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Pancake Pantry

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Hillsboro West End
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1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
615-383-9333
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Description: The Pancake Pantry, located in the Hillsboro Village area near Vanderbilt...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hot damn.. This was good.

Stopped here at 11am on a Monday and waited an hour to get in. All the staff was super friendly and helpful.. Even brought us out a couple items to try being it was our 1st time there and we were from Chicago. The french toast is AMAZING and the portions are huge so its enough to share. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
goodienuff79
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CHICAGO
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The pancakes are over rated for even a pancake lover. The lines are lengthy most days, even late in the morning. The variety is excellent and it is definitely a place for the people who like to gather in groups of 6+ to socialize. The tables are close and service is only adequate.

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CHICAGO
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped here at 11am on a Monday and waited an hour to get in. All the staff was super friendly and helpful.. Even brought us out a couple items to try being it was our 1st time there and we were from Chicago. The french toast is AMAZING and the portions are huge so its enough to share. The regular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went to pancake pantry after hearing from many people how good it was. I get there about 1030 and there is a line of people waiting to get in that raps around the building full of tourists that also want the pancake pantry experience. The line does move at a steady pace so after about 25 minutes we are in... More 

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Millbrook
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Best breakfast in Nashville.....best to get there early because EVERYONE knows this is probably the best meal you will have. all home cooked and the banana pecan pancakes are out of this world!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a little pancake place in Nashville that is for some reason famous. don't get me wrong - the food is fine. But not in a way that I'd suggest you wait an hour in line to get pancakes. If you go early or during the week, you'll wait less. But I'd suggest hopping over to Provance or Fido... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I am not one to wait in lines, but this is worth it. The sweet potato pancakes with their cinnamon syrup is to die for!!! I am not a sweet tooth morning person. Normally just eggs and bacon, but you have to try the sweet potato pancakes. (They are not sweet). It's a great family place and you will wait... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place is fabulous! Get ready to wait in line on a weekend day but it is worth the wait. The line was wrapped around the building and we waited about 45 minutes for 3 people. We were told this is a place to see country music stars but were unlucky. The pancakes are out of this world and one... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Food was awesome. Had the french toasts and the butter maple syrup was tasty. My only big complaint really was the register girl. For being our first time, we didn't realize that you have to pay for parking. Yes I got a ticket. So we told our server who was very helpful and said to speak to the people up... More 

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77 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

People go crazy over this joint. Lines out the door every weekend morning. Honestly, they weren't amazing. They are pretty good pancakes. Sure, better than lets say an Ihop, but they aren't better than nicer restaurants brunch. Some places in town, like Silo, who do brunch elevate pancakes. They make them great - caramelized peaches or other fruits, extremely fluffy... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stopped here during the CMA Fest and we did need to wait but it was worth it. My husband ordered French toast and it was one of the best French toast breakfast he's ever had. The maple syrup was homemade and YUMMY! I ordered cheese blintzes and enjoyed them too. Next time I think I'll try the pecan pancakes... More 

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Additional Information about Pancake Pantry

Address: 1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
Phone Number: 615-383-9333
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Hillsboro West End
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Hillsboro West End
  • Neighborhood: Hillsboro West End
  • Phone Number: 615-383-9333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm

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