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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!

Customer Reviews

Delicious!! Long lines BUT they move rather quickly. Great service
Rebecca -Becky M.
Rebecca -Becky M.
OMG, delicious!!! Long line, moved quickly. You have to try it if you're near there. Friendly... service. Really, really good.read more
Rebecca M.
Rebecca M.
When you go to a place called "The Pancake Pantry", you have to order the pancakes. Not only are... these pancakes THE BEST pancakes I've ever had, the Cinnamon Cream syrup is the star of the show! It turns your pancakes into cinnamon rolls. Amazing!No reservations, you need to wait in line and the turnover is super fast. The wait staff is running the entire time.The Pancake Pantry is a new local favorite! Can't wait to go back!read more
Brian L.
Brian L.
My belly is satisfied! I'm so full walking out of this restaurant.
Kaung Htet S.
Kaung Htet S.
The line was intimidating but the sign saying the wait isn't usually more than 20 minutes was... right! Also worth the wait! The service was excellent. Very friendly, attentive, and great recommendations on putting the cinnamon syrup in our coffees! Everyone said their food was outstanding!read more
Jacqueline T.
Jacqueline T.
Great breakfast. If there's a long line, don't worry it moves fast.
Coach C.
Coach C.
Delicious! The sweet potato pancakes are amazing. The candied bacon is crispy, chewy, sweet and... salty. My only complaint is that it’s $12 for a few little pieces, but it is delicious. The biscuits are fluffy yet hearty and the coffee hits the spot. The service is fast and efficient. Great spot!read more
Corey G.
Corey G.
I don't leave reviews usually. But this place is definitely the best place around for breakfast in... your in the area.read more
True A.
True A.
Pretty good breakfast near Vanderbilt but nothing special. Obviously get the pancakes but all food... is good. However, I wouldn’t wait in the super long line that forms every weekend.read more
Daniel L.
Daniel L.
The only good thing about this place was our waitress who happened to be very nice. I had the... Georgia Peach rolls and those were great flavor wise but they were ice cold, my hash browns were cold and hard, and my grits were insanely disgusting. And the staff was absolutely nasty as well. They were handling silverware with their bare hands, and touching the part that you eat off of to package them for patrons to use. And me and my friends witnessed them use the heating lamp that is only supposed to be used to temporarily keep food warm, to try to get food that was clearly freezing cold (from being left out too long) “warm enough” to serve to the customers. I definitely won’t be coming back.read more
Kynnedi J.
Kynnedi J.
Service was good & food was good just a little to pricey! That's why I only gave it a 4
Vickie H.
Vickie H.
This place had decent food, but it was pretty packed and the service was bad. The line was out the... door and around the corner. Not a huge deal. Probably waited about 35-40 minutes. Once inside, we were seated pretty quickly (family of 4). The waitress came over in a reasonable amount of time and then the food was delivered to our table in a reasonable amount of time as well. We were missing things from our order and I ended up asking 3 separate times for the items they had left out. Also didn't get any refills on coffee or water until the very end when I finally got the waitress's attention.All in all, I'd say this place is fine and maybe they just had an off day. I definitely don't understand why the demand is so high that a line would be out the door though. I think this place just gets too much hype for what it really is.read more
Brandon H.
Brandon H.
Great food and portions- waitress was not the happiest
Lisa H.
Lisa H.
There's no reservations or call ahead seating, but this place is definitely worth the wait! The... biscuits and gravy and pigs in a blanket were delicious. But the real star was the banana bread pancakes!read more
Samantha C.
Samantha C.
Had an amazing experience! Our server Lindsey was so friendly, helpful, and attentive! She made... the experience *even* better! She gave us suggestions that were on point and the food was absolutely delicious!read more
E W.
E W.
I LOVED IT! I can't wait to go back. I LOVED THEIR FRENCH TOAST AKA EGGY TOAST
JOY Y.
JOY Y.
Seems like the best places have a line. But it moves fast & is absolutely worth it. Great food. ... Fast, friendly service. Reasonable prices. You really must try for outstanding breakfast fare.read more
Dan H.
Dan H.
OMG I cannot say enough great things about this place! The food is over the top! Portions are very... filling and the atmosphere was fun!read more
Vet S.
Vet S.
I got pancakes and very dry wasn’t for blueberry sauce and butter wouldn’t be eatable.and sausage... overcooked. The French toast my boyfriend got was also very dry. Read reviews and very disappointed.read more
Joyce R.
Joyce R.
