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

Five star for the food and the authentic ingredients, the coffee was SUPERB! however the older... white lady server sucked didn’t give me no straws had to ask another server for straws she never came back to ask me for coffee until I asked for a refill from another server I don’t know what her issue was , it started off good but she didn’t keep the same energy she started off with In the beginning . The food is so goood. it’s definitely worth going back for I’m done speaking peace ✌🏿read more
Rick B.
Rick B.
Blueberry pancakes were perfect. Warm syrup on the table too.
B M.
B M.
Buttermilk pancakes so good. Reminds of what IHOP use to be. Real butter and warm syrup make all... the difference.read more
LaQuita
LaQuita
I know this is on a lot of tourism lists of where to go when you visit Nashville, but I live here... and I love it!read more
Sparkie M.
Sparkie M.
They serve some seriously awesome sauce here. Two homemade syrups, an impeccable batter recipe, and... quite fast service on a Wednesday morning - we made it in and out in 30 minutes, perfect timing for catching a flight. Servers are kind and seem to be enjoying work 😁read more
Jake C.
Jake C.
Their Avocado Toast is like a religious experience. Just… immaculate. 1000/10.
Natasha R.
Natasha R.
We waited in the snow to get in. It was worth it. The food and service were excellent.
Crystal S.
Crystal S.
Must try when visiting! Food and service were superb!!!
Ronnetta G.
Ronnetta G.
Just how I remembered it - good food, good service and a low-key atmosphere. There was a wait... (naturally) but the line moved quickly. Inside, the place is full of tables and booths but not enough to make it feel cramped. If you're not a big eater and planning to order the pancakes, I recommend splitting an order. They are delicious, but very filling!read more
Kim C
Kim C
We went there before 8 AM and got a table right away. Any time after 8 I would say there's a weight... and a line out the door. We enjoyed the pancakes. The hash browns really are just diced up potatoes. Nothing fancy. I enjoyed the small appetite plate which included 4 small pancakes, a protein, and an egg. Just the right amount of food for me.read more
Nan R.
Nan R.
Good food but be ready for a wait if you hit the breakfast rushHad a horrible server 😕
O “Reviewer T.
O “Reviewer T.
Come early on a weekday, and you'll get a spot. The homemade chorizo is excellent.
Beecat
Beecat
You may have to wait in line a bit. But once you get inside. The servers take care of you quickly.... Your food is there before you know it. It is delicious.read more
Cynthia K.
Cynthia K.
Apple walnut pancakes are delicious. All the food here is very good
Katie G.
Katie G.
Absolutely insane to charge an automatic 24% take-out fee. If you are offering an item for $x, I... expect to pay that and make the exchange. Will never order here again.read more
anony M.
anony M.
The breakfast was fantastic!! My sister and I came here for my birthday and the crepes were... amazing. I also ordered the stacked Lagniappe as my first drink since turning 21, and it was SO GOOD!! It was pretty busy when we got there but the staff was kind and very attentive to all the tables!read more
Camille M.
Camille M.
Great food, great service and the mural in the waiting area is so cute. I have family that lives in... TN, so this is definitely a staple visit.read more
Haylee D
Haylee D
The food and service was amazing 👏 🙌🏾 😍 God Bless the staff... 🙏🏾read more
Jamica J.
Jamica J.
Amazing service and better than usual pancakes! Everything was perfectly done but we had to wait... outside for a long time.read more
Jenny B.
Jenny B.
My wife and I wanted to try the breakfast at this place. There is always a line outside. Well we... stood in the line. The food was not bad, but Maybe it was what I ordered. I suggest reviewing the menu prior to going.read more
William Davenport M.
William Davenport M.
They charge a 24 percent service fee without telling you. I don't care how good or bad the food... is. It's outrageousread more
Lo H.
Lo H.
Called to check the place was opened, it was my wife birthday, they confirmed to me it was going to... be opened, when we got there, it was closed..read more
enrique G.
enrique G.
When you're in the Nashville, you MUST visit the Pancake Pantry !! The food is sooo good, worth the... wait for sure. It does not disappoint! The Coffee is good too.read more
Tara W.
Tara W.
Overall, mediocre.I've live in Nashville for coming up on 20 years. I've always wondered what the... line to get in was all about. Apparently it's just hype.We tried 3 vatieties of pancakes, hashbrowns, and took home some cake rolls. I'm thoroughly unimpressed.The apple syrup in particular was disgusting. Just foul.I was surprised that even the ambiance is basic and unremarkable.Definitely won't be back. Not worth the wait.read more
