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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
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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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had a wonderful business meeting here with a client born and raised in TN. It was a Wednesday at 10am, the place was packed but no wait. I had the country ham as a side and the French toast. My client has the country ham platter. Service was fast but even as the line backed up for lunch, they... More 

Thank Amy R
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Way overpriced for small portions and everything was bland. Service was amazing but this place is a tad bit overrated.

Thank JaceLynn1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We heard from locals another great place to have breakfast. Loved all the varies of pancakes offered. I tried the sweet potato pancakes and they were delicious. Put this one on your list to visit in Nashville too.

Thank Vicki86
Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a return visit after 15 years. The food is always great but the pancakes are absolutely amazing. There may be a line outside but definitely worth the wait.

Thank SportsFreak30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes you are probably going to wait in line to try one of the many styles of pancakes or breakfast items, but it is worth the wait. Great breakfast option, but don't come if you are in a hurry because it took about an hour to get seated during the weekend. There are so many options of pancakes I wish... More 

Thank Chris G
Olathe, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Omelette was fluffy but for 3 toppings, it was almost $13. The pancakes were not anything I would rave about. They reminded me of the pancakes I buy for the kids in the frozen section. I'm not sure why everyone said this is worth the wait. We arrived at 730AM and by 8AM, the line was wrapped around the corner.... More 

Thank AthenaP1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing & DEFINITELY worth the wait! I knew from driving past this place multiple times that it would be a wait & I finally talked my hubby into going with me on a trip to Nashville. My husband got the blueberry waffles & hash browns and cleaned his plate. I got the banana bread pancakes and... More 

Thank CandaceChae
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We waited for 25 minutes in line outside to get in but we heard it was awesome and waited. We found out while in line that the line usually goes around the block, not just to the street like it was then, we lucked out! We got pancakes, specialty pancakes, an omelet and some sort of hash brown concoction with... More 

Thank Rena E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seeing all these other reviews, I think we caught them on a bad day... They were out of potato pancakes. Our meat was undercooked (asked for medium well and got rare). Pancakes come with a HEAP of butter, so be warned. Service was prompt. Food was good but nothing mind-blowing. I would try this place again if I was in... More 

Thank Tansy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking to grab breakfast before you start the day? Look no further than this place! You can not go wrong with anything on the menu and the service is outstanding! It fills up very quickly and there is always a line out the door but I love it here and have never been disappointed! You can see it in the... 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
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?