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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (65 reviews)
“scallops” (32 reviews)
“steak” (41 reviews)
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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
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Reviewed March 28, 2016

Great spot to stop and have a cocktail, appetizer and walk around the property. Romantic yet family friendly.

1  Thank Kari Jo C
Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Great special place to celebrate.  Food is very good.  Deserts are awesome and made on site. Tip:  Walk down through the gardens and then take the trolley elevator back up. Full of history.  Ask for a tour.  Staff know tons about the restaurant and it's...More

Thank roamingtheworld2
Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the Santa Cruz Capitola area do not miss this gem. Superb food, staff and setting. We had Kasey for our server and he was awesome. Best meal out we have had in a long time. Go and enjoy!

Thank Dianne K
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Not necessary to eat in the restaurant, but it is very nice- and a bit pricey- but- especially on Wednesdays- they invite a local wine maker and match with appetizers for a real deal- meet the wine maker and become a 'cork-dork' locals love it,...More

Thank Skip H
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat. The food,staff, and ambiance are always excellent. It is clean, good for couples, family, large or small. Indoor and out door seating. Holds 200+ people, but call for reservations. Take the cable car down or walk....More

Thank CRMyers
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Ask just about any Santa Cruz area resident or periodic visitor what the best local restaurant is for fine dining and you'll hear the name Shadowbrook. This long established destination is a "must see" as well as a great place for dinner. Take a short...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Taking a tram down the side of a cliff to an artfully decorated restaurant on a river? Yes. That restaurant also has excellent food? YES! This was our second visit to Shadowbrook, and it met our already-high expectations. Great food, great staff, great ambience, and...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed March 16, 2016

Had one of the greatest, most romantic, warmest nights of my life here at my wife's old roommate's birthday party. Wonderful food, service, ambience and setting.

Thank Sirin666
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is consistently good. Atmosphere is lovely & quirky. We had drinks in the bar it was nice and cozy. Our dinner was delicious. Our server Samantha (Sam) was helpful & knowledgeable. It really is a treat to go there.

Thank Portage48
Reviewed March 12, 2016

The setting was very picturesque. I had the "Surf and Turf" which was steak and lobster; both cooked perfectly. The service was excellent.

Thank 427BeatleBob
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July 12, 2016|
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Response from Janet K | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant.
April 19, 2016|
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Response from 427BeatleBob | Reviewed this property |
I usually drive to the restaurant so I am not aware of the car service.
June 27, 2015|
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Response from Alan E | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it very much unless it is a seeing eye dog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
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: 8314751511
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