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Zachary's Restaurant

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American, Coffee Shop, Diner
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819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
831-427-0646
Today
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Deservedly popular

My niece and I went for breakfast on a Sunday. It was mid-morning and there was a wait, but not too bad. The place was continually busy while we were there. Our order ... an omelette of the day for me and "Mike's Mess" for her ... was delivered in less than five minutes after we ordered it. Both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
44Boppa
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Seattle
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My niece and I went for breakfast on a Sunday. It was mid-morning and there was a wait, but not too bad. The place was continually busy while we were there. Our order ... an omelette of the day for me and "Mike's Mess" for her ... was delivered in less than five minutes after we ordered it. Both were... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Real hash browns! Homemade bread! Superb coffee! Pinch me, I must be dreaming. OK, I finished everything I wanted to say and you want 100 characters, TripAdvisor? Sheesh, I'm reviewing YOU next.

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NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Management needs to ensure that the bathrooms are clean-they were extremely dirty, not acceptable especially for a food establishment-we would not return.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Fresh, fun and fantastic was my experience at Zacharys. Its a local breakfast place with great ambiance. The tangerine juice was fresh and yummy and the fritata was exquisite. The fried potatoes had great flavors from the herbs and onions. Great value.

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Nevada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Nice place in downtown area. Menu original items like pesto scramble and artichoke fritatta . Lots of choices such as fresh fruit substitute for potatoes without adding to price. Orange juice is fresh squeezed and yummy. We really enjoyed this place and would go back.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We did a 2.5 week tour of California visiting San Fran, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, San Diego and LA. This place did the best breakfast we had whilst there. Its busy so you need to wait but its worth it. The food is excellent, the choice large and waiting staff, friendly and super efficient. Would not hesitate to re-visit or... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

If you like a crap load of onions in your potatoes and corned beef hash made out of ham then this your spot. Waiter was more interested in my wife's eye shadow than our food. My wife said she didn't like onion so to leave out greens onions which they did but everything else had reg onions in it. The... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

what's not to love about a big open room, wooden floors, relaxed servers and a great - - truly great - - breakfast menu. I had a super frittata -- creamy, cheesy and with local artichokes. Super home fries and a great jalapeno corn bread. Clearly popular with locals and tourists alike.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

A local resident took me and my 3 teenagers here for breakfast on a Friday AM. Zachary's is in an old early 1900s building in downtown Santa Cruz, away from the touristy Boardwalk. The sour dough pancakes were really good, and I NEVER order pancakes for breakfast, because I need my protein fix. BUT, these were served with 2 eggs,... More 

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Sacramento
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I really like this place. It's unpretentious, simple, and a little outdated, but that's what makes this place charming. The food came really quickly, the service was good, the food no-frills but yummy. No fancy drinks here, just coffee, but it was a great meal for the price!

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?