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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-475-4900
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07:00 - 02:00
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Coarsegold, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I walked past all the restaurants along the water front. I'd heard of Zelda's and knew they had a good reputation. What a disappointment! I ordered a spinach and mushroom scramble. The waitress brought me a basket of muffins. Each filled only part of the muffin cup, and had two blueberries. They were hot, but still. Then my scramble came.... More 

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Thank Tutujana
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite places to come to eat when we visit Capitola ... It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the sounds of the ocean splashing on the beach ... Enjoy ... We got calamari , crab sandwich and a few drinks ... Awesome food ...

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Thank Mark W
Fresno, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The food was good but we couldn't fully enjoy it as all courses were delivered at the same time. We ordered an appetizer, Soup, and an entree, but in order to be able to enjoy our entree with even a slight bit of warmth, we had to gulp our soup and eat the appetizer last. The server offered to put... More 

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Thank Dawn D
Santa Barbara, California
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We enjoyed a nice lunch during Valentine's weekend. We were seated right along the deck's fence up close to the beach - a fantastic seat on their outdoor patio. Food was great - the clam chowder bread bowl was huge and I couldn't even finish it. It definitely hit the spot. The bloody mary was amazing (though mine was virgin).... More 

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Thank HoneyLea
Petaluma, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This place is right on the sand with the ocean waves breaking in front of the dining room. Happy Hour is a good bargain, and so is the $13.95 Maine lobster dinner. The lobster was delicious and the $6 salads we ordered were full of vegies and crisp lettuce. The only down side to Zelda's is that it is 150... More 

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Thank Linda S
Modesto
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We have been coming to Zelda's for breakfast for many years. We've always been pleased with the service and the quality of food! The serving was plentiful, the eggs were great and view is fantastic as you're sitting right by the beach/ocean.

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Thank Clair R
Farnham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Our local breakfast spot with the best location ever. Service is good but the food is mediocre. Relying on their location instead of providing really good food. Shane as it has so much potential with a little more effort. Will continue to go back though.

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Thank Morag L
Santa Cruz, California
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307 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

A fun loving atmosphere, young servers add to the casual vibes and the food is above average. Facing the ocean, the views are terrific, especially at sunset, and there are special birthday free prime rib meals each month, so if you live in the area, this can be worth registering for. The happy hour is also worth checking out, with... More 

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Thank Judybookdoc
San Jose, California
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Awesome great outdoor seating. Good value menu and perfect view of capitola's beachfront and a great place to have drinks with your friends and/or food with family too.

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Thank Graciela G
Santa Cruz
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

We are locals and had family in town for the Thanksgiving holiday. We decided to have a late lunch at Zelda's after visiting Capitola Village. Location is great; on the beach. We had our dog so were seated at a table next to railing and sidewalk furthest from the beach - these are the only dog-friendly tables; which was explained... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-475-4900

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