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

This place was recommended by a good friend who went to college in Tennessee. The food and staff... were great. I had a taste of their French toast. You must try their French toast. It's served with warm maple or warm cinnamon syrup. The bacon and pancakes were excellent as well. The butter and warm syrup is perfect. Definitely try the french toast!read more
A S
A S
Awesome service everytime great atmosphere and super friendly staff 👍🏾
Dave M.
Dave M.
Silver dollar pancakes were huge and very good. Highly recommend the cinnamon cream!
Michelle M.
Michelle M.
Server was quick and polite, fair price for large portions, food came quick with solid presentation.
Coolie
Coolie
It's a Nashville institution and well worth the wait in line.
Sarah K.
Sarah K.
If you mine waiting in a long line that moves pretty quickly don't go. The food is amazing best... pancake ever. Melt in your mouth type. Great fast service good staff all around great breakfast spot.read more
Guspatrino J.
Guspatrino J.
Visiting Nashville for the week and found this place for breakfast. Lots of options and everything... was hot and good.cant go wrong starting out your day with a good breakfast and at the Pancake Pantry is even better.read more
Vincent D.
Vincent D.
My wife said she had the best french toast she ever had!
Ira R.
Ira R.
I will admit i was worried when my husband picked this restaurant because i am not a fan of... pancakes. We arrived and were sat immediately. They had quite a few tables with large parties at them. Our server came over quickly and got our drinks and our order. I ordered the Southern Lady sandwich and my husband got the banana bread pancakes. Food came out quickly. My sandwich was absolutely delicious. I loved the tomato jam that was on it. I even tasted my husband's pancakes and they were tasty. Definitely try the cinnamon cream syrup too!read more
Melanie M.
Melanie M.
Breakfast was fantastic, huge portions and great service!
Stephen K.
Stephen K.
Very delicious and worth the wait. The serving sizes are huge, nobody at the table could finish... their meal. So maybe consider sharing some things. Don’t be discouraged if you see a long line, it move pretty quickly. Great place for breakfast/brunch.read more
Courtney C.
Courtney C.
We came from Memphis looking for great breakfast and this is the place to come. Everything was... excellent. The service and food.read more
Rico G.
Rico G.
Services was friendly but the whole thing aint worth the wait and is no better than any other... pancake placeread more
Saar G.
Saar G.
No time for photos because we were stuffing our faces with the sweet potato pancakes. Get there... early because there will be a wait.read more
Michele M
Michele M
They food was ok but they act very racist towards me and my gf and sister today
Nycole N.
Nycole N.
They make a bacon cheese bell pepper corn meal pancake. I highly recommend it. It was the first... salty pancake I've ever had. It was the first time ever I had a pancake made out of cornbread mix. I recommend ordering your pancake Santa Fe style and putting the salsa on top instead of syrup.read more
Hen H.
Hen H.
Okay back to my favorite question in my reviewsTo the people who left 5 stars who hurt you?This... has to be the worst coffee in Nashville.Waitress had to be asked to refill on a soda.Then acted offended when I cancelled part of my order because food should be prepared a certain way and if a restaurant can't accommodate it. It shouldn't be met with an attitude especially because the order hasn't been submitted and the rest of the party hasn't put their order in.Pancakes were just the same you can make at home just be bland and needed vanilla.The bacon was like rubber.The sausage was decent.The best thing about the entire experience was the soda which you can get anywhere thankfully it was coke.Do not buy into the hype just go to waffle house better service and better food .read more
Callie T.
Callie T.
Great 👍 place good food and staff friendly
Don P.
Don P.
Great spot for breakfast, everything was great from coffee to of course the pancakes.
juan C.
juan C.
It’s the pancake pantry - get there early or you’ll be waiting for a while, but the servings are... large, filling, and fresh. Good spotread more
Jacob B.
Jacob B.
Really nice food, however the Santa Fe Pancakes could have been a bit bigger and the staff weren’t... very nice and the wait time and service was pretty poor.I would like to be able to rate this place higher but judging but my experience I just can’t.Personally I wouldn’t visit this restaurant again.read more
Ryan S.
