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

Love it here. Everyone should try. It is a touristic place, but locals love it. Try the Medley,... scrumptions!read more
Sheyla L.
Sheyla L.
A little late getting this review posted. This was our last day in the Nashville area back at the... beginning of June. The line to get in was not as bad as all of the other days we saw. Only about a 15 minute wait. Once seated, we had to wait a little bit as this place was jumping as staff was busy with many tables. Once our order was placed, our food arrived about 10 minutes. Food was amazing.read more
K K
K K
20 min wait to get in. Server was excellent! And the food was great, even to my picky NJ diner food... standards. I got the hash browns and the three little pigs omelette and enjoyed them greatly. The pancakes are a delight, too.read more
Thomas L.
Thomas L.
Owen was a great waiter with amazing people skills. I absolutely loved my peanut butter chocolate... chip pancakes with 2 eggs. Portions are great! The freshly squeezed orange juice is a must get!read more
Linda H.
Linda H.
Great food and service. There in the middle of the day, so few diners present. Easy in and easy... out. Will definitely go back when in Nashvilleread more
Joellen H.
Joellen H.
Solid place for a good pancake and a reasonable price. There are several flavors to choose from.... Not the best pancake I’ve had, but good food and service.read more
Andrea Devenuto H.
Andrea Devenuto H.
I try and take my parents every time they are in town. The old school breakfast vibe and fresh food... is amazing! The pancakes are always the star of the meal and my mom loves the coffee and omelettes! Definitely try this place and you will always come back frequently!read more
Trina T.
Trina T.
Great stop for these out of towners. Diner style breakfast that arrives quickly with healthy... portions. No one was disappointed with the food or quality. We timed our arrival just right, and the line started wrapping around the building. There is often a line, but it moves very fast.read more
malcolm C.
malcolm C.
Best pancakes, we have ever had. The syrup was warm. I tried the cold cinnamon cream for pancakes.... It was delicious. I need this cream for pancakes at home. Portion sizes are very generous. The service is excellent. The food arrived at our table fast, hot and fresh. The staff treats you well. Our server was excellent.read more
Carolyn D.
Carolyn D.
Great selection of pancakes, friendly and efficient service.
Bryan K.
Bryan K.
Literally some of the best breakfast we’ve ever had. Hash browns fried in bacon grease AND cinnamon... cream for pancakes?! Say less. Everything was delicious and our food came out hot and fresh almost as soon as the order was put in. In and out or great place to stay awhile.read more
Bethany M.
Bethany M.
Food was good. Prices were good and the service was good.
David S.
David S.
The food is amazing, it wasn’t very busy and the waiter was courteous. I ordered the blueberry... pancakes, and the eggs with biscuits a gravy. Eggs were made just the way I like em, pancakes were full of blueberries and fluffy. They were not too sweet which is a plus, especially with the cinnamon syrup added on to it. The sausage had a nice spicy flavor to it plus it was thick! The biscuits and gravy tasted freshly made oh and I forgot to mention the orange juice is freshly made as well! Overall excellent experience. Only thing I didn’t like has nothing to do with the place, more like the volume of conversations. I know it’s just me but I wish it was a bit more quiet.read more
Arturo S.
Arturo S.
I love this place. We managed to get in without a wait and I had the biscuit and gravy. The biscuit... was denser than most but the flavors and crisp edges were good. Gravy was great.read more
Daniel D
Daniel D
Make sure you go on a weekday. Very long waits on the weekend.Pancakes are incredible. Too many... to describe. You can't choose wrong.read more
Robert S.
Robert S.
Went for the first time with a friend when they opened at 6am. The greeting and service was top... notch. We split a couple menu items which were definitely sharable. It's on the top of my list to visit againread more
Derrick J.
Derrick J.
Great food, serve was good. We ate outside. Can't wait to come back.
Cindy B.
Cindy B.
Most importantly, if you are impatient: the waiting line moves very fast. The pancakes are as... excellent as expected. The fresh orange juice is highly recommended. We tried the candy bacon. It is an interesting combination if you’ve never tasted that before. Definitely the perfect place if you love pancakes.read more
SFD68
SFD68
I thoroughly enjoyed my brunch! The egg croissant was so delicious. And Michael H. Gave great... southern hospitality andread more
Janna H.
Janna H.
Delicious pancakes, French toast, eggs! Excellent service—were able to split our check 5 ways! Will... go back at our next visit to Nashville.read more
CJ P.
CJ P.
Great food. For lunch or breakfast. Service is terrific. Usually a line so prepare for a bit of... a wait.read more
Kim L.
Kim L.
Stopped in at noon on the way to BNA with a party of six. Great food all around.
Midwest B.
Midwest B.
