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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
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Late breakfast, ordered pecan pancakes which were amazing, syrup had so many pecans in it. Friend ordered the banana pineapple triumph and said it was very good. Server was not very friendly.

Thank BREZ6
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While this place has a very expanded menu for pancakes and comes quite recommended on the must visit list it's a been there, experienced it, no need to come again type of place. We didn't have to wait very long (outside) to be seated but then again we were in line at 7am. The sweet potato pancakes were good but... More 

Thank Jmhill7
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came on Monday with a wait line out the door. I suppose it was worth the wait LOL. I ordered the steak. Other than the steak being a bit fatty the temperature of it was good & the portions of sides was good. The place was busy & the service of the wait staff was good. We'll be back.

Thank ANNE R
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trust me, you'll want to wait in line for this place. Great food and service. Banana pancakes, mmm!!

Thank mxzlot
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful restaurant and is well worth the wait. We were lucky we arrived around 8 am on a Friday and only had to wait 20 minutes. We enjoyed talking to the people in line who all raved about the restaurant. I ordered the Sweet Potatoes Pancakes and my husband had the Egg Medley which was like a... More 

Thank Sandy W
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Grill Cooks Medley and it was delicious..if your into fried eggs and cheese this is your spot! Came on Sunday at line started outside by 7:30 am..come early but worth the wait.

Thank Abelardo201
Carol Stream, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe I was expecting more than I should have. We waited in line for almost an hour. UGH! The place has been around forever, and how could you go wrong with pancakes, righ? As the specialty of the place I really expected that they would be phenomenal! I had the corn cakes with bacon, cheddar, and green chiles served with... More 

Thank Heather S
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a reason for iconic restaurants. They have a formula for enduring success. The Pancake Pantry is a living testament to the formula. Great food - Great location - Great Service - Repeat We had sweet classics like pigs in a blanket and hash brown potatoes done extremely well and a custom built omelette as our mains. Not revolutionary... More 

Thank Ken K
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, there is a line, and Yes, it moves quickly. The pancakes come with a big scoop of butter, and real maple syrup. They cook your bacon to perfection, as two in our party had different preferences. Coffee is decent. The Pancake Pantry is an institution, you HAVE to go!

Thank Fran O
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have gone to this hangover breakfast place during the 70's and still go when visiting Nashville. There is always a line and of course longer on a weekend and also mid-morning. Go early for shorter lines and you won't regret this classic Nashville institution. Of course order the fluffy pancakes and my favorite, buckwheat. Tennessee country ham, super salty... 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?