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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
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for brunch at Zachary's 28 years after last visiting. It seems that the pancakes are as good as I remember. It's a great Santa Cruz institution and I'd recommend it.

Thank Sarah29
Northern NV
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been twice. Both times for breakfast and both times there was a wait of about 15 minutes. Completely worth it. The menu was creative for those foodies out there, yet offers plenty of standard items for the safe eaters in the group. I am impressed with how efficient the service is and the food was very good. I will be... More 

Thank freedog96150
Park City, Utah
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318 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zachary's is a local favorite and thus is crowded so plan to wait for a table but it is certainly worth the wait. Great breakfast selections.

Thank fuz13
Santa Cruz
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Mike's Mess, homemade bread, and those famous potatoes!!! Artichoke fritatta... so many great choices. The only place I know in Santa Cruz to get sourdough pancakes! Be prepared to wait if you don't get there early on the weekends.

Thank Melissa B
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

With Jalepenos; best breakfast going! Really good service, drinks and menu. Worth a visit even if you are just passing through.

Thank Jamie S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Donald A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 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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158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 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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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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?