A Hidden Treasure!

Come experience a completely different world on the Capitola Wharf. The hidden treasures of happiness and freedom that Locals have known for years are awaiting you. The Wharf House Restaurant offers sweeping views of Capitola Village and all of Monterey Bay while enjoying some of the best food in Santa Cruz County!  There's a full breakfast menu, and for lunch, an assortment of burgers, sandwiches, clam chowder, and of course, fish and chips.  For a special weekend brunch, try a glass of champagne and one of the Eggs Benedict dishes, which are a house specialty.  For dinner, it's a great place to watch the sunset over the ocean.



In the summer, our panoramic view top deck opens at 12:30pm for seating. Service for dining and music is from 1pm to 5:30 pm. (If it is raining the patio will not be open.) Come out while you still can! Our live music rocks the house and is a great experience to enjoy yourself, on a date or with the whole family! 


Ocean Views:

Fabulous panoramic views of the ocean as far as the eye can see, beautiful Capitola, the beach, and sailboats in the harbor.  It doesn't get any better than this! 


Group Dining:

Wharf House is the perfect spot for your next company or family gathering.

Call us at this number for more information.  831.476.3534



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"The Wharf House provides ocean lovers with a feast for both body and soul.  The restaurant offers a sweeping view of Monterey Bay, while the menu reflects its constantly changing seasonal harvest.  The specials board is usually chock full of seafood.  Dinner guests can watch dramatic sunsets, then wait for the moon, stars and comets to do their stuff."     -The Mid County Post, Profile by Vicki Winters



"Another place worth hitting for breakfast is the Wharf House.  Drive down on a sunny Sunday for brunch - hot food and cool jazz in the summertime surrounded by Monterey Bay."     -San Jose Mercury News



"No matter the weather, but especially on blustery days, the atmosphere out at the end of the Capitol Wharf is warm, welcoming and wharfside rustic.  Wharf House Restaurant offers plenty of port in a storm, as well as terrific views of gulls and pelicans swooping over the rolling waves.  On a recent rainy-day visit we felt snug and comfy amid the lived-in decor.  Yet the wine list is anything but rustic, offering an amazing wealth of local vintages."    -Metro Santa Cruz, Word of Mouth, by Christina Waters



"Two "regulars", Bobby and Louise, were quick to tell me how they love the cozy atmosphere and how the staff always seems to provide the best service.  Warm bread arrived with a pot of butter, presented by our charming server.  My husband's Boston-Style Clam Chowder turned out to be an excellent choice. He considers himself a clam chowder aficionado and praised this one to the hilt. Pesto Scallops and Linguini was well presented with a sprig of parsley and large wedge of lemon.  Eight scallops lay in a zesty pesto sauce, a lovely spring green color. The scallops are sauteed with mushrooms, leeks, tomatoes, white wine and butter. Tossed with basil pesto over linguini, it got the thumbs up from hubby. I have eaten breakfast numerous times at the Wharf House. You won't go wrong with their Eggs Benedict or Crab Florentine--all served with home fries and a tasty orange muffin."  -Good Times, Dining, by Josie Cowdens