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Pancake Pantry

1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
+1 615-383-9333
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hash browns” (197 reviews)
“french toast” (107 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious food and the Santa Fe corn cakes are the best!! Lots and lots of choices! Will have to go back and try EVERYTHING! Lol! Just go!!!

Thank sparkeylikes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be prepared to wait in line to get a seat but it's worth the wait! They serve you piping hot coffee while you wait. Best to go before 8:30 am to avoid the rush. Food is delicious. Omelettes are prepared to order. Your order arrives...More

Thank SusieMac1995
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Given all the hype about the Pancake Pantry, I expected so much more. We got up early one morning during our Nashville trip to avoid the rumored, everyday line. The time of day (7:30a) and the rain worked in our favor Bc we were able...More

Thank snoltefrederick
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At first glance, the Pancake Pantry seems like your typical breakfast place. However, its quality and quantity are off the charts. I ordered the Parisienne Pancakes and they were amazing! The whipped cream was fresh and handmade, the strawberry compote was sweet with real fruit,...More

Thank Bamagirl626
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great breakfast, the best home fries ever and service was awesome! Must try while u r in Nashville! Free parking behind building.

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We waited about a half hour to get in. Had the country ham and egg breakfast. Enjoyed it immensely! Brought home ham for breakfast the next day! Definitely a "must do" in Nashville!

Thank Bwmills54
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've had to stand in line every time that we visit the Pancake Pantry, but let me tell you it is well worth the wait.

Thank mbblj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fabulous , homemade breakfast here in the Hillsboro section of Nashville. Located near Vanderbilt University. Worth the trip from any part of Nashville! Huge breakfast menu and made from scratch everything. Get there early, it's popular.

Thank Texroselee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Nashville and heard this place was good. We went early because I heard there could be long lines. We waited less than 5 minutes for a table. Our waitress wasn't too friendly but did her job. We ordered the French toast, pecan pancakes, hash...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pancake Pantry on a Friday. We woke up a little late and had no idea where to go - quick search pointed us to Pancake Pantry! There's not much parking around the restaurant but there is parking on the side of the building...More

Thank Jessica H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ayrie U
Do you offer outdoor seating?
29 May 2017|
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Response from KarenHouston | Reviewed this property |
no, only inside
Steven P
What is a typical wait time on a Monday morning. I have a meeting in the area at 10:00am? Driving in from the south on I65. Trying to gauge traffic etc to not be too early and not too late?
8 May 2017|
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Response from James F | Reviewed this property |
Hour or more. Go to Waffle House and order a pecan waffle.
What's the best time to get there to avoid long lines?
14 July 2016|
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Response from Kristi W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure there is a time when you won't wait, but it's worth the wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville>  > Hillsboro West End
  • Neighbourhood: Hillsboro West End
  • Phone Number: +1 615-383-9333
  • E-mail
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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