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Roger Gowen
Business Casual
American Express
Discover Card
Not Accepted
Extensive Wine List
Seasonal Menus
Children's Menu
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South Bay

Shadowbrook Restaurant


5:00pm - 8:45pm
4:00pm -10:00pm
4:00pm - 8:45pm


Late Night Dining

Californian, American, Steak House, Seafood

1750 Wharf Road
Capitola, CA 95010
United States



Shadowbrook is located on the Soquel Creek in the quaint beach town of Capitola-by-the-Sea, 4-miles south of Santa Cruz. Best reached by its quaint hillside “Cable Car,” Shadowbrook not only continues a long-time tradition for special occasion dining but is also a very popular destination for its casual Lounge and Bar menu. A Santa Cruz County landmark since 1947, Shadowbrook continues to be a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Its fine food, extensive wine list and unparalleled setting and atmosphere have earned it numerous awards for food and service, including Northern California’s “Most Romantic Restaurant.”  Take the “cable car” or stroll down the garden path through the lushly landscaped hillside to the restaurant. Shadowbrook’s beautiful grounds with waterfalls and rock walls, its warm, comfortable and intimate dining areas are perfect for romance or spending time with family and friends. Shadowbrook proudly serves fine food, paired with a broad variety of wines and liqueurs in an atmosphere of “Old World” charm and grace. The dinner menu features creative daily specials, superb salmon, pasta and prime rib, followed by tempting desserts, all made from scratch. The Rock Room Lounge offers full bar service, fireplace and a wood-burning oven menu for a more casual dining experience, including pizzas, appetizers and light entrées.


Diner’s Choice


“Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants”

Zagat Rated


Wine Enthusiast


Wine Spectator


American Express -Restaurant Neighbor Award


San Francisco Focus -Best Restaurant South Bay


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