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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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first visit to the restaurant and expectations were high after reading several reviews and talking with friends. We were not disappointed! We arrived early in order to view the grounds during daylight and began our adventure in the lounge with drinks and appetizers. At dinner, waiter Nathan offered up great dining recommendations and impeccable service. My lamb,... More 

Thank prqueenie
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was awesome! Service, impeccable. Food, done to perfection. All the options were explained and offered. Ambience, like none other. I loved the whole experience.

Thank dsugarpine
northern california
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good. We had the prime rib. The tram car and the grounds were quaint. Dining areas are segmented and a bit crowed and stuffy. The hostess said there would be a 15 -20 minute wait for our reservation, so we chose to sit outdoors on the unreserved patio. There is a stated dress code, but there... More 

Thank travelgalagala
New York City, New York
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177 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From taking the gondola down to the restaurant or strolling down the winding garden pathway, all leads to a wonderful restaurant. The bar scene is lively and some nights even with music. The three tier restaurant both inside and outside seating has a great menu. The kids love the pasta Alfredo and the steaks are seasoned well too. There is... More 

Thank JMF521
Napa, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Shadowbrook is a classic place in Capitola! Very romantic, excellent service and definitely a place to go for any special occasion! The menu is a little outdated for my taste, and heavy but still presented well. It is an icon to be enjoyed

Thank Mari H
Brentwood, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Shadowbrook has been a family favorite since 1976. I was 10 then so my year might be off a tad. It has been a date favorite since I got my first car. It is a wonderful place for any occasion at any time they are open. The hostess's, managers, bar tenders, waiters and busses are all fantastic! This night there... More 

Thank ahagmann
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is like a hidden gem in Santa Cruz. My best friend's dinner rehearsal was at this restaurant and since then it became my favorite place! For the weeding, we had our own private patio and seating area. The food was lovely and the place was beautiful.

Thank Paris M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had our wedding dinner and small reception here almost 25 years ago. It was wonderful. Still just as wonderful this time.

Thank Melissa G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A pleasant surprise in fine dinning. Fun to imagine how it grew over the years. The landscaping was attractive as well.

Thank Bruce G
Hanford, California
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing!! The gardens in front and around this restaurant are beautiful and can be enjoyed by walking or by taking the cable car down to the restaurant. We were told that approx. every ten years they add a room, and were shown to an area that was more recent. Our table was next to this large tree... 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
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, 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
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?