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

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.
Fantastic service, lovely staff, delicious pancakes will definitely return!
John B.
John B.
Pecan pancakes and cheese grits. Sooo good. But the best was the cinnamon sauce!
Paul S.
Paul S.
Lindsey was our waitress and she was incredible ! She was attentive and sweet. We’ve been to the... Gatlinburg location several times - we are big pancake pantry fans. This location was a lot more modern - different menu. Mimosas! We love to see it.Again, Lindsey was amazing & made our experience a 20/10.read more
Sara N.
Sara N.
I got the banana bread pancakes and they were the best pancakes I’ve ever had! We were in line for... about 20 minutes, so not bad at all!read more
Sonia D.
Sonia D.
Always love my meal here! Great service and the food is great!
Kyle S.
Kyle S.
Good service and atmosphere. Ordered crepes but tried my friends waffles and tasted so good!... Recommend!read more
Jazmine C.
Jazmine C.
Good breakfast joint, waitress was all business, coffee was excellent 🙂 the cinnamon cream to put... on the pancakes is genius! good place to bring the familyread more
Amanda B.
Amanda B.
delicious! and very kind staff. 🙂 will definitely be back again
Alessandra Di R.
Alessandra Di R.
A classic breakfast spot. The food is worth the wait. You line up and you’re seated when you reach... the host stand. The pancakes are fluffy and the maple syrup is sweet.read more
Stephanie C
Stephanie C
The pancakes were good, but it was overrated, considering the long wait to eat here. I had the... sweet potato pancakes which were delicious.read more
Anastasiya G.
Anastasiya G.
I have wanted to eat here for years. I finally got my chance, and it was everything I wanted. I... can't wait to go back. You wont be disappointed.read more
Angel M.
Angel M.
Probably been 16 years since the last time I ate here. Fantastic service and food! Chip was a... great host.read more
Leonard B.
Leonard B.
Iconic! The pancakes and cinnamon syrup were delish. The bacon, egg and cheese sandwich were... wonderful. The potatoes were not crunchy which was my only critique.read more
Patti M.
Patti M.
Food is good. I eat breakfast here like every other morning!
Edward Adusei J.
Edward Adusei J.
Best breakfast place in Nashville!! First visit and for sure won’t be the last.
Whitney D.
Whitney D.
The reviews live up to their name! Food was fabulous….the pancakes…. Wow! Highly recommend!
K.L. E.
K.L. E.
Enjoyed ourselves very much. The service was good along with the food. I realize we went close to... closing (an hour before closing), but there were food crumbs all over the door mat inside the entryway. No one was waiting, and less than 2 tables in restaurant seated, this should have been cleaned up. We were seated by a beverage station that was disastrously unkempt.All in all it was good but not a return place for me.read more
Robyn G.
Robyn G.
A huge thank you to the Pancake House!! At the hospital working for 24 hours, forgot my debit... card, no cash, only checks in hand (doesn't take checks), locked out of google pay for 6 hours for incorrect password... offered to comp my breakfast!!! My first time here and you guys have a customer for life!! Thank you so much!!! Worse night ever turned into a sunny day.read more
Karen P.
Karen P.
Incredible pancakes, great atmosphere and excellent customer service!! Chase was our server, and he... was fantastic!! *highly recommend!read more
Kelly O.
Kelly O.
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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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