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Lucky Cafe

Cafe, Diner, American
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1111 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95811-4207
+1 916-442-9620
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Loma Linda, California
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were looking for some local flavor, early on a Saturday morning. A couple of places weren't yet open, so we ended up at the Lucky Café. It is an old-style café with counter seating on one side and booths along the opposite wall - straight out of the 50s/60s. Because of the time/day, it was uncrowded. The four of... More 

Thank Landlubber_9354
Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

When I worked in the area I woudl stop every mornign and have the pancake with bacon cooked in it, one egg and a cup of coffee. This place is old school greasy spoon/diner. I'm a big gurl so I had to move from the counter to a booth but it's a great place for breakfast to read the paper... More 

Thank Ifamodupe
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

So we ended up on 21st street trying to bacon and butter, only to learn they are no longer at the location listed on this site. The lucky cafe was open and looked very inviting. 4 adults and 2 toddlers entered and chose a small both to use. Although my son spilled the creamer all over the table, the staff... More 

Thank Nutritionsoynut
Sacramento, California
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

The Lucky Cafe has been around for years. It is one of a few go to spots for a good breakfast. This time we ordered to go. Unfortunately, their phone is not connected any longer. I don't think I will be returning to order to go.

Thank Kevin D
Sacramento, California
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420 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

I sat at the counter and ordered my go to breakfast: pancakes, one egg over medium, with bacon. Oh, and decaf coffee black. It was all served up with a brisk friendly service. And it was delicious. Looking forward to eating here more often!

Thank Julie S
Friendswood, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Had a server named, La Ju. Apparently, his parents own the place with a co-owner. Hard times fell on the place but his youth is coming in and working on making the place an honor to his parent's name. He just spent all of his tips the other day.. and put it back into the place. How many ppl do... More 

2 Thank Happy_Memories4son
West Sacramento, California
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

I used to eat here frequently and it was on the top of my list for a good home made style breakfast and for family visiting outside of town. We hadn't gone in a few months and we visited last weekend, and we felt both the staff and food quality went down as well as cleanliness of the place. The... More 

2 Thank Chris R
Sacramento, California
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540 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

We stopped here for breakfast. At first, we were the only people in the place, but it was also early. Before we left, a few other tables had filled up, as well. We ordered the meat-lover's omelette and Mexican Chorizo & Eggs. Service was friendly and good. portions were good, prices were a little high and flavor was just ok.... More 

1 Thank Steve W
Orlando, Florida
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

My first impression upon walking into this place was that nothing has changed (or been done to the place) in 30+ years. Everything inside is worn out, kinda dirty and the menus were soiled.....in other words the classic "dive" experience. I came close to turning around and walking back out but decided to take a chance. I took the plunge... More 

3 Thank Corey_in_Orlando
Oakland, California
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

The people that work here are very nice. Everything else is pretty poor. Not something that I normally complain about especially in a dive type place, but it is kinda dirty in general. They messed up my order, but replaced it very quickly and were cool about it. The food just isn't very good. My wife's corned beef has was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95811-4207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-442-9620

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