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Zachary's Restaurant

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819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
+1 831-427-0646
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07:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 14:30
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this place from a friend so we decided to visit during a family trip to Santa Cruz. The parking lot only had a few spaces designated to Zachary's but street metered parking was ample. There was a line but it went quickly. I tried the "Tofu Mess" and my wife had "Mike's Mess". Our son had the... More 

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Thank James L
Marysville, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for breakfast. Yummy seasoned potatoes are a must as well as Mike's mess! Great breakfast & service.

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Thank Shopgirl94928
Sunnyvale, California
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105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This is a family owned restaurant on the main Pacific street drag. It has been there for many years. The decor is simple and weathered. The food is very good, satisfying, and the portions are larger. They make and bake there own bread, as well. The ingredients are good quality and fresh. I have eating hear for years and it... More 

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Thank MichaelH6811GY
Asheville, North Carolina
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271 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Want a place for a leisurely, home style breakfast? Friendly, attentive wait staff and outstanding, fresh food makes Zachary's an ideal spot. The artichoke frittata was out of this world, along with the locally sourced sausage links and fresh make home fries. Portions are very generous so it would hard to leave hungry. No need to ask for coffee refills... More 

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Thank Frank E
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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274 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I am not sure what other reviewers see but fro my part this is an unorganized grotty place . Yes the portions are large but basically overcooked eggs no matter how you order them and oily side dishes. Not my cup of tea im afraid. It is simply appalling how unorganized this place is, as mentioned the food is poor... More 

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Thank Australia1962
Pioneer, California
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Zachary's has been around since 1985. There is no better breakfast then at Zachary's. Know matter your taste as Zachery's will have something very specials. Their fried potato's speak for themselves. Great menu, veggie choices, tofu! We always visited Zachery's for breakfast.

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Thank Sharon M
New York City, New York
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187 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Breakfast at Zachary's hits the spot. Their menu is filled with simple and delicious choices made with high quality ingredients. I ordered the Italian scramble with home fries and sourdough toast. The sausage was flavorful and hole fries cooked to perfection. My wife ordered the sourdough pancakes topped with whipped cream. We both were satisfied with our meals.

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Thank John D
Santa Cruz, California
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250 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This restaurant is probably one of the best breakfast places in SC county. There is always a wait, but don't get discouraged, the line goes fast. The setting is very old, but the food is great. I have never had a bad meal there. I love their soups and hamburgers. I always ask for the bread made with honey. My... More 

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1 Thank timteresa0
Davis, California
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285 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Great place for breakfast (or lunch), so many choices! Wish I could've tried everything, especially the sourdough pancakes. Opted for "Mike's Mess", delicious & plentiful. The homemade breads are awesome. The "Pesto Scramble" also got rave reviews from my friend. Historic site housed in one of the oldest buildings on Pacific Avenue, a local institution not to be missed. Excellent... More 

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1 Thank hollisJ_dr
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went to Zachary's because we had heard of the sourdough pancakes. It's a busy place, but the service is friendly and efficient. The sourdough pancakes lived up to their reputation. The sausage patties were tasty. Excellent coffee. I would return to Zachary's in a hot minute.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
Saturday
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-0646

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