About Us

The Pancake Underground was first opened as a food cart in Portland, Oregon in 2017 by two Virginia natives who found each other on the west coast and bonded over their love of creative breakfasts. What started as an off-hand joke about a sweet and savory pancake food cart between Christopher Kemp and Shenan Hahn when they first met each other quickly grew into a shared dream: to offer innovative, affordable comfort food and a welcoming community space.

After a successful run on the west coast, Christopher and Shenan decided to get back to their roots and re-open The Pancake Underground as a brick and mortar restaurant in their native Shenandoah Valley, where the abundance of farms and orchards makes it that much easier to source ingredients locally and produce food that is truly community-oriented.

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Dine With Us!

Hours, Location, Takeout, Dining In, and More…

Monday – Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday – Sunday: 8 AM – 3 PM

A couple things to note…
We want to make The Pancake Underground dining experience the best it can possibly be for everyone – and that includes providing delicious food, made from scratch, and cooked to order (good food takes time and care!). This involves working within the capabilities of our kitchen, space, and menu. In order to make this possible, we have a couple policies for dine-in and takeout:

We do not accept reservations at this time. Tables are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Takeout is available on weekdays only. Saturday and Sunday are dine-in only, and takeout is not available then due to the volume of dine-in customers. Dine-in service, however, is available every day we are open! To simplify: Wednesday – Friday: Takeout + Dine-In, Saturday & Sunday: Dine-In Only.

We cannot guarantee accommodations for groups larger than 6 on Saturdays and Sundays. Our peak weekend busy hours are 9 AM – 1 PM. On these days, we recommend larger groups try to dine outside these hours (between 8 AM – 9 AM or 1 PM – 3 PM) for the best chance at getting a table. If you have any questions about how we can accommodate your party, please feel free to give us a call at 540-465-4965 during business hours, or email thepancakeunderground@gmail.com.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on our patio, which is open seasonally (closed in the winter months). The indoor dining space is humans-only, with the exception of service dogs. 

The rest is all gravy, baby! We hope to see you soon.

Local Providers

Quality food comes from quality ingredients. We truly believe this, and as a small business, we also believe in supporting other small businesses who provide a quality product. It is our goal at The Pancake Underground to source as many of our ingredients from local providers as possible, in order to produce food that showcases the bounty of the Shenandoah Valley and strengthens our community of growers, harvesters, artisans, and producers. We strive to be a community-oriented space in every sense, from the food on your plate to the art on the walls. From the valley, for the valley. As such, we’d like to thank our local providers:

West Oaks Farm (Winchester, VA)

Crabill’s Meats (Toms Brook, VA)

Villacaro Farms (Toms Brook, VA)

Diving Girl Orchards (Mount Jackson, VA)

Blue Wing Frog (Front Royal, VA)

Mr. J’s Bagels (Harrisonburg, VA)

Route 11 Potato Chips (Mount Jackson, VA)

Gunter’s Honey (Berryville, VA)

The Mark-It (Harrisonburg, VA)

Chestnut Ridge Coffee Roasters (Harrisonburg, VA)

Sage Bird Cider Works (Harrisonburg, VA)

Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville, VA)

Veritas Vineyard and Winery (Afton, VA)

Flying Fox Vineyard (Afton, VA)

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, MD)

Old Bust Head Brewing Company (Vint Hill Farms, VA)

Virginia Beer Company (Williamsburg, VA)

Old Ox Brewery (Ashburn, VA)

Events + Booking

Upcoming events

MAY 19: Open Mic Night! Sign up/Doors 6:30 PM, Open Mic starts 7 PM.

MAY 26: Move Night! “O’ Brother Where Art Though?” Doors 6:30 PM, Show 7 PM.

Interested in playing a show or hosting an event at The Pancake Underground? Shoot us an email at pancakeundergroundbooking@gmail.com or use the form below.