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

Good pancakesGood sausageGood hash brownsOk coffeeGood service
Eric H.
Eric H.
Great food! Great service! Greet atmosphere. We were in line less than 30 minutes. Don’t let the... line scare you awayread more
Jamie B.
Jamie B.
This place does not even deserve 1 star. They are extremely impolite, squeezing 7 people together... in a table for 4, refusing to add a chair for one more person even though there is a vacant table for 8 where everyone could easily sit. Ruby Sunshine right across the street is way better!read more
Nina Marie S.
Nina Marie S.
Service and food really good! Got pancake mix and syrup for home!
Pamela M.
Pamela M.
Love this place! My guy Jay is awesome! Pancakes always on point! The wait is long but its ok the... pancakes are worth it.read more
J J
J J
Always a treat. Best pancakes and excellent service.
Adria K.
Adria K.
Fast, great service, amazing food! Had the eggs and sausage with a hashbrowns add on, delicious!
Jason H.
Jason H.
Very good. The Caribbean pancakes were tasty. The cinnamon sauce is delicious. The plain... hashbrowns are just that. Plain. No flavor, but you can add veggies to them when you order. Biscuits and gravy were good. Not omg delicious, but good. Food was served in a timely manner. Would recommend.read more
Mindy
Mindy
This place is a good place to have breakfast give your self a little time as there is a line when u... arrive the staff is very friendly and the food is very good 👍, I had grilled cooks medley eggs and the Georgia peach rolled cakesread more
Hoppychulo101
Hoppychulo101
Very disappointing experience for this to be a Nashville staple dining location. We dined on a... Monday afternoon at 1:30pm. Order plain pancakes $8 each , candied bacon $12, sausage links $2.50, and grits $3.50/$4. The total was $40 with tax. Kinda pricy for basic breakfast items. Nothing was fresh except the grits. I even told the server is was not a good experience and she just apologized and continued to charge us full price. A good server would have offered a discount of at least 20% off minimum. We will not be back or recommend for others to try.read more
Brandon M.
Brandon M.
Friendly service. And pretty quick with our food. It was so delicious !!! Worth the wait.
WenDee T.
WenDee T.
I have mixed emotions with this place. This restaurant is not set up for great customer service. ... The wait staff act like they are constantly perturbed and overworked. The friendliness, if you can call it that, comes across as fake. In regards to the food, it is Delicious!! That is why I give this place 3 stars. The food is what saves the experience here!read more
Rachel A
Rachel A
These crepe pancakes were delicious and the bacon was amazing! The hash browns were a pleasant... surprise as well. Don’t be worried if you see a line outside. It’s normal and never a extremely long wait to get seated. Enjoy!read more
Walter Lee I.
Walter Lee I.
Pancakes and eggs were good; turkey sausage not so much. Sad because everyone does not eat pork.... For the price...read more
Leslee H.
Leslee H.
So. Freaking. Tasty. My family and I went here on two different days at odd times so we didn't have... to wait in line. The first time I got the French toast and it was really tasty. A bit more crispy than I usually associate french toast with but it worked. Today I got the chocolate sin and oh my god it was delicious. Raspberry + chocolate is a great combo and crepes > pancakes any day. Absolutely worth checking this place out.read more
-ruubi-
-ruubi-
A long wait, but for delicious food! Definitely the tastiest, fluffiest pancakes I’ve had. Very... accommodating staff as well- they allow you to cut the pancakes (2 instead of 4) for a smaller portion at reduced price. Overall, a must-do in Nashville!read more
Hansa S.
Hansa S.
Great food!! JJ the line maître d keeps everything running smoothly!!
Paula W.
Paula W.
Great place! Food is delicious and staff is exceptional. Just have to wait in line outside for a... bit but it's well worth it.read more
Christopher C.
Christopher C.
It was awesome!!! The servers did an awesome job and the food was absolutely scrumptious!!
Shonnie S.
Shonnie S.