Could not believe that the wisdom of the masses could steer us this wrong. Motel 6 continental... breakfast.read more
felix C.
felix C.
Had a great experience with my friend while visiting today. Our server (Kaylee) was so sweet and... kept checking on us to make sure we had a great experience. We are new to Nashville so we asked for recommendations and even though it’s her first week at this place she recommended a few spots on the block. The carribean pancakes were amazing! Would recommend to anyone stopping by to Nashville to visit.read more
Patricia M.
Patricia M.
I can't say enough how much we loved the Pancake Pantry in Hillsboro Village. Great location, fun... to walk around after you eat. We were seated quick, our server was very friendly and timely, every bit of our food was amazing! Best pancakes I have ever had! They also brought me a free pancake for my birthday with a candle which was an excellent touch. Only way it could have been better was if they served mimosas.read more
Tasha S.
Tasha S.
This staple of Nashville is absolutely worth it. Delicious pancakes and diner food at an incredibly... reasonable price make minor wait times worth it.Order: Banana Bread and Tropical pancakesAbout: $28I’m not really sure this place needs any more reviews (LoL) so I’ll try and keep this really simple. Pancake pantry is your diner experience but with actually good food. The line might seem long but they use it as their waiting list so even when it’s a little overboard it’s still only about a 30 minute wait.The menu options are what you’d expect from a diner and I would recommend you land on their pancakes, I mean it is in the name after all. I’ve never had pancakes there I disliked but I do think our favorite has always been the Caribbean pancake stack.It’s good food, at a pretty reasonable price, and overall the weight really isn’t bad.read more
Mylon P.
Mylon P.
Long line but worth the wait. Great pancakes and I loved the biscuits. Hot chocolate was tasty.... Host said weekends are extremely busy. We went on a Thursday but local colleges were moving in so it was busy.read more
Naomi L.
Naomi L.
Service was friendly and the food was pretty good. It was a fine experience.
Matt P.
Matt P.
It was good. The cheesy grits were ok not that flavorful but the pancakes were bomb!!! I had the... banana bread pancakes with their creamed cinnamon syrup and it was delicious! Service was not that great. Our server kept ignoring my husband and they won't seat you unless your entire party os there. It was only 3 of us and my hubby was parking the car. I'm only giving 3 stars because of how good the pancakes were.read more
Gladys M.
Gladys M.
Customer service was horrible. They would not seat us unless our entire party was there. There was... only three of us and I was parking the car. You have to pay for parking by the way. I asked for soda three times, did not come until after the meal was served. Waitress ignored us when trying to get her attention. First time in Nashville I felt discriminated against. Over priced food. I was just visiting Nashville, but this place was not Latino friendly. I will say the banana nut pancakes were very good. The sausages are Jimmy Dean's so nothing special. We should have gone to IHOP or Denny's for the price. The big thing for me was how we were treated.read more
Santiago M.
Santiago M.
Ok. This place was ok, but compared to the Pancake Pantry downtown this place sucks! If you have... a few more minutes, goto the one downtown. The wait staff is much more pleasant and the food was hot when it came out to the table. Also either they have a slightly different menu or the way they prepare the food is not nearly the same. The salsa at the downtown location is AMAZING. The one bright spot was the man who greeted us and sat us upon arrival.read more
cassie T.
cassie T.
I know this place is extremely popular but it just doesn't hit the mark for me personally. That... being said my kids LOVE it. Choc chip bears ftw.read more
Keri R.
Keri R.
The wait was a bit long but the line does move. There's seating inside and out. If you want to eat... outside you'll need to go inside and let them know.Breakfast was coffee banana pecan pancakes one scrambled egg and it was delicious!read more
Sol “Sunshine” H.
Sol “Sunshine” H.
Busy means popular place but delicious food, friendly staff, spacious seating
Lloyd Thomas H.
Lloyd Thomas H.
First time there without a wait. Good everything as usual
Thomas L.
Thomas L.
This place is amazing! Their pancakes are awesome, and they have really nice staff
Half_Heart_Games
Half_Heart_Games
I've been here at least 3 times and every time it's been a great experience. Great pancakes and... syrup. Friendly service.read more
Andrew B.
Andrew B.
Ironically, went to the location in downtown at 7am. Wonderful. Traveling with a group of people... and ended up at the Hillsboro location. The man that was seating people was beyond rude...to 2 ladies w. Kids in strollers...running them all of the place for no reason....we sat witnessing this until we couldn't any longer...finally we challenged this "Richard, Manager...not manager, gestpo".... and we got tossed. LOL. Your nice restaurants don't need this guy at the helm. Maybe too much pressure....But, rude, ignorant and unkind....never floats.read more
Reddington on the R.
