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

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.
Great place to eat breakfast or lunch. Staff is very friendly and on top of things. The wait was... about 10 mins on a friday at noon. Awesome!read more
Jes L.
Jes L.
🇩🇪 Wahnsinns Pancakes. Leider immer komplett gefüllt mit Leuten 😕
Dennis B.
Dennis B.
DON’T LET THE LINE INTIMIDATE YOU IT MOVES QUICKLY and it is well worth the wait.Breakfast was... fabulous Staff was great Will be back when we come back to townread more
Raymond P.
Raymond P.
Fav spot, love both locations in Nashville. This particular visit the server didn't seem thrilled... to be there but food is still 10/10read more
Tiffany DiJames T.
Tiffany DiJames T.
Mmm mmm mmm! Delicious! The food was great with plentiful portions and good service. The pecan... pancakes were overflowing with pecans and according to the hubby, so very moist. They also have gluten free cakes that you can top as you like. Mine were a bit dry but still very enjoyable once syrupy. One tip…come early! We got there around 7 ish and by the time we left the line was out the door. 👍🏽 Oh and try the cinnamon cream syrup, you won’t be disappointed!read more
Kimberly B.
Kimberly B.
We beat the crowd but arriving around 6AM and were seated immediately. The pancakes and omelette... were delicious. I highly recommend trying the sweet potato pancakes.read more
Salma K.
Salma K.
Loaded hash browns were amazing!! And pancakes are awesome!! Great service too!
Ambrosia T.
Ambrosia T.
We dine here quite often, and it's usually great. The food and service used to be amazing. I have... no idea what's happened, but today our experience was the total opposite. The server started off by being rude to us. She didn't let us finish placing our order before she started walking away. And the food was just as good as what I make at home. The 3 of us won't be returning, and we're not going to recommend The Pancake Pantry anymore. Things need to change, because if y'all keep this up you'll go out of business. And that would suck. Because I consider this place a staple in TN. You need us, "The Customers" we don't need you. There are other establishments that we go to, that knows how to treat their customers.read more
v c
v c
Best everything, every single time. Their home made blueberry compte is mouth watering.
Tami G.
Tami G.
Wow, talk about yummy, it was worth the wait in line to enjoy scrumptious food in a well run... business. They don’t take reservations but instead keep it simple by saying, stand in line and when a table opens you will be seated. I love it, lol. Everyone working here was genuinely kind and it seemed as though they really enjoy their jobs and their customers. And the food, well it was simply amazing. Hot, great flavor and everything you want a breakfast to be!read more
Dottie L.
Dottie L.
Breakfast here is amazing. We happen to go to this one instead of the one downtown (accidentally)... & it was perfect. Somehow we were able to walk in & be seated right away. 10 minutes later, there was a line down the road to get in. Food was incredible. Service not so great, but the waitress was probably just exhausted. Please stop in for breakfast when visiting Nashville!read more
Yachai R.
Yachai R.
Most go tourist fare. Prepare for a line, thirty minute wait.
Earlese L.
Earlese L.
Very busy I would get there before 10am if you are able because does get very busy. Also a little... cramped but overall the food was great.!!!!!read more
Joseph B.
Joseph B.
Good place to eat. Mostly just hype but not bad. IHOP is just as good, typically without the... wait.We had the ham and eggs (over medium) with two pancakes. And the breakfast Medley ( potatoes, onions and green peppers, two pieces of toast). We paid $45.00 for two persons.We waited approximately 20-30 mins to be seated.read more
Jesse
Jesse
There will be a line but worth the wait. My pancake breakfast was outstanding!
Riley R.
Riley R.
Great Omlet! Pancakes are fresh and fluffy! The wait is 20 minutes to an hour to get inside. Once... inside the service is fast!read more
Shonnese R.
Shonnese R.
food is amazing but service is terrible. unattentive and not friendly
Selena S.
Selena S.
I ordered the sweet potato pancakes; they didn't have much flavor. Actually one of the cakes tasted... like it was buckwheat (which is an option) so perhaps they were mixed up inadvertently. The turkey sausage also left a lot to be desired in that it wasn't seasoned well. I appreciated the array of menu flavors and options but the taste was unsatisfying on 2 out of my 3 items.read more
Nich G.
Nich G.
Wait was right around 20 minutes. Service was pleasant & attentive. Food was good. Some items were... cold like the candied bacon. The avacado toast was a bit soggy. Others enjoyed their pancakes very much.read more
P “Mrs.Cross” C.
P “Mrs.Cross” C.
Love this plac⭐⭐🌟⭐⭐
Brenda M.
