About Us

Explore Our History

Founded by Robert Baldwin in 1961, the Pancake Pantry has been a Nashville tradition for generations of families. Baldwin’s son, David, began learning the ropes as a ten-year-old, helping the rest of my family build the business as well. Eventually taking over the business in 1988, David would make frequent trips to the hills of East Tennessee to retrieve the specialty group flours used in our pancakes and waffles. Although David sold the Pancake Pantry in 2017, batter and syrups are still made fresh each day from those secret Baldwin family recipes.

We strive to keep our traditional past alive, while cultivating innovative ideas to make the Pantry the best. We feel the same way about our customers by cherishing our long-time regulars and always looking forward to meeting our newest visitors.

Here at the Pantry, we guarantee that you will always find the best food, friendliest service, and memorable times. So, please relax and enjoy our hospitality. You are always welcome at our home. Eat More Pancakes!

Customer Reviews

Enjoyed ourselves very much. The service was good along with the food. I realize we went close to... closing (an hour before closing), but there were food crumbs all over the door mat inside the entryway. No one was waiting, and less than 2 tables in restaurant seated, this should have been cleaned up. We were seated by a beverage station that was disastrously unkempt.All in all it was good but not a return place for me.read more
Robyn G.
Robyn G.
A huge thank you to the Pancake House!! At the hospital working for 24 hours, forgot my debit... card, no cash, only checks in hand (doesn't take checks), locked out of google pay for 6 hours for incorrect password... offered to comp my breakfast!!! My first time here and you guys have a customer for life!! Thank you so much!!! Worse night ever turned into a sunny day.read more
Karen P.
Karen P.
Incredible pancakes, great atmosphere and excellent customer service!! Chase was our server, and he... was fantastic!! *highly recommend!read more
Kelly O.
Kelly O.
My first time visiting this place and wow was I blown away at not only the great service but also... how wonderful the food was!!read more
RC
RC
Best pancakes and biscuits and gravy I’ve had in a long time. Went early and avoided any line.
Mark C.
Mark C.
Pancakes are wonderful. College kids make the best consumers.
foodinyourfaceable
foodinyourfaceable
Classic nashville breakfast spot. Hasn’t changed since I was a kid. Rachel gave great service.
Nicholas V.
Nicholas V.
The food and service are always the same…great!!
Rochell P.
Rochell P.
Very wobbly table to start. Ripped up bench. Food just ok, was slow to come out then cold. $14... bacon ice cold. One person didn’t get their food for 10 minutes after everyone else. Not a good breakfast.read more
Jeffrey M.
Jeffrey M.
All the locals we met in Nashville told us to come here for breakfast. This place is always busy... and there is usually a line to get in. There are no reservations, and there is no putting your name in for a table. You stand in line with your party until there is room for you to come in. If your whole party is not there, they will not seat you. Come very early if you want to get in with no line. Amazing pancakes and breakfast. Everything was delicious! We came here a few times over the month we lived around the corner and it was always delicious.read more
Jaime K.
Jaime K.
Great food! I wish I would of discovered earlier before I left the state so I could of tried more... pancake combos!read more
angela W.
angela W.
Jay, also good was really good but It was more than I could eat
Weston A.
Weston A.
One of our favorite breakfast spots. Claire is the best!!
Batia K.
Batia K.
This is our favorite place here in Nashville. Long line, but it moves so fast. Pancakes are unreal... and service is always great! Thanks jay!read more
Katey C.
Katey C.
Rachel was our server and she was so good to us! The food was amazing!
Rabekka O.
Rabekka O.
Jay saved my dog from a fire, and then served me the best pancakes I’ve ever had.
Dani B.
Dani B.
There was a line out the door, which we only waited in for 15 minutes before being seated. Our... server Rachel provided great service and excellent recommendations. We had the breakfast tacos, sweet potato pancakes, French toast, and the orange juice. All of which were very well done and exceeded expectationsread more
Luis C.
Luis C.
What was better than this amazing french toast? The service provided by Rachel! Rachel for pancake... pantry president!read more
