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

Get there before 9 and you will get in quick as there is always a substantial line. They have... gluten free buttermilk pancakes which are a pretty choice for my other glutenless homies. The hash browns are great and there is Cholula at every table. Service is always quick and friendly. Gonna get the steak and eggs next time I wanna splurge.read more
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Worst dining experience of my life. Food took forever, and then it was cold. Wish I could do a... chargeback for this disappointing food.read more
SRT
SRT
The Caribbean Pancakes are amazing. The whipped butter makes the pancakes.
Jennifer B.
Jennifer B.
The food is excellent and the service is fantastic.
G R.
G R.
Si buscas un desayuno americano tradicional, deja de buscar, este es tu sitio!
Xavi G.
Xavi G.
Classic Nashville! I love their food 🥰Restaurant is straight out of another era and homey.
Becky M R.
Becky M R.
This was the only place I ate today, and it gave me the worst episode of food poisoning. The food... was fine but I haven’t not been able to keep anything down since…. It’s the worst food poisoning pain I have ever had. I feel so miserable. The host staff was nice and the waitress was rude at first but then was nice after settling us in. Forgot half of our food and we had to ask them to check on it for us. I was so personally excited and was extremely disappointed and now I will not be able to eat anything for the next 24-48 hours.read more
Michelle N.
Michelle N.
The 💣! EVERYTHING was sssoooo good! 1 of the best omelets I ever ate. I was slightly... disappointed with the sweet potato pancakes. I thought they would be more sweet potatoey. Nevertheless, they were still good. Cranberry mimosa to wash it down. 😋read more
T B.
T B.
Pancakes here are delicious! Big and fluffy. Bacon was cooked just right for us, crispy but also... had the soft parts. Waitress was wonderful, thank you Clare. The hostess (Wilmees?) was very rude to my wife when she first came in, she must have zero customer service training. That was the only damper on an otherwise great experience.read more
Johnathan T.
Johnathan T.
Great food !! Fast service !! Ashley was fantastic 👍🏻👍🏻
Wayne’s World - The Dirt D.
Wayne’s World - The Dirt D.
This is the second time eating here while in Nashville and it was as good as the first time. Short... wait in line maybe 10-15 minutes. We went early and it was raining so I am thinking that is the reason. There were three of us and we all had something different. I had the Tennessee ham breakfast, one had the lemon blueberry stack and one had the country ham breakfast. The syrup was warm and delicious along with the cinnamon cream syrup. Our server was great and gave us time to order and helped with the menu. I wanted the ham that I got before but couldn’t remember which one I got so she asked if it was salty and I knew that it was she told me it was the Tn ham. I took half of the ham back with me to the condo and saved it until I got home to eat. Their fried potatoes I recommend getting onions in them. They taste just like fried potatoes with onions that I grew up eating. The pancakes were light as air. Good coffee as well. I’d recommend The Pancake Factory! Hope to be back to eat there.read more
rachel L.
rachel L.
Highly overrated. Food was not tasty at all. I had no idea it was so difficult to scramble eggs... with cheese.read more
Ronald Turner J.
Ronald Turner J.
Good food, good atmosphere, awesome service... Just a lil pricey.
King N.
King N.
Service is great, my food was very good. I had the biscuits with sausage gravy, a side of potatoes... with cheese, bacon, onions and bell pepper added and a side of cheese grits. I couldn’t even finish it all.read more
Patrick
Patrick
Very good food. The best breakfast I've had in a while.
Jeremy M.
Jeremy M.
Excellent restaurant de pancakes américains ! Bons déjeuners, beaucoup de choix et prix... raisonnables. Nous avons très bien mangés et le service est impeccable.read more
Jennifer O.
Jennifer O.
We had an amazing breakfast at Pancake Pantry Hillsboro Village today. Trever, our server was... engaging and welcoming, typical of the Nashville hospitality, food delicious!Thankyou!read more
Jenni C.
Jenni C.
Without a doubt, best breakfast I've had in Nashville..🥚 🥓 🥞
Tom S.
Tom S.
JJ working the door does a phenomenal job getting people in and seated. This man doesn't stop... moving! Smile on his face and when he's not at the door he is assisting the team clear tables. We arrived with a party of 10 (6 kids 4 adults)and everything couldn't have been better. Our server was Lindsey M. She was phenomenal and attentive to every need and was able to get us in and out in a timely fashion. Kids food was brought out first without request which helped keep them in their seats and quiet. Food was hot and nothing had to be sent back. Simple food. Done right. Excellent Service. Thank youread more
Michael K.
Michael K.
The pancakes are delicious! I love the hash browns.
RainbowSunshineKitty
RainbowSunshineKitty
The food wasn't bad but it wasn't anything to write home about. The food at the one in gatlinburg... is way better.read more
Misty T.
