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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837 (Capitola Rd.)
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 20:30
Sat 16:30 - 21:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always a favorite place for special occasions. You can't beat the unique atmosphere and great food. Over the years we have eaten in every room of the restaurant and all were very nice. You can sit inside or outside at the estuary or on the patio and all have heaters. Check out the awesome bar area with a big rock... More 

Thank dabx2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family surprised me with a birthday dinner at the Shadowbrook and it was wonderful! The grounds are beautiful with walkways through lush foliage and a cascading stream. The restaurant itself was warm and intimate, with attention given to every detail. Our server was very helpful and attentive. The food was superb! The filet mignon was tender and delicious while... More 

Thank Tara M
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shadowbrook is a special and unique experience and awesome ambiance, the restaurant is situated in to the side of a hillside, and you have the option to take a "Tram" or "Stairs" from the entrance to the restaurant. If still daylight, would suggest taking the stairs either to or from the restaurant, and the Tram for the other. Very unique... More 

Thank Rod B
Santa Rosa, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Whether you ride down the hillside in the adorable trolley or walk down, which looks like you are in a tropical forrest it is awesome! Their bar is cozy and inviting, the singer guitar player that they have there on Friday nights is really good. For appetizers we had the flat bread pizza... More 

Thank CarribeanBee
Santa Cruz, California
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife wanted a romantic, scrumptious dinner in a warm, quiet setting. We received much more than we expected. Shadowbrook is nestled into a hillside and the room in which we were seated felt like we were in an enchanted forest. The food (scallops and prime rib) was out of this world and our waiter, Andrew, was charming and knowledgeable.... More 

Thank PeeWeeReese
San Bruno, California
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103 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very charming restaurants with multiple dining rooms, the tram is cute but we found the stairs is a more interesting path to the restaurants because of the vegetation and the little waterfall. The food is above average but not exceptional. I made the mistake of ordering Beef Wellington as that is my favorite beef anywhere in the... More 

Thank Raymond H
Los Altos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Shadow Brook last weekend for an early Valentine dinner. It was awesome. Drinks were nice and strong, appetizers were excellent, dinner was perfect and the service Great.

Thank slayer63
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Year afer year, for over 20 years now, a group of friends and I spend a weekend in Capitola and eat at Shadowbrook on Saturday night. Our group size ranges from 14-18 and we always reserve the private room by the front door. It has it's own gas fireplace and a designated waiter who is very good a handling our... More 

Thank Claire S
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is simply magnificent in all areas. The restaurant itself is a multi level structure on the river and the grounds are beautiful. The food is as good as you can find, this might be the finest restaurant I have been to in a few years.

Thank 424wguava
Foster City, California, USA
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated my birthday at Shadowbrook, and were not disappointed. The food was, as usual, very good, and they gave us a free dessert. We went on a Thursday evening when they had a fish/seafood special, all fish or sea food meals were $18.95; this was a very good value. Drinks and wine were good, with a large selection of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
16:30 - 21:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?