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Pancake Palace is a classic, old-school diner, that has been a part of the North Highlands community for many years.  It's been nearly six years since I've enjoyed this wonderful restaurant, so things had to change.  I messaged my friend Lisa Tramonte, who is a "foodie" like I am, and we decided to enjoy breakfast together on a rainy Friday morning.

As with all of my reviews, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.

Photo:  It's 8 in the morning, Friday, February 10, 2017, and it's crowded at Pancake Palace Restaurant, which is a favorite breakfast spot for North Highland locals.  The restaurant offers lots of safe, easy parking.  If you're not familiar with North Highlands, it's an unincorporated suburb of Sacramento, the capitol city of California.

Photo:  The dining room as you walk in the front door.  The furniture is a mixture of booth and tables, but mostly booths, and an "L-shape" counter surrounds window to the kitchen, and the area where the staff works.  As seen in the photo, the restaurant is very busy on this Friday morning.

Photo:  Since the restaurant opens at 6 in the morning, the breakfast menu is extensive, but Pancake Palace Restaurant is a full-service restaurant, as they're open until early evening, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The breakfast menu offers a weekday morning special of three pick-it-yourself items for $4.59, which sounded good to me.

Photo:  Pancake Palace Restaurant I an "old school" diner, which caters to the taste of the North Highland locals. There is nothing fancy about this restaurant, including the food, atmosphere or prices, which is great with me.  Like most diners, the restaurant features a breakfast counter, and a window to the kitchen, where our friendly server, Jennifer, is about to pick up our breakfast order.

It is interesting to note on this Friday morning in February that the clientele was split almost evenly between retired people - like me - and blue collar workers.  Pancake Palace Restaurant is definitely my kind of place!

Photo:  Our charming and friendly server, Jennifer, brings breakfast to the table.  My friend Lisa and I were in the middle of a conversation, about food, when our order arrived, less than 15 minutes after placing our order.  That's fast service!

Photo:  Thanks, Jennifer, for snapping our photo, as we prepare to enjoy a fantastic breakfast at Pancake Palace Restaurant.

Photo:  Lisa digs into her meal.  I met Lisa through an eating contest, and although she's half my age, she and I are "foodies," and we're friends, and get together every so often to enjoy food.  She ordered a HUGE breakfast of scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, bacon, sausage, along with French toast.  Like the trooper she is, she ate most of it, but took some of it home in a box. That's what boxes are made for.

Photo:  $4.59 breakfast today was from the "Build Your Own Palace Breakfast" section of the menu, since I wasn't terribly hungry today, which is unusual for me.  The menu is pictured in a previous photo, and I ordered two sausage links, hash brown potatoes, and two eggs, "any style," in my case, my de facto standard, over easy.  Note the eggs are cooked perfectly, "over easy," which is the mark of a fine restaurant.  This breakfast was perfect, and at the price of $4.59, it can't be beat by any fast food restaurant.

If you're a lover of classic, American diner cuisine, Pancake Palace is your kind of restaurant.  There is nothing "fancy" about the restaurant, but it's comfortable, the customers and staff are friendly, and the food is delicious. The restaurant treats you well, and you'll leave with a smile on your face and a full stomach.  Highly recommended by the North Highlands locals.

Pancake Palace Restaurant
6225 Watt Ave.
North Highlands, CA 95660
916 334-6925

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