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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837 (Capitola Rd.)
+1 831-475-1222
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 20:30
Sat 16:30 - 21:30
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Clovis, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I hadn't been to The Shadowbrook in years and visited last month! We were happy to see it was still a beautiful place, with excellent staff and fantastic food! Thank you for the great evening!

Thank 411donna
Santa Cruz, California
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are trying to patronize local restaurants during the off season, and also look for special deals. Tuesday is happy hour in the bar, all day long, and it was packed. Service is really outstanding with very professional wait staff, and the entire place is really beautiful. The bar, despite higher noise levels, is really the nicest, compared to the... More 

Thank JohnInItaly
Sacramento, California
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had not been to Capitola for quite some time. We brought our teenagers to Shadowbrook to experience this wonderful place. It's a beautiful restaurant that serves good food in great setting with awesome service. I highly recommend you visit when in Capitola.

Thank whatupdude
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking is a little rough so get there early. Great ambiance, location, and food. 4 star restaurant...business casual

Thank hameda223
Sonoma, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They do a fabulous job with seafood and steaks. Outdoor evening has sparkling lighting making this a magical place.

Thank geminidancing1849
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Girls' weekend in Aptos Capitola and we all agreed on Shadowbrook for my birthday dinner. It had been years since I had been there, and a new place for one of my friends. Shadowbrook was still as wonderful as I remembered it. A beautiful location next to a river, a fun tram ride down to the restaurant started us off.... More 

Thank RJ J
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just wanted to share how enjoyable our experience was. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. Great location. Menu is delightful. Walking distance to the beach

Prague, Czech Republic
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I first started coming here as a kid and it has been at least 15 years since my last visit. Situated on the hillside above the river surrounded by lush trees and gardens.. We had a beautiful corner window seat too go with a great meal and outstanding service. My prime rib was cooked medium rare as was my father's.... More 

Thank Gseppe64
Sparks, Nevada, United States
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Extensive building with many levels, views, set in a hillside garden. Excellent help and decent food and not too pricey.

Thank Wallyf01
San Jose, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

What a hidden gem of Capitola !! Amazing view ! Fantastic cuisine ! Attentive service !!! This place is almost "hidden" in the beautiful and lush landscaping of its location. We took the Hillevator down, you have to experience this ride, to reach the restaurant's main entrance and we were pleasantly greeted and served immediately. EVERYTHING about this restaurant left... More 

Thank HV19006

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, 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: +1 831-475-1222

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