Loveless Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 8400 Highway 100

    Nashville, TN 37221

    Cross street: McCrory Lane

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  • 615-646-9700

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The best barbeque place in town! I really enjoyed our lunch time here with my workmates here. I'll surely be back.

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★★★★★

The best barbeque place in town! I really enjoyed our lunch time here with my workmates here. I'll surely be back.

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Get the country fried steak - you won't regret it !

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★★★★★

Get the country fried steak - you won't regret it !

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I have been to the Loveless Cafe three times now and I will go back everytime I visit Nashville. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this place! The waitresses are wonderful and the food is phenomenol. Prices are cheap and you never

3
★★★★★

I have been to the Loveless Cafe three times now and I will go back everytime I visit Nashville. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this place! The waitresses are wonderful and the food is phenomenol. Prices are cheap and you never

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I haven't actually been there, but from reading the different reviews, it has to be quite an experience, depending on which review you believe. The various descriptions could be similar to having diaria and constipation at the same time.
The best assortment of reviews I've read in quite some time. I may take the plunge one of these days, just out of curiosity.

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★★☆☆☆

I haven't actually been there, but from reading the different reviews, it has to be quite an experience, depending on which review you believe. The various descriptions could be similar to having diaria and constipation at the same time.
The best assortment of reviews I've read in quite some time. I may take the plunge one of these days, just out of curiosity.

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If a Nashvillian says to you, "You need to go there! It's been around forever!", STAY AWAY! The only exception to this rule is Arnold's Country Kitchen, a lunch place which is amazingly good. The Loveless Cafe, however, coasts on an undeserved reputation. The first time I tried this place was in the 90's with a friend from out-of-town. We went there for lunch. We tried the biscuits and jams. The biscuits were dry and oily at the same time, if that's possible. They tasted like they were from a steam-table buffet or a maybe day old. The spreads were tasteless and way too sweet. I had the Fried Chicken. You can get better fried chicken at a gas station. Any gas station. The second and last time I went here it was in the early 2000's because my girlfriend insisted we go for her birthday. I tried to warn her. She persisted and finally I said, "OK, we'll go. Because I want you to have the Loveless Cafe Experience!" I phoned in advance and secured a reservation for 2 people. We showed up 3 minutes late for our reservation because it had been so long since my last visit I had forgotten exactly where this place was. Anyway, 3 minutes late. At least 4 parties who did not have reservations were seated before we were. Finally we were shown to a big round table that could seat 6. This table stood right in front of the restrooms - I mean people were brushing up against us to go to the bathroom. We ordered after waiting way too long for a waitress to notice we were alive. I then watched as at least 6 tables that had ordered after us were served their "food". Finally our meals came. My girlfriend was so angry at the quality of the food I thought she was going to get into a fist-fight with someone. That's when I said to her, "Happy Birthday! You've just had the Loveless Cafe Experience!"

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★☆☆☆☆

If a Nashvillian says to you, "You need to go there! It's been around forever!", STAY AWAY! The only exception to this rule is Arnold's Country Kitchen, a lunch place which is amazingly good. The Loveless Cafe, however, coasts on an undeserved reputation. The first time I tried this place was in the 90's with a friend from out-of-town. We went there for lunch. We tried the biscuits and jams. The biscuits were dry and oily at the same time, if that's possible. They tasted like they were from a steam-table buffet or a maybe day old. The spreads were tasteless and way too sweet. I had the Fried Chicken. You can get better fried chicken at a gas station. Any gas station. The second and last time I went here it was in the early 2000's because my girlfriend insisted we go for her birthday. I tried to warn her. She persisted and finally I said, "OK, we'll go. Because I want you to have the Loveless Cafe Experience!" I phoned in advance and secured a reservation for 2 people. We showed up 3 minutes late for our reservation because it had been so long since my last visit I had forgotten exactly where this place was. Anyway, 3 minutes late. At least 4 parties who did not have reservations were seated before we were. Finally we were shown to a big round table that could seat 6. This table stood right in front of the restrooms - I mean people were brushing up against us to go to the bathroom. We ordered after waiting way too long for a waitress to notice we were alive. I then watched as at least 6 tables that had ordered after us were served their "food". Finally our meals came. My girlfriend was so angry at the quality of the food I thought she was going to get into a fist-fight with someone. That's when I said to her, "Happy Birthday! You've just had the Loveless Cafe Experience!"

Pros: So far out of town that you would never want to go there

Cons: Where do I start?

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There was a time when I could recommend Loveless Cafe without reservation. That time has passed.

My last visit was absolutely wretched. They should have been embarrassed to serve the tasteless slop they gave us. Bad fried chicken, bad catfish, bad porkchops...heck, I was embarrassed to have suggested the place. The only decent part of the meal were the biscuits, but they weren't anything special. They were just edible.

