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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” (65 reviews)
“scallops” (32 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 2 days ago

We loved this intimate, historic restaurant in a spectacular settling. The little “hillevator” that takes you down to the restaurant and back up again is enchanting. Our waiter was a tiny bit snooty, but that just added to the fun. We had classic margharitas when...More

Thank jacquiupstairs
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great dinner at the historic Shadowbrook. The food was good, service great and the historic building was really well maintained. I would recommend this dinning experience.

Thank ccc8712017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable dinner at Shadowbrook. This scenic restaurant has a delightful charm with excellent food and service. All four of us thought our choice of entire was well prepared, presented and delicious.

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We used to visit this restaurant regularly many years ago. Last year we were in the area and tried it and I wrote an average review. However, we were back this year and were very pleased. This is a place you go for the experience...More

Thank 100db
Reviewed 6 days ago

Shadowbrook is an iconic and long-standing Capitola attraction which sits on a bluff overlooking the creek. It can be accessed from the parking lot via stairs or a funicular railway car. It is worth visiting for those qualities rather than the food. There are several...More

Thank bfred33235393
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area on business/vacation and couldn't miss visiting famous Shadowbrook. The setting is quite lovely and the ambience starts when you take a small incline car from the parking lot, down the hill to the creek and the restaurant below. You could...More

1  Thank Christie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year during our Camping Connection's camping trip at New Brighton Beach, I take my wonderful wife out one of the night's for our yearly trip to Shadowbrook. You need to make reservations, as this restaurant is quite popular. The service has always been very...More

Thank Wayne J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight my mom and I enjoyed a perfect dinner at 5:00 pm. This is when they open so it's not crowded yet. Reservations are always recommended. The hostess was cordial and our waiter knowledgeable and polite. We enjoyed a beautiful view along the river. I...More

Thank E7864ENjuliel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food with a wonderful view of the river. Shadowbrook is a fun restaurant with beautiful decor and an over the top friendly staff. We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and that seems like a common reason to visit. They also provide a free pickup...More

Thank PlumberGreg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant, the food is great and the location quite special. It is big but it looks small. And the wine menu is well done

Thank Marco G
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Response from Janet K | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant.
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.
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
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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
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