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Nick & J's Cafe

1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
+1 865-766-5453
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (90 reviews)
“burger” (65 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
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Reviewed yesterday

Love this place. It is hard now days to find a good ole traditional breakfast at a reasonable price.

1  Thank Art C
Reviewed yesterday

Has a great lunch there. Food was served quickly and was very good. Great service. A local favorite. The cheeseburger served between to grilled cheese sandwiches is a taste treat and their daily special are very good.

1  Thank vols122
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very welcoming atmosphere! I always get Maple French toast and it is delicious! Staff always friendly. You will always find the locals there!

1  Thank tconser
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place. Excellent food and service. Welcoming atmosphere. Even had a nice chat with the owner. Will definitely be back!!!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out running errands today and decided to drop in at Nick & J's Cafe this afternoon. Parking lot still nearly full and people still coming in the door at 2 o'clock, but they still managed to get us in and seated super quick....More

1  Thank PottyDoctor
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just 2 miles away from I 75, this was perfect place to stop for lunch on our way to the mountains. Old fashion hamburgers, with old fashion prices, great service, and enormous portions. Highly recommended! Will not regret

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review . We appreciate your business and hope you visit again real soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nick and J’s is the quintessential breakfast place...they do everything right, and for a great price. With all the new breakfast places popping up in Knoxville, they have a lot of competition...but N&J’s prevails. They just keep it simple, and do it very well. My...More

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nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate the awesome review. Very pleased your experience was pleasant and hope to see you back. GO VOLS

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nick and Jay's is a diner type establishment. Generally very busy at lunchtime through the week. Good food, typically good service. Atmosphere is typical diner, sort of like a Waffle House, but cleaner.

1  Thank volcanoe423
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You for the great review. We appreciate your business. GO VOLS

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the homemade chicken salad sandwich! The best I’ve had! They have great burgers and fries too! This is a great lunch stop!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your business. Hope to see you back real soon .

Reviewed 8 December 2017

We go here anytime we can for breakfast. Very casual diner with solid, home-cooked food. Exactly what you'd expect for an old-fashioned diner. Pancakes are HUGE and the over-easy eggs are always perfect. Love the home fries, too.

1  Thank lauryij
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your awesome review. Customers like you make our day so pleasant. Hope to see you back real soon.

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Questions & Answers
Bob W
22 June 2017|
Response from TennesseeOwl | Reviewed this property |
I'm glad you have had such great meals at Nick and Jay's. That wasn't my experience, and I wrote an honest review of my and my husband's meal. I didn't really see a question in your comment. I did express surprise about the... More
17 January 2015|
Response from GatorPoint |
Good for you to comment on the review that gave a ridiculous rating that in no way was the fault of the owners. You are a great customer and I will go out of my way to visit this restaurant the next time I am in Knoxville.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-766-5453
  • E-mail
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