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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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fairfax, va
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Our friend took us to Zachary's on a Saturday morning promising us the best breakfast in Santa Cruz. He wasn't kidding. So many delicious items to choose from! The food was great and the portions were more than generous. We really love a good breakfast place and would definitely go back.

Thank jlmob
St. Paul, MN
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180 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Apparently, Zachary's is most well known for a menu item they call "the mess" - which is similar to what I'd call a skillet breakfast. It was good! It is a large portion and easily shared by two people. All of their bread is homemade and it makes for some pretty fine toast and jam! The décor is very "neglected... More 

1 Thank CandyceW
new hampshire
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

this was the best breakfast I think I've ever had. the service was great, although it was busy so there was a little wait. I didn't care as I had plenty of coffee and could relax. The omelet with spinach was excellent! If you are in Santa CRuz you must stop in here.

1 Thank sunshine2go
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Clearly a local favorite. Very long lines on weekend mornings but a relatively cheerful wait on the sidewalk outside. Zachary's will let you buy coffee (free refills) and take it outside while you wait. Food is good - nothing a foodie would write home about, but large portions of solidly made, hearty food. A good place to go with friends.

Thank s02138
Long Beach, California
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

This is a great place for breakfast. Excellent food (had a jack cheese, bacon and cilantro omelette that was fantastic!). The staff was cool: pleasant and helpful. The location is great: just a few blocks from the beach -- a great morning walk. And the place was filled with locals -- always a good sign.

Thank ratboy1
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

There is usually a brief wait to eat here but the wait is well worth it. It's not fancy with pretty food dishes but the food is great.

Thank Brad J
Broomfield, Colorado
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013 via mobile

Good place for lunch or dinner downtown. They make the bread and offer several types. It was delious. Had a BLTA and my coworker had a burger. Both sandwiches were huge and both were fabulous. Don't hang out in the front waiting for a table. Walk to the back and add your name to list. Don't miss it!

Thank Elena C
Santa Cruz, CA
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

My family and I have been eating breakfast at Zachary's for years. This is not a restaurant to go to on weekends as the crowds are not fun. You'll get fast, excellent service on a weekday and the food is great. I'm a fan of the sourdough pancakes - very light. You can order them in a half or full... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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212 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Excellent service, fabulous food , extensive menu. Omelet with artichoke, mushroom, cheese and spinach fantastic. The pancakes and french toast around looked enticing. great coffee.

Thank beyond5a
San Jose, California
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Place fills up fast, so get in early, had great breakfast, hearty helpings, reasonable prices, very nice atmosphere, great stop for the morning!

Thank scubafun1234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
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?