Loveless Cafe

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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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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was the first time I have made reservations at the Loveless Cafe (they have been doing that in the last year) so it was very nice to walk in and be seated right away! Service was excellent and our food was delivered in a reasonable amount of time. Three of our party of four ordered the Music City platter - two with French toast and one with pancakes. All three had different eggs and they were cooked as requested. The French toast was very good - pancakes were over done, dry and looked burned on the bottom! Would not recommend getting pancakes. You do get a lot of food with the platters. Because of the pancakes, I rated this visit as a 4-star. Otherwise, our visit would be 5-stars. As always the biscuits were WONDERFUL!

DL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food with exceptionally fast service. Asked many time how things were.

RC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome first visit!! Definitely will go back!! Waitress was awesome and so was all the other employees!

V
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 1

Server forgot gravy so meal was halfway finished before she Checked on us and was reminded. Meat loaf was very cold but all
sides were great.

AB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we drove out to visit Loveless! Great food and service

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad I made the reservation through open table. Otherwise our wait would have been over an hour. Waitress was wonderful. As soon as our reservation time came we were seated

Will definitely go eat here again and use the reservation feature!

OT
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously the best home cooked food in Tennessee

HC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and atmosphere was amazing! Our picky eaters even were happy!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It has been 30 years since my last visit. We had a fantastic time reuniting with old friends!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, good service, and the best biscuits in town.

RI
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loveless Cafe was amazing!! The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. We had our food within minutes of ordering and everything was hot and fresh! The skillet corn and fried green tomatoes were better than my granny’s, and that’s a big compliment!!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were honestly about to skip out on this place because it was a little out of our way when we were leaving town, but I am so glad we didn’t! Fantastic biscuits, that come with homemade jams that really give you a homey feel. This place is a MUST if you are near Nashville!

H
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fun visit with good southern cooking. The fried chicken is a outstanding!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Our server was awesome. Such a wonderful place. One of Nashville’s best!

K
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is just the most wonderful place. The shops are quite fun and the restaurant is great.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Not sure what all the hoopla is about. Great service, nice ambiance and the food was ok, nothing spectacular. We got right in but I understand there is usually a very long wait. Personally, if I couldn’t get right in I’d go somewhere else.

SS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal and experience at Loveless!! One of my favorite places on Earth 😊

TH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Biscuits and gravy ...amazing. Fried chicken was so good! Hash casserole was a must and BBQ pork ...um yum! I think there were some eggs on my plate too but why waste the calories on plain old eggs!!?! Service was great and it’s suoer cute . Great breakfast place for couples, families ...everyone!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We and our guests had a wonderful time. We fell in love with Virginia, our waitress.

AU
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with large portions. Good country style cooking

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Biscuits were just “melt in your mouth” delicious. The four of us each had something a little bit different and everyone was more than satisfied with the taste, quantity, and quality of our meal. We’re considering a return visit before we leave Nashville.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

The biscuits where the best part of the whole meal. The rest was very bland

AN
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Loveless Cafe. The food was delicious, with the jams and preserves being the best I have ever tasted! We received our food very quickly; our server was very attentive and kept us in coffee and biscuits, he was great. Loved everything about our experience there!

TB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best southern cuisine experience in Nashville area.

DP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place for good oold southern cooked food. All the staff are very friendly and the food is great. You do need to book or you probably won't get in .

B
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way imaginable. The food gustatorily delicious and truly Southern fare, the ambiance perfect, the waitstaff friendly and helpful, clientele full of mirth, and presence of so many contented families made the evening a truly heartwarming experience. Couldn’t have asked for anything better.

A
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot, great service and way HUGE portions!

VV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Visiting my daughter at school and someone we knew suggested this place. Not at all what we expected.. Really far from Vanderbilt. It was a $45 Uber ride. My ride cost more than our dinner . Great value on food

m
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is outstanding!!!! The food, the service, the warmth of the staff. It’s worth the drive out of town to come here.

TI
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always stop at Loveless on our journey from Chicago to Delray Beach FL, we have never been dissappointed, the biscuits and jelly re outstanding

UA
Nashville
37 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. Haven’t been here in a while and I just live down the street, so yes locals do go here. Biscuits are melt in your mouth yummy. Love the blackberry jam the best the other two are good. Fried chicken tender platter is a great deal... there will be leftovers. Sides are good too. The coconut custard pie is heavenly. Take it home with you and enjoy later... you’ll be full from the meal. It’s a great historic place with a lot of character, great food and wonderful, friendly people. Perfect representation of Nashville - locals bring your guests and visitors enjoy real southern hospitality. FYI: weekends are difficult to get in at any time. Prepare and use Open Table for your reservations.

l
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank goodness that we had a reservation. We were seated within 15 minutes of our reservation time while walk ins were waiting over an hour on a random Monday. Food was amazing and the service made us feel at home in the best possible way.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! The biscuits are incredible!

JG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Megan was delightful, and made the evening for us. She connected with my daughter, who is 25 and autistic. Megan acknowledged her, and was careful to listen as she took her order, and smiled constantly as she checked up on us. The vegetables and biscuits were great as usual. Only downer was a table right next to kitchen entry, but we made the best of it.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delish. By far the best food I have ever had in TN.

I
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loveless is rightfully rated as one of the top spots in greater Nashville. The locals consider it a "national treasure" and it's true. Well worth the trip to get there. Best fried chicken we've had in a decade. warning....no reservations on the weekend....if you go on the weekend be prepared to wait...and wait.... but it's worth it.
We'll definitely return the next time we're in Nashville.

CM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was incredible!!! Went in. Thursday night and the watermelon rubs fell off the bone, all meat! Fried chicken was moist, juicy and delicious, sides fantastic! Loved the fried green tomatoes and hashbrown casserole. Highly recommend stopping g in for dinner, absolutely amazing...

W
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice Wednesday meal of grilled catfish then headed downtown to the Ryman👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

GP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Was visiting from Ohio, was our first stop, food and service was incredible and gift shop are unique

SA
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and fantastic customer service! I'll definitely be back.

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