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

Amazing breakfast! Love the warm syrup. Friendly staff
Megan P.
Megan P.
My 2 daughters and I visit at least once a year from Memphis and Knoxville to dine here. We've... invited others for our annual trip because we enjoy the food so much. I've noticed some changes to the menu since last year. Why try to fix what's not broken? Well worth the drive and the wait in line.read more
Anita W.
Anita W.
A must visit if you’re in Nashville. Plan on a wait, but it’s worth it.
Kyle F.
Kyle F.
Always a favorite place to grab a filling breakfast with great service, and fantastic food.
Adriana E.
Adriana E.
If you want a high priced waffle house, this is your place. Food was good, staff was nice but in my... opinion a bit over hyped.read more
JC M.
JC M.
If you are expecting the classic home style pancake pantry experience we all know and love, you... won’t get it here!!! Very modern and basic food, with the original menu being reduced to only certain items . Hope it improves. Ps- they have runners instead of individual servers , I’ve been waiting for a refill on my 3$ soda since we sat down .read more
Dakota N.
Dakota N.
It's been a few years since we had been, but the food and service were as great as pre-pandemic. ... We plan to go again!read more
Thomas H.
Thomas H.
My family and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast with awesome service. I would highly recommend The... Pancake Pantry to family and friends for a meal. My family and I will be back.read more
Geoffrey K.
Geoffrey K.
Always great food and consistent service. Great option for breakfast food all day!
Ron S.
Ron S.
Quite good, but stick to the pancakes. The other breakfast foods are fairly bland.
Travis S.
Travis S.
Well worth the wait! I tried a variety of pancakes (a la carte) and my personal favorite was the... apple walnut.read more
Jit S.
Jit S.
There is no way to give less than five stars to this place. Great atmosphere, very clean, amazing... customer service, very friendly staff and above all delicious food with reasonable prices. Our waitress Jenna was so polite fast and professional. I will definitely revisit this place whenever I'm in Nashville.read more
Nico Z.
Nico Z.
Meh food (not worth the hype), but worst was the customer service. Waiters were extremely rude, and... didn’t seem like they wanted to serve you. The basic smile, and feeling of welcome wasn’t there. First time there, and definitely won’t return.read more
Roaa E.
Roaa E.
Good food! Line out the door but moves quick. Pancakes delicious!
Brendon K.
Brendon K.
A signature breakfast spot if you're in Nashville. Be prepared to wait if you can't get there... early. A well-oiled machine with a great menu, fantastic food, and solid service.read more
Patrick S.
Patrick S.
Pancake Pantry is one of our best breakfast places in Nashville. This was our third visit to... Nashville as well as to this place. Must haves are their pancakes (as the name suggests). The quality of the food is also great. Highly recommend coming in early or else you may have to walk the huge line they end up having.read more
Kirti G.
Kirti G.
Food was solid but this place price gouges hard. $9 "processing and handling fee" on a $40 order... and that's before you put in a tip.Prices for online order are NOT the same as the menu. I'm fine with increasing prices but there's zero transparency here. I won't bother going here again.read more
Zachary D.
Zachary D.
It's a typical, familiar breakfast diner. The hash brown medley is very rich. The pancakes are... very good, of course, and the prices are too.read more
Le H.
Le H.
This place is AMAZING!!! I am a HUGE pancake lover. And this place did NOT disappoint!!
Michelle F.
Michelle F.
Got in pretty quickly. Only about a 15 minute wait. Lots of staff and service was good. Food was... ok. Lots of variety and a few unusual items on the menu. Worth a try.read more
Gordon S.
Gordon S.
Very busy and that's a good thing....the food and service is why!
Chris L.
Chris L.
Don’t believe the hype. There is nothing unique about the food. The pancakes are no better than... Ihope pancakes. The service was prompt but unfriendly. Waited 30 minutes in line for a mediocre experience.read more
ricardo R.
ricardo R.
I’m not a huge pancake fan, French toast is definitely more of my thing but their pancakes are... a.m.a.z.I.n.g. Husband has the same preference as I and we bought 3 bags of their pancake mix when we left and aren’t sharing it with the kids.Food was good! Worth the wait! Friendly staff and despite the wait and it being busy, food came out in a timely manner.read more
Amanda J.
Amanda J.
Great location in downtown Nashville pancakes was delicious and food was hot excellent customer... service avoidable priceread more
Ronea H.
Ronea H.
A Nashville classic! Great experience and fantastic food!
Abby Sparks D.
Abby Sparks D.
Banana bread pancakes. Road trip worthy awesome food. The workers are very friendly and... proffesional. You have gained a new out of state fan!read more
Adam D.
Adam D.
I am a big breakfast enthusiasts and I had seen a big crowd of people awaiting to have a meal at... this place from next door at Ruby's one of my favorite places to eat, so after looking up there reviews and menu I decided to postpone my trip that night and stayed in Nashville which was a terrible experience! But this place totally made up for it in the morning!! Food was fantastic waiter was great I wish I had remembered his name but I'm terrible remembering names... when I'm in the area again hands down I will repeat!! Keep up the the great service and cooking guys!read more
Ed B.
Ed B.
It’s a Nashville must try kids love the place and want to keep going back service is speedy and... very friendlyread more
nazia A.
nazia A.
I’d give it a.01 star if I could. Maybe Clare was having an off day. Pancakes were good. Eggs not... cooked to order. Way too much pepper in biscuits with gravy. Just left. Cold candied bacon. We interrupted Clare’s meal (3 servers were eating in between dealing with serving). Didn’t leave a tip; it was clear we were an inconvenience. Bummed out. Heard so many good things. We don’t live here; I don’t imagine we would eat there again. That’s $37.78 I’d like back.read more
Kerri M.
