Loveless Cafe

4.8
277 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Worth the Drive
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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Delivery or takeout
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Breakfast, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Open 7 days a week, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(615) 646-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Loveless Events Catering offers on-site catering in the Barn or the Harpeth Room as well as off-site catering in your home or event venue in the Nashville area. With a vast array of menu options, from classic southern fare to plated meals and action stations, bring love to the table with Loveless Events.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We have ample off-street parking, and it’s all free!
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Special events & promotions
The Loveless Barn and the Harpeth Room are both versatile event spaces at the Loveless Cafe that can be rented for special events. The Barn is Nashville's most versatile venue, often booked for weddings, fundraisers, concerts and holiday parties. The Harpeth Room is a more intimate space, perfect for birthday parties, corporate luncheons, baby showers and more.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Harpeth Room provides an intimate setting for up to 70 people, where you can enjoy a taste of the famous Loveless Cafe with a large party reservation (must be booked 72 hours in advance; based on availability). Loveless Events provides a sophisticated Southern experience.

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Reviews from verified diners
277 reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
83%
Very Good
12%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined a day ago

Everything was perfect. We got to Loveless 5 minutes before our reservation time and were seated right on time. There was a 20-25 minute wait at the time of our arrival for those without a reservation, so we were very glad we used Open Table! The food was excellent! Those biscuits more than lived up to their reputation. The food was hot, seasoned just right and absolutely delicious! It was a memorable meal and experience that made our anniversary very special. Jeff was an amazing waiter and was on top of everything! We could not be more pleased with the entire experience!

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OT
5.0Dined a day ago

My friends and I came in from out of state and heard about this place from a local. It was very busy the morning (a Sunday) we went, so we made a reservation for the next morning (Monday) and got seated right away. The staff and servers were very nice. They made sure we got our meal quickly and everything was good! Love the food and coffee. It’s a cute little country restaurant that I would HIGHLY recommend.

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PG
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely loved it and service from Robin was outstanding!!! Would definitely go back!

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SM
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Local resident, continue to enjoy Loveless. Always good food and great service!

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GE
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food and service. Every bit of our food was absolutely delicious! Fried chicken was amazing and pork barbecue was perfectly smoked. All the sides (okra, cheese grits, turnip greens, fried green tomatoes, macaroni and cheese...) were great!

Even the sweet tea was not too sweet but just right.

We loved our food and our server. Can’t give this enough stars! Oh, and the biscuits and jams! Wow!

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JM
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous breakfast ! Come hungry and leave with a full happy belly!! Great breakfast choice while visiting Nashville. If I were a local I would be here every week! Server was great and helped us figure out exactly how we wanted our food and what we wanted to eat.

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food!!!!
Terrific service & convenient to purchase favorite novelties of the cafe from their two on property stores! Shipping was inexpensive too!
Can’t wait to go back for a visit & scrumptious meal!!!

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NP
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We have been many times, it is a great place for visitors and locals. The biscuits are delicious and they never stop coming. Everything is great but the fried green tomatoes are my favorite in Nashville. The service is always quick and friendly! Should be on your list!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Such an iconic restaurant. Loved the pancakes and chocolate raspberry ganache crepes!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The pimento cheese and fried green tomato biscuit was fabulous!

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F
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food quality, including the biscuits, is not as good as it used to be. The hash brown casserole was cold and pasty and the chicken was overcooked. We have sent several visitors to Loveless and have often gone ourselves since it is close by, however we will think twice about it now.

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TU
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The food is always great and the people are always friendly! Very fast service and large portions, we drive from 2 hours away to eat dinner!

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WH
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Love the Loveless. Try to visit it whenever I'm in town. Always recommend to friends

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DH
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Outstanding as usual. Always a pleasant experience at Loveless Cafe. Our server Tammy did superb job assisting us. Go to Loveless Cafe, you won't regret it.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Best biscuits ever. Served by Bruce who gave excellent service. Would go back again. Wait time was less than 10 minutes

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j
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great Food! Great Service! Best overall experience ever!

