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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic Deep Dish Pizza

This place has it DOWN. Show up put your order in, order a glass of wine, wait in the waiting area for your table, which comes just shortly before your pizza. People sitting are eating, people standing are waiting for their already ordered food! Works fabulously. Well thought out and some of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
QueenVSAK
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This place has it DOWN. Show up put your order in, order a glass of wine, wait in the waiting area for your table, which comes just shortly before your pizza. People sitting are eating, people standing are waiting for their already ordered food! Works fabulously. Well thought out and some of the best Deep Dish pizza around!

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Oakland, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love, love, love the deep dish pizza here at Zachary's. I think Oakland does it best of the three locations, and there is always a line out the door. I always get it to go.

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Oakland, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Zach's has been in our lives over 25 years - my husband and I had one of our first dates at the Solano Zachary's - fell in love with artichoke pesto and each other. Picking up a half-baked stuffed pizza and taking it home to bake is a great option.

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Oakland, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If only there wasn't such a long wait, my family would eat here every week. Both the thin crust and deep dish are deeply flavored and well-balanced, with interesting spices and high quality ingredients. Even though the wait is long, the staff is as nice as can be and works to move pizza and people quickly.

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Oakland, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great deep dish pie uncommon in the area for those missing Chicago! Great atmosphere and beer, try the pear cider!

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

OMG!!! Nothing says loving like a Zachary's Special - Italian sausage, green pepper, onion and mushroom on a buttery, flaky crust dusted with cornmeal - the diced tomato sauce is robust and herb infused ....Ok, the place has a bit of line getting in and demands patience, but ...once seated, the staff is courteous and attentive and once I get... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Oakland has a lot of better Pizza places. The small Lanesplitter chain has a good spot on Telegraph and another near the Grand Lake. The food is great, the menu is OK. Service and acoustics are disappointing in much of Oakland, this place is no exception. Other options abound. Pizza Pazza on Piedmont is nice. So is Amazonas on Telegraph.... More 

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oakland, ca
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Thin crust needs a revamp- it's heartburn inducing. Stick to the deep dish sausage and spinach but just make sure it's cooked completely.

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Lausanne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I tried also Little star in SF but overall I prefer better Zachary's! The only negative thing is that there's always a long line to get a table... Guess why?! :)

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place is awesome, deep dish, thin crust, doesn't matter. Spinach salad with mustard dressing is just as awesome as the pizza. Workers own the restaurant, you will always get good service and a good vibe. Expect a really long wait any night of the week, we always order to go. You can also order a beer from the bar... More 

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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 1 - 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

Questions & Answers

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