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Hermitage Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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71 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN 37210-2193
+1 615-254-8871
12:00 - 13:30
22:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
22:00 - 00:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for Fine Dining, this is not the place. A little hole in the wall that has good Breakfast. Smothered Fried potatoes like my Grandmother cooked. The Service is not what it should be but the food is good.

Thank RT1955
Naples, Florida
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went here because of good reviews but was very disappointed. Makes Waffle House look good (and large). Pretty sure cook had sandals on. Place was filthy. Took over 45 minute to get our food..."must have lost our ticket" but pretty sure they call out the orders. Food was OK but nothing special for late night diner type of food.

Thank tajonesn
Nashville, Tennessee
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595 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I live on the other side of town from this eatery, but I finally got to it today and loved it. Every bit as fun and funky as I had heard. They open at 10 pm (that's at night folks) and stay open until the next afternoon. One of their slogans is that they have been feeding Nashville's wild since... More 

Thank Tim O
Lake Lotawana
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Excellent greasy food! Not ritzy, but fun to have on our drive through town. All our sandwiches were just as expected. The fries were EXCELLENT. Sit at the bar to interact with the owner/cook and waitresses!

Thank Amycv01
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place isn't great by any stretch of the imagination. The menu is up on the wall behind the diner bar and there is no menu to look at in-hand. Food is very cheap understandably. I got the egg breakfast with corn beef hash. The hash was cold and by the time they brought over the toast the eggs were... More 

Thank Brian L
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

After Charlie Daniel's 80th Birthday we dropped in for a late night bite to eat. The eggs, sausage, biscuit and gravy were excellent. The staff were hard working, kind, and efficient! We will return!

Thank Lacy1994
Smyrna, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here since 1992 when ex worked nights at old General Hospital across the street. It is a real deal old school diner, not some retro knockoff. This menu is similar to a Waffle House, but better. I have brought late night limo customers here 100+ times because I know they will leave well fed at a reasonable... More 

Thank LimoJon
Evansville, Indiana
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Without question, this is a DIVE. People are friendly, the food is basic diner but it's pretty grimey. I like holes in the wall but geez this place is pretty filthy, great place to probably get robbed at night. The food was OK my husband liked his eggs but mine were too greasy and looked like they came off a... More 

Thank Krystal M
Edmonds, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What a fun find! Was driving by so stopped for breakfast on my way to the Cash Museum. Food was excellent and the staff was friendly! Stop by myself at the counter. Perfect

Thank Dawn P
Springfield, Tennessee
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

we had the two eggs bacon and potatoes. it was good and the service was good. the only down side is the parking.

Thank rocky r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 13:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 13:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 13:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 13:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 13:30
22:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 13:30
22:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN 37210-2193
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-254-8871

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?