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Loveless Cafe

8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
+1 615-646-9700
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“preserves” (396 reviews)
“biscuits” (2,548 reviews)
“fried chicken” (733 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
Barbecue, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
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Reviewed yesterday

Several friends had recommended we try this restaurant and so we did as we finished the northern part of the Natchez Trace. It's a popular tourist stop / trap and our wait time was about 20 minutes. The place has an ambiance unlike many others...More

Thank Wayne W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wasn't very impressed with the food It's about 45 minutes outside Nashville so Was excited to go Biscuits were ok, not as good as they claim, fried chicken the same, only saving grace was cream corn Disappointed all but one shop closed, Will try again...More

Thank beccal13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is super cool and super busy. We waited 90 mins for a table. However our group was 9 people. Smaller groups were seat in less time.....but still had a wait. We explored the shops on site to pass time. It is absolutely worth...More

Thank SHayes3
Reviewed yesterday

We come to Nashville once a year and always put Loveless on our schedule. Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner are all really good. If you are looking for comfort food - this is IT. Not fancy and you'll probably have to wait unless you come at...More

Thank Stan W
Reviewed yesterday

The Loveless Cafe is a wonderful taste of the region. We had the barbecued pork and fried chicken dinners. The pork was excellent, but the chicken was over cooked and dry. The sides were outstanding: turnip greens with pot liquor, slow cooked beans, fried green...More

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 2 days ago

OMG - normally my reviews start with the good and then I touch on the bad, let me do it in reverse this time... the bad part was... well... the bad part... there was not a bad part - not one. Best Fried Chicken I...More

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everyone said we had to try this place. It was a resounding myeh! The biscuits were OK, small and came with 3 kinds of jam. My daughter had the pulled pork omelet. It was actually kind of dry. My husband had the chicken and waffle...More

Thank RoyalsfanChicago
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a bit of a wait, but was able to roam the grounds and look in the shops while we waited. Fast friendly service. Never ran out of biscuits, which were AMAZING! The pulled pork, and fried chicken were so delicious, and the sides...the sides...More

Thank bugsmom748410
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is as country as country cooking can get. It was hot, it was very good, the tea was cold, and the atmosphere of the restaurant and surrounding buildings were conducive to a great time! And it was not that expensive. We had to wait...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 days ago

First trip from Kentucky to visit Loveless after years of hearing about it. Arrived at 5:30 on a Saturday afternoon. Had to wait 30 minutes for a table which passed quickly since the pager allowed us to browse the couple of shops that were open....More

Thank Greg M
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15 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
3 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.
14 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
USD 10 - USD 15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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.
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