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Loveless Cafe

8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
+1 615-646-9700
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“preserves” (386 reviews)
“biscuits” (2,480 reviews)
“fried chicken” (719 reviews)
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Barbecue, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A busy busy place but worth the wait. Really good food. The fried chicken was awesome and the fresh biscuits and home made jams were out of sight. Tried breakfast the next morning and was excellent. Friendly staff. Austin waited our table and did a...More

Thank David2262
Reviewed yesterday

We made a special point of coming here on our trip to Nashville. I had seen and read so many good things about the Loveless Cafe that we just had to try it... We were not disappointed! Great food and friendly staff.. A nice drive...More

Thank Lovetotravel720
Reviewed yesterday

So I had a cousin in town, and since everyone thinks along with The Bluebird, this is the place to go I took her. We arrived around 11am on a Friday and when I asked the wait was 1 1/2 hrs...really for country cooking? Now...More

Thank impalawoman
Reviewed yesterday

This is a small hole-in-the-wall type restaurant with a large following. Was highly recommended by a lot of people on our visit, and for good reason. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but once you're inside you find a clean, homey kitchen...More

Thank Jerry A
Reviewed yesterday

I liked this place because of the way it is. Simple, clean, country and nice. Good food and good service.

Thank kerbyh2016
Reviewed yesterday

We got here on our way to Memphis after reading some recommendations. This is a lovely quaint place where you will have to wait before getting in, sometimes for a while. This being said: the breakfast at the Loveless Cafe is by far one of...More

Thank FLC_UM
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great family restaurant with plenty of biscuits, butter and jelly. Try the fried chicken or fried fish. or go out on a limb and try the chicken livers, great. Farm home style of dining experience, really need reservations or be prepared to wait a spell....More

Thank mofogray
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cool restaurant for breakfast very busy place. Has a lot of history. A little pricey but you will not leave there hungry

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is yummy yummy. They don't take reservations so if you go during peak times be prepared for a wait. There are shops to look at while you wait if you have to go during the busy times. The biscuits & fresh preserves are...More

Thank AnytimeTraveler29
Reviewed 3 days ago

When my wife cland I come to Nashville we generally tried to stop by Loveless cafe for some good down home atmosphere. We are never disappointed with the food service and atmosphere. When we arrived we were immediately sat and our server was right there...More

Thank william c
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do you serve alcohol?
14 April 2017|
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Response from TLC0201 | Reviewed this property |
This is what I found on the Loveless Café website: Do you serve alcohol? Yes, we have a limited menu of alcoholic beverages. Our most popular selections are our Mason Jar Mary, Strawberry Sipper and Harvest Moon, but we... More
Mark C
What is a typical wait time for Friday at 11AM?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Thursday at around that time in February. There was no wait at all.
How difficult is the parking if I have a 25 ft travel trailer?
13 November 2016|
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Response from karen a | Reviewed this property |
Lots of parking there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-646-9700
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The Loveless 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 visitors alike, today the Loveless Cafe serves more than 500,000 guests a year and makes up to 10,000 biscuits a day, using the original secret recipe.