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Pancake Pantry

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€€ - €€€
Hillsboro West End
As featured in Best Food in Nashville
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1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
+1 615-383-9333
06:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 16:00
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Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday morning and had to wait in a short line outside. Once seated, service was good. The pancake offerings were so extensive, it was hard to choose. My sweet potato pancakes were good especially with the special suggested syrup. My husband's banana pancakes were good too. But, the pancakes ordered at the table next to us... More 

Thank RozAmor
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't let the line to get in sway you. Pancake Pantry is very worth the wait. The food is exceptional and the clientele interesting. You may see a country music star or a US Senator. Between sumptuous bites you can watch the locals and occasional tourist enjoying the food. My favorite breakfast place!

Thank Voltenn T
Peoria, Illinois
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Five of us had a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast here. Yes, we waited in line, yes, it's just pancakes and eggs, and yes, the coffee is just average. I had the Grill Cooks Medley (hash browns, cheese, eggs, etc.) It was good. Wheat toast was non-descript. Pancakes were very good (note to prior reviewers: they are just pancakes. Pancakes don't... More 

Thank Carlz_SoS
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to the Pancake Pantry and it was as delicious as I remember. Parking is a bit difficult, but there are lots of metered spots on the streets. Go as early as possible. We visited on Thursday morning at 9:00 and waited about 30 minutes. By the time we left the line was down the street.... More 

Thank OkMom
Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

During Spring Break we visited Nashville. Read mixed reviews about Pancake Pantry, but was enticed by the description of the Sante Fe Cornmeal Pancakes and the Sweet Potato Pancakes. It was pretty easy to spot the place with the long line in front of the building. My sweet husband stood in line for us because it was so cold. After... More 

Thank Hsv-Family-4
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the reviews we ventured here before our long road trip. We arrived there at 10:00 and waited in line until 10:30 ish. Not bad considering the line was out the door and around the corner. We started right at the corner when we got there so only about a half an hour wait. Prompt friendly service. Delicious food!... More 

Thank moka1000
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a line out the door when we got here, but it didn't take long to get through the line. When we got in, we realized why the line moved so quickly....the service is EXCELLENT. Waitress was very attentive. The food came out quickly. There was not the feeling of being rushed out the door at all, though. Great... More 

Thank Jenifer W
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service was good. Prices were reasonable. There was a line but we didn't wait too long. Thing is I really didn't see why they're so talked about.

Thank Tribezo
Oakville, Ontario
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop on our trip to Nashville. We arrived around 7:30 am on a snowy Saturday morning and there was already a line up. We only ended up waiting 15-20 mins but the line grew quickly behind us! They serve hot coffee for those waiting in line outside which is a nice touch. We ordered a variety... More 

Thank CompletelyTea
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early or you will have to wait in line. Pancakes were very, very good! Service was excellent and waitress ensured everything was good. Don't forget to ask for the cinnamon cream syrup, this is a must!

Thank Peggie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Hillsboro West End
  • Neighbourhood: Hillsboro West End
  • Phone Number: +1 615-383-9333
The Pancake Pantry, located in the Hillsboro Village area near Vanderbilt University, has been a Nashville tradition since 1961. Breakfast and lunch are served daily except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.

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