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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 #30 of 1,672 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
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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79% Recommend
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Pancake Pantry has been serving Nashville for 50+ years! and it did not disappoint. The wait time can be long, but the pancakes are worth it. I had a short stack with blueberry compote ... Delicious. Hash browns were good as well...they recommend them on the menu. Prices are very reasonable, and you won't leave hungry. Get there early.

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Grand rapids
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We were in Nashville visiting our daughter and son-in-law. This was one place my husband HAD to go to. He had remembered going years ago on a business trip. The line was intimidating, but it went quickly and we had some talented college guys serenade while we waited. We saw the portions were huge, so we ordered 2 orders of... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

After meticulously researching and planning each little stop of our road trip, I chose this little restaurant as our first stop for breakfast. After reading all of the terrific reviews on trip advisor I was expecting to be blown away by the food and atmosphere here. I was not. Firstly, you had to "pay to park" behind the restaurant, only... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

You will wait in line for awhile before being seated, so don't go there starving! The sweet potato pancakes are hands-down the best breakfast I've ever had. Enjoy!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The reviews of this place are pretty darn good and I can see why. We were ready for the line but an hour is a long time. When we got in service was good and speedy. The waitress was particularly helpful when she realized we wanted to share everything...swithced around the order to make it the least expensive and still... More

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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Not worth the wait nothing special AT ALL!!! We were seated then 3 tables were seated after us and they ate and left and we were still waiting for our food. The waitress was AWFUL! !! Don't waste your time!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

All I can say is YUM! When we arrived, there was a line around the building AND it was raining. We expected the line, thanks to previous reviewers, so that didn't surprise us. Got there on a Saturday around 9:30 am and waited for about a half hour. The line, however, seemed to move pretty steadily and the wait didn't... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying I don't like pancakes. But my friend loves them so we went. There is an extensive selection of pancakes. My friend had Peacan Pancakes and loved them. The non-pancake options come with pancakes. I had ham and eggs and swapped then pancakes for hash browns. Eggs were cooked to my liking. Ham was supposed to... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband and I went here for one of our date days in Nashville and waited for about 20-30 mins. Larger parties waited longer. The food was sooo worth the wait. I followed reviewers advice and got the sweet potato pancakes with the cream syrup. Omg the best thing ever. My husband got regular pancakes and even those were to... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Sweet potato pancakes are amazing!! We went on a rainy Saturday, waited in the line and I'm glad we did! Food was worth it and the line went fast. A sweet girl even offered us her umbrella. .. hospitality at its finest!

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