Pancake Pantry Nashville TN

Pancake Pantry Nashville TN

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Founded by my family in 1961, the Pancake Pantry has been a Nashville tradition for generations of families. I began learning the ropes as a ten-year-old, and at one time or another, the rest of my family has helped build the business as well. I’m often asked about our ingredients. We make frequent trips to the hills of East Tennessee to retrieve the specialty group flours used in our pancakes and waffles. We make our batter and our syrups fresh each day from secret family recipes. Many of our employees have been a part of the Pantry since my childhood. They’re invaluable experience is a major contributor to our success. In the truest sense, we are a “mom and pop” operation. 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. We cherish our long-time “regulars” and always look forward to meeting our newest customers.

about-david-bLike my father, I am involved daily in the operations of the Pantry, guaranteeing 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!
~ David Baldwin, Owner



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Hillsboro Village

A Nashville tradition began in 1961 when my father, Robert Baldwin, opened The Pancake Pantry. The idea was to build reputation and menu around a variety of uncommonly good pancakes. Equally important was his desire to develop a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere which would keep customers coming back time and time again. In 1978, I became partners with my dad and eventually bought the restaurant from him in 1988.

Today The Pancake Pantry is part of the vibrant and growing neighborhood of Hillsboro Village.  Please visit some of our friends in the village either before or after you come see us for breakfast or lunch.


Here’s quick look at Hillsboro Village

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Visit some of our friends in the Village:

Bookman Bookwoman
Directly across the street. With it’s indie charm you could get lost for hours among the thousands of best sellers, children’s titles and many hard-to-find rare books.  You’ll even find some books to enjoy while you wait in our lobby.

Caddy-corner from our front door. if you’re in the mood for a bit of eclectic shopping with an international twist.

The Belcourt Theater
Just steps away behind Pangea. In the mood for a movie? At a theater that’s been open since 1925? You’re in luck! is just steps away and perfect for a post-lunch getaway. Weekend movies start as early as 10 A.M.  This is the only place in Nashville to see independent, foreign and classic films.

A Thousand Faces
Located right next to the Pancake Pantry this is the perfect little place to do some shopping while you wait or when you’ve had all the pancakes you can take for one day. Click here for a sneak peek at what they have to offer.

A Village of Flowers
Another one of our next door neighbors, you’ll find some of the prettiest flowers around. Maybe it’s the sweet aroma of pancake syrup that mixes just right with the beautiful scent of roses and tulips that makes this place so wonderful. We’ll sure you’ll enjoy yourself.

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes

Made from a secret recipe with flour milled in the Great Smokey Mountains. Served with our house made, warm maple syrup and real whipped butter. We highly recommend ‘em.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Real sweet potatoes in a fluffy batter make this our most unique pancake. Sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon. We also recommend cinnamon cream syrup as an accent.

Santa Fe Cornmeal Pancakes

This recipe comes from the Village Smithy restaurant in Carbondale, Colorado. Three stone-ground cornmeal pancakes with chunks of bacon, cheddar cheese, and roasted green chiles cooked inside. Recommended with warm maple syrup to blend flavors, hot picante salsa and sour cream.

Grill Cook’s Medley

One of our best sellers! Mounds of hash browns with onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and ham, all grilled up crisp. On top of that: melted American and Swiss cheeses with two fried eggs on top. Just break the yolks and spread picante sauce all over.  Served with two buttermilk pancakes for just $2.30 more.

French Toast

Our French toast is the best in town. We use thick French bread, grilled just right, sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Add whipped butter and our homemade hot maple syrup or cinnamon-cream syrup. Life is good!

Create Your Own Omelet

Farm fresh eggs, light and fluffy and served up golden and delicious. All orders are served with three buttermilk pancakes.  Choose from sausage, bacon, ham, turkey, American cheese, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, Swiss cheese, onion, green peppers, jalapenos, mushrooms, tomato and spinach.

Hash Browns

Our hash browns are the best around, made fresh all day. Try some!


Michelin-starred chef: Nashville set to be a ‘food destination city’

Chef Christopher Anderson was eager to head south.

The North Carolina native made his name in Chicago, where he worked at multiple prestigious restaurants, and led one of them, Moto, to retain its Michelin star. Now he’s joining Nashville’s growing food scene, taking over culinary operations at the Hutton Hotel and its restaurant.

Anderson has big plans for the restaurant’s refreshed menu, expected to roll out later this summer. With his fine-dining background, he hopes to add a monthly tasting dinner to the restaurant’s standard a la carte offerings, and find ways to “push the envelope” of what you’d normally find in the world of hotel eateries.

