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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 - 4:00 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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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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
Most recent review
I can't believe it took me this long to find this place!!

I cannot believe I had not heard about Pancake Pantry until this visit to Nashville! Found it on Trip Advisor and thought it looked good. I was not disappointed! Yum yum yum! Best breakfast I have had in a long time. The star attraction are, hands down, the pancakes. When we arrived we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
TheresaR2
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Conway, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Conway, Arkansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I cannot believe I had not heard about Pancake Pantry until this visit to Nashville! Found it on Trip Advisor and thought it looked good. I was not disappointed! Yum yum yum! Best breakfast I have had in a long time. The star attraction are, hands down, the pancakes. When we arrived we were startled to find the line several... More 

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North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The line at the Pancake Pantry is so legendary that they have it on the back of their T-shirts. But waiting only makes you more prepared for what awaits you inside. The pancakes are the best -light and flavorful. The orders are huge so order accordingly. The sides are well prepared and the service is excellent. The price is appropriate... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You will probably wait in line out the door to get in here (in the rain for us one Sat am) but the line does go really fast and it is totally worth it! Everything looked delicious but the pancakes are amazing! We had the sweet potato as it is one of their classics and the peach and both were... More 

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Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth waiting 2 hours!! Fresh taste with real, whole ingredients !! Family friendly and efficient with fresh Hot food. Swedish pancakes were fabulous altho dad liked the Cinnamon French toast and the girls loved Mexican eggs! Fantastic!!

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Panama City, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I met a friend of mine I hadn't seen in 20 years this morning at The Pancake Pantry. The restaurant had been recommended as a "must visit" while in Nashville. Our meal was good but to our shock the waitress literally asked us to get up and leave because there was a line of people waiting. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The line is definitely worth the wait. All pancake dishes and waffle were incredible. Very efficient staff. Wish the coffee were better.

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Belfast, Maine, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great food and I got here at the perfect time! I only five minutes for a table but by the time I left the line was out the door and down the side walk. The food was worth the wait and the service was fast.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Got there just at the right time. Stood in line for about 20 minutes but it was well worth it and would do it again! The sweet potato pancakes were a slice of heaven. 5 big cakes tops with cinnamon & powered sugar. Added delicious syrup. The Georgia peach pancakes were also very good. Had a plate of hash browns... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife had planned a full day of events for my birthday. We started it off with breakfast at the pancake pantry. We got there with plenty of time getting there knowing there would be a line. We were sat at 1015 am with one hour to order and eat. We ordered a 2 egg breakfast, a breakfast medley and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Go on a weekday around lunchtime and make it a brunch because then there will be no wait. The peach pancakes and raspberry pancakes were amazing, and I'm sure any other pancakes from here would be too!

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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 1 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?