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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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Santa Clara, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a couple of different apps. grilled oysters that were scrumptious, a California olive sampler that had a subtle explosion of flavors and a house specialty pizza.

Thank jimlaw41
San Francisco, California
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stumbled upon this restaurant years ago before it expanded and I have always worried that they might ruin the charm but I am happy to see they have carefully remodeled. The entrance to the restaurant sets the stage, either walk down a beautiful garden path or take the funicular. This is a large restaurant with a large staff, they... More 

Thank Cincin2100
Bellevue WA
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Capitola for tourists is full of small hotels, restaurants and stores, all or most with appeal. Shadowbrook is a large restaurant, dark paneled wood siding and interior, high-beamed ceiling, on a wooded hillside a long uphill walk from village. More like a big destination, not in keeping with local village atmosphere.

Thank Rose M
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110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

From beginning to end our experience at Shadowbook was excellent. First they came and picked us up at our hotel in one of their adorable old checkered taxis. Very fun! Then when we arrived we used the cable car elevator to get down to the beautiful restaurant. The staff was wonderful! We were seated right away, we had made a... More 

Thank 4Bug-a-Boos
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419 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat. An american steakhouse. Just going there seems like a saphari with all yhe turns and flora. We brought our own wines, they were so good we could have had more.. Service was attentive, experienced with an utmost attitude. Or sreaks were tender and done exactly as asked; first courses were appetizing as expected.

Thank ybhk19
Boulder Creek, CA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is wonderful and very professional. The food is always great no matter what you order. It is quality that you can count on. The location is like no other and extremely romantic. Weather you are looking to impress someone special or wow you spouse this is the place that will do it!

Thank gypsyBouldercreek,ca
United States
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lively bar with beautiful wood floors and vaulted ceiling and lush garden feeling. There is a time tomb tucked in the corner!. Fireplace, music on some nights, wine tasting every Wednesday night, this spot has a lot to offer anyone including a full menu. While the restaurant is known for it's fine dining, the bar should not be passed-by.... More 

Thank 825michellez
Timberlea, Canada
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying overnight in Capitola and a family member recommended this restaurant, what a great choice. This ticks five stars on every level, location, food quality and service. Our waiter Mathew was excellent and enhanced the ambiance of the restaurant. My wife had the lamb and I had the steak, great choices cooked to perfection. If you visit Capitola... More 

Thank Keith B
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my all time favorite restaurants. They never disappoint. It is a romantic restaurant, perfect for couples. The outside patio

Thank Christine V
Galt, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Still one of my favorite places. Spectacular view and great service. The food is good but doesn't seem to be as great as on previous visits and it is pricey. But it's still a place we will go back to for special occasions.

Thank Ilane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, 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: 8314751511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?