Zel’s Returnz

Zel’s is back in business as of July 5 after being closed for many covid-clouded months. Owners Jennifer Powers and Greg Glassman, who named the restaurant after his grandfather, an early businessman owner of a liquor store along Camino Del Mar and 15th Street in the pre-Plaza era, just marked the restaurant’s 12th year of serving food and drinks. 

Photos Julie Maxey-Allison.

During their time out they remodeled their bar area incorporating two stained glass windows salvaged from the recently closed and demolished Bully’s restaurant. They will bring back memories for some. Come take a look.


Dine in dinner hours (takeout is also available) are Sunday through Thursday 4:00-8:30 PM with the bar closing at 9:00 PM. Friday and Saturday hours go till 9:30 PM, the bar till 10:30 PM. Live music returns on weekends. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 1247 Camino Del Mar. zelsdelmar.com.

Jennifer Powers with two of Bully’s windows in Zel’s.