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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” (66 reviews)
“scallops” (34 reviews)
“lamb” (29 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 30 August 2017 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 28 August 2017

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 26 August 2017

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 24 August 2017

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 19 August 2017

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
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We loved this intimate, historic restaurant in a spectacular settling. The little “hillevator” that takes you down to the restaurant and back up again is enchanting. Our waiter was a tiny bit snooty, but that just added to the fun. We had classic margharitas when...More

2  Thank jacquiupstairs
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a great dinner at the historic Shadowbrook. The food was good, service great and the historic building was really well maintained. I would recommend this dinning experience.

1  Thank ccc8712017
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Four of us enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable dinner at Shadowbrook. This scenic restaurant has a delightful charm with excellent food and service. All four of us thought our choice of entire was well prepared, presented and delicious.

Thank David S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We used to visit this restaurant regularly many years ago. Last year we were in the area and tried it and I wrote an average review. However, we were back this year and were very pleased. This is a place you go for the experience...More

Thank 100db
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Shadowbrook is an iconic and long-standing Capitola attraction which sits on a bluff overlooking the creek. It can be accessed from the parking lot via stairs or a funicular railway car. It is worth visiting for those qualities rather than the food. There are several...More

Thank bfred33235393
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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