We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Pancake Circus

American, Cafe, Diner
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2101 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2535
+1 916-452-3322
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 29: English reviews
Springboro, Ohio
Level Contributor
252 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 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
Level Contributor
125 reviews
73 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
Level Contributor
45 reviews
35 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
Level Contributor
129 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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
Level Contributor
147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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
Level Contributor
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

Travelers who viewed Pancake Circus also viewed


Been to Pancake Circus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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: +1 916-452-3322

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pancake Circus staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?