Loveless Cafe

4.7
1199 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Reservations are not required to dine at the Loveless Cafe. If there are no reservations available during your requested time, don't worry - you can still come on out for a meal, visit our shops, and play a round of cornhole!

Established in 1951, the Loveless Cafe is a Nashville landmark that stays true to its Southern flavor. The welcoming neon sign on Highway 100 promises hot biscuits and country ham every day, drawing food enthusiasts, locals, out-of-town guests and celebrities alike. The Loveless Cafe is rooted in the traditions of comfort, scratch-made meals and down-home hospitality. To learn more, visit www.lovelesscafe.com.
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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chaz is the best!!

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Jeff
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, Kenna was the nicest waitress I’ve ever had in my life.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Fresh hot biscuits can’t be beat!

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GailM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Loveless never disappoints!!
Great food!!

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vipLocalFoodie
Nashville
108 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice Sunday late lunch with friends. Excellent attention from our server, and food came out fast. Good friend chicken; excellent creamed corn, biscuits, and sweet tea. Comfortable seating; would’ve preferred to be a little more distant from the next table.

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Shany
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for my husband. We had a wonderful and quiet lunch. Very pleased.

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loves2review
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations which were timed nicely upon arrival. It was our first experience and we weren’t disappointed. The biscuits were everything we expected (amazing) the portions were huge and the service/refills were quick. The pork was delicious (we had during breakfast) the outside experience was fantastic and fun too. Nice historical restaurant with great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended by a couple of different people, so we decided to try it. We were not disappointed! The food was very good. I do suggest making a reservation if possible.

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AnnaB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovelace has always been one of my favorite places for breakfast in Nadhville. My son is in town for the holidays and it’s a tradition to have breakfast at Lovelace. We are a huge fan of the biscuits! I love them with butter and the peach jam. The country ham is always a must. My son always adds a fried green tomato/pimento cheese biscuit to his order. The service was outstanding.

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KristyW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing . My waiter Elena was the best . So nice and pleasant !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Cannot recommend enough. As crowded as they were, the service was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious!

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Clouso
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

April was fantastic. She made it happen when I needed a table for 5. Thanks!!

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vipDavidR
Fort Lauderdale
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Not as good as it used to be. Used to have larger menu selection and food was better

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KristiJ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Wonderful service! Love the "Hams & Jams store!

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MollieF
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad we tried the Loveless Cafe. You never know what you’re gonna get just based on reviews alone but it lived up to the hype! Food was delicious, staff was friendly and atmosphere inviting. And this coming from a Texan raised on home cooking. Definitely worth the drive and taking time to visit.

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patti
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t say enough about the food and service. This is a must eat place!

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LoriS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Loveless for years. Last night’s service and food were excellent! I wish all my restaurant experiences were as good as our experience was last night at Loveless!

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vipDLW83
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for an early dinner. Surprisingly not crowded. Server was very attentive. Food came out very quickly. Great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Fried chicken pieces were small and over-cooked

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vipamos
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I are locals. Loveless remains to be a special place. My friend has been going there since childhood-maybe 50+yrs, & me~ 24yrs. The Loveless is still nostalgic.
Our server, Robin was wonderful ~attentive & sweet!
Thanks for a most enjoyable lunch! Amy

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ConnieB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ..highly reccommend food was excellent..will return

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Bill
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had wanted to visit Loveless Cafe for years. Due to my wife visiting the area to run a marathon, I finally got to visit. It did not disappoint! Everything was great.

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Jbro
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greet biscuits and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

owen was the best waiter we’ve ever had. the service & company was beyond our expectations! such a great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had blast

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Jefe
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Try the biscuits and homemade jelly.

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CindyR
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The fried chicken was very good but the fries were cold. We asked for hot fries and our waitress complied. We were put in the corner between the kitchen and bathroom and there was a small odor. The bathroom definitely needed some attention. It's going to be awhile before we go back.

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JOHNK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food as excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with family

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Melvis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so very pleased with everything about Loveless! The food was amazing, the service outstanding, and the shops were delightful!

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Planner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Due to the pandemic the server told us their menu was much smaller. So we were disappointed but still found items to satisfy us. The sweet tea was weak this time, especially by southern standards. Overall still a neat place to eat and visit!

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MaryF
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family gathering with 20 people and we were attended to as though we were the only customers in the restaurant (we were not!). The food was good, serving sizes generous, and our server was attentive. It was a great evening.

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alvinp
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and the Biscuits were the best We have ever had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
38 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Server was fabulous…went extra mile!

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vipDELICIOUS
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! He was very busy, but communicated everything clearly and concisely about how everything would happen. He was fun to joke with and got our order perfect. Attentive. Our food was perfect for the Loveless Cafe experience and the biscuits were ON POINT as usual.

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vipJohn
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a great place, with loads of history, and more important great tasting food!

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Hand
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff at Loveless are great. I can see why it has become a tourist attraction. The staff genuinely enjoy their jobs and it shows. They're smiling and cracking jokes. It's a great environment to spend time and have a delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT little southern joint with the most kind staff and homey ambiance. The hash brown casserole is mouth watering and don’t even get me started on the heavenly biscuits and preserves. Definitely happy that we carved out the time to hit up this precious little gem on our long weekend trip from MI. Definitely worth the stop!!

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You can order delivery directly from Loveless Cafe using the Order Online button. Loveless Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Loveless Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 646-9700.

Loveless Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 1199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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