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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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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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182 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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87 reviews
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
Visalia, California
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. Cool building in a great downtown location. I had the French toast with bacon and eggs. It was delicious and you can tell they use high quality ingredients for their food. My friends all loved their food as well. I highly recommend this place. You won't be disappointed!!

Thank alexpujol
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Lot's of yummy choices! My favorite is Mikes Mess! All kinds of goodness folded into eggs! Bacon, peppers, onions and more! Make sure you're hungry! It also comes in a half order also.

Thank Paula S
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We've eaten here twice - dine in and take out. We ordered Mike's Mess and Jalapeno Cornbread twice. Bomb.com! Delicious and a must have. Service also very friendly and efficient - always packed but service is speedy. Nicely done! See you again soon!

Thank Jay M

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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, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?