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“Fantastic local hang-out.”

Zachary's Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 372 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic local hang-out.”
Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

My wife found out about this place in a tour guide and it was a great place for a huge inexpensive breakfast. It's clearly a place for regulars and I can see why they come back. My only disappointment was that there was no wifi. If there was wifi this would be a 5 star location for me and I would've stayed a lot longer (and probably spent more money). That being said, the owners may be quite happy letting the tourists go to Starbucks (or wherever) to sit on their iPads!

Great place, I already want to go back for their crispy bacon and fluffy pancakes.

Thank Allan B
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Langenhagen, Germany
Level Contributor
41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Oh the college days...yummy”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have been going here for years for the Mike's Mess after a slugish morning following a late night. This was the cure all. Great coffee and filling food! Busy, alive, funky and oh so delicious. The food is savory and homemade, with fresh ingredients and consistently good. Zachary's is an institution in it's own right! I now eat there whenever I'm in the area traveling for work or pleasure. Never disappoints!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank NanCharlotte_NC
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Santa Cruz, California
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Food!! Awesome service too!!”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place is so great. I love this joint. man, there always so packed in the morning and early afternoon about like brunch time. Because they are so bomb!! i would def. recommend this place to anyone and everyone. If you're looking for some super delicious food whether you're a local or a tourist this place is the place to go!! =)

Visited May 2012
Thank d g
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Food and Atmosphere”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This place has it all. Locals, tourists and the best breakfast around. Home made breads and muffins. Over the top has browns and coffee as good as Starbuck!
Plus, the people watching is another plus in this place.
Don't miss it.

Visited December 2012
Thank Jeff S
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Como, Italy
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great service, great selection, great value, great setting”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

A real old-fashioned kind of place - cosy, with wooden floors and wooden tables and chairs. Nice and busy, and with excellent service. The food was perfect - there were 5 of us and we all ordered different things from the menu and each dish was superb. Lots of different breads to choose from, corn bread, rye bread etc. The portions were substantial to say the least. Something for everyone. TRY IT! Best breakfast place so far for me.

  • Visited December 2012
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