Loveless Cafe

4.7
1167 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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Melvis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Server was fabulous…went extra mile!

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vipJohn
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Hand
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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LaurenG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

All 3 of us ordered the fried chicken with different sides. Some pieces of the chicken were juicy while others were extremely dry. Some of the sides came out piping hot while others were just lukewarm. Overall it was just ok. Little disappointing since this place is considered a "must visit" when in Nashville. Our waitress was really nice, but the food was just so-so. Probably wouldn't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding and exactly as described! Crispy fried chicken was phenomenal & of coarse the biscuits! Banana pudding was to dive for! A true gem and definitely worth it!!!!

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Really enjoyed the food and history of the cafe.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with my husband. Being new to Nashville, we had heard about this place and wanted to try it out. Well worth it! Delicious!!

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WelfJ
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, wonderful service and terrific food. The main courses were large and taste awesome. The dessert was the best. Highly recommended.

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JustPassinThru
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My only wish is that the desserts we ordered hadn’t come to the table cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and so was the service.

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Stasz
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My wife Linda and I are traveling from up north and were told about the Loveless Cafe and thought we should visit it. It was about 30+ miles one way and we got there was seated imediatlyand there we sat. No one came to ask us what we would like . We sat there over 6-10 minutes, watching the few tables that had people at them, continuously had servers at them. We finally stopped a waitress and told here we had been there for over 10 minutes and no one came to see what we. wanted. She said she knew the waiter that will serve us and she would tell him. about 2-3 minutes later our server came over, started the process and we were taken care of very well. I do not know why restaurants let this happen to customers. The meal was great and left with out stomachs full.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from south Texas and was on vacation in Nashville. My old English teacher encouraged me to try out Loveless. Let me tell you. Someone had to have sold their soul, because the biscuits tasted like Simone with Devine powers not from this world made them! The staff is extremely friendly, the food is great! You will not be disappointed. I wish we lived closer so I could go more often.

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MissG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated by the front door when there were lots of open tables. It was drafty and we were freezing. We were served cold French fries, over cooked dry pork chops and chicken. Beans were uneatable. Biscuits were delicious. But everything else was horrible.

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DENNIsH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The mashed potatoes and gravy were some of the best I have ever eaten, The coconut cream pie was divine. The chicken though was scrawny. dry and very disappointing. I left hungry. The prices in the shops were outrageous.

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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were exceptional!!! Will definitely go again soon.

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GuyM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my spouse and was so happy with the flavor of our breakfast. The fried pork chops were moist and delicious. We will definitely be back soon.

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BinkleyD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very poor quality of food and portions for what you pay. Being known for their biscuits, you would think they would know not to over work them. They were very tough. Won't go back. Will never recommend!

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vipLAURIEM
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply fantastic! We had a kind and efficient waitress. I will definitely go again!

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vipChristopherR
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast and service!

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mariaC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best biscuits ever the fried chicken was also very good very friendly servers and reasonably priced I loved this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Nashville and heard about Loveless from a friend. Definitely worth the drive. Great food and great staff. Highly recommend!!!

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liketoeatwell
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always. With restaurants scrambling to find help who have an interest in their job, our server, Alana was a breath of fresh air. She was awesome and gave us the best service. Overall, a perfect experience.

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Bschneid
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at The Loveless Cafe was delicious. Everything was so good from the fried chicken to all the vegetables to the unlimited biscuits and jelly. The atmosphere was very cozy and our service was excellent. There is so much history there and they offer more than a restaurant. There is a shop and they also have a separate event space. I will be returning to The Loveless Cafe the next time I am in Nashville!

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Cars
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Good family environment. I went for my birthday and it did not disappoint. Food is excellent.

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BeckyB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Loveless Cafe. We made reservations and were seated within 10 minutes. We enjoyed the fresh biscuits and preserves. We ordered French toast with bacon and the southern sampler breakfast, both meals were delicious. Highly recommend if you are in the Nashville area.

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vipSalbertsons
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is just wonderful! We ordered biscuit sampler, pecan waffle, eggs and sausage. Sausage was the only disappointment. It was like a hockey puck. The rest of the food was really good!

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LadyLinda
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Disappointed in overall experience! Poor quality food; server repeated same welcome greeting to each table. Felt like we were being herded in and out!

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RobertD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only issue I had was that my mashed potatoes were more peeling than potatoes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we made the drive to check this place out. Great food and amazing service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good home style cooking that is similar to Cracker Barrel

MB
MigdaliaB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Do yourself a favor and visit this lovely restaurant in Nashville, TN. This place is great! Atmosphere is chill and cool but the staff is also really friendly. They know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. It’s a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Food is pretty good and their prices it’s 100% worth it.

JA
JessicaAlly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing stop on our Nashville trips! Staff is super friendly, food is fantastic always! Would recommend making a reservation ahead of time on here, made it a lot easier and no wait.

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WendyR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there, and it was GREAT! We will defiantly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great food, fast service.

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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 1167 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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