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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
+1 831-475-1511
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (67 reviews)
“scallops” (42 reviews)
“steak” (46 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Dinner at the Shadowbrook is beyond your wildest dream and I don't mean just the amazing wine list, the impeccable service, or the delicious food. The beautiful architecture and location added to the ambiance. We sampled a variety of appetizers and entrees and each one...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was excited to try this hyped up place but was let down. We got our seats shortly after arriving but we’re crammed into a tiny area with barely room to get in and out. Waiter was sarcastic and snarky—I’m not sure if he thought he...More

Thank ellykay555
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is absolutely gorgeous! The menu is impressive with something for everyone. The staff is very attentive. We cannot wait to go back

Thank mja826
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Often these old-school fancy restaurants don’t live up to their reputations. This is not the case with Shadowbrook. From the moment you arrive, you are swept into a completely unique experience. Riding a cable car, drinking a crisp martini, views of the creek and ocean.....More

Thank kevinprau
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful ambiance, starting with the "tramevator", an elevator on a slope that takes you from parking above to restaurant below. Very attentive staff and excellent food. All in all a very relaxed dining experience in a charming, comfortable surrounding.

Thank chucktodd75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shadowbrook is a local landmark and deservedly so. The location in Capitals a few blocks up from the ocean is exquisite nestled in a ravine on a river and accessible via a furnicular or stairs. The facilities are spectacular and the food was as well....More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our first night visiting our buddy in Santa Cruz. We brought our kids and there was a really great kids menu that was perfect for them as well. I had the fish and my husband had scallops. All delicious. Our friend...More

Thank LSUsajani
Reviewed 1 week ago

(11 photos) We have been here before, but his is definitely our go-to place for special occasions. It is a beautiful location on the river, multi-level seating areas with a variety of seating decor. You can enter by walking down multi-steps or by riding the...More

Thank Gil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 1950 taxi cab picks you up at your hotel (if within 3 miles) and takes you to this superb restaurant. You take and incline down to the multi-level restaurant by a lake. I had filet mignon and it was excellent! Reservations highly recommended.

Thank Betty L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode one of the green 1950 Dodge taxi to the restaurant, our chauffeur Joe was so nice and gave us a wonderful ride to the restaurant. Our waiter Matt was so friendly and knowledgeable of the offerings and continued to wait on us asking...More

Thank Shirley G
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24 April 2018|
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Response from westcoastjoe1 | Reviewed this property |
No cut off shorts or t shirts. Regular dress shorts are ok as is jeans.
Kimberly C
14 March 2018|
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Response from pegami | Reviewed this property |
It is free - but we did make sure to tip the driver - enjoy!
13 July 2016|
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Response from Janet K | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, 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: +1 831-475-1511
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