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Pancake Pantry

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Hillsboro West End
As featured in Best Food in Nashville
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1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
+1 615-383-9333
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had the pancakes which were hard and cold in middle. Server was not pleasant at all. Very disappointed.

Thank Susie H
Erie, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love breakfast. We kicked off our Nashville visit here. Saturday am around 9:30 there was a line but I would say we waited in it about 20 minutes. Loved the Santa Fe pancakes (determined to try to make them at home!) and the pecan. Happy we found the tip to split a stack between 2 flavors as well. We... More 

Thank andreadmb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant after seeing it featured on "Man vs Food". I ordered the Sante Fe pancakes. I would have never ordered this dish, but wanted to try something new. Oddly, this is a decent dish. The texture of these cakes are more like cornbread, but the syrup adds an interesting blend of sweet. My husband... More 

Thank Cameel
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the sweet potato pancakes to round off the poached eggs and hash browns. I've never had such light pancakes in all my life, absolutely scrumptious! We had to wait about 20 minutes before we got seated but it was worth it! Couldn't recommend this place enough!

Thank Kashym
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had breakfast here on a Friday morning around 8:30, we walked right in and had a table, but when we left around 9:15 customers were lined up outside the door, I would suggest the earlier the better😉. My French toast was the best I've ever had!!!! Amazing flavor! Our waitress was efficient and friendly! We would... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been going since 1986 to this family run Treasure... Great food and wonderful staff. Here's a hint.... Go at 2pm when the crowds die down.... No lines at 2pm during the week. Nothing wrong with an Afternoon Breakfast.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Go early if you can, this is a very popular breakfast stop in a great area. Everything was great but definitely try the hash browns and sweet potato pancakes. The sweet potato pancakes go great with the recommend cinnamon cream syrup.

Thank Andrew M
Lakeland, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Monday at 1:30, and there was no wait. The waffles were great, and the service was quick. Stick to pancakes and waffles. The omelets were over-priced and just okay.

Thank Jeannie D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this place will probably have a big line, but it moves faster than you would think and is worth the wait! Excellent food. The pancake entrees come in stacks of five, and you can get two different kinds, so you can split them like two of one kind and three of another kind. Thank god because they all looked... More 

Thank Sara R
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three people, three breakfasts and with our daughters order we added eggs. Waiting in line to get seated took less time than it took to get our order. The line to get in took about 10 minutes (9am on Tues before turkey day) and we waited at least 45 minutes for our food. We asked waitress where our order was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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: +1 615-383-9333
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?