Kerri M.
Food was great! Service was on point! Definitely get there early
Robert D.
Robert D.
My go-to breakfast spot in Nashville! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
Chaney J.
Chaney J.
Pancakes were absolutely delicious and the service was friendly and quick.
Marielle R.
Marielle R.
The banana bread pancakes are everything!!! So yummy!!!
Iris G.
Iris G.
Get there early!!! 🥞 Pancakes were perfect!
John C.
John C.
We went early so there was hardly a line for breakfast. There is always a pretty long line to get... in. But the food is delicious. Pancakes fluffy, eggs done perfectly. The staff is friendly. Quick service. I'd definitely go back. Everything was fresh.read more
Paula I. Cirulli, Realtor , CLHMS Guild, CRS, G.
Paula I. Cirulli, Realtor , CLHMS Guild, CRS, G.
The pancakes are amazing but also they sell different food
Paula C.
Paula C.
The food was great and the service was outstanding! Worth the 15 minute wait.
Paige S.
Paige S.
What a gem! The sugar and spice pancakes were so good I did not use syrup!
Julie K.
Julie K.
Can’t wait to return I never knew Nashville had such a gem…. Being from Chicago I get home sick and... long for comfort spots… You guys didn’t disappointread more
Nichole “.
Nichole “.
OMG!!!! I love this place. Best breakfast EVER!!! Visited Nashville from NJ and this place was... highly recommended and it did not disappoint! The line seemed long but it went really fast.read more
Renee P.
Renee P.
We survived the line in great weather. It moved swiftly along at a decent clip.When we sat down... we had a delightful conversation about our travel (we're from NY) and discussed what we saw in Nashville area.Food was delivered quickly and delicious. We had an omelet, swedish cakes, and a kids 3 bear cakes. Each was delicious!Def worth the wait!Be sure to leave a pin on the us map and show where you're from. It's nice to know pancake enjoyment is global!read more
Jay T.
Jay T.
Best breakfast place in Nashville! Great price for what you get. Always so much food, and great... service!read more
Cassidy B.
Cassidy B.
The food was delicious, service outstanding, extensive menu to pick from. Loved it.
ROBERT P.
ROBERT P.
I will first say do not go if your in a hurry. For sure there will be a line out the door. With... that being said the food is Outstanding and worth the wait! The chorizo in my omellete was excellent and the side of country ham had tons of flavor. The Pancakes were excellent as expected but the homemade syrup stole the show! Take the time to make some new friends in line and pick where to shop! The food is worth it!!!read more
Bobby B.
Bobby B.
Wait was not bad. Waitress was great. Food was so-so.
Angela K
Angela K
Great food! Buttermilk pancakes were really good. Waiting staffs were super friendly.
Se-Young J.
Se-Young J.
Horrible take out experience, still waiting on my refund. Eggs were cold, bacon was burnt, and they... forgot my pancakes.read more
Miriam S.
Miriam S.
Worth the wait. Food was really good and I’m glad my friends & I stopped here to eat!
Tracey P.
Tracey P.
Not good for gluten free pancakes. I ordered the pigs in a blanket and asked if it was possible to... get the pancakes GF…it was possible but they shouldn’t offer that as an option. Red flag: you can’t exactly roll GF pancakes because of the lack of structure typically in a buttermilk pancake and therefore it just breaks. No biggy, I got it anyway (not that I had much choice because I was told this after they handed me my food). The chef decided to cook the sausage inside of my pancakes instead…ok cool, except that my pancakes were completely raw in the center. Unacceptable. Add to that, the mix they use does not have a pleasant taste…I’ve had way better tasting GF pancakes, including what I make at home. You might enjoy this place otherwise but it is hyped up too much in my opinion.read more
Zenobia Cousins C.
Zenobia Cousins C.
Worth the wait if you have it like that. Food was great, just took a little over a hour for the... whole experience. Around 20 min in line waiting on a table. Got there about 9:30am, the line did get longer as we ate. So if you time it right and get there early, you won't be disappointed.read more
Jason B.
Jason B.
I got there before the line started forming, so service was prompt and well handled. The food was... delicious, though there was an excessive amount of sugar. Wouldn't recommend it to anybody who is dieting, but maybe it was just the food that I ordered.read more
Tyrson (.
Tyrson (.
Be prepared to wait in a line before you are seated. If you have to park the car get someone out to... wait in the line while you park it 😂. That being said there is a reason there is a line to eat here. My wife order the sweet potato pancakes in the top left. I haven't tried them myself but she said they were amazing. She also had the chocolate sin which is the crepe dish in the bottom left. I tried the raspberry compote on to and had a nice balance of sweet and tangy. I had the omelette with chorizo, pepper jack, mashroom and jalepeno. The veggies were to my taste but that chorizo was some of the tastiest I have had. I also order hash browns fully loaded. Also blew me away as I have not had hash browns like this before. Larger than your standard but cooked so perfectly that it was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Also had blueberry pancakes with my order. Needles to say I had to loosen my belt. Next time it is biscuits and gravy!read more
Pavan P.
Pavan P.
Everything was absolutely the most delicious version of itself. Yum!
TeaWhoa P.
TeaWhoa P.
Food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. Will eat here again. Don't be deterred by the... line out front. It moves fast!read more
Brandon L.
Brandon L.
We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast at The Pancake Pantry! 🥞 Definitely worth waiting in... line IF you are a pancake lover. We enjoyed the sweet potato pancakes, the pantry wrap, the Raspberry Delight rolled cakes, and the Caribbean pancakes. Their pancakes and cinnamon cream syrup are amazing! All were unique and delicious. Service was friendly despite the busyness. Need to get there early so as not to wait in a very long line. A definite must stop in Nashville!read more
Kyle D.
Kyle D.
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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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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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