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Pancake Pantry

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Hillsboro West End
As featured in Best Food in Nashville
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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, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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    Very good
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  • 42
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  • 39
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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
Always a sure thing!

Key to visiting this must do standard for the best Pancakes & (Nashvillian charm) superb service, is to arrive between 7 & 8am-- preferably during the week, given the deservedly long lines out front otherwise. You'all will not be disappointed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Hal K
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Key to visiting this must do standard for the best Pancakes & (Nashvillian charm) superb service, is to arrive between 7 & 8am-- preferably during the week, given the deservedly long lines out front otherwise. You'all will not be disappointed!

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Thank Hal K
Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The reputation the Pancake Pantry has had for over 50 years is well deserved. The breakfast that we had (2 adults and 4 kids) was outstanding. The pancakes were light and fluffy, the sausages and bacon are local and were very good; two unique breakfast items we tried were the "pigs in a blanket" and their version of potato pancakes... More 

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Thank David3439
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was yummy and worth the 30 minute wait on a Sunday morning. We easily found free parking in the back parking lot and they provided complimentary coffee while you waited in line. Service was great and the pancakes and hash browns were delicious! I had the Chocolate Sin crepe style pancakes. They were to die for!

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Thank Sarah M
Pittsburgh
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a parking lot, that lets you park for 90 min. free. However, you may spend most of that time waiting in line. The pancakes were good, but very over priced. Nothing special about this restaurant. I won't go back, unless some guest insists that's it's on their bucket list.

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Thank Phylretired2008
Floral Park, New York
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These pancakes were good, but certainly not the best I've ever had. I went with a group of friends and we ordered the sweet potato pancakes, santa few cornmeal pancakes w/o bacon and buttermilk pancakes. The sweet potato pancakes were ok, nice and fluffy, nothing outstanding or memorable though in regards to taste. The cinnamon cream syrup was pretty good... More 

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Thank fancylisa
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388 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are times in your life that it's worth waiting in line. For an iPhone (just kidding! So NOT worth it!), for your favorite concert, for the bank to open on the first day of the next Great Depression, for ammo before the zombie apocalypse and for the Pancake Pantry. I have now stood in that ridiculous long line twice... More 

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Green
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had several suggestions to give this place a try so we added it to our list. Tried it out on a Saturday morning and stood in line for 20 minutes (not bad from what I hear for a Saturday)...sitting is tight as they try to get as many people in as possible...menu has a wide variety...food was good...not sure I... More 

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Thank BLP1313
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get here early or expect a line out the door, especially on weekends. This has been a local favorite for breakfast for years. Always good food and service is quick. Great pancakes and a variety of syrups, big omelettes, good coffee.

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Thank Elrod M
Franklin, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pancake pantry is the bomb people. My husband and I love the French toast while my son and Niece get the buttermilk pancakes. Didn't give 5 stars for 2 reasons.....the wait and one time we had a really rude waitress which we switched tables because it was so bad. However we keep coming back for the food!

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Thank captureaz
Nashville, Tennessee
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to the Pancake Pantry several times and each time I hope that it's going to be better. They used to offer gluten free pancakes which was a plus for my wife but they don't offer them any more. The food is fair, but not worth the wait or the price.

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?