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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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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
A decent place, worth checking out (only if in the area)

we were there for a late lunch, so it was only a 10 minutes wait and service was quick, but she mixed up our order - instead of getting one plate of potato, and one of blueberry, she brought us one plate with half blueberry and half potato, and that wasn't enough food for two people - the portions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Came on Monday. Not much wait. Really good buttermilk pancakes, fresh squeezed oj, eggs and pancakes. Not fine dining but it is what it claims to be... A good pancake house.

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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

we were there for a late lunch, so it was only a 10 minutes wait and service was quick, but she mixed up our order - instead of getting one plate of potato, and one of blueberry, she brought us one plate with half blueberry and half potato, and that wasn't enough food for two people - the portions were... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I knew from reading reviews that we should expect to wait at least 45 minutes for a table at this popular restaurant, so that wasn't an issue for us. Also, when we were finally seated after an hour, the service went pretty well considering how busy they were, however, when they delivered the food we were quite surprised to see... More 

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Childersburg, Alabama, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We ate at this wonderful restaurant at about 10am but we had to wait in line before we even entered the building. The wait was well worth it!!!!!! I got the Pig in the blanket pancakes and 3 eggs with cheese and it was enough for 2 people. The syrup was awesome and the atmosphere was great and staff was... More 

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New City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited this restaurant on our recent trip to Nashville. We came for lunch, and their was no problem getting a table. We were seated promptly and near a window, so the view outside was really nice as was the atmosphere of the restaurant. I ordered the Peach Pancakes and my wife had an omelette. Both orders... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My wife wanted to try this place, so I went along. Parking in the lot behind was three bucks. After and hour wait in line and half an hour we received our buttermilk pancakes. I had pancakes with walnuts and orange compote. The butter that you get is great so was the maple syrup, and the orange compote was okay.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It's a pancake house. The pancakes are good. But they aren't wait in line for two hours good. They are also expensive prepare for the 15 dollar per person tab. If you do get seated it is crowded overwhelmingly crowded and you will feel rushed as there is an unending line around the block to get in this place. It... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Always a must when in Nashville. This institution has been around for a very long time and it's always amazing food! Tip: try and get there EARLY. They fill up fast and usually a wait...but don't let that stop you. Awesome food here travelers.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It was okay. Due to the line I'd rather stay home and make my own pancakes. I just wasn't sure why it's so popular. Didn't see a big difference between IHOP and this place. Just my taste I guess.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We all ordered some pancakes. Light and fluffy! They were delish! Highly recumbent the peach! And the country ham was good also!

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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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