Taylor S.
Taylor S.
J tried to steal our pancakes but Rachel stepped in and saved the day, thank you Rachel you were... awsome!read more
James C.
James C.
My favorite place in Nashville!!! Rachel is the best server there!!! Thank you Rachel!!!!
Amy B.
Amy B.
What a great place for breakfast and lunch! The pancakes are real fluffy and have a vanilla taste.... Real yummy. Try the cinnamon cream! It is so creamy and delicious on the biscuits. The bacon was my favorite but I think I missed out on not getting the potatoes. They looked great.read more
Gloria S.
Gloria S.
It was definitely worth the wait! I’ve heard of waiting in long line to eat here but we were... blessed that we didn’t wait Iast long as we thought we would. The food was great!!! Our server Rachel was awesome!!! She was awesome!!! The staff was friendly!!! We will be back and most definitely will recommend family and friends to visit!!!!read more
Jessica
Jessica
Great food and service. The blueberry pancakes were excellent along with the coffee!... ☕️read more
Dean B.
Dean B.
Our service provided by Rachel was absolutely remarkable! The food was delicious, as always, but... Rachel's exceptional service truly stood out. We highly recommend visiting this establishment, as it offers one of the finest breakfast options in Nashville.read more
C. T.
C. T.
Rachel was amazingly great, best breakfast experience in Nashville….
Degarrett J.
Degarrett J.
food was very good and our waitresses, Rachel, was amazing!
carley M.
carley M.
As soon as I heard the name Pancake Pantry, I knew I had to go. Our server was Rachel and we had a... wonderful time, 10/10 would pancake here againread more
Katie T.
Katie T.
Last morning in Nashville, this was great! Rachel was a wonderful server, and everything was... delicious. We will definitely be back!read more
Reis C.
Reis C.
This was a delicious reminiscent breakfast. I probably have not eaten here in 30 years but it’s... still reminds me of the same unfortunately I did not dress appropriately and it was about 35° outside and it was about a half an hour wait. That was a little bit frustrating but overall we were in the sun and we managed to muddle through. the service was great once we were inside many different food options and the food was all delicious. We ended up taking some home, which was really surprising since we were in a hotel.Highly recommended. This is a very nostalgic place for me so I could not experience the one downtown, which may have had a better wait on Sunday morning but less nostalgiaread more
H V
H V
Got online at 8:45 on a Sunday and waited less than 15 minutes. The service was amazing (especially... our server Rachel)!! We had the sweet potato pancakes, the blunts, and the hashbrowns — all delicious (especially the blintzes 🥰)!read more
Caleb B.
Caleb B.
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Explore Our History

Founded by Robert Baldwin in 1961, the Pancake Pantry has been a Nashville tradition for generations of families. Baldwin’s son, David, began learning the ropes as a ten-year-old, helping the rest of my family build the business as well. Eventually taking over the business in 1988, David would make frequent trips to the hills of East Tennessee to retrieve the specialty group flours used in our pancakes and waffles. Although David sold the Pancake Pantry in 2017, batter and syrups are still made fresh each day from those secret Baldwin family recipes.

We strive to keep our traditional past alive, while cultivating innovative ideas to make the Pantry the best. We feel the same way about our customers by cherishing our long-time regulars and always looking forward to meeting our newest visitors.

Here at the Pantry, we guarantee that you will always find the best food, friendliest service, and memorable times. So, please relax and enjoy our hospitality. You are always welcome at our home.

Eat More Pancakes!

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Pancake Pantry is a wonderful place to begin your hospitality career.
We have positions open in several areas of operation.
Click below to apply now for Server, Cook, Host and Managers.

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Work Here

Pancake Pantry is a wonderful place to begin your hospitality career. We have positions open in several areas of operation. Click below to apply now for Server, Cook, Host and Managers.

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