Misty T.
So good 😊 very affordable brunch and very good.
Dennis R.
Dennis R.
Fantastic place with great food and service, quickly seating us amid the hustle and bustle and like... a machine running everything out. Everything was supremely delicious from the eggs to the pancakes! Servers were attentive and friendly, keeping the place going through the hubbub! Wait time probably depends on when you get there, but they do their best to make the turn around fast as people leave.read more
Aleksander L.
Aleksander L.
Great experience. Service was great and if course awesome pancakes!
Hunter W.
Hunter W.
I had the avocado toast and it was not good. The avocado was over ripe and the toast was not... toasted. Very disappointing. Also, expect a long lineread more
Doug M.
Doug M.
Biscuits and gravy platter was fantastic and the option to add two pancakes for a few extra bucks... was very appreciated. Coffee was some the best unlimited refill drip coffee I've ever had.We got there at 7am on a Saturday and got in pretty immediately, but by the time we left around 8am the line was around the corner. Go early or go ready for a long wait.read more
Caleb A.
Caleb A.
What a great place for breakfast. Come early and expect a wait - it's worth it!
Jim B.
Jim B.
My friend and I decided to eat here prior to Taylor Swift’s first night in Nashville on the Eras... tour (because it was one of Taylor’s favorite places to eat, of course). We got in line around 11:00 AM, and we were wrapped around to the front of the adjacent buildings. All told, we up waiting about an hour. The w seat you is a little different to most restaurants. As soon as you get to the front of the line, it’s your turn. The line moved pretty quickly considering how many people were there!Once we were seated, it didn’t take long at all to order and get our food. Maybe like 15 minutes tops from the time we sat down to the time we were eating.The food was absolutely worth the wait. I’ve never had pancakes this good. So fluffy and fresh! The syrup was warm, the eggs were cooked perfectly…it was all delicious. And as if that wasn’t enough, the staff were all so kind and helpful, even though it was super busy.I would absolutely recommend this place for a delicious meal and good ol’ Southern hospitality. I hope to return to Nashville again in the future, and I’ll definitely be back!read more
Sarah Beth C.
Sarah Beth C.
Sean did an excellent job serving us! We were here for the Taylor Swift concert, so the restaurant... was packed with a line down the block, and Sean was lightning fast, polite and attentive!read more
Caroline S.
Caroline S.
Got country ham and sweet potato pancakes. Home run!
Ocklawahaboy R.
Ocklawahaboy R.
The pancakes were good as always. I also had a Swiss cheese omelette, would've been better if it... were hot and actually resembled an omelette. Could've been worse.read more
Kelly S.
Kelly S.
Had breakfast there today I think the steak was way over priced. Generally the food was OK the... pancakes were little dry but other than that the food was OKread more
Michael H.
Michael H.
We came here because we read it was “so good” and because Blake lively ate here once lol, honestly... there’s much better places out here for restaurants. We didn’t wait in line but it’s not worth waiting in a long line if you have too. The food is very basic, I know they are know for their pancakes but I’ve had better, they were very drying. Sad to say this place is a hard pass. People probably like it because it’s been there for awhile and it’s a staple, but trust there’s better places in Nashville for breakfast. I guess come here to say you came here.read more
Jazmin S.
Jazmin S.
We came here and both had the pancakes which were absolutely amazing! Our server Shawn was so... lovely and all of the staff were so welcoming, we’ll be back before we go home to Dublin!read more
Rebekah M.
Rebekah M.
The wait time is great compared to many other bunch places in the city. The pancakes are fluffy and... the sugar bacon is the best!!!! I have tried savory and sweets at this place and I have to say they are all good.I also love the brûlée grapefruit, what a creative fusion! However, my only surprise was the hash brown. They aren’t really hash browns they are just cubed potatoes.read more
Yilin L.
Yilin L.
happy i drove by today and saw there was No line! try the chroizo quesdilla !
Jon C.
Jon C.
ambiente ampio, ma coda per entrare; cibo ottimo ma stra-abbondante (almeno per noi italiani) e... prezzi... beh..piuttosto alti (e soprattutto molto diversi da quanto esposto nel menu appeso all'ingresso. Es. "Tennessee country ham": 17$ vs 7,50$ esposto all'ingresso)read more
Lucina B.
Lucina B.
Loved this place. Friendliest servers in all of Nashville. The most courteous and polite I have... seen here. Like Arnold says, I'll be back.read more
Al B.
Al B.
1st time here. In town visiting & a lady on the plane recommended this place. Soon as we touched... down, this was our 1st stop. It was a bit of a line, so we did to-go & ate on their patio 🤗read more
D L.
D L.
Kinda pricy but a super fun place to grab a bite close to Nashville. The food is great
Leah A.
