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Zachary's Restaurant

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819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
+1 831-427-0646
07:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 14:30
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Santa Cruz, California
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278 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite brunch item is their hamburgers and Manhattan clam chowder. I love their tea. It's the best in the county for a mixed taste of a cinnamon/regular tea. The Mike's Mess is supposed to be the favorite choice on their menu. I come here often just to get their iced tea and anything with it. It is a great... More 

Thank timteresa0
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

tried Mike's Mess- couldn't eat it all but it was great , the staff is very friendly and all at our table said their food was very good, nice breakfast place

Thank wallywilbur
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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 

Thank James L
Marysville, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Shopgirl94928
Sunnyvale, California
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Asheville, North Carolina
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274 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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 

Thank Frank E
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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277 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 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 

Thank Australia1962
Pioneer, California
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Sharon M
New York City, New York
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188 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank John D
Santa Cruz, California
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278 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
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?