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Shadowbrook

1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
+1 831-475-1511
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (67 reviews)
“scallops” (42 reviews)
“steak” (46 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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Service
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LOCATION
1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at the Shadowbrook is beyond your wildest dream and I don't mean just the amazing wine list, the impeccable service, or the delicious food. The beautiful architecture and location added to the ambiance. We sampled a variety of appetizers and entrees and each one...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was excited to try this hyped up place but was let down. We got our seats shortly after arriving but we’re crammed into a tiny area with barely room to get in and out. Waiter was sarcastic and snarky—I’m not sure if he thought he...More

Thank ellykay555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting is absolutely gorgeous! The menu is impressive with something for everyone. The staff is very attentive. We cannot wait to go back

Thank mja826
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Often these old-school fancy restaurants don’t live up to their reputations. This is not the case with Shadowbrook. From the moment you arrive, you are swept into a completely unique experience. Riding a cable car, drinking a crisp martini, views of the creek and ocean.....More

Thank kevinprau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful ambiance, starting with the "tramevator", an elevator on a slope that takes you from parking above to restaurant below. Very attentive staff and excellent food. All in all a very relaxed dining experience in a charming, comfortable surrounding.

Thank chucktodd75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shadowbrook is a local landmark and deservedly so. The location in Capitals a few blocks up from the ocean is exquisite nestled in a ravine on a river and accessible via a furnicular or stairs. The facilities are spectacular and the food was as well....More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on our first night visiting our buddy in Santa Cruz. We brought our kids and there was a really great kids menu that was perfect for them as well. I had the fish and my husband had scallops. All delicious. Our friend...More

Thank LSUsajani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(11 photos) We have been here before, but his is definitely our go-to place for special occasions. It is a beautiful location on the river, multi-level seating areas with a variety of seating decor. You can enter by walking down multi-steps or by riding the...More

Thank Gil M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 1950 taxi cab picks you up at your hotel (if within 3 miles) and takes you to this superb restaurant. You take and incline down to the multi-level restaurant by a lake. I had filet mignon and it was excellent! Reservations highly recommended.

Thank Betty L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode one of the green 1950 Dodge taxi to the restaurant, our chauffeur Joe was so nice and gave us a wonderful ride to the restaurant. Our waiter Matt was so friendly and knowledgeable of the offerings and continued to wait on us asking...More

Thank Shirley G
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lovetotraveltomex
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.
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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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mimimills2
12 July 2016|
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Response from Janet K | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 20:30
Monday
17:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
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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