Loveless Cafe

4.8
924 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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BeckyP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, first time and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The biscuits were delicious, but the hot chicken was way over cooked and no one liked it. My kids enjoyed their fried chicken.

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ShannonC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! Pleased with the COVID protocols. Food was hot and tasty. Our waiter, Owen, had the beast energy.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a wonderful experience at the loveless cafe. Cindy was our server and we were immediately greeted with outstanding hospitality and kindness. I ordered the garden omelet and a fried green tomato/pimento cheese/egg biscuit. Speaking of biscuits, the bread was sooooo good. So soft and buttery, and the preserves were delicious. The omelet was so yummy, just added a bit of hot sauce on top to complete it. The biscuit with the fried soft egg was top tier, a southern delicacy. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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JenniferS
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was a little disappointed with the food this time. We haven’t been to Loveless in a while and I was pretty excited to come back. I ordered the fried chicken and it was overdone/almost burnt and very dry inside. The breading had no flavor. The biscuits and sides were good. Just upset that their staple wasn’t prepared well. Hope it was just an off day for them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town to visit family and of course eat at Loveless. As always the food was amazing. My wife loves the greens and I go for the CFS. I had the peanut butter pie and she had the chess pie both were great. Our new daughter in law had the chocolate pecan pie and hers was amazing as well

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robertg
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Quite impressed. Very nice. Service Great! Food Great! Will be back! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good, service was great! Extremely attentive and upfront concerning my major food allergy!!!

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ConnieR
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food at Loveless and yesterday did not disappoint. 5 stars all around!!!

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AlysonH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time to visit here. We will definitely be back! It was some of the best food I've ever had and I loved the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always visit when we come to Nashville. Great fried chicken!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveless never disappoints! Food and service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, fast service, welcoming and cozy atmosphere

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RitaB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveless cafe is a Nashville staple. You absolutely must visit the cafe and the adjoining shops for a Nashville tradition not to be topped ! Make a reservation for an easy short wait !

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be able to make a reservation!

LD
LoveyandDash
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just where I chose do dine for my 60th birthday breakfast and enjoyed it thoroughly. Can't wait to go back next time I'm in Nashville! Country Ham and hash brown casserole were yummy!

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hollyb
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good homestyle cooking and friendly service. Lots of choices, too.

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle was our server she was very sweet and helped us with anything we needed. I brought my friends who were visiting from out of town to loveless and they had all good things to say. Great experience

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TnTraveler
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Loveless Cafe is a treasure and such a pleasure to visit! The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the food is outstanding and reasonable. My friends and I will visit again and take others along.

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KevinH
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best tasting homemade food around Nashville. Anytime you are in the area, you have to make a stop at Loveless Café for some good old country cooking. And those biscuits...….mmmmmmmmmm.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very friendly and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Missouri. We had been to Loveless before and we were in town again w our daughter and a friend from Missouri. We wanted to give them a treat so we came back to Loveless Cafe. Before you had 2 fans, now you have 4. Amazinf

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graeaf food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Atmosphere!. We had reservations thru Open Table for 6pm. We ended up being about seven minutes late Because of traffic. But I called the restaurant a few minutes before appointment, and they said no worries, they always hold tables for 15 minutes past the appointment time and I was good because I called to let them know. Great customer service and amazing food!

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CarrieS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Loveless doesn’t disappoint! Their biscuits are AMAZING and the service is phenomenal. They run the restaurant like a well oiled machine! Make sure to visit the shops and take a selfie in front of their sign!!

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vipFoodiefromSeattle
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to take out of town visitors for breakfast. Platters are huge. Love their hash brown casserole!

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nahbruh
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Smoked turkey was cold and dry but the biscuits were great, maybe we just went at the wrong time (4:30), might try again another time but wife is hesitant and I completely understand.

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CMyers
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent southern fried. We enjoyed the fried pork chops, chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy. My son said it was the best fried chicken he ever ate. I had some of his and have to agree. All the food is homemade and is scrumptious. We got there at 2:00 pm on a Thursday and didn’t have to wait at all. Great staff, great service and very friendly.

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vipToniE
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous as always.. Don't miss a chance to enjoy a meal or two or three here.. It's great food, service and a good ole Southern experience..

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have wanted to visit the Loveless for years. The cafe did not disappoint. The service was exceptional, our waiter treated my husband to a pice of pecan pie for his 50th birthday. The biscuits were great as well as the country ham and red eye gravy. Would love to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit to loveless cafe. It was our third time there and enjoyed everything about it. No doubt we’ll come back again thanks

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vipTheresaM
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make a reservation and get ready to enjoy your meal! This quaint, down home, comfort food place is also worth the wait if you just show up! Enjoy the home style biscuits with a sampling of peach, blackberry and blueberry preserves. The watermelon ribs and pit BBQ pork was delectable. The aroma of the smokehouse will make you want more! If you’re lucky enough to have Bruce as your server, you’ll be in for a treat! Oh and if you have room for dessert, the pecan pie is awesome!

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vipWhoeatsbetterthanme
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The sides are canned and overcooked in a steam table. The fried chicken is cooked in a deep fat fryer and has no flavor. The biscuits are okay but not what I would describe as good. The blueberry jam was excellent, not too sweet. Once or never is definitely enough.

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CAPM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time ghere

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! The hot chicken was amazing. The garlic mashed potatoes were TASTY!

WA
WilliamA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

For a place that states it began with fried chicken and biscuits, you should do that well. Unfortunately, the white meat was dry and the dark just tasted bad. Neither had any detectable seasoning.
The biscuits were bitter.
The sides were okay, but I could have gone to Cracker Barrel and gotten food that tasted better for half the price.
You're paying for saying you ate at the Loveless Cafe.

RJ
vipRobertJ
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We absolutely love the biscuits! Great service too.

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Debbie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveless Café has special meaning for us, so we chose it for our Valentine’s Day dinner. The meal was delicious - especially the biscuits and jam!

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NardaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! I recommend a making a reservation.

MB
MaryB
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was wonderful, food came quickly and they even sent home extra biscuits. Can’t wait to go again

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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 4.8 stars by 924 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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