Pancake Pantry

★★★★☆
  • 1796 21st Ave S

    Nashville, TN 37212

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  • 615-383-9333

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If you are looking for good breakfast in Nashville this is not the place. It has been hyped up because the owner of the Gatlinburg location is so great. Too bad he doesn't own the Nashville location too! The owner of the Nashville location just stole the name and leeched off the success of a great business.

Please ignore the hype next time you go and pay attention to customer service and the actual quality of the food and you will see that it is overpriced Mcdonald's. If you are even thinking about traveling from out of town to go to the Pancake Pantry don't waste your time.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you are looking for good breakfast in Nashville this is not the place. It has been hyped up because the owner of the Gatlinburg location is so great. Too bad he doesn't own the Nashville location too! The owner of the Nashville location just stole the name and leeched off the success of a great business.

Please ignore the hype next time you go and pay attention to customer service and the actual quality of the food and you will see that it is overpriced Mcdonald's. If you are even thinking about traveling from out of town to go to the Pancake Pantry don't waste your time.

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Don't know that the wait was worth the price of food or quality. The pancakes were nothing that superb, I have had just as good a pancake at home. The wait staff was friendly, but had to remind them to complete my order. Waited outside for

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★★★★★

Don't know that the wait was worth the price of food or quality. The pancakes were nothing that superb, I have had just as good a pancake at home. The wait staff was friendly, but had to remind them to complete my order. Waited outside for

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an hour wait to get into an overpriced (for the serving size) place that is barely mediocre........... our waitress apologized everytime she came to the table (we already knew they were busy cuz we waited an hour to get in )and we heard

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★★★★★

an hour wait to get into an overpriced (for the serving size) place that is barely mediocre........... our waitress apologized everytime she came to the table (we already knew they were busy cuz we waited an hour to get in )and we heard

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No matter how legendary this place is for pancakes, the staff and management make it absolutely horrible. I have been there multiple times because of its iconic nature and frankly, I love pancakes but I have always had rushed and rude

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★★★★★

No matter how legendary this place is for pancakes, the staff and management make it absolutely horrible. I have been there multiple times because of its iconic nature and frankly, I love pancakes but I have always had rushed and rude

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Seriously? A Nashville icon falls into filth, roaches, mold and snotty (literally) cooks. How could this be allowed to happen? I used to love this place, sad.

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★★★★★

Seriously? A Nashville icon falls into filth, roaches, mold and snotty (literally) cooks. How could this be allowed to happen? I used to love this place, sad.

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Sure Pancake Pantry has good pancakes, but honestly, if a place cannot cook a pancake they should not be in business. The hashbrowns on the other hand, are a masterpiece. If you go, get the hashbrowns, and you'll be a happy camper for

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★★★★★

Sure Pancake Pantry has good pancakes, but honestly, if a place cannot cook a pancake they should not be in business. The hashbrowns on the other hand, are a masterpiece. If you go, get the hashbrowns, and you'll be a happy camper for

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If you are in the mood for pancakes, those served at the Pancake Pantry are simply the best I've ever had. Yes, you have to wait in line (we were lucky that the wait was "only" forty minutes on a Sunday mid-morning), and yes, the restaurant interior was chilly, even though it was 90+ outside, but the service was so friendly and efficient, and the pancakes were so delicious, that we did not regret a minute of the wait. The automatic refills on iced tea were another bonus (as were the to-go cups the waitress brought when we couldn't finish the second drink), and the home fries were perfect, too. I simply do not understand the negativity in some of the below reviews; for what it is -- an excellent and congenial pancake house -- it's as good as it gets.

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★★★★☆

If you are in the mood for pancakes, those served at the Pancake Pantry are simply the best I've ever had. Yes, you have to wait in line (we were lucky that the wait was "only" forty minutes on a Sunday mid-morning), and yes, the restaurant interior was chilly, even though it was 90+ outside, but the service was so friendly and efficient, and the pancakes were so delicious, that we did not regret a minute of the wait. The automatic refills on iced tea were another bonus (as were the to-go cups the waitress brought when we couldn't finish the second drink), and the home fries were perfect, too. I simply do not understand the negativity in some of the below reviews; for what it is -- an excellent and congenial pancake house -- it's as good as it gets.

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This restaurant is good, there is nothing special about it. It has good food, but so do a lot of pancake restaurants. I have been there many times, as I work close by, but forget the long wait. If you drive by and people are standing out the door, drive on.

Come back with they are not packed.

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★★★☆☆

This restaurant is good, there is nothing special about it. It has good food, but so do a lot of pancake restaurants. I have been there many times, as I work close by, but forget the long wait. If you drive by and people are standing out the door, drive on.

Come back with they are not packed.

Pros: good food

Cons: long long wait!!!

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We live in the Nashville area and we have heard negative and positive reviews about the Pancake Pantry. We finally decided to try it for ourselves since we had some free time on this Tuesday morning. We arrived around 10:45 and as the previous reviews had stated there was a wait. We inched our way towards the door for about 20 minutes and after entering the building we were seated within another 5 minutes.

After being seated we waited for our server, and we waited for our server. Finally a woman hurried up to us and asked if we were ready. We ordered the bacon/eggs/buttermilk pancakes and the sausage/eggs/buttermilk pancakes combo??s. Our food arrived shortly after; it was hot and looked fresh. Surprisingly the quantity was large for the price (which is comparable to Cracker Barrel or IHOP). The hashbrown potatoes were $3.00 extra and so not worth it. They are just plain potatoes in a chunky, grilled form. The bacon and sausage were both flavorful and worth eating. The eggs had been cooked to our specifications. However, the pancakes were a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. Here we were surrounded by all these different platters of flavored eggs and the easiest of all pancakes (Buttermilk) were dry; stiff and flavorless. If it had not been for a LOT of syrup they would have been non-edible. My spouse stated that McDonald??s were better and sadly I had to agree.

The restaurant/restrooms were clean; the service (once our server appeared) was decent; but the cashier as we left was anything but friendly.

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★★☆☆☆

We live in the Nashville area and we have heard negative and positive reviews about the Pancake Pantry. We finally decided to try it for ourselves since we had some free time on this Tuesday morning. We arrived around 10:45 and as the previous reviews had stated there was a wait. We inched our way towards the door for about 20 minutes and after entering the building we were seated within another 5 minutes.

After being seated we waited for our server, and we waited for our server. Finally a woman hurried up to us and asked if we were ready. We ordered the bacon/eggs/buttermilk pancakes and the sausage/eggs/buttermilk pancakes combo??s. Our food arrived shortly after; it was hot and looked fresh. Surprisingly the quantity was large for the price (which is comparable to Cracker Barrel or IHOP). The hashbrown potatoes were $3.00 extra and so not worth it. They are just plain potatoes in a chunky, grilled form. The bacon and sausage were both flavorful and worth eating. The eggs had been cooked to our specifications. However, the pancakes were a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. Here we were surrounded by all these different platters of flavored eggs and the easiest of all pancakes (Buttermilk) were dry; stiff and flavorless. If it had not been for a LOT of syrup they would have been non-edible. My spouse stated that McDonald??s were better and sadly I had to agree.

The restaurant/restrooms were clean; the service (once our server appeared) was decent; but the cashier as we left was anything but friendly.

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We live in the Nashville area and we have heard negative and positive reviews about the Pancake Pantry. We finally decided to try it for ourselves since we had some free time on this Tuesday morning. We arrived around 10:45 and as the previous reviews had stated there was a wait. We inched our way towards the door for about 20 minutes and after entering the building we were seated within another 5 minutes.