Leah A.
This place was amazing! Not only was the food delicious, but the service was great, and their... prices are surprisingly cheap for Nashville! The only negative is that this restaurant always has a long wait time, but it’s worth it. These raspberry chocolate crepes were HEAVENLY 🤤read more
Brooke F.
Brooke F.
The banana bread pancakes were amazing. My time in line was about 20 minutes (at about noon on a... Tuesday). The wait staff is so busy trying to hurry people through that they don't really listen or make you feel welcome. It's very noisy, so not a great place for conversations, but maybe that is the design so they can turn around tables quickly. I will go back for the food because I know what to expect. If I'm meeting friends, I go somewhere else.read more
Catherine Harvill H.
Catherine Harvill H.
My favorite food bar none is pancakes and these were the bomb. Try the cinnamon cream in your... coffee; the cinnamon is not overbearing & it smooths out the flavor. Our server, Chase, was superb! He was attentive, efficient & friendly. The line moved pretty quickly at 10:00 am. We expected to wait way more than 15 minutes. A much longer wait would still have been worth it.read more
Nancy J.
Nancy J.
Sarah was our awesome server! Our group all tried the avocado toast, so yummy. Try the brunch... flight too! The line for a table goes so fast. Outdoor seating too, great spot.read more
Kimberly P.
Kimberly P.
The only thing better than the food was the service. Southern hospitality at its best.
sam P.
sam P.
Really good pancakes but kind of rude staff and inedibly salty ham
Hali R.
Hali R.
I normally don't comment on restaurants when I've had a bad experience, but initially I seen this... place on christleys know best, being new to Nashville and passing it everyday to work I thought I'd give it a try. I was so disappointed. The more states I visit and go to restaurants with high stars and lots of reviews it's got me wondering who are these people ? I paid almost $70 for 2 people to eat. I got steak and eggs, it was a t-bone steak and had absolutely no flavor! I've cooked a t-bone steak over a fire before and had no idea what I was doing and it tasted way better than what I was served. The eggs weren't scrambled they were runny looking, I cannot for the life of me understand why restaurants use Square orange kraft cheese on top of people food ,That is disgusting!! The candied bacon was hard and stale for $12, the serving was like 3 pieces. The pancakes were so basic and had no flavor. Ive had better food at ihop and waffle house ! overall it was crowded, loud and overpriced. I would never go back!read more
Rheannon S.
Rheannon S.
For some of the absolute best pancakes that you will ever have, the Pancake Pantry is the place to... go! Chase was our server and he was attentive and informative, and very friendly. Definitely ask for him! The atmosphere was very comfortable. I askednfor my eggs to be cooked basted and they came out perfect. I had the blueberry pancakes and they were 100! My wife had the banana bread pancakes and they were equally fantastic. The coffee was excellent. All of the food came out hot and perfect and the same for the endless cup of coffee. If you do not go here for breakfast you are cheating yourself. I cannot wait to go back. A MUST GO TO PLACE!!!!read more
Parris G.
Parris G.
Shannon was an excellent host. Very friendly and helpful we loved her service.
A D.
A D.
It's alright. The pancakes are fine, the ham was overly salty and the coffee was ok.
Atticus P.
Atticus P.
Food is great and service is top notch. Might have to wait but it is well worth the wait. You... will leave with a full stomach and a smile on your face.read more
richard H.
richard H.
OMG! It was fantastic! Go get the Carrot Cake Pancakes before they are go at the end of April.... Everything the family ordered was good. Not sure you can go wrong. Be patient, the line moves relatively quickly.read more
Jason G.
Jason G.
Cold pancakes, broken eqq ,pancakes average at best.
Terry S.
Terry S.
No pure maple syrup. Only ones with. Fructose, corn syrup
Marian L.
Marian L.
If you are lactose intolerant you need to avoid this place at all costs, I told my waitress... specifically three times that I cannot consume any butter and yet the kitchen prepared by waffle with a ton of butter and put a heaping scoop underneath the waffle and I did not notice until I hit the middle and saw all the butter, I had to run to the bathroom and because of their negligence I vomited 4 times in my half-hour stay. I will never be going back for your own safety others with lactose intolerance please avoidread more
Rachel L.
Rachel L.
Meh… I don’t get the hype around this place.Even with a long line we were seated fairly quickly... which was great. But once we got inside it was a completely less than average experience. The service was bland, the food was bland, the atmosphere was bland. And we ordered a wide variety of food to “experience” and it was all just “ok”. I even asked my waitress a question on the menu and her reply was “I’m sorry I’m not very helpful”. Well… ok then. We’re in town visiting and I saw all the wonderful reviews and thought it would be great to try.. maybe just an off day but, again, I don’t get the hype.read more
K C
K C
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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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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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