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Hermitage Cafe

#473 of 1,661 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Diner
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71 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN 37210-2193
615-254-8871
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12:00 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Traditional Breakfast Diner

This is straightforward diner food. I had the hash and it was really good. Eggs, toast and potatoes were straightforward. My wife had the biscuits and gravy and she said they were really good. No complaints about the service. The place is open all night, so it could have used a bit of touch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Ringwood, New Jersey
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Interesting that my original review was never published by Trip Advisor...is there some selective posting going on? I know it was received because TA emailed asking me to verify and be certain, so, here it goes again. Filthy restaurant, mediocre service and nothing special about the food about sums up my experience at the Hermitage. We were greeted upon entering... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is straightforward diner food. I had the hash and it was really good. Eggs, toast and potatoes were straightforward. My wife had the biscuits and gravy and she said they were really good. No complaints about the service. The place is open all night, so it could have used a bit of touch up cleaning by morning. Overall it's... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you are expecting sophisticated dining, skip the Hermitage Cafe. If you want old school, greasy spoon food with a dash of attitude, this is a great place to enjoy breakfast. We arrived before the hipster crowd woke up so it wasn't crowded. The biscuits and gravy were the shining stars although the pancakes were also perfect. Crispy bacon and... More 

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Nashville, Tn,
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Never a bad thing to say about this place, always friendly. They have experienced some hardships recently but they will overcome these obstacles and reign supreme!

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Redondo Beach, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

These folks are obviously living on a old reputation for what I never could figure out. Super expensive and blazzingly mediocre food. Waiter was polite - nothing great about it - real disappointed as this was supposed to be the

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I moved to Nashville in 2008 and the hermitage was great! the staff was friendly and inviting. I told all my friends about it and how it was a tradition. I have brought many friends and family to the hermitage over the years. Unfortunately I will never recommend or bring anyone there again as the women that claims to run... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I believe a timeworn grill imparts a flavor to the food it sears, and can not be recreated with any herbs, spices, or sauces. Perhaps it's the simultaneity of hunger for both food and nostalgia that leads me to this conclusion. Whatever the reason, places like the Hermitage Café are like a back porch lightbulb to my mothlike culinary instincts.... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Filthy place to eat or drink after going inside and viewing the dirt I knew was not for me! Do not waste your time Waffle House would be better!

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Montreal, Canada
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195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This place could really use a bath but then again it wouldn't have is greasy appeal. Apparently there is a local who visits every second day and orders 21 eggs. Lots of night characters here, city workers, bar crawlers and of courses the hipsters.

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Paris
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Don't go there at 1:30pm like I did the first try. They were closed, and wouldn't open again until 10pm. I had heard so many good things about their food I came back at midnight. I had the biscuits and gravy, my husband had the chicken fried steak with eggs and biscuits. Was very much worth the late night trip.... More 

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Additional Information about Hermitage Cafe

Address: 71 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN 37210-2193
Phone Number: 615-254-8871
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 1:30 pm  10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 1:30 pm  10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 1:30 pm  10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 1:30 pm  10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 1:30 pm  10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 1:30 pm  10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 1:30 pm  10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN 37210-2193
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 615-254-8871

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am

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