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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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
tasty treat

Love the cinnamon syrup. Quite a wait but worth trying at least once. Highly recommend the sweet potato pancakes . They are a real treat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
sharon k
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Corinth, Mississippi
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Clayton, Missouri
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 8 am Sunday morning and the line was already out the door. The wait was about 20 minutes but well worth it. The choices were too many to list but without a doubt the best pancakes I have had anywhere. When we left, the line was almost to the end of the block!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The line wasn't too bad, but it was worth the wait. The chef's grill makes my mouth water just writing the review. But they have breakfast for every taste and will cook to order. Will definitely be back.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have a severe allergy. I received two different answers regarding allergy info. I asked to speak with the manager to confirm. The waitress was extremely rude!! The owner came over and cut me off in the middle of my explanation. He said if I had eaten there before and not had a reaction I can eat anything there now.... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There's always a wait but it's worth it. The pancakes are so good. I love the pecan pancakes. They're big and fluffy.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Not impressed at all. Maybe if you like iHop. I found the syrup to be a very watery sugar mess. At least iHop has a variety of syrups that actually taste good.

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Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Pancake pantry is simply awesome! Be ready for at least a short line but the wait is worth it! They have a big variety of pancakes. My wife had delicious banana bread cakes and my daughter had their awesome French toast! It is so good! When waiting in line enjoy some water and coffee! Enjoy the pantry!!

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a late breakfast at the Pancake Pantry and loved it. We were lucky when we arrived as there was no line and we got straight in. We tried the blueberry pancakes, chocolate chip waffles, chocolate sin crepes and the grill cook's medley. All were great as we presume the rest of the menu is. Well worth a visit... More 

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Corinth, Mississippi
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love the cinnamon syrup. Quite a wait but worth trying at least once. Highly recommend the sweet potato pancakes . They are a real treat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I feel like this place is definitely over-rated. The pancakes are good, but not worth waiting in the ever present line.

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Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Get there early as you will have to stand in a line (or at least before you are extremely hungry)! But it was well worth the wait! The french toast and pancakes were scrumptulous! This is a place you must eat at if you visit Nashville!

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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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Restaurant Details

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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