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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
+1 831-475-1511
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (67 reviews)
“scallops” (42 reviews)
“steak” (46 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 3 weeks ago

I ordered the Rockefeller Oysters and the Surf (Lobster Tail) & Turf (Filet Mignon upgrade) and Boy O' Boy, wasn't I in heaven. Absolutely delicious, perfectly prepared & presented. Service is as it should be, the prices reasonable (even the wines, which is too often...More

Thank FrenchyEric
Reviewed April 12, 2018

First we took a 1966 Taxi to our 50th Wedding anniversary dinner, then a ride down the trolly to Shadowbrook! We enjoyed our meal with our family of 9 in the beautiful atmosphere of Shadowbrook. We enjoyed cocktails and two bottles of Carol Sheldon Zinfandel...More

Thank difahey
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Shadowbrook is truly a unique restaurant. You get to the restaurant by riding a funicular down (you can also walk along the path if you choose) into the lush gardened area below. The restaurant has many nooks and crannies with any number of intimate views...More

Thank gfund
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Tuesday evening, music provided by 3 non profits sponsoring a fund raiser for the Santa Cruz Follies. Wonderful fun. Calamari at the bar was served hot with 3 sauces was tasty and tender while waiting for our table (we arrived early just to spend some...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. Firstly they have an old vintage cab that will collect you and drop you off for free to your hotel. Thought this was a wonderful touch. The driver was a gent of a man. Secondly, when you arrive you can either take...More

Thank Budcliff
Reviewed April 4, 2018

My husban and I celebrated his birthday last evening at Shadowbrook. This restaurant is so unusual -- multi-leveled, with some eating areas outside, most inside. Because there are so many small rooms, it feels intimate. We took the tram down from the parking area and...More

1  Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

The place had atmosphere and a tram ride down to the restaurant and bar. You can walk down as well. Food was excellent and the service was over the top. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. You can eat in a separate bar area...More

1  Thank westcoastjoe1
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is our local "go-to" for special occasions. We go several times a year, but I've been lazy to post....as always, great food,good service, nice view. Scallops always a winner as is the Osso Bucco & Oyster appetizer. Only downside is closeness of tables....

1  Thank Cindi8
Reviewed March 25, 2018

We've wanted to go to this restaurant for years. We finally made it and weren't disappointed. Unique location, beautiful landscaping as you take the gondola down to the restaurant. Great service and we enjoyed our dinner and dessert. Complimentary tax service to and from our...More

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed March 21, 2018

This place is so beautiful with great views and wonderful staff.... Had a wonderful birthday dinner here. The pathway down to the restaurant is so pretty and the little tram that takes you up and down the hill is so clever and makes it easier...More

1  Thank Kimberly C
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April 23, 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
March 13, 2018|
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Response from pegami | Reviewed this property |
It is free - but we did make sure to tip the driver - enjoy!
July 12, 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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