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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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Cross Plains, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Pancakes, good service amazing variety, I always heard its a long wait to get seated, but I was in within 15 minutes

Thank logandenora
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A couple times before eating here, we drove past and saw an extremely long line to be seated. Luckily, the morning we finally arrived, there was no wait. The food was not spectacular; it was good. The staff seemed to be having a problem and the manager/lead server was visibly stressed out. That was uncomfortable. This place, in our opinion,... More 

Thank Michelle B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The pancakes are pretty good, but definitely not anything spectacular. Just as good as IHOP, not as good as homemade. Once you get through the line, which can stretch on for quite a while, the service is good and the bustling atmosphere is fun. The parking lot behind is free for the first two hours, which is a bonus.

Thank Diane B
Tampa, Florida
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148 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not much of a breakfast food person, but this place is definitely worth the stop (and worth the line outside). It sounds weird, but the sweet potato pancakes are truly delicious. AND they have this amazing cinnamon syrup that I can't recall having anything as good.

Thank dmurray713
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You might experience a wait to be seated, but it is worth it! Best pancakes I've ever had! Also we had delicious fresh fruit on top! Wonderful! The pancakes are huge so there are plenty to share. The service is friendly and efficient! Highly recommend!

Thank ITravelMemphis
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Long line but definitely worth it... best pancakes I have ever had in my life. Went with a large group and we all shared our plates. All of the pancakes were amazing, especially loved the classic buttermilk, Georgia peach, and chocolate sin.

Thank Stacy_Anne_22
Birmingham, Alabama
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is ALWAYS a line so don't let that deter you! You never know who you'll see in there! Food is good, service is great! Pancake Pantry is always on our "to do" list when we visit Nashville.

Thank AUTigerGal75
Madison, Alabama
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had seen the Pancake Pantry on Travel Channel a few years ago and finally got there. I waited 15 minutes in line at 1o'clock on a Saturday to be seated and was told that was short. I was served in a reasonable amount of time considering that it was packed. I must admit I was a little disappointed after... More 

Thank Patti B
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142 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is OFTEN a long line outside! Even in the rain, so bring an umbrella. We got there at 6am on a Saturday and there were plenty of tables. When we left around 7, there were still tables available; however the coffee and water cart had been set outside so they were clearly getting ready for the business! We opted... More 

Thank Daniela C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

French toast is worth standing in line for! And be prepared to stand in line. Put the cinnamon syrup in your coffee, yum!

Thank Carolyn T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?