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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-475-4900
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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287 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

A fun loving atmosphere, young servers add to the casual vibes and the food is above average. Facing the ocean, the views are terrific, especially at sunset, and there are special birthday free prime rib meals each month, so if you live in the area, this can be worth registering for. The happy hour is also worth checking out, with... More 

Thank Judybookdoc
San Jose, California
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Awesome great outdoor seating. Good value menu and perfect view of capitola's beachfront and a great place to have drinks with your friends and/or food with family too.

Thank Graciela G
Santa Cruz
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

We are locals and had family in town for the Thanksgiving holiday. We decided to have a late lunch at Zelda's after visiting Capitola Village. Location is great; on the beach. We had our dog so were seated at a table next to railing and sidewalk furthest from the beach - these are the only dog-friendly tables; which was explained... More 

Thank Deb_Mich
Bandon, Oregon
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

This was our go to place to eat dinner. They have great specials. The Flat Iron steak is a great meal. Prime Rib it great also. Good portions. Enjoyed the fish & chips too. Clam chowder is great. You have to have dessert they all look good my favorite is the coconut cheesecake.

Thank jakmomie
Redding, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

I always have at least one lunch here because the food is good and the view is awesome! I usually have a Burger, tastes so good in the open air.

Thank lauren C
Strandhill, Ireland
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336 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

We had a late lunch here and just shared the fish & chips. It was ok. We just wanted something quick to keep us until dinner. Would we have returned, probably not & didn't! The view is excellent as it's right on the beach near the pier!

Thank irish_captain
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Great drinks, great clam chowder, great service; nice atmosphere to relax and spend some time looking out at the ocean

Thank Tim K
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Worst fish and chips ever! Lovely view though but lots of other choices in same location. May be better for lunch.

Thank Lemondroppers
Inman, South Carolina
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

I took my adult son to Zelda's for breakfast on a Sunday morning last month. Figured it would be better than going to IHop! What we got was good, but we couldn't believe that when my son ordered fried eggs, potatoes and toast, they don't serve toast on the weekends! They said they don't have room on the counter for... More 

Thank pennie_wilhelm
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

They make great cocktails, bloody Marys and great Mai ties. Wonderful happy hour! They were our go to place for breakfast. Friendly staff. Located right on the beach. Great place to go.

Thank LorraineTurlockCa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-475-4900

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