Arrive their super early on weekends or when expected to be busy because there is a HUGE Line ! I... went their twice and twice there was a line but it went by fairly quickly. The food is amazing you have to try the warm cinnamon syrup i forgot the specific name but it literally tastes like cinnamon rolls 😋 ! Coffee is always a must and try building your own omelet! The first time we had a custom omelet for some reason all the ingredients was thrown ontop of the eggs but not inside and the second time we came all the ingredients were inside so i think they had different cooks. Overall it was good!read more
Stephanie P.
Stephanie P.
Ambiance, nice lighting and location, but service was to die for literally. Grits too watery and... not hot enough to melt cheese.read more
Mrs. H.
Mrs. H.
Always a planned stop when we visit Nashville. Love the French toast and can't go wrong with any of... the pancakes and other breakfast options.read more
Annemarie C.
Annemarie C.
Great service and amazing food! We got there early on a Tuesday and there was no wait time to be... seated. I got blueberry compote pancakes and my boyfriend got the strawberry compote French toast with crispy hash browns. Food came quick, was cooked to perfection, and tasted fresh. Their cinnamon syrup is to die for! Bought some to bring home with us. Ate the food so quick I didn’t even get a picture of it. Would recommend!read more
Gina B.
Gina B.
The food hear is worth the long wait in line haha, super glad we were patient to just wait in line.
Raquel M.
Raquel M.
Really good pancakes and bacon! Our favorite was the sweet potato and blueberry flavors. They are... all good though.The line does wrap around the building, but it moves fairly quick and if you don't mind sitting outside, you can jump ahead as well.Protip: If you spend $200 next door at the boutique shop, you can skip the line entirely.read more
Ryan R.
Ryan R.
By far the best pancakes I have ever had the homemade syrup and cinnamon cream is to die for I... highly recommend this place to anybody, wait staff was amazing and overall experience is warm and welcoming.read more
Chris H.
Chris H.
I placed a breakfast order online for my GF and myself.The order was sausage patties and Georgia... peach pancakes. I went to pick up the order, no one was at the counter to assist. I waited about five minutes, other people were lining up behind me, a hostess walked past and I mentioned that I had an online order to pick up, she responded that it was being prepared, didn't bother asking my name to properly check the order, she continues to walk past me to assist the other customers. She finally brings the order to me, again didn't ask for the name to verify the order just asks if I ordered the Georgia Peach pancakes that I ordered, along with 4 sausage patties. My GF and I get ready to eat and discover that one sausage patties were bitten into and the pancakes were very cold.I don't see how a well established restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 stars with this style of service.read more
Rd C
Rd C
Well worth it. 2 days in Nashville and this was high priority.
brett J.
brett J.
It was just ok But $45 for 3 people to have pancakes & 1 coffee. WOW
Michael V.
Michael V.
Super yummy food. Great portions. Worth every penny
Drew S.
Drew S.
We love this place. It really is worth the 15 min wait if you like a hearty, delicious breakfast. I... ordered the Grill Cook’s Medley with hash browns, ham, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, melted american and swiss cheese and eggs on top. My sons ordered fluffy chocolate chip pancakes, crispy bacon and eggs and the delightful ham, egg and cheese croissant. We see why the Pancake Pantry has been successfully making people happy in Nashville for over 60 years. We highly recommend.read more
Wendy J.
Wendy J.
A Classic! THIS IS NASHVILLE!!! Everything is Good here! (Try.. the Apricot-Lemon Pancakes, Sugar... cured Ham!) Can be Chilly inside. But you will Enjoy! Get up Early! Get there First! Please heed this advice!!read more
DARRYL M.
DARRYL M.
It's good nothing spectacular ,but better than good ... especially when the hotels go e you a... pretty good discount 🤓I did think our hostess and servers were amxitread more
shelby A.
shelby A.
Order the candied bacon!!!Be prepared to wait in line 30+ minutes unless you get here after... 1pm!Good breakfast food especially if you like pancakes. I had the eggs and sausage - you have the option of regular or turkey. The wrap is also yummy with chorizo.We had the Georgia peach rolled pancakes which were just ok.read more
Melanie D.
Melanie D.
Very tasty, no wait on a Sunday morning. Good prices and lots of options.
Matt F.
Matt F.
Ordered French toast & candied bacon. Food was great. Linzy was our server, she was great.
Sam B.
Sam B.
