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Pancake Circus

2101 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2535
916-452-3322
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Ranked #604 of 1,754 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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238 reviews 238 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
Top Contributor
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Laughlin, Nevada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Sacramento, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I often went there some years back, after a while the food became so-so. My breaking point was when I ordered; the cheese blintz with strawberry jam. When I received the order the cottage cheese was frozen! Big upset and the blintzes where cold. This place once upon a time had good food.

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Additional Information about Pancake Circus

Address: 2101 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2535
Phone Number: 916-452-3322
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian

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