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Pancake Pantry

1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704 (Hillsboro West End)
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As featured in 3 days in Nashville
Ranked #55 of 1,704 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Hillsboro West End
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Louisville, KY
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My husband and I planned a get-away weekend in Nashville and as I was looking around for breakfast places (my husband's favorite meal), I stumbled over The Pancake Pantry. I read a few reviews and since it didn't seem too far from our hotel, we decided to try it. One of our best vacation decisions EVER! Yes, we had to... More

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Milwaukee, Wi
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We were visiting our daughter who was living in Nashville. She recommended the Pancake Pantry as a must even though our hotel served a good complimentary breakfast. Parking was tricky. The wait was about 1/2 hour but the day was warm and sunny and fellow customers friendly. They did have water available while waiting. We had the Santa Fe Pancakes,... More

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Mandeville Louisiana
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157 reviews 157 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went on Saturday morning around 8:30 & waited in line about 20 minutes. Once seated we were served & out pretty quickly...all in all, one hour total from when we got in line to when we payed our check! By the time we left the line was twice as long so go early if you don't want to wait too... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It definitely took me back to my college days. Everything went went quickly, the line, the service (for the most part), the food. :) I had the Pecan pancakes -awesome! The rest of my family had the strawberry pancakes (can't remember the name), cheeseburger (hand patted), and the grilled cheese. I would definitely recommend it!

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United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Way overpriced and poor service. They write separate checks even for couples...foolish. it should be how the customer wants it.

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Jacksonville, FL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had heard that the Pancake Pantry had good food and long lines. We went about 8 am on a Friday morning and there was no wait even though it was busy. I ordered the Pecan Pancakes and another person ordered the Santa Fe Cornmeal pancakes. While the food was really good and i'm glad we went, i'm not sure... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you visit Nashville, DO NOT go home without having eaten at the Pancake Pantry. We loved it so much that in our 4 1/2 day visit we ate their twice. Once for breakfast and second for lunch. Lucky for us, we even got to meet the famous waitress, Miss Mary!!!! Menu is incredible. And those sweet potato pancakes...well, we're... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

JJ will most likely greet you at the door and keep you entertained while you wait ! He made our day with his antics . We waited about 20 minutes with a party of 6. We ordered several different pancakes and passed each around to sample . They were all fluffy, light and delicious .. Our favorite .. sweet potato... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Quite a long wait if you have a large party, which we luckily didn't. Tons of pancake types. Got the Swedish pancakes, which were my fave, and my husband got the Georgia peach pancakes. Felt like I was in a cafe in Hawaii actually. Great food and fast service once you're seated.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Highly recommended and very tasty. My Mom and I spent a shopping trip to Nashville and asked for a place for breakfast. The Pancake Pantry was at the top of the list. Good coffee, fast friendly service.

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