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“yummy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zachary's Restaurant

Zachary's Restaurant
819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
831-427-0646
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Ranked #28 of 329 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

great mid day brunch here. delicious, affordable, clean. very nice coffee as well.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast in Santa Cruz”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Zachary's Restaurant offers the quintessential Santa Cruz atmosphere with on Pacific Avenue. Every time we visit Santa Cruz, we find ourselves headed there again and again for a comfortable, relaxed breakfast with fresh, healthy food and genuinely friendly service.

On this trip, we made two visits to Zachary's. I had the Basic Breakfast with eggs over easy on the first morning. It was perfect. On the second visit, I went with the French Toast and a side of chicken apple sausage. Holy cow, it was great!

If you're in Santa Cruz, you definitely need to pay a visit to Zachary's.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Watsonville, CA
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159 reviews 159 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Really popular breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

There's a reason that what appears to be half of Santa Cruz at Zachary's each morning. They have great breakfast dishes, large portions, and a real local's atmosphere. No vacation in Santa Cruz is complete without breakfast at Zachary's.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sunnyvale, CA
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238 reviews 238 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 106 cities Reviews in 106 cities
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
“Top notch breakfast/brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

There is a reason why this place gets the consistent high marks for great breakfasts -- great food, large quantities and excellent service. Prices are high but I've paid more and gotten a whole lot less so at the end of the day, you will probably have a good time here. We stopped in at mid morning on a weekday so we didn't experience some of the problems with crowds. Even so, the place was pretty full. I had the Mike's Mess scramble and it was a hugh concoction of eggs, bacon, cheese, potatoes, tomatoes, sour cream, onions. I could only eat a third. My wife had some poached eggs on a roll with bacon and cream sauce. Yummy. Service was friendly and quick.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Luanda, Angola
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Tasty! Go early before the crowds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

This is a solid breakfast place with good portion sizes. I can't speak for the lunches. Everything I had was delicious over the three days I was in town (pancakes, muffins, fruit, omelet, scrambled, sausage [excellent sausage patty!!!]). The prices are at the higher end of the middle market, but well worth it, IMO. I understand the lines go out the door by mid-morning, but coming in before 8 - no problem. Service was a bit rushed a couple of times, but never rude.

Visited May 2012
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