Zachary's Restaurant

819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
(831) 427-0646

Recent Reviews

Mari A.

My first time going here was during covid and the dine-in experience was definitely not all good. They gave us disposable utensils and the service wasn't as on point as it typically would be. Their sourdough pancakes are light and different but good.

Jane V.

Outdoor seating available, polite staff and delicious food! I ordered the pesto scramble with side of sausage links n fruit, yum!!!

C A.

This place was legit. Nestled in downtown Santa Cruz this great little spot serves up a mean breakfast! The dish I had was called "Mikes Mess" or something to that effect and it was AWESOMELY DELICIOUS!!!! Pretty much everything we ate there was great! Our server was cool, but a little on the forgetful side, hence the 4 stars. Will be back

Cindy D.

First time eating here and I was so impressed. First of all, the Covid precautions were perfect. I watched them sanitize every inch of the tables and chairs after the customers left. Felt super safe eating there. We ordered Mikes Mess for brunch. It was absolutely delicious. The sourdough toast tasted like fresh baked bread! The coffee was fresh and hot. The orange juice was cold and delicious. Best breakfast I've had all year. Will definitely be back. A+!!

Genevieve G.

Food was super good for sure.Service was super ... unprofessional for sure! First waitress was rude and careless: bringing 3 huge glasses of fruit juice, spilling each of them on the table and leaving with carrot and orange juice everywhere on the table. When asked to clean the table she said ok and never came back. We had to ask a 2nd waitress to help us.Then 1st waitress came back with 3 plates, put them on the table and left not announcing what she brought... which happened to be for another table... Disappointing indeed especially after a wait of 45 minutes.


They turned the parking lot into outdoor seating which wasn’t too bad given the current conditions. The food was super good. We all tried each other’s plates. The coffee cake is amazing! Breakfast sandwich with sausage was really good. The breakfast MESS is really good too. Server was super nice and helpful with selecting items. My only two minor notices... I personally expected more with the pancakes but others in my party like the pancakes. Also the cornbread was too dry. I would definitely come again just for the coffee cake.

Brie M.

Holy shit. Like where from heaven did this place fall from? I eat out often, and every place says, we're doing our best during these COVID times... but this place is THE BEST RESTAURANT I'VE EATEN AT IN A YEAR (btw, I'm from Sac, we have great spots but they don't compare). The staff we inviting and super eager to help! Gave us their top food options and why! Mimosas were strong! Hot chocolate for my kid was wonderful! Full bowl of whipped cream with a separate little tea kettle! So freaking cute, she about died. Her bacon was perfectly cooked. Breakfast hamburger was hands down the BOMB. flavorful, juicy, grilled red onions with this badass sauce you'll want to bottle and bring home. Mike's mess was good and cheesy! Corned beef was really tasty. Yummy!

Lorien A.

All time favorite breakfast joint. The mikes mess is incredible! So is the rice pudding option for those who are gluten free. Great place, great staff, great vibe. Best breakfast potatoes ever!

Tyler K.

This place has some awesome eats. Everything tasted excellent. My family and I ordered waffle, tuna melt, basic breakfast, corned beef, and the zachs old fashioned. I can easily say each of the dishes were amazing, most of us stepping outside our comfort zone to try dishes we don't normally get but we were all impressed to say the least. I would also highly recommend trying their coffee cake that is out of this world! The service is also excellent, the employees are very kind and helpful. Outside seating during covid, pet friendly, overall an amazing restaurant! Thanks for a great experience!

Alondra O.

Food is alright I guess, when they remember every part of the order (which is quite rare). Check your bags before you leave the restaurant.

Linda Sears

Great food and good service. Breakfast potatoes are delicious. Also tried jalapeno corn bread and it wasn't too spicy.

Guner G.

Visiting Santa Cruz and had a great breakfast at Zachary's this morning. Our waitress (Trinity) was super friendly and her pancake recommendation did not disappoint! Highly recommend.

Jocelyn Owens

Good food, a bit expensive to add items to potatoes or omelettes. My over-medium eggs had runny whites, but otherwise yummy! Staff was very friendly and welcoming.

Brittany Johnson

Came here after landing at SFO for vacation. The employee that greeted us and seated us was awesome! However, both employees, waiters were extremely rude, and not helpful at all. There was an eyelash in my mimosa but I didn’t say anything! However, the waiters continued to be rude and have a negative affect throughout the entire time at the restaurant. I’m very upset that this was my experience on vacation. I do not recommend this restaurant.

Rebecca Garcia

Amazing breakfast. Taste home made and fresh. Outdoor seating was great and very clean. They properly sanitize after every customer and sanitize every seat. A+ from me!

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