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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
06:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 16:00
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for the first time this morning. Was told there is always a line and there was but we got seated in a matter of minutes. Service was very friendly and fast. Menu was fun with lots of different pancake choices, of course. I had the lemon and apricot and they were delicious! Would definitely come back next time... More 

Thank swmollman
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Searched pancake pantry for our kids as they are pancake fanatics. The pancake pantry did not disappoint. Also ordered some eggs and ham- seems just standard. We were in a Thursday morning and they were still busy. They variety of pancakes was wonderful. They sub out special pancakes for buttermilk in egg plates. But to be honest we liked our... More 

Thank Anita G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my 2nd trip here and it's definitely worth the wait in line! This time I had the banana bread pancakes and my friend had the french toast....both of which were AMAZING!

Thank shrimp612
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter who is a picky eater ate entire banana bread pancake. So light and delicious. I had omelette delicious and light. Hash browns best I have ever eaten in my life. We were lucky no wait. Recommended by person conducting orientation at Vanderbilt. Absolute treat!

Thank Rooskidu
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Nashville the morning of New Years Eve. We woke up and decided we had to visit this Iconic breakfast spot. We waited in line for over an hour and a half. The line was not that long about 25 feet. The only thing is as we stood in the very cold weather people kept coming up and... More 

Thank Jacqueline L
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time in Nashville, looking for good breakfast place. This is one. Extremely busy on a Sat. morning. Waited 15 min to get a table. Large selection of various breakfast items. Line was over 30 feet outside after being seated. People waiting in the rain. Food was great, service was fast!

Thank S R
Nashville, Tennessee
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Nashville icon but does not justify waiting in line for an hour or more to get pancakes and bacon. I pass it every day on the way to work and wonder why all those people stand out there in the cold or heat to get something available all over Nashville.

Thank JMasonNashville
Hendersonville TN
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

they are the best breakfast in Nashville pancakes are wonderful and the service is great but you may have to stand in line on Saturday to get in but worth the wait for sure

Thank cooper710
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place always has a wait, but keeps the line moving. Your meal is definitely worth the wait! I had the apple pecan pancakes--amazing!! Absolutely melted in the mouth! Syrups--including homemade--are delicious without being overly sweet. Our waitress was attentive and busy helping multiple tables. My other family members enjoyed their food as well. Highly recommend this place!

Thank toothfairy0904
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually I see a line out the door when I'm walking by, so when we saw a short line at 3 PM we decided to try it. We ordered a couple different kinds of pancakes to share and omelettes as well. It was good but not great. A good breakfast spot if you can get in quickly but worth waiting... 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
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Hillsboro West End
  • Neighbourhood: 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?