Indie P.
Indie P.
Quaint little breakfast place in Nashville. Great pancakes and friendly staff.
Clayton L.
Clayton L.
If you are ever in Nashville, you have to go here at least once! People wait in line in snow and... rain to eat here for a reason. It's hard to explain- the atmosphere of the place is the best part, and the food is better than what you'd get at Cracker Barrel. Memories of eating here still warm my heart even after living in Alaska for years. I hope and pray that they survive the pandemic.read more
Jay J.
Jay J.
the food could of been flavorful and we could of had an nicer waitress
Mariep0 j88iuiokpp P.
Mariep0 j88iuiokpp P.
Restaurant opened 15 minutes late which isn’t a huge deal but annoying and not a great first... impression.Pancakes with their house made syrup was amazing.read more
David D.
David D.
Finally came back and ate here. I had family that never would go with me when I lived in Nashville.... Pancake panty has been around since 1961 I think… all my friends at the time were too snooty to go eat here when I was younger. I guess it was not fashionable enough for them at the time. I have no makeup on in the pick (sorry y’all)). Food was amazing. I usually get eggs, sausage and pancakes and have a big breakfast when I eat out.read more
Lauren N.
Lauren N.
First time coming here while we visited Nashville. Love their simple, but customizable menu and... kids options too. Good coffee, great service. It’s in an nice, walkable area and close to other shops too.read more
Chelsea F.
Chelsea F.
Good but definitely overrated. Go before 8am to avoid waiting for too long.
Hannah S.
Hannah S.
The service was great but the food was not. I ordered steak and eggs and the steak was very tuff... the eggs were dry (over cooked) and the home fried potatoes had no seasoning. I had always heard about The Pancake Pantry and how good the food was but I was not impressed on this day.read more
Audrey Q.
Audrey Q.
The Host was amazing and the food was excellent. Great value for the price as well.
T2thaR
T2thaR
Excellent service and food from a long-standing Nashville restaurant.
David R.
David R.
Club sandwich was divine! As well as our server Kiki ❤️ (Management give them a... raise) The sandwich was well blended & smooth- can’t put it into any other words.Restrooms were clean & has hands free towel & soap dispenser.read more
Chaney L.
Chaney L.
Not as nice as the location in Gatlinburg but still a decent place to eat. The cons to this... establishment were paid parking, tight seating, and lack of decor/ambience. The pros were excellently sized portions, decent prices, short waiting time to be seated, and good service.read more
Elize R.
Elize R.
If you want breakfast, no need to go anywhere else.
Scott G.
Scott G.
Breakfast was excellent, I chose the tried and true; eggs, sausage and pancakes. It was all very... good, service was fast and friendly despite being busy. Only hitch in the experience was I wanted to purchase some of the Cinamon Cream, which is amazing by the way, but there was nobody at the checkout station. I stood there, made eye contact with many members of the staff but not once was acknowledged, finally after roughly 5 to 10 minutes I asked somebody if I could purchase something and the girl that I asked went and got somebody else to ring me up. Totally understandable to be busy but a little, "we'll be right with you" goes a long way.read more
the Real R.
the Real R.
Worth the wait (line moves moderately quickly). Great variety of tasty pancakes.
Dan S.
Dan S.
Loved it. JJ was host - friendly and clearly knows what he is doing. Erin, our server, was... friendly and efficient. Food was great.read more
Rick H.
Rick H.
The place was amazing, great fast service, got you in the door very quickly.. but the s’more... pancake was so sweet I could hardly eat it.The coffee was really good, the sugared ham amazing and their crepes light and fluffy. A great place to eat!read more
Kent & Amy B.
Kent & Amy B.
There was a line going out the door and about a 20 minute wait but it was well worth it. Breakfast... is delicious!read more
Victoria H.
Victoria H.
This wouldn't be my first choice for a good tasty brunch but the service staff was courteous and... friendly if I wanted to write a fair review.I wish food was better it would have been an excellent place.read more
Ibrahim D.
Ibrahim 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!

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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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.

Click to Apply

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