Zelda's on the Beach
Our party of four had a delicious lunch outside. The view is stunning.
My birthday brunch January 10 Friday
It was great!
It is nice to be by the beach. The venue feels more like a deli than a restaurant. We sat outside. There was 3 of us and we were seated at two adjacent tables with a heat lamp and an umbrella between the two tables which was little annoying. It is a very busy, touristy setting with lots of dogs, kids crying and hustle and bustle, but it's in the heart of Capitola, so what can you expect? Foodwise, I really enjoyed their french fries! The hamburger patty on my blue cheese hamburger was on the thin/bland side. The clam chowder soup was good.
Eat outside on the deck... it’s a great Place for brunch .. food is solid and plentiful .. servers are really great ..
Excellent service and food. It was very busy, but food and drink were served promptly.
Celebrated my son’s birthday & Christmas Eve with the family! It was a perfect place for my family!
It was a lovey day to be seated outside on the patio during December. The staff was attentive and waited on us immediately. Started us off with their fabulous Bloody Mary, which I would recommend. The menu had options that most eaters would be please with and be able to enjoy. The portions were more than enough to share for small eaters or for the bigger eaters, they would be full. Th upon food was hot upon arrival and the waiter was swift in having the condiments available for us.
I would definitely go again and again.
I was so grateful that this restaurant was open on Thanksgiving. They accidentally cancelled my reservation but I noticed it and was able to make a reservation again.
We got there 5 min before the reserved time. The restaurant was packed and we had to wait for like 20 min.
The foods were ok. I ordered the Thanksgiving special dinner and the turkey was very juicy and very tasty. The foods the rest of my family ordered were good too but overpriced. But I wouldn’t complain about it because of the location and of the fact that it was open on Thanksgiving!!
I didn’t get his name but our server was really nice. My husband is lactose intolerant and asked not to use butter in his dish. The server went to the kitchen and talked the chef. I really appreciated how far he went to make sure everything would be the way he liked it to be (although he forgot dinner rolls and cranberry sauce for my order...)
The restaurant is located right by the beach and I would love to come back here for a brunch next time.
Our favorite place to go to when we are in Capitola. Thanksgiving Dinner was great, and we will be back next year. Zelda’s also has a great breakfast menu (which is when we usually come), it’s always great to look out at the beach and the Venetian Beach Rentals when eating. Definitely a must when you are in Capitola!
Wonderful outside next to the beach and ocean. Our waitress was awesome
The food was excellent and the view from the deck was spectacular!
A year ago while on a business trip in Monterey my wife and I drove to Capitola to Zelda's for the Lobster Tail dinner and it was great. This time my wife and I decided to stay in Capitola overnight and thought we would try Zelda's again. Went in for a drink and late lunch and just asked to see the menu and noted that the Lobster entree was gone - replaced with a whole Main Lobster Thursdays only - but there was a Crab Cake special on Friday. Since it was a Friday we thought the crab cake special would be an ok substitute for the lobster. When we arrived for dinner and placed or order after we completed our appetizer we were told that their crab cake order and not arrived and the special was not available. After having the very mediocre fish that we had for lunch we decided to try somewhere else. First impression was great. Second impression not so much. Will not be back as there are plenty of other better places in Capitola.
We were seated right away, service & food was excellent.
I wrote you a review already....I invited an 87 year old friend for a special meal ( his birthday no birthday songs, which I do not like, but some reconition...I made reservation prior...they had no knowledge of the reservation and the special occasion...why make reservation????
No special service...or good service at all...we had to wait for quit a while to order a drink when we arrived.
Yes, I will be back since I used to go to Zelda's in the 80 ties and beyond...I believe the staff has to be more attentive, I believe they where not taught at home ....just wanted to let you know....I also know your business where it is difficult getting good staff.
The servers were the most unfriendly group of people. We ate there for dinner and breakfast. Both times, service left a lot to be desired. Requests went unanswered, water glasses were empty, no one checked on us, etc. The food was quite expensive compared to other restaurants around it. At least $5 more per plate for the same food. I would skip this location and head elsewhere.