Ryan S.
Food very over priced and did not like the way eggs were prepared
Angela S.
Angela S.
1st time to eat breakfast here in Nashville.. I had the grill cooks medley and my son had the... chocolate chip pancakes. Delicious. Highly recommendread more
manuel V.
manuel V.
This place was the bomb!!Awesome service and the best pancakes ever!! My girl is a foodie freak... and was so impressed with her meal!! Would go back every weekend for more..long drive for us we live in KCread more
Keith H.
Keith H.
The best crepes I ever had in the USA.I have been here twice, in 2019 and last week. This place is... heavenly. They have a funny T-shirt that says "I walked the line", because there usually is a line of about 40-50 minutes, but the wait is totally worth it. The staff is friendly, professional, SUPER FAST, you can tell that they work very hard to keep their clients happy.I ordered the chocolate sin and it was to die for! Perfect crepes, just the right amount of raspberry marmalade and real whipped cream. Yum! It's definitely on our list of favorite spots for a Sunday brunch.read more
Ina B.
Ina B.
While there's nothing wrong with Pancake Pantry, I am at a loss as to why there is almost always a... line to get in to eat here. It's good and without a line it's a 4-star place but I am not a fan of standing in line for a 4-star breakfast. Also I just like real maple syrup on pancakes. Pancake Pantry provides two bottles of syrup - neither of them are real maple. In fact, they do not offer it, even for an up-charge.read more
Scott D.
Scott D.
Love this place very quaint and the service was excellent. Pancakes were delicious. Yummy 😋
Josephine G.
Josephine G.
Classic diner with great food selection of all the usual items.
Raffi L.
Raffi L.
Classic gem! Grew up eating here. Went during the week and it was beautiful outside,so there was a... steady crowd but service was still fast! Fresh! Hot! Now, I will say the potatoes were not as good as normal, but I still ate them. And I appreciate my expecting 🤰🏼waitress that made my cheese grits,she knew what to do!read more
Eli’s W.
Eli’s W.
Very busy, but great service. And the food is wonderful.
Eszter K.
Eszter K.
5 Star establishment.. they definitely know how to run a business. The line is usually pretty long... but that’s because everybody wants to order pancake pantry breakfast! I absolutely love this place I’ve been coming here for years surprised this is my first time reviewing the place. Service is always swift and pleasant they offer a wide range of drinks and the food is just even better!!read more
Aquarius X
Aquarius X
The options for us were limited because we don’t eat non-slaughtered meat. However, we enjoy our... breakfast there and the waiters and waitresses were amazing.read more
Samer H.
Samer H.
Most underwhelming experience. Anticipated eating here for a week and finally get to and its 100%... a let down. I dont know if they don't know about or even heard of seasoning but it's not there. Might aswell go to a school cafeteria. That's the level of quality. Will not return. The 40$ I wish I got backread more
Rodger P.
Rodger P.
Great breakfast and lunch spot. Huge selection and great food and prices. Definitely coming back!
Designer Rentals M.
Designer Rentals M.
It was fine, but not especially worth the wait given there are other breakfast places nearby.
Mel B.
Mel B.
Line was long, but wait wasn't. Food was filling with a friendly environment
Kathleen H.
Kathleen H.
Excellent French toast and breakfast meals!! Service was friendly and super fast!
Sherie D.
Sherie D.
They open right at 6am with smiles on their faces ready to wait on you with excellent service! The... food was great and flavorful and I love their in-house syrup and coffee creamerread more
Teka W.
Teka W.
Varied selection of very tasty pancakes. The staff was very friendly. Top!
Ra W.
Ra W.
Service was excellent, sausages were over cooked , pancakes were great.
Doug S.
Doug S.
The food is delicious, the wait staff is awesome. There's always a line, but it moves quickly.
Yolanda K.
Yolanda K.
