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Pancake Pantry

1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
+1 615-383-9333
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-3704
Neighbourhood: Hillsboro West End
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had not been to Pancake Pantry in years, but went for breakfast with an out of state business associate. We lucked out on the wait ... were seated immediately, but 30 minutes later the line was down the sidewalk and then some. Service was slow,...More

Thank 1TNtraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived around 9 on a Thursday morning & had to wait about 15-20 minutes to be seated. By the time we left around 10, the line was out the door and was probably a 30-45 minute wait? Food was good - nothing really stood...More

Thank WBJM2009
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

OH. MY. GOD. Back before my dieting days I liked to fancy myself a pancake connoisseur and Pancake Pantry is definitely up there with the best. I think the only thing better than the pancakes was the waffles! The butter must be homemade and almost...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm not even a giant breakfast person but the pancakes are so flavorful and they just melt in your mouth. I'm a grandma whose grandchildren have health issues and spend a lot of time in Vanderbilt. This is exactly the place I walk to to...More

Thank Banchansky
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard about this popular breakfast place and the long lines. So we made a point to show up for breakfast at 7:00 and there was no line at all. Our group was seated immediately and the food and fun began. We tried a...More

Thank Colo_Traveler05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice breakfast and of course had to have pancakes. They have a large variety of pancake options but if that's not your thing there are lots of other options. Restaurant was affordable, clean, service was timely and friendly. Don't be afraid of the...More

Thank EinDC65
Reviewed 1 week ago

DISCLAIMER-We were there RIGHT when it opened. Food was excellent, service was wonderful and they had yummy sweet potato pancakes. I would go again!

Thank Ava83
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Pancake Pantry with my friends for breakfast and it was awesome! The wait time for 7 of us to get a table was maybe 30 - 45 minutes. The wait was absolutely worth it! I tried the banana bread pancakes and also had...More

Thank Reina M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Nashville around a year ago and the place was queued out the door with 1hr plus wait for a table. Visited again in the anticipation that its busy for a reason, unfortunately it wasn't. Short wait for a table today, you are squashed into...More

2  Thank Kilbowie2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is truly nothing special about this place. It may be an institution, but there is not reason for it. The food is average, nothing you cannot get at IHOP. The staff are very friendly, but extremely slow. The food will be served lukewarm, at...More

2  Thank rdeanr
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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 Robbie G | Reviewed this property |
Whenever I have gone, I have always stood in line no shorter than 40 minutes.
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.
Christine H
May I ask what your allergy is ? I have a dairy intolerance and sometimes its tricky to make sure the kitchen isn't using any butter, etc. Thank you!
5 August 2015|
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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.