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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010 (Capitola Rd.)
(831) 475-1222
Today
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 250
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very fun and romantic.

Food was great and the location and atmosphere was even better. Ride a tram down to the restaurant which is on the river.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
mordorph
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CA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Food was great and the location and atmosphere was even better. Ride a tram down to the restaurant which is on the river.

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Windsor, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great food and beautiful restaurant on at least three levels. Fine dining and more casual dining; top quality. fun cable car to take you down from the street. good parking.

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place is amazing for the open beam architecture, giant ferns and landscaping, the cute tram down the hill, and right by Soquel Creek. We love to eat outside and asked if it was available, to find out they set a table in a cement alcove, just for us, overlooking placid Soquel Creek and were the only people outside and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Shadowbrook hosted our intimate wedding ceremony and dinner at the end of April in their Redwood Room with adjoining terrace overlooking the Chef's herb and flower garden. It was a perfect evening, with every detail attended to and well-executed. Allyson Fockler, their event planner, was a real joy to work with, always responsive, pleasant, and thorough. The grounds are gorgeous.... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were asked to wait in the bar for our 5:30 reservation, assuming they wanted to order drinks prior to being seated; we would have ordered, but the cocktail waitress never came back to take our orders. Not a problem for us, but obviously missed revenue for Shadowbrook, as we only had wince with dinner. Our waiter at the dinner... More 

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Lompoc, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Food was average. Never really considered duck Ala orange done with canned mandarin oranges. Skin was not crisped but rather saturated with fatty layer intact. Salmon lived up to bon Appétit mag note. Sauce was tasty but salmon was overdone. Service. ..wow. Just because you have a nice venue does not give you a bye from standing up n greeting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great location, fabulous history, good food and service great place to celebrate family anniversary - fun way to arrive at the Resturant too!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We've eaten here every time we have been in Capitola. This is a great spot, very atmospheric but still ok for the casual meal. The food has consistently been excellent. There is something to appeal to both the special night out or a simple snack and drink evening.

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Santa Cruz, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is by far one of favorite restaurants. I tend to go early and sit on the outside patio. It is not as fancy as inside but enjoyable with a nice view. My husband and I shared oysters and we eat had an item off their main menu. I had grilled salmon that was fixed to perfection. My husband had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Located on a canal this beautiful location offers a tram to descend to the restaurant or stairs. Outdoor and indoor seating are intimate and beautiful. A menu offering choices for all diets, a wine selection, and an amazing wait staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010
    (Capitola Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: (831) 475-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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