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Loveless Cafe

8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221-4012
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Ranked #13 of 1,704 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Loveless Motel and 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 tourists alike, today the Loveless Cafe serves more than 400,000 guests a year and makes between 4,000 to 7,000 biscuits a day, using founder Annie Loveless' original secret recipe. The Food Network awarded the Southern eatery with its best biscuits award in 2010.
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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We ate between lunch and dinner or Linner. They had told us about 2 hours but it was only about 45 minutes. We all thought the food was good, but some thought Uncle Buds was better the other night. Excellent service. We would definitely eat here again, but wouldn't wait if they said 2 hours even though it was faster... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Service and smiles, but just average food. Two hour wait for this landmark? Fried chicken was moist but just barley tasty. Mushy Mac n cheese, breakfast platter should have been hit out of the park but was from the freezer. Grits need a lot of work. Jimmy dean sausage is better. Fried okra was just recently thawed. Fried green tomatoes,... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Worth the scenic 25-minute drive from downtown Nashville. A short wait allowed us to walk the property which used to be a motel. The rooms are now shops, which can be dangerous for the pocketbook if the wait is too long. We visited after normal lunch hours, at about 2 pm and still had a short wait. But when seated... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The made from scratch biscuits are hot, fresh, and amazing (you can actually watch them being made through the window). The servings are large and quite tasty. The service is excellent. Worth the trip when you visit Nashville. You must go - you will not be disappointed! This makes Cracker Barrel look like a rookie and puts it to shame... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We have been several times. They seem to have bottomless biscuits! Even have a window to watch where they are handmade. I have not been for lunch, always breakfast. Always crowded! They have added a couple of shops, where you can purchase endless Loveless Cafe food items, kitchenware and apparel. Never disappointed!

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nashville, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The cafe is pretty famous for their home style cooking and large portions. Very intimate music venue behind it with periodic live radio shows. VERY NASHVILLE

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Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while visiting a friend. Having family in Nashville, I've been here many times and it never disappoints. This is "home cooking" at its best. The fried chicken is just too hard to pass up, so I almost always order it, but breakfast is served all day and it is equally good. The sides are truly home... More

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Austin, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My family and I stopped here recently on our way home to Austin, TX from KY. It was an early morning stop so we were lucky to get a table right away. The place is very quaint and historic. Fun to look at the photos all over the walls of famous guests. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. Our food... More

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My family enjoyed this stop. This is what we all look for in a roadside restaurant - character, great service, choices for the entire family, breakfast all day, uniqueness, etc. The biscuits and jam were excellent (5 stars), the ribs and pulled pork were very good. The breakfast plate was pretty good. We were there midweek and after the typical... More

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Pinecrest, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

– best ever breakfast meal. Portions are huge, … keep those fresh biscuits coming, and the fresh jams in all the flavors. The hash brown casserole is absolutely delicious. Startling to watch the walls decorated with pictures of all the people that have been there. Stop at the shops and you will not leave empty-handed with all the mouth-watering goodies... More

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