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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837 (Capitola Rd.)
(831) 475-1222
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Santa Cruz, California
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Super nice place... Delicious food... We went on a Saturday night and sat at the bar. To our delight there was a guy signing romantic Elvis songs...

Thank panchomoreno
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been told by a friend that this is a place (restaurant) not to miss while in the area. Also to ask for the "old cab" ride. So, we didn't miss it. What a great experience to offer your family and friends. From a very fancy old yellow cab ride to the restaurant, the cable car and the gardens, to... More 

Thank 136smith
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the minute we arrived we enjoyed everything about being at the Shadowbrook. I posted some pictures of the spectacular food and views. We have been to many great restaurants and I have found a new favorite here in Capitola. The food was seriously so good i was amazed. The bar service and dining menu is well rounded and sophisticated... More 

Thank Mary Jo S
June Lake, California, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible ambiance, romantic and inviting. Lush gardens and twinkling lights with heated patio to enjoy the excellent food.

Thank pamoloop
Redding, California
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341 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike down the restaurant was worth the efforts...it is has a wonderful view from each level. The restaurant had an interesting menu and choice of wine and alcohol. We decided to stay and have dinner at the bar (it was bigger than an average restaurant), the food was very tasty - we order an assortment of plates so we... More 

Thank 530Gypsy
Boston, MA
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the many years I lived near Capitola this restaurant has been a real treat for myself & I often give gift certificates to eat here for holidays & birthdays. The ambience is beautiful. Nestled among the trees along the river the restaurant is accessed via a cable car. Cozy bar to wait for your table & I highly recommend... More 

Thank Vivi3399
Rockville, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular setting - It's at the base of a steep hillside next to a river. Take the tram or walk down and through a Polynesian garden to a "Swiss chalet" style restaurant with superior service and lovely food. Definitely a place for celebrations. If you are there on a Friday enjoy a guitar player who does the oldies so well... More 

Thank krhutman
San Rafael, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is gorgeous. The grounds are beautiful and the history is amazing. I enjoyed my dining experience. The staff is accommodating changing our seats after being put in a stuffy room. The only thing I dislike was my meal. I should have gone with my gut and ordered the grilled salmon but changed my mind and ordered prime rib.... More 

Thank Lisa T
Cameron Park, California
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want fine dining and with an excellent location, this is the place. You will not find a better romantic location around. Perfect tropical grounds, with a meandering path down to the restaurant, multiple level building tucked into a hillside along Soquel Creek in Capitola. There is a cute little tram that goes down a few stories to the... More 

1 Thank Andrew B
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family meal at Shadowbrook was an absolute pleasure. The service was outstanding from the moment we sat down. Our waitress was extremely attentive and made wonderful suggestions. The appetizers were yummy, the dinners were fabulous, and dessert was quite tasty. All 5 of us enjoyed our meals and were quite satisfied when we left. Everytime we visit Shadowbrook we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
    (Capitola Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: (831) 475-1222

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