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Loveless Cafe

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As featured in Best Food in Nashville
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8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221-4012
+1 615-646-9700
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had already eaten supper somewhere else when the weather suddenly changed our plans for the evening. So, while visiting the Nashville area we just had to try this great place that has been highly recommended from friends back home. We decided to just go back out for dessert. Every member of the staff was very friendly. Our waiter was... More 

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Thank heath423
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want the best fried chicken in the world with ho'made biscuits and preserves, head here!! A Nashville tradition that always delivers a tasty meal.

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Thank Gwen W
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the Loveless Café for brunch at times the line to get in can be rather long of a wait for a table as well rewarded Amazing southern style food large portions you will not leave hungry We enjoyed the Nashville hot chicken plate, and had the Special of the day the pork chop which was absolutely perfect... More 

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Thank Dave S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I visited the Loveless Cafe for lunch a couple of weeks before Christmas. It was a Tuesday around 11:00 am and fairly busy. However, there was no wait. I ordered the peach barbecue chicken which was delicious. However, it is a special that is only served on Tuesdays. For my sides, I had the hashbrown casserole and... More 

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Thank AlabamaAngel
Nashville, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Loveless Cafe has great food. Lots of that southern comfort food that we have to have once in a while. Their biscuits are so good, you can buy the makings in one of their gift shops right next door. And their jellies...mmmm. The staff is great, prices are reasonable, and lots of stars have been there; their pictures are... More 

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Thank juliacU9799OZ
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great landmark restaurant - good food, friendly staff. Have been there many times and have never been disappointed.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a ways out of town but it is worth the drive. I happened to be on the Eest side of town and was close so i stopped in for some breakfast. I have no idea what their secret is but the biscuits are always the best I have ever had. I always stop by for some if i... More 

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Thank rhfun2bme
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Come for the food, but make sure to take in the history of this landmark. The Loveless Cafe has some of the best southern comfort food you can find in Tennessee. Make sure to take a peek at the biscuit making process, and do yourself a favor and try some sorghum molasses.

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Thank Michael D
Thousandsticks, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to the Loveless for a dinner as part of a meeting I was a part of. We ate out in the "Barn." The atmosphere was great, the staff was very courteous and helpful, and the meal was excellent. It was served southern style as we passed things around the table. I had the fried chicken, pork chop, mashed potatoes,... More 

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Thank Robert A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their pit cooked barbecue sandwich is out of this world and so are their caramel mashed sweet potatoes. Top notch service. Our waiter was awesome and I recommend the moonshine coffee creamer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221-4012
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-646-9700
Description
The Loveless Motel and Cafe first started serving its famous fried chicken and biscuits in 1951. A favorite spot to grab a good ole country breakfast for locals and tourists alike, today the Loveless Cafe serves more than 400,000 guests a year and makes between 4,000 to 7,000 biscuits a day, using founder Annie Loveless' original secret recipe. The Food Network awarded the Southern eatery with its best biscuits award in 2010.

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