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Hermitage Cafe

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American, Diner, Hamburgers
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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/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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
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Wilmington, Delaware
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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83 reviews 83 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were in Nashville, TN, right around midnight... and we were hungry for some good food! Most places are closed at this late hour, but the Hermitage Café saved us from boring fast food. It's small, but the food was amazing.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This little out of the way place was recommended by the bartender at Hotel Preston. We love breakfast and prefer to eat a local places instead of chain restaurants. The Hermitage is now at the top of our list for breakfast. The waitresses and cook are very friendly and like to cut up with you. They have a vey unique... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were in Nashville for a convention, and arrived late. Hermitage Café was open from 10pm to 1am, which served our needs perfectly. We arrived with a group of about 30 and we filled every seat in the place. The prices were great. The menu offers the standard breakfast choices and burgers options. The menu is posted on the walls,... 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, Diner, Hamburgers

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?