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Zachary's Restaurant

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819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
+1 831-427-0646
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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1 Thank garyk1968
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank dbutt69
Ottawa, Canada
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146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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Thank peachesmesley
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 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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Thank Sprtyfan
Sacramento
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
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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Thank zeppgirl
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you want a casual, fun, little place, this is a great find! Downtown Santa Cruz, great to people watch and relax. Good food and casual atmosphere.

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Thank 900maureend
Woodland, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went there as a family and let me tell you, service was great and the food was better. Everything was so fresh the bread was wonderful. SOOOOO fresh. We will be back when we return.

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Thank polly0816
Santa Cruz, California
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140 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

What is there not to like about Zachary's. Tip: Get there early on weekends. The table wait list fills up fast. Also, if you've never been here, the list to get a table is IN THE VERY BACK of the restaurant. So, don't walk in and expect a host or hostess to come up to you and ask how many... More 

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1 Thank Smudge R
Santa Cruz, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We all have been to places where going to breakfast or early lunch was definitely on the weekend priority list. Zacharys is totally that kind of place. No fuss no muss great food served like mom made it. Consistent hot and yummy. I do however want to buy the place and clean it with a pressure washer from top to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We had breakfast here and the three of up really liked what we had: Spinach salad, no meat, with avocado (no extra charge) Eggs and home fries (delicious) and homemade bread The good points: great home fries/hash browns, all the bread is great (except for the herb roll, it's terrible) Good choice a jams for your toast Good (Numi) teas,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4433
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-0646

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