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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: Lunch, Brunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pancakes, worth a try once

We had to try out the infamous Pancake Pantry before leaving Nashville. We got to it around 10am on a Monday and there was a line. We waited about 45 mins to get in. It didn't seem that long. Once we got in, we were served right away. Our food came out quickly. The pecan pancakes were delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Crown Point, IN
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Crown Point, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had to try out the infamous Pancake Pantry before leaving Nashville. We got to it around 10am on a Monday and there was a line. We waited about 45 mins to get in. It didn't seem that long. Once we got in, we were served right away. Our food came out quickly. The pecan pancakes were delicious. Overall, I'm... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for good food at a great price, Pancake Pantry is definitely on the top of the list. We arrived on a Sunday morning and people were lined up down the street waiting to get in. While you waited, you could help yourself to the courtesy coffee and water they provided which was located near the front... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went on a Saturday around noon. The line was half way down the block. We had about an hour what time. There was 5 of us, the food was very good. I would go back again. The one thing I did not like is everyone comes in and out the same door. So it gets very hard to leave, when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great little breakfast place, but you definitely don't want to go on a weekend. Try going on a weekday morning.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is the iconic Pancake Pantry that people line up for! We only had to wait about 7 minutes to get a table. Not sure I would wait more than 15 minutes. But, the menu is large with lots of choices and the pancakes are truly amazing! To miss the lines, go during the week. Or, get there at opening... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I had high hopes for the Pancake Pantry. Sadly, my husband and I both did not think it lived up to the hype. We are not food critics nor food snobs - we just like a good breakfast. We got there at 8am on a Saturday, minutes before a line started to form. Our service was fast and the waitress... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Not sure what the hype is about. The food is average at best. The pancakes are ok, the omelet was like something I made when I was first learning to cook... Thankfully, there wasn't a crazy wait like there usually is because I would have been extremely annoyed to wait for this blah food.

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here 2 or 3 times in the last couple of years since our son started at Belmont University. We've waited in line too just like everyone else! It's a great place to go a few times but don't have to go everytime we are there. Food is good, but not outstanding! There are lots of places to... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There was a long line and your mostly outside but the pancakes were good. This was our first visit but not our last.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Disappointed with this. Previous reviews said it was good. Food is average. Service was very slow. Pancakes average. Wouldn't rush back.

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Additional Information about Pancake Pantry

Address: 1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
Phone Number: 615-383-9333
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Hillsboro West End
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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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: 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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