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Shadowbrook

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American, Seafood, International
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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 285
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 10
    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
Mom's 70th Birthday

Absolutely beautiful restaurant. Our waiter was Andrew and he was awesome. The food was perfect and the staff was on point from the very beginning. We didn't know what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Renee C
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful restaurant. Our waiter was Andrew and he was awesome. The food was perfect and the staff was on point from the very beginning. We didn't know what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised.

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Amarillo, Texas
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful restaurant if you want have a different dining experience. Grounds are beautiful and the hillavator is VERY UNIQUE!

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Capitola, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure you come hungry!!! They have great appetizers and salads. Main dishes are just so good you can't stop eating. But also make sure to save room for dessert! The food is excellent! The ambiance and view make this a very special place. We come here often, birthdays, special occasions, anniversaries, etc... I have even been to a wedding... More 

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Hogansville
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful walk, or tram ride down the hill thru the flowers. Excellent service. I had the filet which was cooked perfectly. The potatoes with Gouda was outstanding. My husband had the lamb with forest mushroom bread pudding. The lamb was tender and well seasoned and he enjoyed the mushroom bread pudding even tho he usually refuses to eat mushrooms. We... More 

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USA
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An atmosphere like no other restaurant I've been to. You can be picked up in a 1950 Dodge car which is awesome itself. Then you ride down from the street level on a tram that takes you below to the restaurant. Their salads with bacon wrapped prawns was great. Everything we ordered was top notch.

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SF bay area
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We have been coming here for over 25 years. It is still magical to ride down to the restaurant. This last meal was very good as always, but the setting is fantastic. Just go and have a drink in the bar. Lovely setting.

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San Ramon, California, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had not been here in years. Food was wonderful and excellent service. Need to make this a destination more often.

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california
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Frequented by tourists....not so much by locals. There are so many extraordinary restaurants in the Santa Cruz/Capitola area, this rates just above mediocre. The grounds/gardens and architecture are spectacular, but not worth the price of a meal. Prime Rib was tasteless and mushy (tenderized?served with a tiny bowl (1/4 cup) of mashed potato, stringy, mushy spinach (1/8 c) and hot... More 

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Sacramento, California
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had a nice evening dinner here. Food was good enough - salad was good, side order of veggies was served under-cooked and the main course arrived luke warm and dry, but the actual ravioli was tasty. Thought it was pricey for the quality of the meal. Wonderful setting.

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Brea, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very unique restaurant built on the cliff of a river. Many levels with many views. If you have to park in the distant parking you can get a free shuttle ride in an old Dodge. After parking you walk or take the Dodge to the top of the hill with an overlook of the restaurant. From there you can walk... 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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?