After being seated we waited for our server, and we waited for our server. Finally a woman hurried up to us and asked if we were ready. We ordered the bacon/eggs/buttermilk pancakes and the sausage/eggs/buttermilk pancakes combo??s. Our food arrived shortly after; it was hot and looked fresh. Surprisingly the quantity was large for the price (which is comparable to Cracker Barrel or IHOP). The hashbrown potatoes were $3.00 extra and so not worth it; they are just plain potatoes in a chunky, grilled form. The bacon and sausage were both flavorful and worth eating. The eggs had been cooked to our specifications. However, the pancakes were a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. Here we were surrounded by all these different platters of flavored pancakes that looked delicious and the easiest of all pancakes (buttermilk) was dry; stiff and flavorless. If it had not been for a LOT of syrup they would have been non-edible. My spouse stated that McDonald??s were better and sadly I had to agree.

The restaurant/restrooms were clean; the service (once our server appeared) was decent; but the cashier as we left was anything but friendly.

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★★☆☆☆

We live in the Nashville area and we have heard negative and positive reviews about the Pancake Pantry. We finally decided to try it for ourselves since we had some free time on this Tuesday morning. We arrived around 10:45 and as the previous reviews had stated there was a wait. We inched our way towards the door for about 20 minutes and after entering the building we were seated within another 5 minutes.

After being seated we waited for our server, and we waited for our server. Finally a woman hurried up to us and asked if we were ready. We ordered the bacon/eggs/buttermilk pancakes and the sausage/eggs/buttermilk pancakes combo??s. Our food arrived shortly after; it was hot and looked fresh. Surprisingly the quantity was large for the price (which is comparable to Cracker Barrel or IHOP). The hashbrown potatoes were $3.00 extra and so not worth it; they are just plain potatoes in a chunky, grilled form. The bacon and sausage were both flavorful and worth eating. The eggs had been cooked to our specifications. However, the pancakes were a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. Here we were surrounded by all these different platters of flavored pancakes that looked delicious and the easiest of all pancakes (buttermilk) was dry; stiff and flavorless. If it had not been for a LOT of syrup they would have been non-edible. My spouse stated that McDonald??s were better and sadly I had to agree.

The restaurant/restrooms were clean; the service (once our server appeared) was decent; but the cashier as we left was anything but friendly.

Pros: Good quanitity for the price.

Cons: Dry, bland and stiff buttermilk pancakes.

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I just came home from my first visit to the Pancake Pantry. Judging by many of the reviews here, I think a lot of people have unrealistic expectations about this restaurant. So I will begin by telling you what the Pancake Pantry is NOT:
1. It is NOT a fancy place, nor is it the most clean and pristine place you will ever see. It's an older building with all of the wear and tear one would normally see.
2. It is NOT a gourmet coffee shop. If you are used to spending $3-$4 every morning on Starbucks, you will not be impressed with their diner-type coffee.
3. It is NOT cheap. This is a trendy, historic restaurant in a trendy, historic section of Nashville, so don't expect prices on par with Denny's or IHOP.
4. It is NOT a health-conscious restaurant. If you are into healthier selections and are picky about fat and calories I wouldn't recommend this place at all.

However, what the Pancake Pantry IS, is a great place to go and have a delicious breakfast once in awhile and take in the cool vibes of Hillsboro Village. Parking was a bit of a challenge, but after circling the parking lot behind it a few times, we were able to catch someone leaving and grab their spot. The first 1 1/2 hours are free in this lot, but I paid $2 for some extra time just in case. We went at about 11 on a Saturday morning, and spent about 30 minutes in line. The staff was courteous, but not overly friendly. Overall, though, they did a decent job. I had the Sweet Potato Pancakes with hash browns and sausage, and it was absolutely one of the tastiest breakfasts I can remember having in a very long time! The pancakes were perfect, the sausage was great, the homemade syrup was to die for, and the hash browns, though a little on the greasy side, reminded me of my Mom's home fries. The coffee was fine with me, comparable to IHOP or any other diner, but a coffee snob probably would want to avoid it. Wife had the same thing I had, minus the sausage, and was also very complimentary. Our five-year-old son had "Bears In The Snow," which is basically dessert for breakfast, covered in chocolate, so of course he was in heaven! The meal was a bit pricey - over $40 for the three of us - but the Pancake Pantry is all about the experience. And I, for one, am glad we had it. Due to the distance from our suburban home and the higher than normal prices, Pancake Pantry will be a "once in awhile" thing for us, but we will most definitely be back!!

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★★★★☆

I just came home from my first visit to the Pancake Pantry. Judging by many of the reviews here, I think a lot of people have unrealistic expectations about this restaurant. So I will begin by telling you what the Pancake Pantry is NOT:
1. It is NOT a fancy place, nor is it the most clean and pristine place you will ever see. It's an older building with all of the wear and tear one would normally see.
2. It is NOT a gourmet coffee shop. If you are used to spending $3-$4 every morning on Starbucks, you will not be impressed with their diner-type coffee.
3. It is NOT cheap. This is a trendy, historic restaurant in a trendy, historic section of Nashville, so don't expect prices on par with Denny's or IHOP.
4. It is NOT a health-conscious restaurant. If you are into healthier selections and are picky about fat and calories I wouldn't recommend this place at all.

However, what the Pancake Pantry IS, is a great place to go and have a delicious breakfast once in awhile and take in the cool vibes of Hillsboro Village. Parking was a bit of a challenge, but after circling the parking lot behind it a few times, we were able to catch someone leaving and grab their spot. The first 1 1/2 hours are free in this lot, but I paid $2 for some extra time just in case. We went at about 11 on a Saturday morning, and spent about 30 minutes in line. The staff was courteous, but not overly friendly. Overall, though, they did a decent job. I had the Sweet Potato Pancakes with hash browns and sausage, and it was absolutely one of the tastiest breakfasts I can remember having in a very long time! The pancakes were perfect, the sausage was great, the homemade syrup was to die for, and the hash browns, though a little on the greasy side, reminded me of my Mom's home fries. The coffee was fine with me, comparable to IHOP or any other diner, but a coffee snob probably would want to avoid it. Wife had the same thing I had, minus the sausage, and was also very complimentary. Our five-year-old son had "Bears In The Snow," which is basically dessert for breakfast, covered in chocolate, so of course he was in heaven! The meal was a bit pricey - over $40 for the three of us - but the Pancake Pantry is all about the experience. And I, for one, am glad we had it. Due to the distance from our suburban home and the higher than normal prices, Pancake Pantry will be a "once in awhile" thing for us, but we will most definitely be back!!

Pros: Food

Cons: Parking, long line

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If a Nashvillian says to you, "You need to go there! It's been around forever!", STAY AWAY! The only exception to this rule is Arnold's Country Kitchen, a lunch place which is amazingly good. The Pancake Pantry, however, coasts on an undeserved reputation. Mediocre food at best at higher than average prices and a crowded atmosphere are its only features. If someone recommends this restaurant, they don't know what good food is. The only positive thing I can say about this place is you might sit next to someone in the music business. In the 90's I rubbed shoulders with Amy Grant and sat one table away from Garth Brooks in this establishment.

