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Hermitage Cafe

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American, Hamburgers, Diner
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71 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN 37210-2193
615-254-8871
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Today
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hot Plate Time Machine

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Anthony R
,
Wilmington, Delaware
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nashville, Tn,
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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261 reviews 261 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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138 reviews 138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you adjust your expectations to a diner that looks like it's been in the same spot forever...you'll be on track to enjoying the Hermitage. The menu is posted on the wall. The staff is friendly...and obviously there's a lot of joy in this place. The diner food was ok...but the experience of the place is what sells it. Just... More 

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Statesboro
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Just ran across this place looking for a breakfast restaurant when on vacation. The food was great and service. Just your classic greasy spoon dinner. I wish there were more of these still around. I had biscuits and gravy and ham egg & cheese on toast and it was great. My wife liked the waffle and home fries.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You will feel like you just found a treasure chest when you go here! I honestly can't even remember what local recommended this gem, but boy am I glad they did! The cafe is only open from the evening hours until late morning - catering to those that need to get some good eats in their stomach to soak up... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, 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

Questions & Answers

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