Capitola / Santa Cruz Restaurants for Graduation
My daughter is graduating from UC Santa Cruz and I 've heard the horror stories about Shadowbrook restaurant. Where else can I take a group of 13 which includes 3 kids under 8 so I need a kids menu. I'm looking for the atmosphere of Shadowbrook (nice and classy) not a Chili's or Applebees. Any recs would be greatly apreciated
Cafe Cruz on 41st St in Capitola, across the street from the old Kmart, is an all around good restaurant. All the classics; beef, seafood, pastas, you name it. Based on the crowds, it's Santa Cruz County's most popular restaurant.
Prices are in the $12-$24 range for entrees, which is a little cheaper than Shadowbrook. I think they have a kids menu, but I'm not positive.
From their website linked below, Cafe Cruz does have a small kids menu. I still haven't been, but I've heard good things in general and think it fits well w/ the OP's request. It looks very non-descript from the outside, but I've heard the atmosphere is pretty cozy inside. Better make reservations soon. Not much else comes to mind right now...