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★☆☆☆☆

If a Nashvillian says to you, "You need to go there! It's been around forever!", STAY AWAY! The only exception to this rule is Arnold's Country Kitchen, a lunch place which is amazingly good. The Pancake Pantry, however, coasts on an undeserved reputation. Mediocre food at best at higher than average prices and a crowded atmosphere are its only features. If someone recommends this restaurant, they don't know what good food is. The only positive thing I can say about this place is you might sit next to someone in the music business. In the 90's I rubbed shoulders with Amy Grant and sat one table away from Garth Brooks in this establishment.

Pros: none

Cons: Sub-standard and overpriced food, long lines

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The only reason I can think that anybody goes to this place is because they ignore the many negative reviews, like to spend money on cold pancakes in a dirty restaurant, wait for cold food and wait in line.

I can see tourists who write good reviews because they need to justify wasting their vacation time and money. But the locals? Why?

All I can guess is that it is some sort of Stockholm syndrome where hostage Nashvilleans become sympathetic to their captors. Locals should think twice about recommending this restaurant. Tourists might think we enjoy bad food at high prices.

The day I went with my family (my daughter had been told this place was cool for some reason she could not explain) there was no line and we were seated quickly. I opened the menu and saw nothing but overpriced junk in less volume than IHop. I decided to cut our losses and not eat. I had the best meal.

I ordered coffee and should have skipped it as well. It tasted like burnt dirt.

As we waited for 45 minutes for our food to arrive we nearly froze to death. Our food was not as lucky while it waited to be served because it was stone cold when it finally arrived. We left as soon as we could convince our children they had been lied to about the Pancake Pantry.

We suggested to the cashier that they regulate the temperature so that the guest did not freeze to death. I swear this is her reply verbatim. ??We have to keep it cold in here because the floor is heated and anything that is spilled has to dry quickly so the waiters don??t slip so we keep it cold so it will dry.?

Huh?

I hate this place. I am a native Nashvillean and will never return. Go if you must but don??t say you weren??t warned. If I could give it a negative star I would.

Even better, come to my house and I??ll make you wait an hour for a half cooked pancake and charge you $25 to eat it off the floor. It will be just like eating at Pancake Pantry.

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★☆☆☆☆

The only reason I can think that anybody goes to this place is because they ignore the many negative reviews, like to spend money on cold pancakes in a dirty restaurant, wait for cold food and wait in line.

I can see tourists who write good reviews because they need to justify wasting their vacation time and money. But the locals? Why?

All I can guess is that it is some sort of Stockholm syndrome where hostage Nashvilleans become sympathetic to their captors. Locals should think twice about recommending this restaurant. Tourists might think we enjoy bad food at high prices.

The day I went with my family (my daughter had been told this place was cool for some reason she could not explain) there was no line and we were seated quickly. I opened the menu and saw nothing but overpriced junk in less volume than IHop. I decided to cut our losses and not eat. I had the best meal.

I ordered coffee and should have skipped it as well. It tasted like burnt dirt.

As we waited for 45 minutes for our food to arrive we nearly froze to death. Our food was not as lucky while it waited to be served because it was stone cold when it finally arrived. We left as soon as we could convince our children they had been lied to about the Pancake Pantry.

We suggested to the cashier that they regulate the temperature so that the guest did not freeze to death. I swear this is her reply verbatim. ??We have to keep it cold in here because the floor is heated and anything that is spilled has to dry quickly so the waiters don??t slip so we keep it cold so it will dry.?

Huh?

I hate this place. I am a native Nashvillean and will never return. Go if you must but don??t say you weren??t warned. If I could give it a negative star I would.

Even better, come to my house and I??ll make you wait an hour for a half cooked pancake and charge you $25 to eat it off the floor. It will be just like eating at Pancake Pantry.

Pros: None

Cons: Bad food, high prices, freezing temp and bad service

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Best pancakes in TN

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★★★★★

Best pancakes in TN

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Even though its always crowded the food is nothing special at all. I had the Sweet Potato pancakes that I had heard people rave about. They did not taste any different than ordinary pancakes. The syrup however was delicious but big deal I wanted delicious pancakes. Overall it was definitely still good but I was just expecting incredible.

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★★★☆☆

Even though its always crowded the food is nothing special at all. I had the Sweet Potato pancakes that I had heard people rave about. They did not taste any different than ordinary pancakes. The syrup however was delicious but big deal I wanted delicious pancakes. Overall it was definitely still good but I was just expecting incredible.

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Pancake pantry is a tradition,& it's said you're not a true Nashvillian until you stand in line at the Pantry.I will
often make the 30 mile drive into town just for the Chocolate Sin pancakes,as a matter of fact I think I'll do it now!

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★★★★★

Pancake pantry is a tradition,& it's said you're not a true Nashvillian until you stand in line at the Pantry.I will
often make the 30 mile drive into town just for the Chocolate Sin pancakes,as a matter of fact I think I'll do it now!

Pros: The pancakes,& selection

Cons: The line,& slow service

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I've never really understood the appeal of pancake pantry. Waiting in line for an hour to have over-priced pancakes that I could have cooked better myself? No thanks.

For better service and better food I recommend the place over on Elliston next to Krispy Kreme.

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★★☆☆☆

I've never really understood the appeal of pancake pantry. Waiting in line for an hour to have over-priced pancakes that I could have cooked better myself? No thanks.

For better service and better food I recommend the place over on Elliston next to Krispy Kreme.

Pros: Iconic, Lots of variety

Cons: Price, Food Quality

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The French Toast was AWESOME! Very pretty looking too! If the person ahead of us hadn't noticed we had to get a parking ticket, we might've gotten towed! It's free in the parking lot behind for the 1st 1 1/2 hrs. (with a lot ticket)...other wise you need to find street parking. We went on a Monday afternoon, so the wait was under 10 minutes. We got seated at a table along the wall, so we were very close to the two tables on either side of us. But it was a casual place and the waitress was very relaxed, it was enjoyable. The volume seemed loud at times, but nothing too over the top. The service was fast & friendly and the order, accurate. The bathrooms could've used work, but I've seen worse. The table was clean. The cashier was nice. It was nice to not have to wait for the waitress the realize we were done and then bring us a ticket, she brought it out shortly after our order, when she checked on us and we payed at the register, when we were ready. She kept checking on us and getting us our refills. We definitely will go back. Maybe not when the line is too awful long, but for sure we will dine there again!

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★★★★☆

The French Toast was AWESOME! Very pretty looking too! If the person ahead of us hadn't noticed we had to get a parking ticket, we might've gotten towed! It's free in the parking lot behind for the 1st 1 1/2 hrs. (with a lot ticket)...other wise you need to find street parking. We went on a Monday afternoon, so the wait was under 10 minutes. We got seated at a table along the wall, so we were very close to the two tables on either side of us. But it was a casual place and the waitress was very relaxed, it was enjoyable. The volume seemed loud at times, but nothing too over the top. The service was fast & friendly and the order, accurate. The bathrooms could've used work, but I've seen worse. The table was clean. The cashier was nice. It was nice to not have to wait for the waitress the realize we were done and then bring us a ticket, she brought it out shortly after our order, when she checked on us and we payed at the register, when we were ready. She kept checking on us and getting us our refills. We definitely will go back. Maybe not when the line is too awful long, but for sure we will dine there again!

Pros: Good Food, Pay @ Register

Cons: Can be a wait, Parking may be tough, a little cramped/loud

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Pancake Pantry is a part of Nashville culture. Not only do the locals and tourists both wait in long lines (rain, snow or shine) but so do the local celebrities. It's amazing food and usually really good service. Worth the time to eat and not that pricey, either!

