Zachary’s Restaurant, Santa Cruz CA | Merchant Profile

Zacharyís Restaurant is a delightful breakfast and lunch spot in Santa Cruz, California that has been around since 1985. Cathy Kriege and her husband bought the restaurant thirty-six years ago and transformed Zacharyís from a ribbon steakhouse into the beloved breakfast and lunch restaurant it is known as today. Before owning restaurants, Cathy and her husband attended UCSC and graduated with degrees in humanities. They both worked in restaurants to get through school and when the opportunity presented itself to open their own place while staying in the Santa Cruz area, they took it. Since Zacharyís had a great following as a steakhouse, Cathy and her husband decided to keep the name because it had so much recognition.Everything at Zacharyís Restaurant is homemade from scratch using the freshest and finest ingredients. Itís their close attention to detail, passion, and high quality products that sets Zacharyís apart from the rest. The restaurant bakes all their own bread that come in three different styles: oatmeal-molasses, sour white, and dark rye. All their baked goods including muffins, scones, and coffee cakes as well as their chilis and soups are all made from scratch as well. A customer favorite is their special home-fries that is made from a unique recipe that you wonít find anywhere else! One of their signature dishes is Mikeís Mess, which got its name after Mr. Kriege asked their employee Mike what he wanted for lunch and his response was, ìjust throw everything in a pan and give it to me.î Today, it is a fan favorite and is made with three eggs, bacon, mushrooms, and their home-fries all mixed together and topped with cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, and green onions. There are tons of unique, creative, and flavorful dishes to try for breakfast and lunch, so make sure to visit often to try them all!The atmosphere at Zacharyís is warm and inviting in a family-oriented environment. There are rustic wooden floors, white table cloths, and paintings on the wall. Itís the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family and friends alike. The restaurant can seat about seventy-five people and it has won ìBest Breakfast in Santa Cruzî countless times in the local newspapers. The next time youíre craving a hearty, homemade meal look no further than Zacharyís Restaurant – you wonít be disappointed!

819 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060