mouth and had the... More 

Thank mactrekr
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133 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

"The walk will do you good..." Find a spot to park in the little town of Capitola and walk past the touristy cafes (You can do one of those later). There's only one long pier here, walk to the end of it, and ask for Kristy! A helpful, cheery little gal that will make room at a cozy table and... More 

1 Thank sonnybear47
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

This restaurant is located at the end of the Capitola wharf, making the parking, indeed, difficult. However, it is a charming, romantic (even for breakfast) place with an exuberance of tasteful nautical decor. The food is good, if not great, with a huge list of interesting breakfast items. Wait staff are generally upbeat and speedy, but can be slow, especially... More 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?