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About Loveless Cafe

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.

8400 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, Breakfast, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 646-9700

Website:
http://www.lovelesscafe.com/

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.

Parking Details:
We have ample off-street parking, and it’s all free!

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Private Dining

The Loveless Barn is Nashville’s most versatile venue with a main hall, large lawn, private courtyard, porch space and green room. Loveless Events provides a sophisticated Southern experience with a wide range of catering menu options.

Loveless Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (48)
Worth the Drive (40)
Casual (38)
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Authentic (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Great for Brunch (24)
Kid-friendly (23)
Cozy (23)
Fun (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good for a Date (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
People Watching (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Scenic View (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined a day ago

Excellent food, service & atmosphere! Worth driving the distance for the best biscuits and preserves!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great waiter with an awesome tableside manner.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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food4
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Wonderful service. Just go, alrighty!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food at Loveless Café was incredible! I am not sure if we have ever had fried chicken as good as theirs. The atmosphere was great for a home cooking style restaurant. I would definitely recommend Loveless to my friends visiting the Nashville area. I do recommend making reservations on the website as it is very busy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a great time and enjoyed our lunch very much. The service was friendly and fast and the biscuits and preserves are amazing!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our wait was minimal with a reservation and were seated at a great table. We had heard lots of great things about this place from friends and family when we moved to Nashville but had never made the time to go until now. Our waiter was awesome! He stayed on top of our table needs all night and was very nice and sociable. We ordered the family style meal with our friends and the portions were great and the sides were the star of the night. The fried chicken and the BBQ were okay. Nothing to compliment just mediocre for what they were. The hash brown casserole was amazing and the green fried tomatoes were good too. The mac and cheese were better than most places that serve it in Nashville. We had a great night and enjoyed our time there but we most likely won’t go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First time and it was wonderful!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

What a fantastic experience!! From the moment I made this reservation for a friends' coming together, to the last cup of coffee and fabulous dessert, we couldn't be more pleased. The hostess was warm and friendly and the wait staff very supportive of one another. I particularly noticed how well the staff worked together to make our service impeccable. Lucas was our waiter and what a fine young man. He gave us plenty of time to make our selection and recommended several items we tried and were quite pleased with. He was courteous, professional but warm and welcoming at the same time. He was so respectful of the fact we are older and needed time to make decisions (also we had not visited one another for awhile and wanted to talk and do the word search on the placemat). The food was so good and the desserts! We each ordered one dessert and could not resist also ordering the four berry cobbler to share!!! It is not often we get to the Loveless Café and it is such a treat! Thank you so much for a delightful time. We will be back!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Just delicious and I love the old, homey feel to it! You have to get the hash brown casserole, you won't regret it! Even if you have to wait, there's plenty to do and see around the restaurant!

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great biscuits and preserves!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I came into Nashville for a visit with my family. We went to the Loveless Restaurant and it was wonderful will go again when we come back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Loved it! Great biscuits and preserves.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Chicken and waffles were what we went for, ordered a side of sausage gravy and made a couple meals of it. Wonderful food served hot!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Comfort food at its best! The biscuits and fried chicken are amazing!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Just like eating at grandma's house. Comfort food at its finest! Always enjoy coming to The Loveless!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We went for dinner on a Saturday night and it couldn't have been any better. No wait and plenty of parking. Our server was more than gracious and welcoming. I've been going there for twenty-seven years and love it every time. Not pretentious. My family loves that they can wear what they have on.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Western KY)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and service was excellent Atmosphere is awesome with the shops. The preserves were awesome. I highly recommend a trip and we definitely will be going back

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It was a nice tourist place to visit.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The biscuits were as good as I have heard! Yummm. Everything was great! I am glad that I made a reservation. Even on a Wednesday morning...

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It was a great experience and great food! Our server, Barbara, was so helpful and sweet.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Perfection for our company Christmas breakfast! Great coffee, biscuits and blackberry jam.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent food great service. Biscuits are the home made. Catfish is definitely recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I'd compare Loveless Cafe to Cracker Barrel and Top Hog in Gallatin but honestly both of those restaurants are better. They are less expensive and the food is better. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the experience of Loveless Cafe once. The service was great and now I can say I have been there. If given the choice though, I would probably not go back unless somebody else was buying and really wanted me to go with them. I like to end on a positive note so ... the hash-brown casserole was better than Cracker Barrel's.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I had the Southern Sampler. The fried chicken was over cooked and dry, the meatloaf tasted like they poured the entire bottle of worchester sauce on it and the pulled pork was cold and dried out. The green beans were good, but the hash brown casserole was cold and not cooked through.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Disappointing; the fried chicken was dry and tasteless, the meatloaf was also dry and lacked taste. The sides were good. Maybe I caught a day where the cook(s) were distracted.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Just the best...loved the food and the service was fantastic!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent southern home cooking. Was in Nashville and wanted to enjoy the local taste. This place was perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2017

My husband and I both agreed that the biscuits were absolutely exceptional but the rest of the meal was just average. I would definitely come again for a big basket of biscuits and maybe some bacon to go with it, but not to eat a whole meal. But the prices were fair.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We left the airport and went straight to Loceless for breakfast. I had heard many great things and seen their biscuits featured on Bobby Flay's Throwdown (they keep them coming your whole meal).Our visit started at 8:45 am on a Friday, we were kindly greeted by the hostess for our reservation. Virginia was our server and she was excellent!! She introduced herself and asked where we were from and when we said Philly she immediately sat down and shared a story. I love persuade waitresses. She made awesome recommendations (pulled pork and eggs and hash brown casserole) and let us taste the apple pie moonshine (she is also the bartender). Our first Nashville experience was awesome! I would definitely go back, worth the drive.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food. Great service! We went for a group outing and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great brunch or lunch for family/friends gathering. Out of town family loved the Loveless Nashville Tradition.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had reservations for 10 am, didn't get seated until 10:30. Food didn't arrive until 11. People were seated before us without reservations.
The food was excellent, server was good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great way to show off Nashville to out of town friends!

Miss the old gift shop.... the new ones just don’t have the same soul.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We were in town visiting family. Had read the reviews and heard good things. We had a nice breakfast but was disappointed that both of our meals were not hot, but warm, even the eggs. Coffee was likewise not hot. For $35 plus tip for breakfast I would expect a hot plate. Server was pleasant as was the ambiance.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great service and great food. This was our second visit to the Loveless. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My party of 4 loved our breakfast experience! The food was delicious and they accommodated moving our reservation a half hour. Love the artwork and you can watch the homemade biscuits being made. We also adored the gift shops and had fun purchasing souvenirs!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food and great service

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Well worth the drive to the country. Food was great & Skye, our server, was fantastic!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Overall great dining experience. Good food and friendly staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is a must visit when in Nashville. Everyone is friendly and the food was great. Try the fried chicken!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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