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Jack's Hamburgers

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202 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4351
+1 831-423-4421
10:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sons love Jacks but I find it a ok hamburger and prefer Betty's Burgers which is right down the street.

Thank Sara R
Watsonville, California
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317 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Never before tried this spot, although I have walked by it many, many times. I am glad I did. A simple cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, pickles & onion like I grew up with! Wrapped half way in white paper wrap Old school. Yum, Yum! Keeping it simple is what they do best! Fries were fresh cooked & crispy. Chocolate shake... More 

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Santa Cruz, California
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

One of the things I love the most about Jack's is the outdoor seating. It is a great corner location, where you can watch the town stroll by. It's not as crowded as anything right on Pacific, and there are umbrellas and big tables for chilling with your burger. Another thing we have noticed is that the same people have... More 

Thank Seaspudfamily
santa cruz
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a small, corner restaurant with minimal indoor seating but a lot of outdoor tables, some are covered. Jack's is know for its burger baskets but also has tri-tip sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and many other items. Food is always great and the staff are super.

Thank bk160
Santa Cruz, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Love the burger basket which comes with fries, the great service and outside sidewalk seating, Jack's is situated in the center of Santa Cruz with plenty of parking and only one block off Pacific ave for trolling the downtown shop's. And of course it's next doors to the Nickelodeon theatre !

Thank Sean L
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Thought we would give Jack's a try . Waiting for the farmers market to open .We ordered a hamburger, cheeseburger and fries. Great service and the meal was delicious !! This will be our go to for when we want hamburgers in Santa Cruz . It was reasonable, with a medium drink $13.00

Thank Rockinrobin1951
Monterey, California
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Locals love this place. I know we went there a lot when we lived in SC. Great place to grab a Tri tip sandwich before a movie next door at the Nickelodeon. They also have the best burgers in town. Yes...better than Betty Burger! And a lot cleaner too! See my review of that other place The staff is fantastic... More 

Thank Orostudio
Santa Cruz, California
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

There...I said it. Oh, more characters...dang...uh...GREAT burgers. Great location away a bit from downtown. Near the Nick. Have never, ever heard a bad thing about Jack's...and I've always had good burgers there...

Thank CBeattie14
Lake Forest, California
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We were at steamer lane and looked over at this guy enjoying what looked like an awesome burger so we asked him where it was from and he told us to go to jacks. They were very busy and very friendly . Had to wait the normal time to have a burger made. The kids loved their burgers and chili... More 

Thank kd1314
Check, Virginia
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

My friends love it here, and the first time I ate there, I wasn't convinced. But, I wanted to be fair, so I ate there again. Still unimpressed. Now, lots of people like the place. It's always busy, and you tend to have to wait a short bit for your food, but it's very well run, and the people there... More 

Thank Jason K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4351
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-4421

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