Nashville January 19, 2018
This Iconic Restaurant In Nashville Just Might Serve The Best Pancakes In The Entire World
If you’ve been to Nashville, you’ve most likely heard of our famous Loveless Cafe and the homey Pancake Pantry in Hillsboro Village. Well, we aren’t here to talk about biscuits, so pancakes it is! The Pancake Pantry in Nashville is a classic spot, homey, delicious, and heavy with phenomenal menu items. Take a look, fall in love — and show up early! That line can get ridiculous, y’all.
This is most likely what the Pancake Pantry looked like this past week, when the whole city was doused in a solid bit of snow. Normally, you'd see a line of tourists stretching around the block...
Ah. There it is. This is what happens if you go during peak hours, friends. Feasts should be had during the weekday and preferably before 8 a.m. Consider it an early morning date! If you're worried about the line, check out the Pancake Cam on the Pancake Pantry's official site.
The original Pancake Pantry was founded in 1961 by the Baldwin family, and it continues to be run by 2nd generation Baldwin's. It's the south, after all. You'll find employees that have worked within these pretty brick walls for years, greeting new folks and saying hello to the old.
Although you may argue that the wild popularity of the spot takes away from a "mom and pop" vibe, this is still a step back into childhood. A bit of tradition, a small bite of American heart. Where you can eat chocolate chip pancakes and not feel bad. Where sweet potato pancakes of COURSE come with powdered sugar and you never run out of coffee.
You may think you've found a better diner or a better restaurant, but you won't find another breakfast spot so steeped in history and filled to the brim with southern kindness and hospitality. You truly walk into a home and make yourself comfortable, just in time for a meal.
You can visit The Pancake Pantry at 1796 21st Ave S in Nashville, Tennessee, from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m., unless you pitch up on a Saturday— then you can stay until 4! See you there, friends.
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