Very good blintz. The sweet cream syrup wa perfect. Ask for Lindsay she was great
Keshia L.
Keshia L.
My first time visiting and I'm pretty sure I got food poisoning. Corn cakes didn't seem to be... cooked all the way and within two hours of eating there, I was sick.read more
Patricia C.
Patricia C.
This place is great the service is good. Do not let the long line fool you the wait is not long at... all. You won't regret it I had the Georgia peach pancakes they were amazing my family didn't have a complaint.read more
Nini G C.
Nini G C.
quick, even with a line. good food. pricing was fair.
John N.
John N.
Huge servings. We got so much food!! You have to take the caramel sauce and the syrup that they... gave you and mix it. Don’t keep it separate. Also; if you dine in, before you leave, ask the server to give you a to-go cup of whatever drink you ordered during your meal. That’s on the house! A secret perk.read more
Kevin W.
Kevin W.
It is extremely frustrating that we drove 1.5 hrs to eat for my son’s birthday and the hours online... are wrong. It says 3pm online, but they close at 2pm. VERY DISAPPOINTING that they haven’t corrected that.read more
Shelbye
Shelbye
We went today and was very disappointed. Nothing was anywhere near what we were served and... experienced a few years ago. I got buttermilk pancakes with raspberry compote. The pancakes were extremely small and thin like the batter had been watered down and the compote was cold pie filling. My husband ordered blueberry pancakes and got plain pancakes with a few blueberries on top and some blueberry syrup. My hashbrowns were served on a saucer the size for teacups and were full of brown spots not cooked completely. Not to mention everything was rung up at almost $3 higher each item than the price on the menu. Our waitress came back when we finished and finally ask if we wanted a refill on tea. We will not stand in line again or do the search for parking if this is what the place has changed toread more
Ouida G.
Ouida G.
This place was recommended by a good friend who went to college in Tennessee. The food and staff... were great. I had a taste of their French toast. You must try their French toast. It's served with warm maple or warm cinnamon syrup. The bacon and pancakes were excellent as well. The butter and warm syrup is perfect. Definitely try the french toast!read more
A S
A S
Awesome service everytime great atmosphere and super friendly staff 👍🏾
Dave M.
Dave M.
Silver dollar pancakes were huge and very good. Highly recommend the cinnamon cream!
Michelle M.
Michelle M.
Server was quick and polite, fair price for large portions, food came quick with solid presentation.
Coolie
Coolie
It's a Nashville institution and well worth the wait in line.
Sarah K.
Sarah K.
If you mine waiting in a long line that moves pretty quickly don't go. The food is amazing best... pancake ever. Melt in your mouth type. Great fast service good staff all around great breakfast spot.read more
Guspatrino J.
Guspatrino J.
Visiting Nashville for the week and found this place for breakfast. Lots of options and everything... was hot and good.cant go wrong starting out your day with a good breakfast and at the Pancake Pantry is even better.read more
Vincent D.
Vincent D.
My wife said she had the best french toast she ever had!
Ira R.
Ira R.
I will admit i was worried when my husband picked this restaurant because i am not a fan of... pancakes. We arrived and were sat immediately. They had quite a few tables with large parties at them. Our server came over quickly and got our drinks and our order. I ordered the Southern Lady sandwich and my husband got the banana bread pancakes. Food came out quickly. My sandwich was absolutely delicious. I loved the tomato jam that was on it. I even tasted my husband's pancakes and they were tasty. Definitely try the cinnamon cream syrup too!read more
Melanie M.
Melanie M.
Breakfast was fantastic, huge portions and great service!
Stephen K.
Stephen K.
Very delicious and worth the wait. The serving sizes are huge, nobody at the table could finish... their meal. So maybe consider sharing some things. Don’t be discouraged if you see a long line, it move pretty quickly. Great place for breakfast/brunch.read more
Courtney C.
Courtney C.
We came from Memphis looking for great breakfast and this is the place to come. Everything was... excellent. The service and food.read more
Rico G.
Rico G.
Services was friendly but the whole thing aint worth the wait and is no better than any other... pancake placeread more
Saar G.
Saar G.
