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Nick & J's Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner, Soups
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1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
+1 865-766-5453
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08:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is by far the best price for quality diner around. Lots of good basic choices, good real sandwiches and burgers and a sufficient quantity.

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1 Thank Larry G
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nick & J's Cafe is an excellent establishment to visit when craving very good diner food. Bring your appetite as the portions are large. Their burgers a large and seasoned to perfection. They are given a lot of attention on the grill by the owner of the establishment. The "Steaks in a sac" are tasty and also seasoned very well.... More 

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1 Thank Mark D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met my sister for lunch. This was a first time visit for both of us. We ordered the fish from the Wednesday specials. The cole slaw and the mac and cheese were very good. I am not an okra fan, but my sister loved the okra. We didn't have lunch until almost 2:30 and unfortunately they were out of rolls... More 

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1 Thank Patricia S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Nicks for well over a year now and I've never had a bad meal, breakfast or lunch. I've had plenty of both but it's their hamburger selection that draws me back time and again. A generous hand patty cooked on a flat top grill and served with your favorite side. They offer a great variety of... More 

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1 Thank queenbeegray
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and for giving us the chance to serve you. Hope you visit us real soon .. GO VOLS More 

Florida
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165 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Friendly service. Owner greeted every table. Have the fries and the brownies! Both were amazing! Would go back if in town again.

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1 Thank pvbmom
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you back real soon. GO VOLS More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything I have tried at Nick and J's is nothing short of AWESOME! Breakfast: Forget about it! Sausage Gravy can go on anything. Their burgers rank with some of the best I have ever had, and you have to try the Reuben, which is piled so high with corned beef that you can barely get your mouth around it. Make... More 

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1 Thank tennesseetim1962
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review. We are pleased that your dining experience was pleasant and sure hope you visit us in the near future. GO VOLS More 

Knoxville, TN
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I eat at Nick & J's on a fairly regular basis (once a month or so) and the food never disappoints. Everything I've ever tried is great. Burgers are top notch and service is always great. It's the perfect casual business lunch spot, and you will not leave hungry!

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1 Thank ValueConcious
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate the great review. Hope you visit us soon. Thank You so much. More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nick and J's is a true family diner with a broad menu. Great food and friendly people at a very reasonable price

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1 Thank SJohnso
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for the great review. We appreciate your business and value your feedback.. Please visit us real soon. GO VOLS More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have spent nearly 20 years in NYC and Chicago and have missed the comfort and bustle of a diner. Nick and J's delivers consistently with diner food and ambiance.

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1 Thank Marty A
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You for the awesome review. We appreciate your business and feedback. See you real soon. GO VOLS More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We shared the Grilled Turkey Reuben and Hot-for-the-city Burger. Warning: these are large sandwiches, a half sandwich is enough for one person. The Reuben had a fantastic and unique taste with the combination of the sauerkraut and 1000 island dressing...wonderful sandwich! Hot-for-the-city Burger was greasy, juicy, and wonderful. It comes with jalapenos and hot mayo spread. It has some hot... More 

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3 Thank niel k
nuna007, Owner at Nick & J's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you back real soon. GO VOLS More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37932-2023
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-766-5453

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