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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
+1 831-475-1511
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
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Reviewed yesterday

We get back here every few years and always enjoy the setting and general rambling eloquent setting. The food is almost always good, and service in the past matched but not this time around. The waiter was full of himself to begin with, a bit...More

Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm not sure that I can add much to all the positive reviews that have appeared on line regarding this very special place. It is a true "gem" on the California coast. Here are a few tips you may find helpful: Have one of the...More

Thank relotony
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to book a table at the Shadowbrook for the last night of our vacation after reading rave reviews, and we were not disappointed. In fact, I'd go as far as saying it was one of the best dining experiences I've...More

Thank DanJ1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a friend who lives in California. Place itself is quaint and a bit quirky with the funicular that takes you from street level down to the restaurant and bar. That, unfortunately, is the best I can say about the place. Food was...More

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion - for us an Anniversary. It is a tram ride down the hillside to a charming restaurant in a lovely setting with a “view.” Our appetizer selection was perfectly prepared fried calamari with a trio...More

Thank Buzzard100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal and experienced unparalleled service. The view from our table across the little lake was spectacular at sunset. The plants and flowers are incredible.

Thank donwolf20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been a good customer of Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola, California. As a result, I recently purchased a $100 gift certificate to Shadowbrook for a neighbor. However, when I reviewed my credit card statement, I noticed I was charged for two $100 gift...More

Thank brucetraveler1
Sean F, . at Shadowbrook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bruce, This is a thorny one, grab some coffee and let's unpack the facts about what happened here. On May 22nd our digital records reflect that our loyal patron ordered two $100 gift certificates, however, it was his intention, and belief, that he had...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fine dining experience. Beautiful location and well worth the effort. Highly recommend the fried portabella mushroom appetizer and the sea scollops entree. Food was outstanding, with the exception of the slightly over cooked salmon entree. All in all everything was delicious, and I would...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Funicular...? Fancy name for a hillside trolley that you catch at the top and exit at the bottom to an amazing restaurant and bar. We were there for martini and bar food at about 5pm on a week day. Good time to go....prices are reasonable...More

Thank Sterling M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Shadowbrook restaurant was recommended to us by an employee at our bed and breakfast. We were not disappointed! The beautiful Hillside was nice to walk down but it was equally nice to have the cable car to take us back up!! We had reservations...More

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Scott I
17 August 2018|
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Response from westcoastjoe1 | Reviewed this property |
If you Google search the restaurant, you will find a link to a PDF that outlines the fees.
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
13 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!
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Bar Scene, 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: +1 831-475-1511
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