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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 475-1222
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Ranked #3 of 93 Restaurants in Capitola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Capitola Rd.
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Los Gatos, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Shadowbrook for well over 30 years, and it always reliably serves good meals. That's why we keep going back for those special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. We were there most recently for our 30th anniversary, which my husband mentioned to the hostess as we waited. They surprised us with lovely chocolate truffles, handmade by their... More 

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Chowchilla, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This restaurant is one we go to for special occasions. The food and service are the "bomb". The atmosphere is just wonderful. This is a romantic place that works for couples or families. The food they serve from appetizers to dessert is really top quality. The service is very good with the wait staff never missing their duty. If you... More 

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Menlo Park, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visiting this restaurant is definitely an EXPERIENCE ( once you manage to find the parking lot). The little cable car that takes you down to the restaurant is unbelievably cute. But the meal didn't start well with a long wait to be seated, and we couldn't get any menus to look at while we were waiting. Then when the food... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Location is great. Views of the river and plenty of tiered landscaping. Also has an elevator to take you down to the lobby restaurant or you can take the stairs which are very nice. Service was excellent. Food excellent and you feel welcome their. We met the manager Brian, who also is a Sommelier. We took a bottle of BV... More 

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Lafayette, Ca
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Shadowbrook is a special occasion restaurant namely for the beautiful location right on the river feeding into the Santa Cruz bay in Capitola. You can take a trolley down to the restaurant or walk through the lovely garden leading to the restaurant. We walked down and took the trolley back up the hill. The Shadowbrook is a fairly large... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Our waiter Sam made, what could have been a nice evening, a poor experience. Although we had reservations, they sat us at the worst table outside/ near the kitchen. This is not our first time there but the last time. Expect a great place but poor service

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This restaurant is full of romantic surprises. My date and I went here for a special romantic dinner last September and had a delicious meal. You park in a lot and walk a short distance to the restaurant. It's beautifully landscaped and quite romantic at night--terraced gardens with water features that reminded me of a tropical paradise. The most special... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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142 reviews 142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My boyfriend and I had New Year's Eve dinner here with another couple. We started the night at the bar with wine and appetizers. The bacon wrapped shrimp and the the baked brie was very tasty, no complaints there, but our main dinner was pretty underwhelming. First of all, when I go to a restaurant with a reputation such as... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was not our first visit to Shadowbrook in Capitola but was our first at Christmas. We travelled to the States to spend Christmas with our family and decided that Shadowbrook was the only place to be for Christmas Lunch. They did not disappoint us. It was wonderful. The food was as great as ever and the ambience met with... More 

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Campbell, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a great restaurant because (1) Great location (2) Great ambiance (3) Best food ever (4) Great and friendly service (5) Very romantic. Take your significant other there, they will love it and love you for it (6) You will love the wine selection This place is rather expensive but it is worth every penny GET A TABLE BY... More 

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Additional Information about Shadowbrook

Address: 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010
Phone Number: (831) 475-1222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Continental

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