Ordered to go as they didn’t have patio seating (have a dog w us) and a LONG line out the door! We... ordered the Pigs in a blanket w choc chips. It was yummy, nothing too special, but maybe we needed to try other specialties! It is a yummy place and would recommend.read more
Aubrey B.
Aubrey B.
Considering the restaurant was full to capacity, the service and food was excellent.
Andrea G
Andrea G
First the good: Hubby had the eggs, regular sausage and pancakes delicious. I ordered the blintzes... without the powdered sugar, turkey sausage, and bacon everything was great except the bacon I ordered crisp to the point of burning it and got limp, I don't care for limp bacon.The bad: the service was not great not even good, he asked about our food as he ran past to serve another table, never offered me a refill on my coffee but ordered my husband a refill on his Dr. Pepper while my cup sat empty. When I showed him my empty cup he's say oh you want more coffee I'll get that. Needless to say he did not receive the tip he would have. I've waited tables and could have excused part of this if they had been busy they were not.read more
Tina D.
Tina D.
We were really excited to try this place, but it was very disappointing!! Staff was very rude since... walking in the door.. they got upset when asking for extra minutes to review menu.. they were also very pushy for us to hurry and finish eating.. Definitely not good customer service!!read more
Ela C
Ela C
SO!!!! YES!!! Definitely on my map! This restaurant nestled in Hillsboro Village!! Fab food,... vibe.. YUP! Don’t be disappointed by the line out the door, they truly turn things around before you change your mind. I’m new in the area and decided to do something New! This was a wonderful decision! Food was very good & I totally forgot to take a pic! Next time…LOL!!!Come see, eat, and eggsperience!read more
Yvette B.
Yvette B.
A Nashville Must! You never know who you will see! Everything is scrumptious! Service is pure... southern hospitality! Everyone is called “ Honey, Baby, Darlin”… the food is always hot and yummy!!read more
Kimberly S.
Kimberly S.
Completely Delicious, made my morning, will be returning. Great service!!
Shelly D.
Shelly D.
The food was good.The blueberry compote was somewhat lacking. Why do some servers give you refill... of tea bags for hot tea and others say refills are not included. Let’s make up our mind.read more
Anne B.
Anne B.
It was good but not amazing. It would of been closer to a 4 star review if our server would of... taken the time to listen to our questions and helped us out. They clearly didn't want to be there.We ordered the apple walnut pancakes and the chocolate filled crepes with raspberry sauce. Crepes were small and were more like a dessert. Pancakes were huge but were lacking walnuts. The walnuts were the reason I ordered them. No nuts inside the pancakes. Where are the nuts? Picture below.Coffee was strong and bitter. Cheap creamer at the table. Server brought out cinnamon syrup for my coffee after I had already finished my first cup. Its something they serve with your coffee.I ordered a side of bacon for $4 and got 1 whole slice a 2 broken bits.I can't say I'd ever go back simply because there are too many better places to dine at in Nashville.read more
Peggy M.
Peggy M.
Well, typicall place where servers rushes you, especially if you go by yourself, in order to seat... as many people as they can. Pancakes are nothing special, but the syrope (homemade) and the place is noisy and kinda chaotic.Honestly, do not come here unless you are walking this neighborhood by chance.read more
Jésux S.
Jésux S.
Pancake Pantry is aptly named. The pancakes are really good. I’m not a pancake fan but these are... superb. The syrup is served warm which is a nice touch. Also be sure to try the cinnamon syrup it’s so good you can use it in you coffee. The Chef’s scramble was very good as well. You can’t go wrong with Pancake Pantry.read more
Lawrence D.
Lawrence D.
The food was so delicious. Service was amazing. I loved it.
Arianna A.
Arianna A.
yes, but worth the wait even on a Monday morning. definitely order the candied bacon. i got the... Sante Fe cornbread pancakes and my friend ordered the Chocolate Sin. Both were amazing!read more
Mary G.
Mary G.
Five of us for Easter breakfast.. 2 of us had half ham with our order dry and over cooked hard to... cut and eat..for all of the good reviews I saw posted supposedly before going id say this place is just ok. The pancakes are pretty good..I'm not sure id return. It was a bit of a drive for us.read more
Patricia F.