Best pancakes, period. We also ordered the egg white omelette with spinach and turkey breast. The... downfall, processed turkey. Not fresh turkey.read more
William D.
William D.
Wonderful atmosphere and food. Most definitely a great breakfast place!!
Shonda P.
Shonda P.
It must be good if the line is down the street! Luckily, the wait wasn't long and I enjoyed every... bite! Would definitely go again!read more
Lena H.
Lena H.
This place is worth the hype! It is worth the wait! The food is amazing! The pancakes to me are... like no others! Friendly, helpful staff also. I will be back for sure! We actually had to go twice in the last couple of days because it was so good.read more
Lane P.
Lane P.
Un lugar super tradicional, el personal amable; te ayuda sino entiendes el menú. Me encantó la... comida y el ambiente del lugar.read more
Rikardo L.
Rikardo L.
Some of the best pancakes I've ever had. Highly recommend cinnamon roll. Mimosas were good also!
Ashley T.
Ashley T.
Not allergen friendly! My mother and I are both allergic to gluten. The pancakes were GF, but must... have been cross-contamination. Both of us were sick on the way homeread more
Bebe
Bebe
Favorite breakfast spot in Nashville, we try to go here every time we’re in town. My go to is the... Sweet potato pancakes and or the Grill cooks medley. Everything I’ve tried is good, even the most recent time I went the special was pistachio pancakes and that was delicious.read more
Rafe B.
Rafe B.
They Make delicious bancake greet service And nice place 😁
Hmeed M.
Hmeed M.
Blueberry pancakes with 4 blueberries in total. It's a bit disappointing. The service was great, as... were the banana pancakes.Eggs, sausage, and hashbrowns were OK.read more
Dane G.
Dane G.
Yummy food and quick service (once you’re inside).The wait in line was about 20 minutes midday... Saturday, but once we got inside we were immediately attended to. Our server was super friendly and we got our food very shortly after ordering.I ordered the build your own omelet with two chocolate chip pancakes. The omelet was very good, however they don’t actually cook the toppings into it (I liked it like this though hahah)! The chocolate chip pancakes were AMAZING and the syrup was soooo good!I would definitely recommend this place if you’re in the area! Just account for a short wait in line to get inside!read more
Kambria L.
Kambria L.
How does this place only rate 4.5? Great service, ridiculously great pancakes! Our server, Lindsay... was great. Highly recommended place for an occasional treat.read more
Vic H.
Vic H.
Hot Tasty Pancakes , biscuits and Gravy , fresh Coffee ! Great Recommendations by Server !
A. F.
A. F.
Pancakes were tasty, but the service was even better. I got the banana bread pancakes and they just... tasted like pecan pancakes, no banana flavour at all so I was a little disappointed. Seth was our server and he was amazing!read more
Cait T (.
Cait T (.
I only go here about 1 x every 2 or 3 yrs. Every time I go the staff is nice, food is good and... atmosphere is nice. Parking g is sometime a challenge and sometimes there is a line.read more
angelo I.
angelo I.
Best Pancakes ever, they have a taste that you crave after trying them for the first time!
Bobbi M.
Bobbi M.
The breakfast blueberry pancakes were overall fantastic, including the orange juice drink when... placing your food at the tables. The waitresses offer great welcoming service. Came on May 4th, 2024. Very good environment to enjoy and eatread more
TONY _.
TONY _.
Food Great! Food always hot, fresh, and delicious. I love this place, have been coming here for a... long time. Service is always spot on they never miss a beat.read more
Billy P.
Billy P.
blueberry pancake is all you need to know! Great place.
Geoffrey W.
Geoffrey W.
Really neat local spot with breakfast staples. So this cinnamon cream stuff for the... pancakes......holy mammasita! Very good! Decent coffee. Good service. Food is amazing. The wait apparently gets nuts but was ok on a Thursday am.read more
Scott B.
Scott B.
Good breakfast!! This is a must try in Nashville.
Steve
Steve
Amazing how fast the line went and loved that I could do 1/2&1/2. Tried 2 types of fantastic... pancakes. The sweet potato are the 💣.read more
sherri J.
sherri J.
A “must do” when you are in Nashville. The line moves fast but I promise it’s worth the wait!!!
Robert S.
Robert S.
Too much good food to even suggest something. Definitely go during the week for a shorter line. You... will not be disappointed!read more
Richard H.
Richard H.
Food was good. Drinks were better!! Best breakfast drink I've ever had.
Brian D
Brian D
The breakfast place in Nashville! They do Nashville proud
Glenn O.
Glenn O.
Breakfast was really good. I ordered to much but took leftovers home. Had a orange Creamsicle... drink......was delicious! Our server was really awesome!! Food was good but now a days everything is over pricedread more
Dianne K.
Dianne K.
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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.
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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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