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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010 (Capitola Rd.)
(831) 475-1222
Today
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 243
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  • 104
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Yummy visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Jackie L
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Santa Cruz, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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402 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Lincoln, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Took their funicular down to the restaurant. Seated on time at nice table. Ordered Martini and a flight on wine. Martini's were terrible. Sent back twice. Ordered Artichoke soup which was great, Seafood Pasta and the Scallop dish. Server brought main course while still eating soup and asked to leave on table. I told him he was rushing us and... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant has been around for many years. We went there for my 70th birthday. Beautiful grounds. I suggest you walk down the many stairs and then take the funicular up after eating. Food and service were wonderful.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wow! What a great place this is. The history, the ambiance, the décor, the architecture, geography and yes, the food. Went here over the weekend as a late day dinner choice. So glad we did. Ditto what others have said about atmosphere, and the food is really good! Start the evening you can walk or ride here from "downtown" Capitola.... More 

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Oakdale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was one of the better dining experiences I've ever had! The service was awesome, the food was excellent and the restaurant itself is amazing! The views were awesome with some local kids paddleboarding up the creek. The only down side? It was very expensive.

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Riverside
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Atmosphere is fantastic. What a great restaurant. Multiple different dinning rooms each with its own motif. All overlook the creek. The food is very good. I had the prime rib which was good. My daughter had the shrimp scampi special which was excellent. My son had the herb crusted trout and really enjoyed the meal. The service was prompt and... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Waiter forgot an horsdovuer, food was cold, and certainly not worth the expense. Ok, the tram was entertaining, and the ambiance was comfortable, but not high class for sure considering the darn expense. Don't get me wrong, I had $ to spend on a lovely dinner, the restaurant didn't deliver the piazz that an outstanding foodie is looking for. Wouldn't... More 

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Sacramento, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

When I was a kid, my family visited Capitola. I wanted to go to Shadowbrook restaurant, probably just because of the funicular. My father refused: "Places like that are clip joints". Now I'm a grandfather, and decided to finally satisfy my earlier wishes. Unfortunately, fathers are generally spot-on. Clip joint in spades. The service was mediocre, the prices are outrageous,... More 

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Dunsmuir, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restaurant is NOT flashy, not Asian/Cuban/Fusion, not an explosion of chemical flavors! This restaurant HAS good food with a very interesting location and great service. It is an old place that has been kept in first rate order. They have a solid menu and many small dining rooms so it is quiet enough to have a conversation. It was... 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, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?