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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” (42 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
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1 - 10 of 763 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We ate here for a special occasion and were bitterly disappointed by the waiter service. So much so we had to make a serious complaint directly to the Restaurant Manager. The manager agreed we had not received the normal standard of service that Shadowbrook offers...More

Thank Mattie364
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Shadowbrook is a beautiful setting with excellent service and a great menu. I have been there several times and have never been disappointed.

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is tucked away among lots of trees and overlooking a creek. There are many stairs to reach the restaurant or you can take the inclinator. The scallops are so delicious, so big and the portion generous. We had a group of 6 and...More

2  Thank DaydreaminginDenver
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a special evening out, this is a great choice for dining. Beautiful setting along a creek, with lots of foliage surrounding the restaurant, and the main differentiator: a cable car that takes you down the steep hill to the restaurant (or, you can opt...More

2  Thank B4Travel2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time dining here and had a great experience the staff were friendly and food was on point. Had to go with the scallops and glad I did and the other dish exact opposite in flavor was also very tasty. I would definitely come back....More

1  Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always make it a point to have dinner here whenever in Capitola. The restaurant is so unique and oozes character and charm. The menu features all my favorites from steak, lamb, fish. We started with the bacon wrapped prawns which were really delicious-- so...More

2  Thank DanK95620
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard about this place for years so I finally decided it was time to experience this place myself. First, the setting and atmosphere with its various levels, tram, and gardens is a unique and wonderful experience. We asked for a table with a...More

2  Thank azvoco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is very good, in general the food and beverages are good, but the tram ride up and down the hill is what makes this restaurant truly unique.

2  Thank SandyKatsFL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My experiences have been wonderful. Great service. I have taken party's of 40 and one. always a great experience. I am taking clients tomorrow to dinner. If you have not had the experience try it once and you will be back again and again.

1  Thank tedmendoza
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

there is a beautiful garden as you take the elevator down to the shadowbrook- my brother did the landscaping and art carving a few years ago. My family has eaten there several time and the food id very good. there are a lot of choices...More

Thank Will S
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Response from Janet K | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant.
20 April 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.
27 June 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
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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