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Pancake Circus

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American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian
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2101 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2535
916-452-3322
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
themed dinner

went in on saturday morning and we were seated right away. it took a few minutes for waitress to come introduce herself and grab our drinks. she took our order right away and we got our food fairly quick. we had the breakfast menu, pancakes, eggs, omelets, country potatoes, sausages, bacon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2014
jadescyco
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Galt, California, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Galt, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

went in on saturday morning and we were seated right away. it took a few minutes for waitress to come introduce herself and grab our drinks. she took our order right away and we got our food fairly quick. we had the breakfast menu, pancakes, eggs, omelets, country potatoes, sausages, bacon, which tasted like any other diner breakfast. we used... More 

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Sacramento, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Old fashioned good food. Great pancakes, coffee, crisp bacon and great service. Try their specials, made fresh every day and so is their soup. Open for breakfast and lunch, till 3 PM only.

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Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Who hasn't been to Pancake Circus especially if you live in the mid-downtown area? The décor (Décor? Hmmmm?) hasn't changed in sixty years which is comprised of a mostly circus motif with a scary amount of clowns. Don't come near here if you have Coulrophobia! If you have a hunger for full plates of regular guy breakfast Americana, come here.... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem in Sacramento. The service was awesome and the food was incredibly good. We came on a busy Sunday morning and it was worth the wait. I recommend this place to anyone.

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San Diego, California
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252 reviews 252 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I'm ok with old and nostalgia, but not dirty, dusty and icky. The restrooms were awful. The server was extremely pleasant and efficient, though and the food was ample and freshly made, but was heavy and tasteless. I had a living social and I have to say this is the only time I have ever used one that was greeted... More 

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Sacramento, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Pancake Circus takes me back 50 years to a time before the onslaught of fast food that all but wiped every other place like it in the city. It is a solid, honest restaurant. I don't understand the criticisms. The reasonably priced meals are tasty and service was terrific. An early closing time probably keeps costs down and ensures everyone... More 

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Sacramento, Ca
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The food is awful. The service is awful. The coffee is awful. Keep going to McDonald's down the street.

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Stinson Beach, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

There is really not much to making great pancakes and waffles, especially when that is what you call your place. SOOOO bad, never again. People, ingredients do count!! and your food is not that inexpensive, spend some on quality ingredients.

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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169 reviews 169 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

breakfast is very good and the lunch is also good always busy . the down fall is they close at 3 pm.

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Orangevale, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We ate breakfast here on a Saturday morning 7 it was interesting to say the least. Service was prompt, waitress was friendly. Decor is very outdated & could use some cleaning, but it definitely fits the name of the place. It's not fancy, but it was a decent breakfast & prices are decent too. I'm not sure I would return,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2101 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-452-3322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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