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★★★★★

Pancake Pantry is a part of Nashville culture. Not only do the locals and tourists both wait in long lines (rain, snow or shine) but so do the local celebrities. It's amazing food and usually really good service. Worth the time to eat and not that pricey, either!

Pros: Chocolate Sin Pancakes - HEAVEN

Cons: Long Wait

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I have been wanting to try The Pancake Pantry, and after 5 years of living in Nashville, I finally made it out there. There was a little wait, but not too bad. The people in line were all in good spirits and the weather was nice. We were seated pretty quickly and the service was prompt. Our waitress was very nice and did an awesome job. A good place to people watch, since the layout of the restaurant is quite open. I had the Sugar and Spice pancakes, and my gf had the Raspberry Delight pancakes... both were absolutely delicious! I would love to go back and try different ones!

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★★★★★

I have been wanting to try The Pancake Pantry, and after 5 years of living in Nashville, I finally made it out there. There was a little wait, but not too bad. The people in line were all in good spirits and the weather was nice. We were seated pretty quickly and the service was prompt. Our waitress was very nice and did an awesome job. A good place to people watch, since the layout of the restaurant is quite open. I had the Sugar and Spice pancakes, and my gf had the Raspberry Delight pancakes... both were absolutely delicious! I would love to go back and try different ones!

Pros: Excellent selection and service

Cons: A bit of a wait to get in

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If you can get in without the usual wraparound-the-building wait, then it's totally worth visiting. I happened to be luck enough to only wait about fifteen minutes to be seated. We had a fantastic server (cannot remember her name). The Caribbean Pancakes are excellent (add chocolate chips). If there is an hours long wait, then you should just try another of Nashville's excellent restaurants, but if you do go it's quite tasty.

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★★★★☆

If you can get in without the usual wraparound-the-building wait, then it's totally worth visiting. I happened to be luck enough to only wait about fifteen minutes to be seated. We had a fantastic server (cannot remember her name). The Caribbean Pancakes are excellent (add chocolate chips). If there is an hours long wait, then you should just try another of Nashville's excellent restaurants, but if you do go it's quite tasty.

Pros: good food and upbeat atmosphere

Cons: long wait usually

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This is the most amazing menu for pancakes that I have ever seen. There are pancakes that you can not even imagine. The sweet potatoe pancakes with the cinnamon cream syrup is absolutely to die for. Also, Chocolate Sin - with raspberry compote and choc ganash is heaven on earth. It is worth every extra dime you spend - and wait - the line is nothing once you enter the doors.

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★★★★★

This is the most amazing menu for pancakes that I have ever seen. There are pancakes that you can not even imagine. The sweet potatoe pancakes with the cinnamon cream syrup is absolutely to die for. Also, Chocolate Sin - with raspberry compote and choc ganash is heaven on earth. It is worth every extra dime you spend - and wait - the line is nothing once you enter the doors.

Pros: Amazing slection

Cons: hard to decide

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So my husband and I went finally...and I have to admit the pancakes were tasty. The meal as a whole was pretty solid. I mean its called Pancake Pantry...its not gourmet. If you want a dining experience go to Germantown Cafe for brunch.

Pancake Pantry is what it is. We were smart enough not to go on the weekend...so we didnt wait at all. Got food pretty quick.

I just hated how I had to squeeze between two tables. The bathrooms were disgusting. They really do need to take the time to clean up and a uniform wouldnt be a bad idea. Even if its just a polo shirt thats a uniform color. It makes a difference.

I would go again but I wouldnt wait in line for more than ten minutes.

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★★★★☆

So my husband and I went finally...and I have to admit the pancakes were tasty. The meal as a whole was pretty solid. I mean its called Pancake Pantry...its not gourmet. If you want a dining experience go to Germantown Cafe for brunch.

Pancake Pantry is what it is. We were smart enough not to go on the weekend...so we didnt wait at all. Got food pretty quick.

I just hated how I had to squeeze between two tables. The bathrooms were disgusting. They really do need to take the time to clean up and a uniform wouldnt be a bad idea. Even if its just a polo shirt thats a uniform color. It makes a difference.

I would go again but I wouldnt wait in line for more than ten minutes.

Pros: Solid Breakfast Lineup

Cons: Tight table arrangement

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My husband loves breakfast so I have been dragged to many of the breakfast hot spots. This place is the best. I hate to over eat because it feels horrible, but this place is so good I almost always do! I love this place!!!

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★★★★★

My husband loves breakfast so I have been dragged to many of the breakfast hot spots. This place is the best. I hate to over eat because it feels horrible, but this place is so good I almost always do! I love this place!!!

Pros: The food

Cons: The wait

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What I don't understand about this restaurant is that people stand in line for hours like they're going to see the pope and it consistently has below average health scores! Ive stood in line for a 76 score! And the appearance of the cooking staff does not make it more manageable. They looked like they needed to be inspected for cut fingers and no gloves. I caught a glimpse of the pancake batter container which was disgusting. The water the wait staff was using to clean the tables clearly needed to be changed and was still being used. I even caught a server cleaning a syrup jar with what appeared to be a filthy dishrag. Please...don't waste your time standing in line. Check the score first

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★★☆☆☆

What I don't understand about this restaurant is that people stand in line for hours like they're going to see the pope and it consistently has below average health scores! Ive stood in line for a 76 score! And the appearance of the cooking staff does not make it more manageable. They looked like they needed to be inspected for cut fingers and no gloves. I caught a glimpse of the pancake batter container which was disgusting. The water the wait staff was using to clean the tables clearly needed to be changed and was still being used. I even caught a server cleaning a syrup jar with what appeared to be a filthy dishrag. Please...don't waste your time standing in line. Check the score first

Pros: the pancakes are delicious, not too heavy

Cons: everything else

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Just go to cracker barrel...the pancakes are good but it's not worth this. Service is slow and the waitress we had forgot us for about 15 minutes.

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★★☆☆☆

Just go to cracker barrel...the pancakes are good but it's not worth this. Service is slow and the waitress we had forgot us for about 15 minutes.

Pros: good food

Cons: busy overprice

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Pancake Pantry has been around since the 60's and I am sure in its HAYDAY the food and the service was supreme. But its just a resturant. The food is no better than IHOP or Cracker Barrel. Its just because its been on TV and famous. If you read most of reviews from all kinds of people, you will see its nothing special. Its just a resturant. It has its good days and bad. I think it really depends on who the cooks are. Some days the food will be good other days not so good. No if you just want some good food its not worth waiting in line for a long time. Go to IHOP or Cracker Barrell or lol Shoneys. But if you are here visiting here and you want to eat there to say you have been there fine. But again if you are just hungry and want to eat breakfast this may not be the place for you.

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★★★☆☆

Pancake Pantry has been around since the 60's and I am sure in its HAYDAY the food and the service was supreme. But its just a resturant. The food is no better than IHOP or Cracker Barrel. Its just because its been on TV and famous. If you read most of reviews from all kinds of people, you will see its nothing special. Its just a resturant. It has its good days and bad. I think it really depends on who the cooks are. Some days the food will be good other days not so good. No if you just want some good food its not worth waiting in line for a long time. Go to IHOP or Cracker Barrell or lol Shoneys. But if you are here visiting here and you want to eat there to say you have been there fine. But again if you are just hungry and want to eat breakfast this may not be the place for you.

Pros: Its just food.

