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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
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I treated to young girls to breakfast at the pancake pantry and they enjoyed it! The kids menu was economical and just enough food. The server was warm and friendly and when we checked out the cashier gave my two girls a gift since it was their first time!

Thank Nina B
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

French toast and sweet potato pancakes were delicious, kids had burger and black bean burger and all was good! I loved their blueberry concoction too

Thank Jason S
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tasty pancakes and good service, what's not to like! We were there on a monday at 9:00 am and then it was just four people in line before us. When we left an hour later there was a looong line.

Thank Emma D
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped sin off at airport so decided to try this place since SI many races reviews. OK... Don't know what the fuss is about. $10 for three pancakes...came out cool not warm... Not much raspberries on mine. Cook's skillet OK per hubby. Won't be back..off bucket list.

Thank poolboyal
Fayetteville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got here about 1pm but ordered breakfast instead. GREAT food. They missed up my wife's eggs but apologized and remade them with no questions asked. Best pancakes I had. Located in Hillsboro area little hard to find...Use GPS.. Now is a Nashville must go to when in town.

Thank dennis f
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must stop. It has all the charm of yesteryear with the girls to match. Be prepared to wait to get in. I have always had a wait in line. The portions are huge. I ordered coffee and toast the first time and she brought pancakes...."we don't just serve coffee and toast here darling "

Thank Earl G
Freehold, New Jersey
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We waited about 20 minutes to be seated at this restaurant We were told we had to try the sweet potato pancakes. We were not disappointed The pancakes were great especially when to topped with their amazing cinnamon syrup. It was worth the wait.

Thank Mara3849
Tamarac, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always good. The southwestern pancake is soo good. Be daring not safe! Try the blintz too. The sweet potato pancake as well. Order several different kinds to share with your friends so everyone can taste.

Thank Ninaknowsfood
Milford, Ohio
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I just love the sweet potato pancakes. My boys loved the chocolate chip pancakes. My husband enjoyed bacon and eggs with pancakes. We will be back again.

Thank Melinda E
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had heard about this place from someone at the Hotel, as well as lots of online recommendations, so we decided to try it our first waking morning in Nashville. We ended up going to Jackson's across the street because the line went on forever. We did hear that his is pretty much a daily occurrence. The next day we... More 


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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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: 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?