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Hermitage Cafe

American, Diner
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71 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN 37210-2193
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome corned beef hash and home fries. Amazing atmosphere. Reminds me of so many late night diners I spent time at in college. Super friendly and thankful staff. Delicious, fast, great value. Highly recommend.

Thank Accribitz
Edwardsville, Illinois
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 4 decided at the last minute to try this place based on Yelp reviews. We love off the beaten path, eclectic places and this certainly did not disappoint! The atmosphere is very laid back, Southern charm. I sampled biscuits and gravy, the Southern fried chicken sandwich, fries, and a hamburger. All were fantastic and served up by... More 

Thank ILgirl73
Cookeville, Tennessee
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357 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast here and found the food and service to be great. Kind of like a throwback to the simpler life. Yes, we will return.

Thank WeenjoytravelingUSA
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great diner dive without the drive in or barbecue serving late night breakfast after bar hopping til just before sunrise. But one of those reality makeover tv shows attacked last October and in realtor parlance, "updated" the decor and homogenized the joint as part of the Nashville gentrification project. Food is still great and the bathroom retains it's... More 

Thank Prairiedogg
El Centro, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great clean diner! The food was great - we had French toast - and the atmosphere was family like! Ms TT and her crew not only provided us great food but treated us like we were regulars, even gave us sample of her Salisbury steak, which she was serving for lunch. The banter among staff and some of the regulars... More 

Thank birdiemmlt
Franklin, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We had the chicken fried steak, eggs and bacon with biscuit and gravy, and pancakes with sausage. The food was excellent, the portions were big, and the service was great. When a song came on the jukebox the waitstaff liked, they joined right in, followed by some of the guests. As it says on the door - Cash Only they... More 

Thank JerseyDandS
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is not for the faint of heart. The food is really cheap and a good greasy 1 am meal. If you prefer blue jeans over suits this is your place. But use the washroom before the one here ain't the best.

Thank Tkempf
Edmonton, AB, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed across the street at the condos and the hermitage cafe was recommended by our driver from the airport. Stopped there for breakfast the first morning and we were not disappointed. It's open late at night too, and our crew went for fried bologna sandwiches / pie and more after coming back from downtown late at night. We were... More 

Thank Amy F
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We came here around 11:30 pm after a concert cause we were hungry and extremely dehydrated. When we walked in we asked for large glasses of water and she gave us the biggest cups they had! She ended up refilling them 3 times, which we were extremely grateful for. We ended up just splitting a patty melt, but since we... More 

1 Thank Brit527
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

I was hungry and I opened trip advisor up, to check for places to eat near by, we found this little diner, the menu was original, and finally I had a truly American diner experience. The price was average, paid $11 for a steak worth it!

Thank LuisBajana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN 37210-2193
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 615-254-8871

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