Cons: Long lines and not worth the hassell

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We've lived in Nashville for a year now, and have a 4 y/o who would eat at IHOP every day if she could. So, we are always trying to find alternative breakfast places. We've driven down 21st Ave on many occasions and seen the line extending down the sidewalk outside of Pancake Pantry, and assumed it must be worth waiting for! With 2 small kids we could never bring ourselves to stand out in the cold. Finally our youngest is giving up her morning nap, and we decided to brave it and stand outside in the cold (25 degree) weather to wait and enjoy what we assumed must be above-average pancakes. Well, we did end up waiting out in the cold with our little ones for at least 20 min. The decor inside was disappointing. It looked like a run-down mess hall from summer camp, all of the old tables in the middle of a large square room. No attempt to update it or make it look cheerful or attractive. Oh well, we thought, it's not the convenience, it's not the decor, it must be the food. I'll say that my 4 year old thought her M&M pancake was "the best one I've ever had!" High praise from the girl who'd eat IHOP's Funny Face for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, our food took a long time to come out, and the pancakes were nothing special at all. I had the orange walnut pancakes, which had a very few walnuts cooked inside the cake, and a cup of orange nut syrup with it (which bearly covered the pancakes). The pancakes were cold, sort of pale, tasted heavy on baking soda, and with a soft texture. My husband had a bland omelette and we both left feeling sort of hungry. I have to say that Cracker Barrel pancakes are far superior in their quality. Noshville even has some tasty pancakes. Yes, even old IHOP, has a better breakfast. I can finally say that we did it, we waited in line and had the experience. However, we'll never choose to go back, unless our 4 year old really insists on the M&M pancakes again . . .

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★★☆☆☆

We've lived in Nashville for a year now, and have a 4 y/o who would eat at IHOP every day if she could. So, we are always trying to find alternative breakfast places. We've driven down 21st Ave on many occasions and seen the line extending down the sidewalk outside of Pancake Pantry, and assumed it must be worth waiting for! With 2 small kids we could never bring ourselves to stand out in the cold. Finally our youngest is giving up her morning nap, and we decided to brave it and stand outside in the cold (25 degree) weather to wait and enjoy what we assumed must be above-average pancakes. Well, we did end up waiting out in the cold with our little ones for at least 20 min. The decor inside was disappointing. It looked like a run-down mess hall from summer camp, all of the old tables in the middle of a large square room. No attempt to update it or make it look cheerful or attractive. Oh well, we thought, it's not the convenience, it's not the decor, it must be the food. I'll say that my 4 year old thought her M&M pancake was "the best one I've ever had!" High praise from the girl who'd eat IHOP's Funny Face for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, our food took a long time to come out, and the pancakes were nothing special at all. I had the orange walnut pancakes, which had a very few walnuts cooked inside the cake, and a cup of orange nut syrup with it (which bearly covered the pancakes). The pancakes were cold, sort of pale, tasted heavy on baking soda, and with a soft texture. My husband had a bland omelette and we both left feeling sort of hungry. I have to say that Cracker Barrel pancakes are far superior in their quality. Noshville even has some tasty pancakes. Yes, even old IHOP, has a better breakfast. I can finally say that we did it, we waited in line and had the experience. However, we'll never choose to go back, unless our 4 year old really insists on the M&M pancakes again . . .

Pros: Variety on the menu, an "experience"

Cons: Ugly decor, long wait outside, food quality lacking

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Hi let me tell you about this place the food is good and the people there are friendly but under the skin of the work force the head manager is not what i would call a profeshinol person in the this world. i went there
thinking that this people were down to earth they smiled in my face and told me that they were glade
to have me there and so i came back. I then came there to eat early one Morning and a guy came in
thinking he was just another customer he was talking as if he were drunk or high and the smell or
alcohol was on his breath. I then said hi to him and he brush me off as if i were a nobody. Later on
i found out that the man that i was talking to was the OWNER of Pancake Pantry
1796 21st Ave S Nashville, TN 37212-3704 (615) 383-9333 Also a few of the employe there told me that
the owner was scared of me and also SAID that if i returned do not let me come in or to eat there. I was
furies with this. THIS MAN IS AGAINST BLACKS

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★☆☆☆☆

Hi let me tell you about this place the food is good and the people there are friendly but under the skin of the work force the head manager is not what i would call a profeshinol person in the this world. i went there
thinking that this people were down to earth they smiled in my face and told me that they were glade
to have me there and so i came back. I then came there to eat early one Morning and a guy came in
thinking he was just another customer he was talking as if he were drunk or high and the smell or
alcohol was on his breath. I then said hi to him and he brush me off as if i were a nobody. Later on
i found out that the man that i was talking to was the OWNER of Pancake Pantry
1796 21st Ave S Nashville, TN 37212-3704 (615) 383-9333 Also a few of the employe there told me that
the owner was scared of me and also SAID that if i returned do not let me come in or to eat there. I was
furies with this. THIS MAN IS AGAINST BLACKS

Pros: Food

Cons: Manament

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hey, it's great but only worth it if the line is to the corner. i had the blueberry pancakes and they were rad.

service was awesome...

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★★★★☆

hey, it's great but only worth it if the line is to the corner. i had the blueberry pancakes and they were rad.

service was awesome...

Pros: best dang pancakes in town

Cons: need i say: the line?

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I have visited the Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg, TN several times and ALWAYS make it a point to eat there at least a couple of times during my visit. I have recently moved to the Nashville, TN area, and the thought of having a Pancake Pantry so close was very exciting. However, my excitement came to an abrupt halt as soon as I walked through the doors of the Nashville, TN loaction. In Gatlinburg, the atmosphere is rustic and cozy, the waitresses are uniformed, the service is quick, and the food is exceptional. The Nashville site isn't as appealing. The environment is a collection of old wooden tables that have been sparatically placed, and the art collection is something that I think my 10 year old sister could have done. The waitresses are dressed in clothes that would be better suited to clean house in, and have aprons with food on them from all of the previous customer's meals. Although my meal came out pretty quickly, an first arriving I had to wait 5 whole min for my waitress to even identify herself. I guess the food is the biggest disappointment in this establishment. My meal was charred on the edges and the bacon was near burnt (not the way I asked for it) and as I looked around at some others (pancakes in particular) were brown/black around the edges. Also, the establishment had their health reating proudly displayed on the wall.... score 82... my advice would be to place this accomplishment in a less visible spot. These are not things you would see or experience in the Gatlinburg establishment. So to end my review, I would tell Nashville newcomers to save their money and head to Waffle House, IHOP, or Shoney's. Save your money and when you take a trip to Gatlinburg, TN be sure to spend that saved money and experience the Pancake Pantry the way it is supposed to be.

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★★☆☆☆

I have visited the Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg, TN several times and ALWAYS make it a point to eat there at least a couple of times during my visit. I have recently moved to the Nashville, TN area, and the thought of having a Pancake Pantry so close was very exciting. However, my excitement came to an abrupt halt as soon as I walked through the doors of the Nashville, TN loaction. In Gatlinburg, the atmosphere is rustic and cozy, the waitresses are uniformed, the service is quick, and the food is exceptional. The Nashville site isn't as appealing. The environment is a collection of old wooden tables that have been sparatically placed, and the art collection is something that I think my 10 year old sister could have done. The waitresses are dressed in clothes that would be better suited to clean house in, and have aprons with food on them from all of the previous customer's meals. Although my meal came out pretty quickly, an first arriving I had to wait 5 whole min for my waitress to even identify herself. I guess the food is the biggest disappointment in this establishment. My meal was charred on the edges and the bacon was near burnt (not the way I asked for it) and as I looked around at some others (pancakes in particular) were brown/black around the edges. Also, the establishment had their health reating proudly displayed on the wall.... score 82... my advice would be to place this accomplishment in a less visible spot. These are not things you would see or experience in the Gatlinburg establishment. So to end my review, I would tell Nashville newcomers to save their money and head to Waffle House, IHOP, or Shoney's. Save your money and when you take a trip to Gatlinburg, TN be sure to spend that saved money and experience the Pancake Pantry the way it is supposed to be.

