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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: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast
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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  • 36
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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
Best pancakes in America!

This spot is North of lower broadway near Vanderbilt U. If you get there before 8 am you won't wait but if you go after 8 am prepare to wait! What makes their pancakes special is the syrup, the best. I am a fan of the Santa Fe pancakes a cornmeal cake topped with bacon and sour cream. My wife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
donster23
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Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This spot is North of lower broadway near Vanderbilt U. If you get there before 8 am you won't wait but if you go after 8 am prepare to wait! What makes their pancakes special is the syrup, the best. I am a fan of the Santa Fe pancakes a cornmeal cake topped with bacon and sour cream. My wife... More 

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I would definitely recommend everyone try Pancake Pantry at least once. For your own sanity, I recommend you get there early on a weekday to minimize your wait. We went on a Friday morning before school got out. We arrived at 9:20 and were seated just after 10. Not terrible, though our 3yo was getting pretty restless by that time.... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped for some good eats, pancakes, hamburger steak, eggs to order, and bacon. Food is always great as well as the service. Expect to wait to get a table, but it is worth it.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The line is long but soooo worth the wait! We waited for an hour, got the blueberry pancakes and sampled my nieces chocolate sin which was amazing!

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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What a selection! and So Delicious ! get there early to avoid long lines, but even so it is worth the wait! Friendly wait staff too! Definitely a go back to place whenever you are visiting the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great diner with exceptional taste. Great service on a very busy day. Will definitely be stopping through here again, guaranteed.

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went on a Sunday Morning and arrived at about 10:15. We waited about 30 minutes but it was well worth it. The pancakes were some of the best I've ever had! Well worth the visit and our waitress was wonderful!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've been coming here since I was a kid in the 50's. Great breakfast especially the omelettes and pancakes. Come early because they can get crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went at an off time on a Thursday and only waited about five minutes. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was absolutely amazing!! I would highly recommend this place!!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

If you are a pancake lover, you have to go to the Pancake Pantry, and enjoy the best pancakes in Music City. Plan to wait awhile but it's worth the wait.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?