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Loveless Cafe

8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
+1 615-646-9700
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“preserves” (396 reviews)
“biscuits” (2,548 reviews)
“fried chicken” (733 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Barbecue, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
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Reviewed yesterday

When it comes to the whole package, you just can't beat The Lovelace Cafe! If you like fried chicken.catfish, chicken fried steak, along with some of the best biscuits in Nashville, it's worth the wait to get in. Let's not forget all the desserts, my...More

Thank mls3405
Reviewed yesterday

Historic cafe is always a treat, Can be crowded and they don't take reservations, but the food is well worth the wait.

Thank Scott D
Reviewed yesterday

The many autographs and photos covering the walls are a!most worth the trip. Excellent and varied menu. Breakfast is served all day. Beer, wine, moonshine and more. Great homemade desserts. Always busy it seems.

Thank Franklin S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Go. Just go. Yes, it is on the outskirts of town. Yes, there will be a wait. No, you can't live without it. If you have even the slightest affinity for southern comfort food then you must go to the Loveless. Forget "Biscuit Love" and...More

Thank Will M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Several friends had recommended we try this restaurant and so we did as we finished the northern part of the Natchez Trace. It's a popular tourist stop / trap and our wait time was about 20 minutes. The place has an ambiance unlike many others...More

Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wasn't very impressed with the food It's about 45 minutes outside Nashville so Was excited to go Biscuits were ok, not as good as they claim, fried chicken the same, only saving grace was cream corn Disappointed all but one shop closed, Will try again...More

Thank beccal13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is super cool and super busy. We waited 90 mins for a table. However our group was 9 people. Smaller groups were seat in less time.....but still had a wait. We explored the shops on site to pass time. It is absolutely worth...More

Thank SHayes3
Reviewed 2 days ago

We come to Nashville once a year and always put Loveless on our schedule. Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner are all really good. If you are looking for comfort food - this is IT. Not fancy and you'll probably have to wait unless you come at...More

Thank Stan W
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Loveless Cafe is a wonderful taste of the region. We had the barbecued pork and fried chicken dinners. The pork was excellent, but the chicken was over cooked and dry. The sides were outstanding: turnip greens with pot liquor, slow cooked beans, fried green...More

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 3 days ago

OMG - normally my reviews start with the good and then I touch on the bad, let me do it in reverse this time... the bad part was... well... the bad part... there was not a bad part - not one. Best Fried Chicken I...More

Thank Sean D
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April 14, 2017|
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Response from TLC0201 | Reviewed this property |
This is what I found on the Loveless Café website: Do you serve alcohol? Yes, we have a limited menu of alcoholic beverages. Our most popular selections are our Mason Jar Mary, Strawberry Sipper and Harvest Moon, but we... More
Mark C
March 2, 2017|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Thursday at around that time in February. There was no wait at all.
November 13, 2016|
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Response from karen a | Reviewed this property |
Lots of parking there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-646-9700
The Loveless 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 visitors alike, today the Loveless Cafe serves more than 500,000 guests a year and makes up to 10,000 biscuits a day, using the original secret recipe.
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