The high-profile chef is joining the Hutton at a time of increased competition in both Nashville’s hotel and restaurant industries — it seems a new project in one category or the other is announced at least weekly. Amid that increased competition, the Hutton is embarking on a significant renovation at the Hutton Hotel, including many changes planned for its restaurant, 1808 Grille. (A hotel spokesman confirmed those restaurant changes will include a rebranding, alongside changes to the concept and menu.)

Anderson said he sees all the development in Nashville, particularly the rapid growth in restaurant options, as evidence of the city’s rise to a new status. Read on to find out what he means and for more highlights from the chef’s recent conversation with the Nashville Business Journal:

How did you first become aware of Nashville? What were your early perceptions of the city?

When I left Moto, I really wanted to actually get back down South. That’s what I kind of earned my [Michelin] star off of. I feel like most people that do fine-dining cuisine, they always tend to lean toward the French, Spanish, the Italian side of things. … But to me I feel like we have a great culture here in America, and I feel like the South embodies American cuisine. … I’ve always loved the culture, and essentially why I left and kind of went around was to really learn different techniques … and then apply that to my cuisine. So unlike everybody else who’s sticking to that French and Italian kind of way, instead of using Iberico hams I use country hams. Instead of using creams, I use buttermilks. Instead of poaching things, I deep-fry.

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Hissho Sushi Vanderbilt Area Nashville

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 1301 Medical Center Dr Nashville,TN 37232
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At Hissho Sushi, freshly prepared sushi daily on-site is the only way we roll. Every day, our talented chefs prepare delicious sushi that will keep your customers happy and healthy.Hissho Sushi searches the world markets for only the highest quality products.

Our seafood, rice, vinegar, soy and other ingredients are procured and tested at our state-of-the-art distribution facility. Our chefs buy fruits and vegetables locally to ensure absolute freshness.

You will never find artificial coloring in Hissho Sushi’s natural wasabi and ginger. We offer multi-grain and brown rice, as well as traditional sushi rice, and many of our items are vegetarian and vegan. Our products consistently maintain the health benefits and authentic taste of true Japanese sushi.

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Hissho Sushi provides turnkey sushi bars to upscale supermarkets, cafes, hospitals, universities and corporate foodservice locations. With more than a decade in the industry, Hissho’s proven program and committed sushi professionals are recognized as the best of the best. At the end of the day, we know that it is all about superior quality and customer service. From operations and logistics to sales and marketing, our entire team works hand-in-hand with our partners to ensure success.

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To provide the highest quality products and unparalleled customer service to consumers. We are passionate about building strong and enduring partnerships with our customers. We value our employees and affiliates and seek to provide them with a path to personal and professional success.

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Rotier’s Nashville TN

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Home of the Famous French Bread Hamburger!

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Rotier’s has been serving cold beer, burgers, and handmade milkshakes since 1945. John and Evelyn Rotier started the restaurant after WWII, the building was originally a carriage house for the Elliston Mansion. Rotier’s started as a beer joint with cheeseburgers and pinball machines and later evolved into a full scale restaurant soon after gambling became illegal in Tennessee. The meat and three menu came along, or “meat and vegetables” if you are not from Tennessee, so patrons could choose from several different home cooked meals. John and Evelyn had three children: John, Margaret, and Charlie Rotier, who all worked in the restaurant.

We have been a Nashville landmark for many years and continue on with third generation family members to this day. The Cheeseburger on French Bread is Rotier’s claim to fame, winning many local and national awards from USA Today and Food Network Magazine.

Rotier’s Restaurant • 2413 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203 • Ph. 615-327-9892

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30am-9:30pm • Wednesday-Friday 10:30am-10pm • Saturday 9am-10pm • Sunday Closed


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Fresh Market to Open in Lion’s Head Village

Upscale grocery store chain The Fresh Market Inc. has signed a deal for its first Nashville store.

Fresh Market has signed a lease within the Lion’s Head Village shopping center on White Bridge Road — near Belle Meade and Green Hills, two of the most affluent neighborhoods in Nashville. To that point, Boyle Investment Co., the developer which owns the shopping center, said in a Wednesday announcement that customers of the shopping center have about $19,000 more in buying power than the average household in the region.

Fresh Market expects to open the store in spring 2017. The grocer will occupy a 23,500-square-foot space vacated by Office Max. A Publix and a Kroger are located within about a half-mile of the site.

This will be Fresh Market’s fourth store in Middle Tennessee, along with locations in Brentwood, Hendersonville and Murfreesboro.

To read more about this story visit the Nashville Business Journal