No time for photos because we were stuffing our faces with the sweet potato pancakes. Get there... early because there will be a wait.read more
Michele M
Michele M
They food was ok but they act very racist towards me and my gf and sister today
Nycole N.
Nycole N.
They make a bacon cheese bell pepper corn meal pancake. I highly recommend it. It was the first... salty pancake I've ever had. It was the first time ever I had a pancake made out of cornbread mix. I recommend ordering your pancake Santa Fe style and putting the salsa on top instead of syrup.read more
Hen H.
Hen H.
Okay back to my favorite question in my reviewsTo the people who left 5 stars who hurt you?This... has to be the worst coffee in Nashville.Waitress had to be asked to refill on a soda.Then acted offended when I cancelled part of my order because food should be prepared a certain way and if a restaurant can't accommodate it. It shouldn't be met with an attitude especially because the order hasn't been submitted and the rest of the party hasn't put their order in.Pancakes were just the same you can make at home just be bland and needed vanilla.The bacon was like rubber.The sausage was decent.The best thing about the entire experience was the soda which you can get anywhere thankfully it was coke.Do not buy into the hype just go to waffle house better service and better food .read more
Callie T.
Callie T.
Great 👍 place good food and staff friendly
Don P.
Don P.
Great spot for breakfast, everything was great from coffee to of course the pancakes.
juan C.
juan C.
It’s the pancake pantry - get there early or you’ll be waiting for a while, but the servings are... large, filling, and fresh. Good spotread more
Jacob B.
Jacob B.
Really nice food, however the Santa Fe Pancakes could have been a bit bigger and the staff weren’t... very nice and the wait time and service was pretty poor.I would like to be able to rate this place higher but judging but my experience I just can’t.Personally I wouldn’t visit this restaurant again.read more
Ryan S.
Ryan S.
Food very over priced and did not like the way eggs were prepared
Angela S.
Angela S.
1st time to eat breakfast here in Nashville.. I had the grill cooks medley and my son had the... chocolate chip pancakes. Delicious. Highly recommendread more
manuel V.
manuel V.
This place was the bomb!!Awesome service and the best pancakes ever!! My girl is a foodie freak... and was so impressed with her meal!! Would go back every weekend for more..long drive for us we live in KCread more
Keith H.
Keith H.
The best crepes I ever had in the USA.I have been here twice, in 2019 and last week. This place is... heavenly. They have a funny T-shirt that says "I walked the line", because there usually is a line of about 40-50 minutes, but the wait is totally worth it. The staff is friendly, professional, SUPER FAST, you can tell that they work very hard to keep their clients happy.I ordered the chocolate sin and it was to die for! Perfect crepes, just the right amount of raspberry marmalade and real whipped cream. Yum! It's definitely on our list of favorite spots for a Sunday brunch.read more
Ina B.
Ina B.
While there's nothing wrong with Pancake Pantry, I am at a loss as to why there is almost always a... line to get in to eat here. It's good and without a line it's a 4-star place but I am not a fan of standing in line for a 4-star breakfast. Also I just like real maple syrup on pancakes. Pancake Pantry provides two bottles of syrup - neither of them are real maple. In fact, they do not offer it, even for an up-charge.read more
Scott D.
Scott D.
Love this place very quaint and the service was excellent. Pancakes were delicious. Yummy 😋
Josephine G.
Josephine G.
Classic diner with great food selection of all the usual items.
Raffi L.
Raffi L.
Classic gem! Grew up eating here. Went during the week and it was beautiful outside,so there was a... steady crowd but service was still fast! Fresh! Hot! Now, I will say the potatoes were not as good as normal, but I still ate them. And I appreciate my expecting 🤰🏼waitress that made my cheese grits,she knew what to do!read more
Eli’s W.
Eli’s W.
Very busy, but great service. And the food is wonderful.
Eszter K.
Eszter K.
5 Star establishment.. they definitely know how to run a business. The line is usually pretty long... but that’s because everybody wants to order pancake pantry breakfast! I absolutely love this place I’ve been coming here for years surprised this is my first time reviewing the place. Service is always swift and pleasant they offer a wide range of drinks and the food is just even better!!read more
Aquarius X
Aquarius X
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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.

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