Pros: Great Location

Cons: Bad food and amosphere

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This establishment has poor service, a low health rating, and is a waste of time and money. I will never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

This establishment has poor service, a low health rating, and is a waste of time and money. I will never go back.

Pros: None

Cons: Service, waiting in a line, atmosphere, cost, low health rating

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I would recommend this place if your visiting. It's one of those things I think you should do. Decent food. the pancakes where good. The best part was their syrup. It wasn't maple, but it was great (they had maple though)!! I would definitley buy some. Infact, I wish I would have. I would say the food is slightly above average. I wouldn't really say it's worth standing in a super long line for though, but it is just to try it once. When I got there I only had to wait 20 min. I usually don't like to wait, but I did. I've heard that their are usally long lines. I asked the waiter about it and he said there can be super long lines. I then asked him, before we ate mind you, if it was worth it. His reply "Naw". There you have it. Decent, food worth it if you haven't been there otherwise I probably wouldn't go back just because of the wait.

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★★★★☆

I would recommend this place if your visiting. It's one of those things I think you should do. Decent food. the pancakes where good. The best part was their syrup. It wasn't maple, but it was great (they had maple though)!! I would definitley buy some. Infact, I wish I would have. I would say the food is slightly above average. I wouldn't really say it's worth standing in a super long line for though, but it is just to try it once. When I got there I only had to wait 20 min. I usually don't like to wait, but I did. I've heard that their are usally long lines. I asked the waiter about it and he said there can be super long lines. I then asked him, before we ate mind you, if it was worth it. His reply "Naw". There you have it. Decent, food worth it if you haven't been there otherwise I probably wouldn't go back just because of the wait.

Pros: Decent food

Cons: Long waits and just Ok food

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Had to wait a little for a seat. Service was slightly slow, but not bad. The food is good and the atmosphere is fun. The best chocolate chip pancakes. Prices a little on the high. Good family place.

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★★★★☆

Had to wait a little for a seat. Service was slightly slow, but not bad. The food is good and the atmosphere is fun. The best chocolate chip pancakes. Prices a little on the high. Good family place.

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This really is a place to visit if you're in Nashville. As you might guess, there was a long line and we waited about half an hour before even getting in the door. But all of the pancakes that we ordered were incredible. The service was not great, but the restaurant was very busy so I guess it's more understandable.

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★★★★☆

This really is a place to visit if you're in Nashville. As you might guess, there was a long line and we waited about half an hour before even getting in the door. But all of the pancakes that we ordered were incredible. The service was not great, but the restaurant was very busy so I guess it's more understandable.

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this place has long lines, long waits, and a low health score (73)

if you don't believe a bad health score is reason enough not to dine somewhere, I'd advise you actually read a scorecard sometime.

items mentioned about this restaurant by the TN Department of Health include Insect, Rodent, Animal Control: Presence of insects, rodents - 4 points off; Toxic items properly stored, labeled, used - 5 points off; Food-contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean, free of abrasives, detergents - 2 points off. And other violations to account for 27 total points off.

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★★☆☆☆

this place has long lines, long waits, and a low health score (73)

if you don't believe a bad health score is reason enough not to dine somewhere, I'd advise you actually read a scorecard sometime.

items mentioned about this restaurant by the TN Department of Health include Insect, Rodent, Animal Control: Presence of insects, rodents - 4 points off; Toxic items properly stored, labeled, used - 5 points off; Food-contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean, free of abrasives, detergents - 2 points off. And other violations to account for 27 total points off.

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I think everyone that lives in nashville, has heard of this place. Its legendary, but in my opinion the food is only average. Today I had your basic eggs, sausage, and pancakes. With a name like the pancake pantry you would expect the pancakes to steal the show, but honestly I've had better. The service is pretty spotty too. in the past i've been served fairly quickly, but the past two times I've been to the restaurant, i've had to wait atleast 10-15 minutes before my order was taken. I understand there were busy, but its no excuse. Also some of the staff might want to check their attitudes when they are talking to others. When I asked for a box at the counter for my food, a waitress huff and puffed while she went off to get my box, and then she didnt see me as she returned and said "where the hell is he?!??!? I'll remember that next time I decide where to have breakfast.

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★★★☆☆

I think everyone that lives in nashville, has heard of this place. Its legendary, but in my opinion the food is only average. Today I had your basic eggs, sausage, and pancakes. With a name like the pancake pantry you would expect the pancakes to steal the show, but honestly I've had better. The service is pretty spotty too. in the past i've been served fairly quickly, but the past two times I've been to the restaurant, i've had to wait atleast 10-15 minutes before my order was taken. I understand there were busy, but its no excuse. Also some of the staff might want to check their attitudes when they are talking to others. When I asked for a box at the counter for my food, a waitress huff and puffed while she went off to get my box, and then she didnt see me as she returned and said "where the hell is he?!??!? I'll remember that next time I decide where to have breakfast.

Pros: Some of the speciality pancakes, especially the parisienne (SP?) are very good.

Cons: Service has its ups and downs. Super high expectations cant possibly be met with the food.

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The food taste incredible. The server was awful. She took forever to bring drink refills. She had to be hunted down just to get assistance. I love their food but something is always wrong with their service. The parking lot attendant is no help to the parking situation.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food taste incredible. The server was awful. She took forever to bring drink refills. She had to be hunted down just to get assistance. I love their food but something is always wrong with their service. The parking lot attendant is no help to the parking situation.

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First of all I'm a burger expert. They have the best burgers in Nashville. The servers are usually extremely busy. The wait is long for refills. I went Monday and they were out of buttermilk pancakes. The pancake pantry without pancakes. lol. Great thing I go for the burgers. Today, took the cake and I can't see myself going back in the near future. The server Kathy cooked my burger well and I wanted it medium. She spent a large portion of the time on smoke breaks. She told me I would have to pay for two burgers if she corrected the problem. She later decide she did not want to serve me and told me "no" when asked for refills. The acting manager stated that I was the 2nd one to make a complaint against her today. He did not charge for the 2nd burger and also gave me a discount and apologized stating that she was probably having a bad day. I've also noticed that the health food score is consistently low and the parking is not very accommodating for its patrons. Overall, if you have the patience of Job it is not that bad. Everyone has the occasional bad day.

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★☆☆☆☆

First of all I'm a burger expert. They have the best burgers in Nashville. The servers are usually extremely busy. The wait is long for refills. I went Monday and they were out of buttermilk pancakes. The pancake pantry without pancakes. lol. Great thing I go for the burgers. Today, took the cake and I can't see myself going back in the near future. The server Kathy cooked my burger well and I wanted it medium. She spent a large portion of the time on smoke breaks. She told me I would have to pay for two burgers if she corrected the problem. She later decide she did not want to serve me and told me "no" when asked for refills. The acting manager stated that I was the 2nd one to make a complaint against her today. He did not charge for the 2nd burger and also gave me a discount and apologized stating that she was probably having a bad day. I've also noticed that the health food score is consistently low and the parking is not very accommodating for its patrons. Overall, if you have the patience of Job it is not that bad. Everyone has the occasional bad day.

