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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

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  • 166
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 18
    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 pizza in the Bay!

I love this place! My favorite pizza to order is a deep-dish, spinach and mushroom pizza. As is it's delicious, but I usually add sausage and black olives to this pizza. The restaurant can be crowded, so if you're not comfortable moving about a tight seating area (or if you want a quiet place) you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Cepeda C
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Oakland, California
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this place! My favorite pizza to order is a deep-dish, spinach and mushroom pizza. As is it's delicious, but I usually add sausage and black olives to this pizza. The restaurant can be crowded, so if you're not comfortable moving about a tight seating area (or if you want a quiet place) you might want to order takeout.... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

it's popularity is a mystery to some and others swear by it. the tomatoes seem to be canned and the pizzas are salty. the sausage and cheese are good. strangely rockridge doesn't have an outstanding pizza parlor at the moment.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very Good Deep Dish Pizza for the Price, I have had Deep Dish pizza Pie's in Chicago while on Trip, wanted to see if a place in California could replicate. Zachary's in Oakland did not disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Even though the crowds were insane outside this place everytime we passed it, even the perfect record my Oakland friend had with recommendations almost didn't get us in the door. Thank you David! We went for the deep dish though we are California's with no knowledge of such a thing and loved it. Oakland, with the proper guide, has made... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Recommendations of friends sent us to Zachary's. Very busy place full of families and everyone else there for pizza on College Ave. We ordered the thin crust pizza and while it was thinner than the Chicago style, it wasn't as thin as NY style pizza. Very tasty and then service is very good for a busy place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Best pizza in the East bay of not California. If you are looking for deep dish style (or just damn good pizza) Zachary's is the place to go. Rivals of not surpasses Chicago for the tastiest pie.

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Oakland, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Zachary's take on Chicago deep dish pizza is a real treat. This place has remained very consistent in their pizza for the last 10 years. The crust has a nice buttery hint to it, the sauces has nice chunks of tomatoes with a peppery flavor. If you get here at prime time the wait is long to get in, but... More 

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Arcata, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

It's no secret that this place is amazing! Yummy fresh deep dish. But sometimes the wait can be long.

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Coppell, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We picked up both a Chicago style deep dish and a thin crust. Both were delicious in their own ways. I was surprised at that. Usually a pizza joint is good at one or the other, not Zachary's. We will definitely stop in the next time we're in the bay area.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Zachary's is delicious, but i gotta say, I feel like the quality has changed over the past few years...not for the better. The GOOD THING IS...it's still good. It's definitely worth a stop by...it's almost always super busy, super crowded, super loud...but good food, good environment...fun.

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Additional Information about Zachary's Chicago Pizza

Address: 5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
Phone Number: 510-655-6385
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Pizza

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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, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?