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Pancake Pantry

1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704 (Hillsboro West End)
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As featured in 3 days in Nashville
Ranked #51 of 1,705 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Hillsboro West End
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.
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78% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

You don't have to be a nuclear scientist to understand that this restaurant is a keeper. The line was wrapped around the building the day we went! It was worth the wait though! The menu was very easy to read and had great selection. It was walking distance to Vanderbilt. But the jewel of the crown was in fact the... More

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Murfreesboro, TN
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Diserving of the reputation of great pancakes in Nashville. Good service with a quick step to keep things moving. Many options in pancakes, waffels, eggs and side orders. Syrup in flavors and served warm. Could improve the coffee quality and heat just a bit. It is worth the wait, the line moves quickly. Plenty of food, you won't leave hungry!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We went at an off time. We sat down immediately. I got the sweet potato pancakes with the cinnamon syrup. I do not love pancakes. I LOVED these. Amazing. My son got the tropical pancakes and my husband got the pecan pancakes. We were all so pleased. I am so glad I came here. Great server.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

You'll wait for quite a while on a weekend morning, but it's so amazing. They seat you as fast as they can, they're very friendly, and the food is so so good.

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Sebeka, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Waited in line. Waited for server to say hi. Waited for drinks. Waited for refills. Waited for food which was good. Waited for server to come back to check on us. Never happened. Waited to get check. Had to aask. Waited to pay Bill. Fairly pricey for what you get. All, in all not go out of my way to... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited this pancake house at around 2pm on a Saturday and had thought we may queue for a while, but we were very much mistaken as there were plenty of free tables. Definatley the best pancakes on our trip of the states, I had the sweet potato and my friend had banana. I actually prefered the banana as there... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great pancakes. Lots of different ones to choose from and lots of things I've never even seen before (i.e. sweet potato pancakes were DELISH!!). Other stuff on the menu too. Definitely a Nashville staple that is worth a try but be prepared to wait. I mean REALLY WAIT - like 2 hours plus. We were a large group and sent... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved it all - the pancakes were awesome, and the service and people were terrific! Had a little wait, but not bad. The restaurant interior is a little dated, but it was charming!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Pancake Pantry was recommended to us by our hotel.....this was the first time a recommended place lived up to its expectations. Food was delicious and service was good. Definitely a place you want to visit!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We arrived at 6:30am to avoid the line. Coffee is diner-quality. Service was good, but food disappointing. Small portions for the price and pancakes were nothing special. Skip the line and head down the street to Fidos for a flavorful breakfast and great coffee for the same price.

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