Pros: Hamburgers!!!!!!

Cons: Service, Parking, Lines

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I am a Nashvillin who lives close to The Pancake Pantry and I eat here SOMETIMES. The parking in the Village is a pain but there is plenty of parking behind the Belcourt Theater across the street. The line does get long on weekends early in the morning, so come early or dressed accordingly. The service has always been a mix, much like in other restaurants. It can get a little pricey but again, this is Hillsboro Village in Nashville, so don't expect discount food. The atmosphere is noisy and it does bother me when people are standing outside looking in at you to hurry up. But the food is good in my opinion and you should be full when you leave unless you are on a 2000+/day calorie diet. I have never had a bad experience here nor have I had a memorable one. It is one of those places to check off if you are new or a tourist to Nashvegas but not somewhere we locals eat religiously. My one concern, which has been addressed in previous post, is their consistently low health score. Year after year they cannot achieve above a 70 which is well below failing in the health inspector business. Overall, I give The Pancake Pantry a 3 star because it is not bad enough for a lower score but not unique enough for a 4 or 5.

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★★★☆☆

I am a Nashvillin who lives close to The Pancake Pantry and I eat here SOMETIMES. The parking in the Village is a pain but there is plenty of parking behind the Belcourt Theater across the street. The line does get long on weekends early in the morning, so come early or dressed accordingly. The service has always been a mix, much like in other restaurants. It can get a little pricey but again, this is Hillsboro Village in Nashville, so don't expect discount food. The atmosphere is noisy and it does bother me when people are standing outside looking in at you to hurry up. But the food is good in my opinion and you should be full when you leave unless you are on a 2000+/day calorie diet. I have never had a bad experience here nor have I had a memorable one. It is one of those places to check off if you are new or a tourist to Nashvegas but not somewhere we locals eat religiously. My one concern, which has been addressed in previous post, is their consistently low health score. Year after year they cannot achieve above a 70 which is well below failing in the health inspector business. Overall, I give The Pancake Pantry a 3 star because it is not bad enough for a lower score but not unique enough for a 4 or 5.

Pros: Good Food, Good Experience

Cons: Over Rated, Consistantly Poor Health Score

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Every time I have been to Pancake Pantry, I have never been disappointed. In my opinion, they have some of the best pancakes around town and the wait is definitely worth it.

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★★★★★

Every time I have been to Pancake Pantry, I have never been disappointed. In my opinion, they have some of the best pancakes around town and the wait is definitely worth it.

Pros: Great Pancakes

Cons: Need more options for the omelettes ($1.25 per add on is a little pricey for me)

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I've read most of the reviews here about the PP, and I have to say that my experience was great. The wait was only 5 minutes on a late Saturday morning, the staff was friendly, and the pancakes were the best I've had. Someone please tell me where I can buy a bottle of that cinnamon syrup... it was so good!

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★★★★★

I've read most of the reviews here about the PP, and I have to say that my experience was great. The wait was only 5 minutes on a late Saturday morning, the staff was friendly, and the pancakes were the best I've had. Someone please tell me where I can buy a bottle of that cinnamon syrup... it was so good!

Pros: Pancakes, syrup, sausages... everything!

Cons: Parking

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OVERPRICED, POOR SERVICE and LONG WAITS. Yes I had read the reviews but it sounded like it was worth the wait....What we found was much worse. You are herded around by the doors like cattle at a auction. People are constantly "scolded" for not remaining in a single line and standing right where you have been told to stand. I will agree the food wasn't bad but certainly not worth the prices. Four small pancakes $9.00, a meal for four will set you back $50 easy. We had to ask our server for refills on coffee and water several time before she could remember to come back with the drinks. Eating at the Pancake Pantry is like eating in a military dining hall. March in, sit down, shut up, empty your wallet and get out.

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★☆☆☆☆

OVERPRICED, POOR SERVICE and LONG WAITS. Yes I had read the reviews but it sounded like it was worth the wait....What we found was much worse. You are herded around by the doors like cattle at a auction. People are constantly "scolded" for not remaining in a single line and standing right where you have been told to stand. I will agree the food wasn't bad but certainly not worth the prices. Four small pancakes $9.00, a meal for four will set you back $50 easy. We had to ask our server for refills on coffee and water several time before she could remember to come back with the drinks. Eating at the Pancake Pantry is like eating in a military dining hall. March in, sit down, shut up, empty your wallet and get out.

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After reading other reveiws I had to try PP while my son and I came to a Titans game. We arrived around 8:00am on Sunday, no problem parking. When we walked up to the front door I saw a cart with coffee and water outside so I knew the reveiws I read were correct when they said there may be a line outside the door. There were plenty of staff working and the service was quick and quite pleasant. I alway ask for a recommendation at new places that I go to and was directed to the sweet potatoe pancakes. Now I don't eat sweat potatoes, never had. So I order the house skillet and sweet potatoe pancakes on the side. WOW were they good with the cinnimon cream. I was stuffed, great value as well. I am glad they aren't anywhere near where I live. When we left there were probably 20 people outside. DO NOT let that discurage you. The service was fast, friendly and the restaurant holds a lot of people.

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★★★★★

After reading other reveiws I had to try PP while my son and I came to a Titans game. We arrived around 8:00am on Sunday, no problem parking. When we walked up to the front door I saw a cart with coffee and water outside so I knew the reveiws I read were correct when they said there may be a line outside the door. There were plenty of staff working and the service was quick and quite pleasant. I alway ask for a recommendation at new places that I go to and was directed to the sweet potatoe pancakes. Now I don't eat sweat potatoes, never had. So I order the house skillet and sweet potatoe pancakes on the side. WOW were they good with the cinnimon cream. I was stuffed, great value as well. I am glad they aren't anywhere near where I live. When we left there were probably 20 people outside. DO NOT let that discurage you. The service was fast, friendly and the restaurant holds a lot of people.

Pros: great food, fast service

Cons: parking could be an issue when they are busy

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You probably thought by the title that this would be a negative blurb about the Pancake Pantry however looking at the recommendation of five stars, you guessed it, I love this place! The "Are you kiddin' me?" title is for those people who gave this restaurant a bad review. One star? What is that all about? Okay, so the line is long...the only reason you don't notice it at Cracker Barrel is they have the gift shop (where you can spend more of your money) and the rockers out front, but I've been in line at Cracker Barrel for an hour too. You wait, you relax, you enjoy...the Pancake Pantry could put chairs out front I suppose, but the line moves quickly so it would be like playing musical chairs. And the staff...Pancake Pantry's staff treated me and my guest as if we were the only ones there...just like they treated everyone else. You don't receive that kind of service at Cracker Barrel, Denney's or the IHOP. Yes, you do have to ask for half-and-half, but it's not any different anywhere else..except the Sunset Grill-they bring it out as a luxury too! Yes, the parking is pitiful, but where do you know of in a university/downtown setting that the parking is not limited? Drive around a couple times, you'll find parking. The food, well, in my opinion, the pancakes, bacon and eggs are superb at the Pancake Pantry. The Sweet Potato Pancakes are phenomenal! OMGosh! They melt in your mouth. I'm sure that the negative comments were on an off day...but generally that's not the case. I've been to Cracker Barrel on way too many occasions when it was an off day. One time when we went to CB, we couldn't cut the pancakes even with a knife. You won't find that at the Pancake Pantry. The whole thought of the Pancake Pantry far outweighs going anywhere else in Nashville. Everything about it speaks, "Yes, I HAVE to go there." In fact, we're going there this morning, and yes it is the weekend." I wouldn't take my son to CB for his birthday...only the Pancake Pantry will do.

