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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
+1 831-475-1511
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were diverted from Sonoma and had an ad hoc trip to Santa Cruz. This was by far the best meal and experience we had. Loved every second of it. They do have a parking lot across the street or a cab that can come...More

Thank dekkuz45
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful venue if you either take the stairs down through their gardens or the restaurant tram. Unfortunately, even though we had a reservation, we still had to wait almost 40 minutes for our table. They were very apologetic and offered a free...More

Thank surreycatlover
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Shadowbrook is a must when in Capitola. Just a great all around experience. The food is excellent and the cocktails were perfect. Bring your camera. Take the trolley and do the walk down to the restaurant. Enjoy!

Thank AdventureMonkey12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice family get together in Rock Room. The ride down on the lift was a nice experience , very impressive. We had a large group so we were spread out at two table. Kind of played musical chairs to connect with everybody. The...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is the place to go for a special occasion. Live music and dancing on special occasions. Restaurant has a boast of a trolley car to the dining room. You can also stroll down the romantic garden pathway. Faces the Capitola creek. Reservation recommended on...More

Thank masmith2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so beautiful and special! You need to pay this place a visit if your are in the area. Food was very good. Drinks were good. A bit pricey but not really if you take in the surroundings. Love it. I would definitely...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small cable car takes you down to the restaurant below a terraced garden walkway. The river view is a nice addition to the atmosphere. The Wait Staff is excellent and the food even better. Treat yourself and go.

Thank Bulldog8888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place set riverside on Soquel River in Capitola. Funicular and gardens charm you before you even get inside. Then the terraces and rooms aglow in twinkle lights decorated with a quaint flair (think of the alps region of Austria or Switzerland) take it up...More

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for a special occasion and were bitterly disappointed by the waiter service. So much so we had to make a serious complaint directly to the Restaurant Manager. The manager agreed we had not received the normal standard of service that Shadowbrook offers...More

Thank Mattie364
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Shadowbrook is a beautiful setting with excellent service and a great menu. I have been there several times and have never been disappointed.

Thank John R
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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