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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

5801 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1602
510-655-6385
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Ranked #2 of 1,119 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Okay, grew up in Chicago...always did thin crust. Go figure. Anyway, their "Thick" crust is actually two thin crusts with gorgeous filling in between. Then on top, fresh tomatoes It really is a beautiful pie, just can't go wrong with getting a Zachary's pizza. Enjoy.

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Mountain View, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a great place to pick up a deep dish (they call it stuffed but it does not have a top crust) and take it home to enjoy later. Order a half baked and reheat it when you want. If you like oven hot pizza, follow the instructions on the box but instead of heating it at 450 degrees... More 

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San Pablo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you come into the bay area Zachary's is the best! Don't miss this diamond in the bay! It has to be a treat ...or if anybody comes into town a must. Not your everyday pizza. The deep dish is off the charts.

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Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

i love the Spinach and Mushroom deep dish pizza. It has a creamy rich flavor and the pizza sauce compliments it well. I also like the garden salad with ranch dressing. Just know that the deep dish people takes almost an hour to bake so don't be in a hurry when you go.

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Tahoe City, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My son was a student at Cal a few years back and had enjoyed pizza at Zachary's many times. As a family we made a trip to the Bay Area for Thanksgiving and decided we all needed to try this place that he's given high marks to. Though being near the noon hour and with the place being completely full,... More 

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Oakland, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Zachary's Pizza is absolutely amazing! Don't be tempted to get a large bc with their generous toppings and mouthwatering sauce, a smaller size will be perfect! The atmosphere is a lively albeit noisy one but really, it adds to the whole experience. The crust really is perfect... 100% RECOMMEND!!!

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Oakland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been eating Zachary's pizza for over 25 years. My family and I love it! In fact, we bought our house based on proximity to Zachary's on College Avenue.

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Oakland, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In over 20 years, I have only sat down in Zachary's a couple times--it is always crowded no matter what time you get there. So we always get the half baked takeout pizzas to bake at home, then eat with their greek salad. Wow. People who have moved away from the East Bay always wish that Zachary's opened where they... More 

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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am a detractor of Zachary's and have been for years! Unless you a real fan of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza do not waste your time waiting in line here. There is so much sauce on this pizza it is heavy and wet. I lived just blocks from here for years and was never tempted to repeat my visit.

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East Bay, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Get what they specialize in! The deep dish pizza is the best! One slice really is filling meal. Their menu is mostly just pizza, so go for that. Important: It's locally owned and operated. Go here. A lot.

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Pizza

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