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★★★★★

You probably thought by the title that this would be a negative blurb about the Pancake Pantry however looking at the recommendation of five stars, you guessed it, I love this place! The "Are you kiddin' me?" title is for those people who gave this restaurant a bad review. One star? What is that all about? Okay, so the line is long...the only reason you don't notice it at Cracker Barrel is they have the gift shop (where you can spend more of your money) and the rockers out front, but I've been in line at Cracker Barrel for an hour too. You wait, you relax, you enjoy...the Pancake Pantry could put chairs out front I suppose, but the line moves quickly so it would be like playing musical chairs. And the staff...Pancake Pantry's staff treated me and my guest as if we were the only ones there...just like they treated everyone else. You don't receive that kind of service at Cracker Barrel, Denney's or the IHOP. Yes, you do have to ask for half-and-half, but it's not any different anywhere else..except the Sunset Grill-they bring it out as a luxury too! Yes, the parking is pitiful, but where do you know of in a university/downtown setting that the parking is not limited? Drive around a couple times, you'll find parking. The food, well, in my opinion, the pancakes, bacon and eggs are superb at the Pancake Pantry. The Sweet Potato Pancakes are phenomenal! OMGosh! They melt in your mouth. I'm sure that the negative comments were on an off day...but generally that's not the case. I've been to Cracker Barrel on way too many occasions when it was an off day. One time when we went to CB, we couldn't cut the pancakes even with a knife. You won't find that at the Pancake Pantry. The whole thought of the Pancake Pantry far outweighs going anywhere else in Nashville. Everything about it speaks, "Yes, I HAVE to go there." In fact, we're going there this morning, and yes it is the weekend." I wouldn't take my son to CB for his birthday...only the Pancake Pantry will do.

Pros: Pancakes, Pancakes and did I mention pancakes?

Cons: Parking.

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I'm sorry ... I have stood in line multiple times only to ask myself 'why?' after the food is eaten and the huge bill arrives. It truly is over-rated and a shame that it receives the loyalty that it does ... perhaps we need to understand really good pancakes. Typical breakfast for 5 with nothing special will run up to $75 with the tip. I must say that Loveless Cafe is much better for ambiance and taste. While Cracker Barrel has better pancakes and an all around better breakfast and hospitality. Best pancakes ever? Cindy B's in Aladdin, WY - population 15. We ride our Harley's out there whenever we visit the Black Hills. I would love something a little closer ... any recommendations?

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm sorry ... I have stood in line multiple times only to ask myself 'why?' after the food is eaten and the huge bill arrives. It truly is over-rated and a shame that it receives the loyalty that it does ... perhaps we need to understand really good pancakes. Typical breakfast for 5 with nothing special will run up to $75 with the tip. I must say that Loveless Cafe is much better for ambiance and taste. While Cracker Barrel has better pancakes and an all around better breakfast and hospitality. Best pancakes ever? Cindy B's in Aladdin, WY - population 15. We ride our Harley's out there whenever we visit the Black Hills. I would love something a little closer ... any recommendations?

Pros: Not many.

Cons: Over-rated & over-priced and you have to wait in a line to learn this.

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I used to live in Nashville and have been to the Pancake Pantry many times. First tip: avoid the weekends unless you want to wait in line for an hour. The food is ok, nothing great. I always feel as though I'm being rushed by the staff and the staring eyes of the people in line who want your table. One word that does not describe Pancake Pantry is "relaxing".

The lure of the Pancake Pantry is that it used to be the place to see country stars when they were taking a break from recording on music row. Not so anymore. Now it's just a hangout for tourists and Vandy kids.

It's not so bad on a weekday morning; about like any other busy diner. The pancakes are decent, but honestly, I usually only go if I'm with someone else who wants to go there.

I don't live in Nashville anymore, and I really don't miss the Pancake Pantry.

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★★★☆☆

I used to live in Nashville and have been to the Pancake Pantry many times. First tip: avoid the weekends unless you want to wait in line for an hour. The food is ok, nothing great. I always feel as though I'm being rushed by the staff and the staring eyes of the people in line who want your table. One word that does not describe Pancake Pantry is "relaxing".

The lure of the Pancake Pantry is that it used to be the place to see country stars when they were taking a break from recording on music row. Not so anymore. Now it's just a hangout for tourists and Vandy kids.

It's not so bad on a weekday morning; about like any other busy diner. The pancakes are decent, but honestly, I usually only go if I'm with someone else who wants to go there.

I don't live in Nashville anymore, and I really don't miss the Pancake Pantry.

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The pancakes were on the industrial leather side. There was little evidence that these were ever flavorful and delicate. They were serviceable and tasted and felt like they could be swapped for foam rubber if you were in need. The ubiquity of syrupy canned fruity sugary possibilities makes this place most likely to put someone into a diabetic coma before noon. However, if one were in the mood for a good serving of fat, flour and sugar, this is your place. Start your coronary off with a smile.

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★★☆☆☆

The pancakes were on the industrial leather side. There was little evidence that these were ever flavorful and delicate. They were serviceable and tasted and felt like they could be swapped for foam rubber if you were in need. The ubiquity of syrupy canned fruity sugary possibilities makes this place most likely to put someone into a diabetic coma before noon. However, if one were in the mood for a good serving of fat, flour and sugar, this is your place. Start your coronary off with a smile.

Pros: large plates of food that will definitely fill you up

Cons: The pancakes were not tender but leathery, too much sugar with the fruit, not real maple syrup

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If it wasn't for the wait on the weekends, this would be 5 stars. But I am hungry come breakfast/brunch time and I can't wait an hour for food, even if it is insanely fun and addictive. Sugar 'n spice pancakes are amazing, as are the pecan.

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★★★★☆

If it wasn't for the wait on the weekends, this would be 5 stars. But I am hungry come breakfast/brunch time and I can't wait an hour for food, even if it is insanely fun and addictive. Sugar 'n spice pancakes are amazing, as are the pecan.

Pros: the food on the weekdays

Cons: the wait on the weekends

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There's really no place better to go get pancakes. Nah, the sausage isn't great, and the eggs aren't always cooked well, but it's not called "Breakfast Pantry". Pancakes are the special here and they know how to do them right. Stick to the simple pancakes with maple syrup and you won't be disappointed. However, everything else on the menu is pretty good as well. There is a reason there is a line outside all the time. I'm not sure who was so extremely dissatisfied that they gave a one-star rating. But judging by their whiny review, they probably aren't very easy to please. There's no accounting for taste.

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★★★★★

There's really no place better to go get pancakes. Nah, the sausage isn't great, and the eggs aren't always cooked well, but it's not called "Breakfast Pantry". Pancakes are the special here and they know how to do them right. Stick to the simple pancakes with maple syrup and you won't be disappointed. However, everything else on the menu is pretty good as well. There is a reason there is a line outside all the time. I'm not sure who was so extremely dissatisfied that they gave a one-star rating. But judging by their whiny review, they probably aren't very easy to please. There's no accounting for taste.

Pros: Pancakes, Syrup, Ambience, Location, Anticipation

Cons: Service, Sausage

 

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