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Shadowbrook

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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010 (Capitola Rd.)
(831) 475-1222
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4:30 pm - 9:30 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: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 323
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Unique

One of the most unique restaurants I've ever seen. The grounds and the décor are worth seeing, but the food and staff are top notch as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Michael S
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Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most unique restaurants I've ever seen. The grounds and the décor are worth seeing, but the food and staff are top notch as well.

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Thank Michael S
Delaplane, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food and drinks are great but the real win is in the building and grounds. Walk down the semi-topical path along the waterfalls and stream or take the funicular. Sit on the water or next to a redwood growing through the roof in your room. Amazing.

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Thank Brian R
Elk Grove, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Call ahead and reserve their cute free 1950 Plymouth taxi. It will pick you up and take you home. They will even give you a drive along the coast. Arrive at restaurant ahead of time so you can take photos of you and your family in their beautiful surroundings. Great food, drinks, coffee, and dessert. Awesome service. Don't forget the... More 

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Thank lynn12342015
Poipu
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at a local conference center and called Shadowbrook for a ride to their restaurant. An adorable and extremely helpful young women "Joey" showed up in a vintage roadster with a vintage dress to match. What a great way to experience the Shadowbrook. We sat a bar and had a bottle of champagne and the prosciutto wrapped prawns... More 

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Thank KeepKauaiBeautiful
Los Gatos, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just love going here, its just so much fun on a date night or for celebrating special occasions. Just walking down (or trolleying down if you prefer with their adorable trolley) is an experience and immediately sets the mood for a wonderful night. Every time we come we are happy with the food, the service and the ambiance. In... More 

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Thank Caitlinlp
California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a planned visit with another couple for a Capitola weekend get away. Remembering this restaurant from 30 years ago, we made reservations a couple of weeks in advance. I was hoping that it was still a great spot. It certainly is!! We learned that if you are staying in Capitola, that the Shadowbrook offers a free vintage taxi... More 

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Thank Roo11
Sonoma, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here last Tuesday night, there are many positive memories of our time. It started (and ended) with the entertaining trolley ride, that gives the riders an interesting view of the grounds.We arrived a little early so we had time to stroll around the beautiful property and sit on one of the decks... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a several mile hike in Nicene Marks State Park, my husband and I rewarded ourselves with dinner at the Shadowbrook (bar). We did not need reservations like you would in the dining rooms and it was no problem getting into the bar. Besides, we were still in our hiking attire. We sat near the fireplace and enjoyed the view... More 

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Thank Jackie L
Airdrie, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food, beautiful grounds and views in a truly unique setting. This is a great place to go when you want to enjoy a slow, relaxing dinner. Service and food was excellent.

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Thank JodiKat
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for our anniversary and it was phenomenal. From the trolley car ride down to the food. It was all amazing. We had a great server, who was super on top of it. Both my boyfriend and myself loved our food. He has the Oso Bucco and I had the blackened lamb. We were in heaven. Would definitely come... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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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Livonia, Michigan
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?