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Pancake Pantry

1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704 (Hillsboro West End)
615-383-9333
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Ranked #57 of 1,718 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Hillsboro West End
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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New Market, Alabama
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87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

All summer I saw long lines outside the Pancake Pantry vowing that I would never stand in line to get a pancake. Last week we saw a short line outside the door and decided to give them a try. Great pancakes, sausage tastes homemade, and the variety of pancake choices boggles the mind. As a purist I had the traditional... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

the wait was like 40 minutes, but it was worth it, some excellent food there and the French toast came with some sort of cinnamon syrup that was the best syrup I have ever had. Make sure to get that when you go, it was fantastic

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Ontario
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to the pancake pantry when we visited Nashville. We had heard it was fantastic, and it didn't disappoint. There was a bit of a line but it moved quickly and there is a great coffee shop across the street that we grabbed a drink from to have while we waited. The actual restaurant has a... More 

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Graceville, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Friends tell me this is a traditional place for breakfast and coffee in Nashville. I had breakfast there twice on a recent business trip. They have 90 free parking right behind the restaurant, which is pretty good for the Vandy location. Pancakes come with just about every entrée and they are certainly worth eating. I also liked the traditional homestyle... More 

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Frankfort, in
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great fresh tasting breakfast. The Peach pancakes were yummy. Very good service, very helpful. Don't let this one get away without visiting. One one downside. The line to get in was about 50 ft long, was cold and windy. Upside free fresh hot coffee at the door for people waiting.

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atlanta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Good grief- I am getting stuffed and salivating thinking about it! The 45 minute wait was quickly erased by the quick service and ridiculously delicious food that arrived at the table and quickly into my mouth. Yes... The Sweet potato pancakes with that addictive syrup didn't stand a chance with my eggs and ham on the side topped off with... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was thrilled when I found the Pancake Pantry in Nashville. Back in the 1970's I ate many breakfasts at the only other Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg, Tn. It was a great place to have breakfast before hiking in the Great Smoky Mtn Nat 'l Park. The food here was just as good as I remembered from so many years... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As a Vanderbilt alum, it is nice to see some things never change. This place has been serving tasty eggs, pancakes, etc., for years, as the line out the door attests.

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What is not to like about this place. The pancakes were so good we ate here twice on our visit to Nashville. Had the pigs in a blanket and cornmeal cakes with green chilies, bacon, cheese, sour cream and salsa...OMG! Sausage and bacon were cooked perfectly and not greasy. Only thing that would have made the whole experience better...if we... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Best breakfast in Nashville - show up early to beat the crowds. This is a Nashville tradition and well worth it! You never know who you are going to see. The food is great, the staff is awesome, highly recommend!

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: American

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