Brenda M.
It opened at the perfect time, and the food was what they said it was.
NFB C.
NFB C.
Pancake pantry is more expensive than restaurants of equal or better food and service. It is an... experience that can be fun once but due to cost and the long lines I don't expect to return here.read more
Kevin R.
Kevin R.
The food, service was great... you have to get there early unless you wanna stand in line but it's... worth the waitread more
Raquel
Raquel
Wonderful breakfast experience! Warm, friendly, fast and efficient! I had the Southern Lady... breakfast sandwich and it did not disappoint. A delightful combination of sweet and savory (heavier on the savory). The included hashbrowns help to round out the meal. Delicious!read more
Scott F.
Scott F.
Our party of six was delighted by the quality and presentation of our food! Of course, everyone... said that this is the place for breakfast and we completely agree! Highly recommend, even with the line (moves fast)read more
Larry G.
Larry G.
We had an amazing breakfast here today. The pancakes are terrific, especially the raspberry... compote! The fresh syrups are all real and delicious. The lines move very fast and the staff are super attentive. The portions are perfect sized and the prices are very reasonable.read more
Sheldon W.
Sheldon W.
This place the definition of southern comfort food. Great service and all the food is delicious
Adam L
Adam L
Overpriced. Food was good. Didn't like my food at all, but that was just me.Pecan pancakes were... wonderful.read more
Dan B.
Dan B.
Little bit of a hidden gem that is simply amazing. Try the rolled pancakes and the cinnamon cream... syrup!! I had to buy a jar to take home it was so good! Also my hubby says the eggs were cooked to perfection.read more
Heather B.
Heather B.
A long-time favorite place for our whole family. The hash browns are not to be missed. Go on a... weekday if you want to avoid the weekend lines. Line moves pretty quickly when there is one.read more
Travis W.
Travis W.
Good selections of pancakes, and because it is Nashville, you can get a mimosa or bloody Mary at 6... am. Very important.read more
Jonas B.
Jonas B.
Wait times aren't too bad, moves fairly quickly. And food is very tasty 😋
Jinele M.
Jinele M.
Staff was rude and rushed us to finish. Actually took two of our plates without asking, before we... were done! Waitress actually stood there watching as I filled out the bill including the tip! The food was IHOP quality with Ruth Chris’s pricing.Will not return.read more
p H.
p H.
Worth the wait in line! Delicious breakfast and friendly service. Try the Pumpkin Spice Pancakes if... you're there in the fall!read more
Ethan D.
Ethan D.
Great place for breakfast. Expect to wait. Fast efficient service
Chris G.
Chris G.
My favorite place to go when in Nashville. Always amazing.
Grace F.
Grace F.
Great breakfast spot! We were able to walk up and wait about two minutes. The wait isn’t as bad as... you’d think. The pancakes are worth waiting for!read more
Jon M.
Jon M.
Great service and great food, be prepared for a 30 minute wait but we'll worth it. Most all places... in Nashville have a wait.read more
allen M.
allen M.
The best breakfast options. Pancakes and more. Delicious.
Maurice J.
Maurice J.
Iconic AND Delicious!Order some pancakes and enjoy.
Baxter L.
Baxter L.
It is unacceptable to not have real maple syrup at a pancake restaurant. Unacceptable.
Eve A.
Eve A.
Very good place to eat. Service was awesome as well
David H.
David H.
I used to love coming here with my coworkers before we started our shift. But man has it gone... downhill. Honestly will probably be the last time we go. Our waiter and the lady that brought our food to the table were very rude. My order was messed up twice, and then I was almost charged for a coffee I didn't even have. Prior to paying our bill the waiter was saying that they are going to stop doing separate tickets but will do it for us this one time. Food was okay, service sucked. There's other breakfast places around them that we will be going to from now on.read more
amanda C.
amanda C.
They serve their namesake well. The pancakes are the best!
Brian G.
Brian G.
Food ⭐⭐⭐ of 5 stars : their pancakes are okay. Honestly they are about on par... with IHOPAtmosphere ⭐⭐⭐⭐ of 5. Good vibes, nothing out of expectationsService ⭐⭐⭐ of 5. Very weird hostess. Guy was not personable and when he took us to our table, just threw the menus on the table and walked off. We were not even sure if that was the table we were supposed to sit at. The server was okay. He was attentive but not a great memory. Had to remind him a few times.Overall place was okay. Waited about. 30 min outside in line before being seated. Not worth the wait, def better breakfast spots in Nashville. Pancakes, as mentioned are good, but are they let's wait 30 + min in line good, absolutely not.read more
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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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