Reddington on the R.
Amazing little store with many different types of pancakes and crepes!
Justin S.
Justin S.
This place is a good place to have breakfast give your self a little time as there is a line when u... arrive the staff is very friendly and the food is very good 👍, I had grilled cooks medley eggs and the Georgia peach rolled cakesread more
Hoppychulo101
Hoppychulo101
Good pancakesGood sausageGood hash brownsOk coffeeGood service
Eric H.
Eric H.
Great food! Great service! Greet atmosphere. We were in line less than 30 minutes. Don’t let the... line scare you awayread more
Jamie B.
Jamie B.
This place does not even deserve 1 star. They are extremely impolite, squeezing 7 people together... in a table for 4, refusing to add a chair for one more person even though there is a vacant table for 8 where everyone could easily sit. Ruby Sunshine right across the street is way better!read more
Nina Marie S.
Nina Marie S.
Service and food really good! Got pancake mix and syrup for home!
Pamela M.
Pamela M.
Love this place! My guy Jay is awesome! Pancakes always on point! The wait is long but its ok the... pancakes are worth it.read more
J J
J J
Always a treat. Best pancakes and excellent service.
Adria K.
Adria K.
Fast, great service, amazing food! Had the eggs and sausage with a hashbrowns add on, delicious!
Jason H.
Jason H.
Very good. The Caribbean pancakes were tasty. The cinnamon sauce is delicious. The plain... hashbrowns are just that. Plain. No flavor, but you can add veggies to them when you order. Biscuits and gravy were good. Not omg delicious, but good. Food was served in a timely manner. Would recommend.read more
Mindy
Mindy
Very disappointing experience for this to be a Nashville staple dining location. We dined on a... Monday afternoon at 1:30pm. Order plain pancakes $8 each , candied bacon $12, sausage links $2.50, and grits $3.50/$4. The total was $40 with tax. Kinda pricy for basic breakfast items. Nothing was fresh except the grits. I even told the server is was not a good experience and she just apologized and continued to charge us full price. A good server would have offered a discount of at least 20% off minimum. We will not be back or recommend for others to try.read more
Brandon M.
Brandon M.
Friendly service. And pretty quick with our food. It was so delicious !!! Worth the wait.
WenDee T.
WenDee T.
I have mixed emotions with this place. This restaurant is not set up for great customer service. ... The wait staff act like they are constantly perturbed and overworked. The friendliness, if you can call it that, comes across as fake. In regards to the food, it is Delicious!! That is why I give this place 3 stars. The food is what saves the experience here!read more
Rachel A
Rachel A
These crepe pancakes were delicious and the bacon was amazing! The hash browns were a pleasant... surprise as well. Don’t be worried if you see a line outside. It’s normal and never a extremely long wait to get seated. Enjoy!read more
Walter Lee I.
Walter Lee I.
Pancakes and eggs were good; turkey sausage not so much. Sad because everyone does not eat pork.... For the price...read more
Leslee H.
Leslee H.
So. Freaking. Tasty. My family and I went here on two different days at odd times so we didn't have... to wait in line. The first time I got the French toast and it was really tasty. A bit more crispy than I usually associate french toast with but it worked. Today I got the chocolate sin and oh my god it was delicious. Raspberry + chocolate is a great combo and crepes > pancakes any day. Absolutely worth checking this place out.read more
-ruubi-
-ruubi-
A long wait, but for delicious food! Definitely the tastiest, fluffiest pancakes I’ve had. Very... accommodating staff as well- they allow you to cut the pancakes (2 instead of 4) for a smaller portion at reduced price. Overall, a must-do in Nashville!read more
Hansa S.
Hansa S.
Great food!! JJ the line maître d keeps everything running smoothly!!
Paula W.
Paula W.
Great place! Food is delicious and staff is exceptional. Just have to wait in line outside for a... bit but it's well worth it.read more
Christopher C.
Christopher C.
It was awesome!!! The servers did an awesome job and the food was absolutely scrumptious!!
Shonnie S.
Shonnie S.
Arrive their super early on weekends or when expected to be busy because there is a HUGE Line ! I... went their twice and twice there was a line but it went by fairly quickly. The food is amazing you have to try the warm cinnamon syrup i forgot the specific name but it literally tastes like cinnamon rolls 😋 ! Coffee is always a must and try building your own omelet! The first time we had a custom omelet for some reason all the ingredients was thrown ontop of the eggs but not inside and the second time we came all the ingredients were inside so i think they had different cooks. Overall it was good!read more
Stephanie P.