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RM
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

This was my third visit but the first for my husband and stepson - I have tried to get us in for the last few years on either Saturday or Sunday - but the wait is so long - this year I made a LATE reservation for Friday night - we got there and were seated shortly after. Food was great - my husband LOVED the coffee!

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h
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great comfort food experience! Generous portions and yummy food. The atmosphere was fun and the history was great to learn. Would definitely go back again.

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JH
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We ate breakfast and tried a little bit of everything. It was all incredible. The service was awesome, and the food was amazing!

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TM
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

It was our first experience and we loved it! Our server made it a truly memorable anniversary for us!

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CR
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

We had reservations for breakfast, and our table was ready when we got there. We were greeted immediately and served biscuits shortly thereafter. The biscuits and preserves (blackberry, strawberry and peach) were delicious. We both got scrambled eggs and crispy bacon which were delicious, too. The scrambled eggs were unusually good. We left very happy and full. I would definitely recommend the Loveless Cafe.

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L
3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

I don't know what all the fuss is about this place. Long drive, disliked the food, dry somewhat tasteless. Would not return.

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C
2.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Tough ham and tasteless pork bbq

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B
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Food was excellent as it always is. I found it to be a little pricey, $30 for two people having eggs, but probably reasonable for the area. I love the ambience there and only was disappointed that the air conditioning was so chilly I needed a jacket in there. Otherwise stellar

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TN
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great place with outstanding food and service. We recommend the Loveless to friends often and we plan to visit again.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We always dine at the Loveless Cafe every time we visit Nashville. It's an enjoyable time with good southern cooking. We appreciated Open Table reservations because we were seated right away instead of waiting 45 minutes for a table.

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S
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great food, large portions,reasonably prices, delicious taste Good service Food arrived in record time Suggest Open Table for reservations or you might be waiting to be seated

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OT
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great experience and neat environment!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Perfect great place

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D
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The Loveless Cafe is always a great experience. Great food, wonderful staff. Third year eating there. Always a must do when in Nashville.

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L
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

My daughter and I were in Nashville for CMA Fest. We always enjoy coming to The Loveless Cafe. The food is delicious (especially the biscuits) and the atmosphere is wonderful. Everyone there is VERY friendly! We would highly recommend a visit.

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GW
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I'm from Buffalo NY and we were in Nashville for a week. Our friend told us about this place so my wife and I took the ride there. If we had a place up here like loveless cafe I would be there everyday. The food was outstanding, great service just a nice place overall. I did order a lot of things to ship home. 5 STARS FOR SURE!!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Food was filling and a lot. Super tasty and our waitress was on top of things. My daughters and I left with full tummy’s, a to go box and skipped lunch 👍🏼👍🏼

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JW
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Love It! Food and service was fantastic. Looking forward to returning some day!

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C
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Fabulous! We LOVED everything about being at Loveless: from the warm/delicious biscuits and homemade jams as we sat down, to fried green tomatoes and fried-chicken salad (which melted in my mouth — best ever), to our wonderful waitress, Barbara, who added to the down-home atmosphere. A must if you're within a 100 miles.

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r
3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Been before and was really looking forward to a return visit. Seated promptly for our reservation bit next to two large groups who were extremely loud. Hard to have a conversation with my husband. In Jose the special— chicken breast which was very moist as promised but was overly fried and extra extra crispy. Side dishes were good. Service was very friendly but somewhat slow due to server dropping our credit card behind the counter and trying to accommodate other large tables. Somewhat disappointed on this visit.

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RK
3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Biscuits are amazing. Unfortunately, everything else was only fair. The catfish was over cooked and the fried green tomatoes were soggy.

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GW
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Great breakfast! Staff very friendly and efficient! Fantastic experience! If you are in the area it’s a must!

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M
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Lovely time with great southern comfort food with a visitor from out of town. Waiter was attentive but not over bearing, and prompt. Delicious as ever !!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Always a great place for a date!

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