Patricia F.
The food was absolutely amazing. The service was outstanding. We had about a 40 minute wait but it... was so worth it!!read more
BeckyRich W.
BeckyRich W.
YUMMY!! we went early at 8 am and didn't have to wait. But would be worth it!
Jackie R.
Jackie R.
We are visiting from NJ. We heard of this place as a tourist spot and when we drove by the line... looked incredibly long, that we said NO. My wife said "let's just wait and see" and I'm glad we did. Great place and worth the wait. The line moves fast. Oh..and my son even liked the pancakes and french toast.read more
Kenneth B.
Kenneth B.
First time in Nashville, came from Ohio, friend told us about this place, we really liked... it👍food was great. Pancakes🥞 are delicious, highly recommendedread more
Gladis P.
Gladis P.
I Absolute Love There Pancake 😍. Been Going To Them Since 2017. Haven't Stop Going To Them.... 🥰 Pancake 🥞read more
Jaleea J.
Jaleea J.
I have been going here for over 45 years. This is not the same. Pancakes we're cold and undercooked.
parenthope3
parenthope3
Good breakfast of eggs, bacon and pancakes. Service was great.
Robert P.
Robert P.
Amazing. Thought we were going to have a long wait but the line moved quickly. Definitely worth... the wait.read more
John T.
John T.
We were able to go straight in at 9:00. Pecans pancakes were delightful. Bacon was okay. Sausage... gravy and biscuits were fantastic. Sausage gave just a little kick to the gravy. Waitress was polite and attentive. Appreciated the friendly efficient service.read more
Gene R.
Gene R.
Nothing spectacular, service was great, and attentive, but the food lacked luster. I tried the... sausage Pattie’s, very bland no spices added. The banana bread pancakes were made from a banana purée and the flavor was lost in all the nuts. The Santa Fe pancakes were better, but the slices of cheese on top were a poor choice and formed planks that fell off. Nothing stood out as great. If you lack flavor, then just charge less. Prices did not match the experience that I had.read more
Dana
Dana
Great food! County ham better than Cracker Barrel! Cinnamon sauce for pancakes is amazing!Very... pleased!!read more
Godfirst68 x
Godfirst68 x
My family is always happy about coming to this spot. Today they were extremely rude. It was 5 of... us. My husband was parking the car and we couldn’t be seated. They gave me dirty silverware with food still on the forks and spoons. Then, when I asked for plastic they said , you have to pay for them…wow. They will NEVER see us again.read more
lashonda F.
lashonda F.
So I was gonna get the Predator blueberry pancakes but ask for a Penguins logo instead. I got the... appropriate response from my server. She said I need to leave now! LOL! Anyhow the Predators stencil was broken so I just ordered the regular blueberry ones and there was nothing regular about them. Fantastically Fabulous they were. Iconic breakfast is Nashville folks! You gotta stop in to make your Nashville trip complete!read more
Carl M.
Carl M.
Great place for breakfast! The pancakes here are amazing, eggs and bacon where good too. One of us... had the Club Sandwich and it was very tasty as well. Fully recommended!read more
Gladymar T.
Gladymar T.
Average taste nothing great, they burnt my hashbrown.
Mimi M.
Mimi M.
The food was ok. But I wouldn't return or send any of my family here because the service was not... good. I don't care if it is really busy, the waitress should still come check on the table, we should not have to keep rising hands for help .read more
shantel L.
shantel L.
The silver dollar pancakes are fantastic. A great place, good food and service. A Nashville... institution. Worth the wait.read more
Wink B.
Wink B.
Go on a week day if you can to beat the crowds. It was worth the one hour wait though.
Martin F.
Martin F.
I will dream about this food for the rest of my life!!! it was so darn delicious! the line out the... door goes fast- definitely worth the wait!read more
Jenna H.
Jenna H.
Went again recently, still as amazing as I remember!
Matthew S.
Matthew S.
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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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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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