Stephanie P.
Ambiance, nice lighting and location, but service was to die for literally. Grits too watery and... not hot enough to melt cheese.read more
Mrs. H.
Mrs. H.
Always a planned stop when we visit Nashville. Love the French toast and can't go wrong with any of... the pancakes and other breakfast options.read more
Annemarie C.
Annemarie C.
Great service and amazing food! We got there early on a Tuesday and there was no wait time to be... seated. I got blueberry compote pancakes and my boyfriend got the strawberry compote French toast with crispy hash browns. Food came quick, was cooked to perfection, and tasted fresh. Their cinnamon syrup is to die for! Bought some to bring home with us. Ate the food so quick I didn’t even get a picture of it. Would recommend!read more
Gina B.
Gina B.
The food hear is worth the long wait in line haha, super glad we were patient to just wait in line.
Raquel S.
Raquel S.
Really good pancakes and bacon! Our favorite was the sweet potato and blueberry flavors. They are... all good though.The line does wrap around the building, but it moves fairly quick and if you don't mind sitting outside, you can jump ahead as well.Protip: If you spend $200 next door at the boutique shop, you can skip the line entirely.read more
Ryan R.
Ryan R.
I placed a breakfast order online for my GF and myself.The order was sausage patties and Georgia... peach pancakes. I went to pick up the order, no one was at the counter to assist. I waited about five minutes, other people were lining up behind me, a hostess walked past and I mentioned that I had an online order to pick up, she responded that it was being prepared, didn't bother asking my name to properly check the order, she continues to walk past me to assist the other customers. She finally brings the order to me, again didn't ask for the name to verify the order just asks if I ordered the Georgia Peach pancakes that I ordered, along with 4 sausage patties. My GF and I get ready to eat and discover that one sausage patties were bitten into and the pancakes were very cold.I don't see how a well established restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 stars with this style of service.read more
Rd C
Rd C
Well worth it. 2 days in Nashville and this was high priority.
brett J.
brett J.
It was just ok But $45 for 3 people to have pancakes & 1 coffee. WOW
Michael V.
Michael V.
Super yummy food. Great portions. Worth every penny
Drew S.
Drew S.
We love this place. It really is worth the 15 min wait if you like a hearty, delicious breakfast. I... ordered the Grill Cook’s Medley with hash browns, ham, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, melted american and swiss cheese and eggs on top. My sons ordered fluffy chocolate chip pancakes, crispy bacon and eggs and the delightful ham, egg and cheese croissant. We see why the Pancake Pantry has been successfully making people happy in Nashville for over 60 years. We highly recommend.read more
Wendy J.
Wendy J.
A Classic! THIS IS NASHVILLE!!! Everything is Good here! (Try.. the Apricot-Lemon Pancakes, Sugar... cured Ham!) Can be Chilly inside. But you will Enjoy! Get up Early! Get there First! Please heed this advice!!read more
DARRYL M.
DARRYL M.
It's good nothing spectacular ,but better than good ... especially when the hotels go e you a... pretty good discount 🤓I did think our hostess and servers were amxitread more
shelby A.
shelby A.
Order the candied bacon!!!Be prepared to wait in line 30+ minutes unless you get here after... 1pm!Good breakfast food especially if you like pancakes. I had the eggs and sausage - you have the option of regular or turkey. The wrap is also yummy with chorizo.We had the Georgia peach rolled pancakes which were just ok.read more
Melanie D.
Melanie D.
Very tasty, no wait on a Sunday morning. Good prices and lots of options.
Matt F.
Matt F.
Ordered French toast & candied bacon. Food was great. Linzy was our server, she was great.
Sam B.
Sam B.
Very good blintz. The sweet cream syrup wa perfect. Ask for Lindsay she was great
Keshia L.
Keshia L.
My first time visiting and I'm pretty sure I got food poisoning. Corn cakes didn't seem to be... cooked all the way and within two hours of eating there, I was sick.read more
Patricia C.
Patricia C.
This place is great the service is good. Do not let the long line fool you the wait is not long at... all. You won't regret it I had the Georgia peach pancakes they were amazing my family didn't have a complaint.read more
Nini G C.
Nini G C.
quick, even with a line. good food. pricing was fair.
John N.
John N.
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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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