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Pancake Circus

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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2101 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2535
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Springboro, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Locals aplenty. Normal menu choices. Pancakes are large. Food is not that tasty. Service varied a lot day to day - yes I went back a couple times - mostly due to not being able to find other establishments near where I was staying.

Thank TheOpsDoctor
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Pancakes were delicious. Eggs were a little under cooked. Hashbrowns were slightly burned. Orange juice tasted freshly squeezed. Fruit was fresh too. Pretty cheap. Breakfast was being served until 12 or 1 o'clock. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Erin K
Sacramento, California
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast and lunch only. The locals love this place. Good pancakes and French toast and the lunch sandwiches are simple but tasty. Still dressed in the 70's style with clown paintings and Winnie the Pooh cut outs hanging on the wall, this place is a throw back.

Thank Mike B
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Open for breakfast and lunch, this is a diner in its purest sense. The circus-themed decor is fun, meal serving sizes large, and menu old fashioned. Come with an appetite!

Thank lisan664
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121 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I enjoy supporting local businesses. This one is no exception. Great menu, food service, food looks great and servings are large. Very reasonably priced. I will be back

Thank Nathaniel R
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Well, the pancakes are amazing...and the décor is straight out of the early 1970s. Not terribly inventive, but sometimes you just want a good old fashioned stack of pancakes and this is the place.

Thank Barbara B
Galt, California, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank jadescyco
Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Cathleen C
Sacramento, California
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147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank RunningInGrace
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank fishn4me

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-452-3322

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