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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
+1 831-475-1511
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (67 reviews)
“scallops” (42 reviews)
“steak” (46 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First we took a 1966 Taxi to our 50th Wedding anniversary dinner, then a ride down the trolly to Shadowbrook! We enjoyed our meal with our family of 9 in the beautiful atmosphere of Shadowbrook. We enjoyed cocktails and two bottles of Carol Sheldon Zinfandel...More

Thank difahey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shadowbrook is truly a unique restaurant. You get to the restaurant by riding a funicular down (you can also walk along the path if you choose) into the lush gardened area below. The restaurant has many nooks and crannies with any number of intimate views...More

Thank gfund
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tuesday evening, music provided by 3 non profits sponsoring a fund raiser for the Santa Cruz Follies. Wonderful fun. Calamari at the bar was served hot with 3 sauces was tasty and tender while waiting for our table (we arrived early just to spend some...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Firstly they have an old vintage cab that will collect you and drop you off for free to your hotel. Thought this was a wonderful touch. The driver was a gent of a man. Secondly, when you arrive you can either take...More

Thank Budcliff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husban and I celebrated his birthday last evening at Shadowbrook. This restaurant is so unusual -- multi-leveled, with some eating areas outside, most inside. Because there are so many small rooms, it feels intimate. We took the tram down from the parking area and...More

1  Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place had atmosphere and a tram ride down to the restaurant and bar. You can walk down as well. Food was excellent and the service was over the top. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. You can eat in a separate bar area...More

1  Thank westcoastjoe1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our local "go-to" for special occasions. We go several times a year, but I've been lazy to post....as always, great food,good service, nice view. Scallops always a winner as is the Osso Bucco & Oyster appetizer. Only downside is closeness of tables....

1  Thank Cindi8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've wanted to go to this restaurant for years. We finally made it and weren't disappointed. Unique location, beautiful landscaping as you take the gondola down to the restaurant. Great service and we enjoyed our dinner and dessert. Complimentary tax service to and from our...More

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so beautiful with great views and wonderful staff.... Had a wonderful birthday dinner here. The pathway down to the restaurant is so pretty and the little tram that takes you up and down the hill is so clever and makes it easier...More

1  Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for their appetizer specials. They were really good, but it cost us more than one of their winter dinner specials. The appetizers are buy one get the less expensive on free. So basically, it's not the same priced one that's free. I...More

Thank timteresa0
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Kimberly C
14 March 2018|
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Response from pegami | Reviewed this property |
It is free - but we did make sure to tip the driver - enjoy!
13 July 2016|
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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 Nick L |
It's a shuttle service provided by Shadowbrook. Our pick up location at the Monarch Cove Inn was complimentary. Just tip the driver!
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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