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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837 (Capitola Rd.)
(831) 475-1222
4:30 pm - 9:30 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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138 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Decent food. I had the filet and it was cooked right, which is a good thing. Wine was pretty good. Bacon-wrapped prawns as appetizers was really tasty. The service was good too. Can't complain. The setting was beautiful. On a river or something like that. Outside dining available. A cable car if you like for going up and down. Strange... More 

Thank floydtrane
Vallejo, California, United States
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102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife's birthday dinner, so I took her here. I have been here many times before, but her first. She loved this place. Great atmosphere and very good food. My only complaint was that the Blackened Lamb was a bit tough, which is why I could not give a 5 star rating. My wife ordered Beef Wellington, which was excellent.... More 

Thank John F
Capitola, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perched on the side of a bluff in dense green growth overlooking Soquel Creek is this big surprise, Shadowbrook. Invisible from Wharf Road but with abundant parking. Great scene. Give it a try. Quality of food and service is uneven. But the experience is well,worth your while, time, and money.

Thank George L
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a busy, big box restaurant with a very unique setting and is quite beautiful. It was apparent from the moment of arrival that the hostess stand and wait staff were stressed. We were not greeted by an overwhelmed hostess staff. We watched as another diner approAched and was ignored though she was quite polite. Frankly they dissolved into... More 

Thank JoeSchroeter
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was absolutely amazing with a good variety. Service was wonderful and food was prepared rather fast. Atmosphere was cozy and elegant without being uptight. Very nice Restaurant!!! ♡♡♡

Thank crystal t
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A number of years ago, I celebrated my birthday by dining with friends and loved ones at The Shadowbrook. I was blown away by the quality of the food, service, and ambiance. Returning in July, I was expecting the same high level of the above. I was not disappointed. For top quality food, knowledgeable servers (Shadowbrook uses team servers; everyone... More 

1 Thank cbs1947
Los Gatos, California
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219 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun place to go. The walk down to the restaurant is rather lovely through the gardens and the building itself is quirky and interesting. The view over the river is also fun. The food was plentiful and the slow cooked pork rib was amazing. A decent wine list and good service rounded out a fun family evening

1 Thank Tom B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had our wedding here and for good reason, it's phenomenal! There is no way you can be disappointed with a visit to this fabulous restaurant. From the tram ride or walk down to the restaurant, to the service, to the food, Shadowbrook is top notch! If your looking for a beautiful place to relax, have a... More 

Thank Frank F
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to go to this place as a kid with my family in the seventies. Forty years later my own family and I returned. It is such a special venue. Beautiful. The food is good. Not great. Could be - should be much better out of respect for the venue. With that said, my husband is a Master Chef... More 

1 Thank Anne J
Hilmar, California
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with a group of friends to celebrate a co-worker's retirement. Everyone in our group was in awe of the beauty of the restaurant. I recommend walking the steps down into the restaurant and riding the funicular back up to fully take in the beauty of the grounds and get to enjoy the unique cable train experience. I would... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
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?