Great atmosphere and yummy food☺️ The service was great, will definitely be going back
Great venue on the beach! Food is what you expect from a beach side restaurant, yummy and satisfying. Service was a bit slow especially since there were sooooo many servers. Something in their system only certain servers do certain requests. Took forever to get a 2nd drink and for someone to take payment on our check. Other than that it was a great family lunch with a beautiful view!
Good deal on Thursday lobster specials. Drinks were good too.
Satisfied my lobster urge but disappointed in where we were seated.. had a reservation and sat us next to the men’s bathroom.. 3 little boys kept going in and out of bathroom and holding door opened.. lost my appetite.. drinks were weak.
We ordered ahi tuna as an appetizer. It was really good. We ordered the grilled seafood sandwich and mahi-mahi sandwich. They were mediocre at best. The service was just okay. Our food was served before the waters we had ordered. we asked the server when the food was served and she disappeared at that point. We had to track down the second server to get something to drink. There were two women in the men's room when I went to use the restroom and said they were there because the women's restroom was so dirty. There seem to be a lot of other restaurants that may have been a better choice.
Love Zeldas!! Had another great lobster dinner there with my 4 friends. Great value. Don’t be cheap, order a salad, drinks, or appetizers. This is how they can offer such a great deal on lobster.
Fun! Great food and great service
Beautiful view !!! And the food amazing and service will definitely be back again .
Staff was very nice. Food was delicious. Felt like we were eating in a bar rather than a fine dining experience. No tablecloth and a band was setting up in the dining room. Too loud for conversation.
I made reservations bcs it was our 24th wedding anniversary, I asked for a nice table. I understand that the Art and Festival was happening and so there was a lot of people. However we were seated next to the bathroom. It was hard to focus on our dinner with drunk ladies bumping into table . The food was good but we ended boxing it up and drove all the way back home to San Jose to eat it.
I arrived 5 minutes prior to my reservation and was at that point added to the list for a table. It was a 45 minute wait even though I had made a reservation. Food was average, service very slow and too hot and noisy to enjoy a conversation. Sorry, the location and view didn't make up for the horrid experience.
Very friendly restaurant right on the beach with outside seating as well as inside. Will be going there again for their outstanding old style breakfast!
If you're looking for a beach front casual dining restaurant then Zelda's is the place for you. Food is good, service is good, views are great.
My Son and I got the Cioppino and the next night we went to Stagnaros and got their Cioppino. Zeldas was better flavor and assortment of fish. My daughter and boyfriend got the stuffed Salmon and said it was very good. The portion was large and when my daughter could not finish hers her boyfriend polished it off. My wife is not a seafood fan, she got the coconut shrimp and enjoyed them. Zeldas does have a number of non seafood dishes but she said she was not that hungry. We sat outside on a windy evening and it was very enjoyable. We also brought the dog.
I don’t believe I would return to Zelda’s again. Everything was just barely okay.
It was perfect to celebrate my daughter’s 19th Birthday! Food and ambiance was delicious!
We to come and enjoy the “Best lobster” in town snd great service!
Zelda's on the beach is the draw.
We had reservations but that didn't seem to matter. still waited till 7:30 to be seated. Was forced to be seated inside...WAY TOO loud and not enjoyable. Food was so so this time. Expect much higher quality. Fish n Chips almost cold. Chowder luke-warm and very thick like is was just sitting a long time. We are local and brought some out of town friends there, maybe should have cooked at home I think. Not sure what happened...
Beach was nice. Great view. Great drinks. A little pricey. Limited menu.
Best ocean front restaurant! The waiters and waitresses are so nice as well! My family and I definitely will go back to Zelda’s On The Beach!
Very nice people working there. Such a good and warm service! The food and drinks were pretty good.
We were there on birthday night and everything was fabulous.
We were lucky to eat outside on a Thursday afternoon. We were there at happy hour so we enjoyed the drinks, though the best was the Long Island Ice Tea -- not a happy hour option. We had their lobster special and they were very good. Unfortunately, our server had inside and outside responsibilities and was hardly around.
Sitting outside next to the ocean, relaxed environment, good food with friends