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Zachary's Restaurant

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American, Cafe, Diner
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819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
831-427-0646
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful sourdough pancakes

Zachary is a great local place for weekend breakfast. Try the sourdough pancakes for a great treat to yourself!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
BicoastalCa
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CA
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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CA
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Zachary is a great local place for weekend breakfast. Try the sourdough pancakes for a great treat to yourself!

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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Longtime establishment in Santa Cruz. The staff is super friendly and the food is excellent. Kind of a mixture between the usual diner fare and more healthy breakfast options. All 3 of us finished our plates clean. Loved the BLT.

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Chipperfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

So you want the classic American dining experience. Well this is it. As you enter you are hit with a buzz of activity as people chat, waiters charge about, calls of "mine's medium over easy" and a menu of all day breakfasts, brunches and 'messes'. Waiters and waitresses add to the character as well as doing a great job. Portions... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I had omelette with prawn cerviche (special) - it was a huge portion and I had to take some with. Great value as our two breakfasts lasted the day! Being a Brit, to me it felt like and American breakfast place should feel... My perception of such a place might be wrong but it was fun and tasty!

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Allerød, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I ordered a burger with potatoes at the bar, and it was a real positive experience. The meat was flame grilled and juicy, and the bun and salad was also good. The staff was cheerful and friendly. A good place to go. Recommend!

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

During our annual family Santa Cruz beach weekend, my brother, his girlfriend and I decided to try something new. We walked about half a mile from our hotel on the beach to Zachary's after reading several reviews. My brother practically inhaled the pancakes and his girlfriend and I had ordered the "Junior Mike's Mess." Just in case you are wondering,... More 

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Califonia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went here with a very large group on a Sunday morning. Our servicer managed our table like he was doing a ballet. He was friendly, efficient and the food was great!

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Ben Lomond
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I love to stop in here for Breakfast, alway good and always easy. The food is well prepared. I love the homeade oatmael molasses bread.

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This bustling restaurant is only open til 2:30 p.m., serving breakfast & lunch only, so be sure to get there in time. It is well worth a wait, though those are usually short, to taste their enormous breakfasts, served with a smile by the attentive wait staff. The coffee is great, the service is fast, and the food is hearty... More 

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Artichoke frittata, home fries with the skins on, and much more. Mostly smiling, hard-working staff. Great place frequented by locals. Has an old timey feel to it, like much of Santa Cruz. Good value, delicious food, good people.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-427-0646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?