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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
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast! Stopped in with my daughter on or trip to Santa Cruz. Fantastic omelette and potatoes! Will return!

Thank Donald A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from nevada. So glad we went. I was fantastic! Had the Mike's Mess I believe it's called and was teriffic. Sourdough pancakes were great!

Thank Layne F
San Jose, California
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Santa Cruz in statutory for breakfast.  This is one of the places you can go to see what Santa Cruz is all about. Food is wholesome and fresh.  There is always a line except for the early morning.  However it goes really fast.  The staff here is great, friendly, and on their game. My fav's here are Mikes mess... More 

Thank roamingtheworld2
Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended by my hotels staff as a great local spot and it is. Highly recommend for breakfast I had the omelet and was well done Fast service and fair to moderate pricing. Very family friendly place

Thank fwre
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited Zachary's for breakfast on a weekday. We were seated within a few minutes and the food and drinks arrived just as fast. The service was amazing, all the servers were friendly and attentive. The food was lovely, homemade and very tasty. The sourdough pancakes are definitely worth a try!!!

Thank DC1989
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in here on our first morning for breakfast on our trip to Santa Cruz. I can definitely say we were not disappointed. This place doesn't look very attractive from the outside but don't be put off. Staff are super friendly and food is good wholesome cooking. We had three offering breakfasts between us and we were all very... More 

Thank willie_corcoran6
Santa Cruz, California
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Don't let the look of the restaurant fool you. The food and service is always the best no matter what time or day you go. We love their ice tea and when we come, they always leave a whole pitcher for us. The hamburgers are the best and breakfast is my families favorite. Try their manhattan clam chowder. It's one... More 

Thank timteresa0
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Here is where the locals eat breakfast! Well, there are a couple of other places, too. Zachary's, however, is right at the top of the list, and it's not pricey. Just fun. Highly recommended. It's on the main downtown street. Take a stroll up and down Pacific Avenue, before or after you treat yourself to breakfast. Then you'll know what... More 

Thank B9015XMgaryp
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had lunch here and the food was delicious and reasonably priced. Good little cafe and really nice staff recommended to us by the Hostel we were staying in.

Thank kiwisolargal
Bar Harbor, Maine
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I have been coming to this restaurant for several years. This trip was a disappointment with the food and generally with the service. I am wondering if they changed cooks or if this day was an off day for the regular cooks. We were disappointed to the point where I am wondering if we will return.

Thank JSS8888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?