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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

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5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
510-655-6385
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best deep dish pizza in the Bay Area!

Amazing pizza pie, I used to live in Chicago and this rivals some of the best Chicago deep dish pizzas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
trvlr21
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san francisco
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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san francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Amazing pizza pie, I used to live in Chicago and this rivals some of the best Chicago deep dish pizzas.

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Paso Robles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Heard a lot about this pizza place, checked it out, and WOW... was I surprised! Pizza was excellent in flavor, seasoning and filling! You will only be able to consume about 2 slices, because they are quite loaded!

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Danville, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have been going to Zachary's since it opened in 1982! WIthout question the best deep dish pizza this side of Chicago! The quality and service have remained consistent for the 30+ years we have dined with them.

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Chicago, IL, USA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Having lived in Chicago for 20 years before relocating to the Bay Area, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to get my pizza fix out here. Fortunately I found Zachary's which is by far the closest I have found to true Chicago style pizza here in NorCal. The cornmeal dusted crust is perfect, flavorful sauce, perfect proportion of cheese... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Pizza is the worst I have ever had. It's ok pizza if you like you like pizza trying to be from Chicago. Give me papa Gino's any time.

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I enjoy pizza, but am not a huge fan...I can do with just about any other food. But this pizza had me coming back for more. And it wasn't just the sauce, or the toppings, or the crust...it was everything together and how it was combined. (side note, make sure to plan at least 30-40 minutes before the pizza comes... More 

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oakland, ca
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

But this isn't a NY or artisan thin crust. If you like Chicago pizza, either thick or stuffed, Zachary's is the bomb. And has been for YEARS. Just started taking credit cards-YAY! The half baked is awesome. Best sauce anywhere.

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Fremont, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My craving for Chicago style deep dish pizza got the better of me so decided to drive 20 miles to Zacharys. The daughter and I ordered a medium deep dish pizza (6 slices) customized half and half to our individual preferences. Price with tax $30. On my side of the half I ordered the chicken special while my daughter ordered... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

2nd time here in 4 years, still didn't care for the "tomato pie". I will admit that I didn't have much exposure to "deep dish pizza" in my life. Everyone says to get the deep dish, so we did. My parents were from the "old country" & had 2 Italian restaurants. I am used to a medium type crust, a... More 

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Oakland, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Simply put, it's the best deep dish pizza anywhere. It's so good that we consider Zachary's a destination restaurant. Be sure to try their signature dish, spinach and mushroom with pesto, then you will be in heaven

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-655-6385

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?