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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 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 16:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the queue! Had to wait a while to get a table but I wasn't leaving America without trying real pancakes and bacon. The food was amazing and we would definitely recommend!

Thank McNamaki
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely not to be missed! We got there early-ish (around 9:30) and got a seat straight away, but there was a huge line on our way out. I'm not a huge fan of pancakes but these were delicious! So many different ones to choose from too. It was pancake heaven!

Thank PandaBandit
Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waiting in line for about 20 minutes (and it was in the low 20's) but it was well worth the wait. Service was amazing and very prompt. The food is AMAZING!

Thank Antoinette H
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What is a sweet potatoes pancake? I don't know but they have them here and they are simply delicious. Served with a butter cream syrup I don't know if I am having dessert or breakfast. Be prepared for a wait if you go early on the weekend. If you wait until about 1:00 the line moves very quickly.

Thank Deanna M
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well after 45 minutes on the line, we can say the food was very good, the waitress customer service was excellent and very friendly from us 5 stars for her....!!! The food is a little expensive and small portions....

Thank Jc J
Montgomery, Alabama
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It started with a long cold wait outside ... 40 Mins. Yup!!! We were crazy enough to wait in that line because we were told breakfast was good and by the looks of the line when we arrived we thought it must be true. Once we got inside we were crammed at a very small table for two - now... More 

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Port washington, NY
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149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WE came here on a recommendation. We were told 45-60 minutes wait; was more like 80 minutes, but we figured that if there is that much of a line, it must be worth it. The pancakes were amazing. Very light and tasty. They get their flour brought in from somewhere special, which is what they say is their secret. Other... More 

Thank Christirdh
Owensboro, Kentucky
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153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't know what it is, but I've been here multiple times and I also go back when in town. Nothing fancy, just great pancakes. I get the Caribbean pancakes and never pick another entree.

Thank oboroguy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived around 10am on a Sunday morning and waited in line for about 30 minutes, which was shorter than I expected to! They have this place running so smoothly, it's actually impressive. Service is so streamlined and quick. Food is great diner-type grub, but it's more about the experience of going than just to get some pancakes.

Thank simonina88
Hickory, NC
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103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here several times. There is always a line. I had the Caribbean pancakes. They are delicious. It's kind of tradition to eat here. Nice place to stop in for breakfast, if you don't mind to wait.

Thank agoofygrle1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?