Avoid this tourist trap. When they start putting resources back into food instead of developing the land around the Cafe, I might give them another try. Until then, avoid like the plague. There are several better options around Nashville that cost less, are more authentic, and TASTE BETTER.

Examples include Arnold's Country Kitchen (Bar none THE BEST), Monnell's, and Miller's Grocery out in Murfreesboro.

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★☆☆☆☆

There was a time when I could recommend Loveless Cafe without reservation. That time has passed.

My last visit was absolutely wretched. They should have been embarrassed to serve the tasteless slop they gave us. Bad fried chicken, bad catfish, bad porkchops...heck, I was embarrassed to have suggested the place. The only decent part of the meal were the biscuits, but they weren't anything special. They were just edible.

Avoid this tourist trap. When they start putting resources back into food instead of developing the land around the Cafe, I might give them another try. Until then, avoid like the plague. There are several better options around Nashville that cost less, are more authentic, and TASTE BETTER.

Examples include Arnold's Country Kitchen (Bar none THE BEST), Monnell's, and Miller's Grocery out in Murfreesboro.

Pros: Used to be good

Cons: Everything

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AMAZING! I love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love this place!

5
★★★★★

AMAZING! I love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love this place!

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I don't see what all of the excitement about this place is. A friend and I went out there for lunch. The food was only average and was a poor value. The macaroni and cheese was from a box I swear and the friend chicken pieces were tiny and overcooked. Honestly, the chicken from the Publix deli is far superior.

Save yourself some cash and go elsewhere. Cracker Barrel has comparable food and one can eat for about half of the cost. Loveless Cafe is terribly overpriced.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't see what all of the excitement about this place is. A friend and I went out there for lunch. The food was only average and was a poor value. The macaroni and cheese was from a box I swear and the friend chicken pieces were tiny and overcooked. Honestly, the chicken from the Publix deli is far superior.

Save yourself some cash and go elsewhere. Cracker Barrel has comparable food and one can eat for about half of the cost. Loveless Cafe is terribly overpriced.

Pros: The jellies were OK.

Cons: Overpriced and the food was average

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I love this place. The food is the definition of Southern comfort food. The atmosphere is fun and laid back. We love going for a drive after eating here, either on the Natchez or through Percy Warner Park. I honestly haven't had anything that I haven't loved. I especially like their preserves. I had the apricot the last time. I hate apricots, but I liked this. It wasn't too sweet, not too chewy. Prices are right on. Our servers are always nice and helpful. We do avoid the crowds by going for early dinner, so we never wait. My kids liked seeing the biscuit window. You gotta try it at least once, and I bet you'll go again.

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★★★★★

I love this place. The food is the definition of Southern comfort food. The atmosphere is fun and laid back. We love going for a drive after eating here, either on the Natchez or through Percy Warner Park. I honestly haven't had anything that I haven't loved. I especially like their preserves. I had the apricot the last time. I hate apricots, but I liked this. It wasn't too sweet, not too chewy. Prices are right on. Our servers are always nice and helpful. We do avoid the crowds by going for early dinner, so we never wait. My kids liked seeing the biscuit window. You gotta try it at least once, and I bet you'll go again.

Pros: Great homestyle food, friendly staff

Cons: I couldn't eat anymore

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This cafe is a throwback to the 50's. The Loveless cafe was recently renovated and visiting, you feel like you get sucked into a southern time warp. The warm Southern hospitality is overwhelming. There are caricatures of famous Southern musicians up on the wall and framed pictures of who's who in America in the lobby. The biscuits are served piping hot, made from scratch along with the homemade blackberry, peach and strawberry jam. The BBQ pulled pork is TO DIE FOR. Highly recommended. After breakfast, check out the surrounding Loveless Motel's 14 rooms which have been converted to a mini-shopping area. Art galleries, gift shops and the Hams and Jams store are a must see! Great place to visit. Have to experience in person at least once!!!

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★★★★★

This cafe is a throwback to the 50's. The Loveless cafe was recently renovated and visiting, you feel like you get sucked into a southern time warp. The warm Southern hospitality is overwhelming. There are caricatures of famous Southern musicians up on the wall and framed pictures of who's who in America in the lobby. The biscuits are served piping hot, made from scratch along with the homemade blackberry, peach and strawberry jam. The BBQ pulled pork is TO DIE FOR. Highly recommended. After breakfast, check out the surrounding Loveless Motel's 14 rooms which have been converted to a mini-shopping area. Art galleries, gift shops and the Hams and Jams store are a must see! Great place to visit. Have to experience in person at least once!!!

Pros: Best biscuits and marion blackberry jam, bbq pulled pork

Cons: Some items are just ok where you can find at other places

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I really can't understand why anyone thinks that this cafe has good food. It is definitely not worth waiting on. We ordered the meatloaf and it was not completely cooked. The green beans and mashed potatoes were just average, and you can get much better biscuits at Mickey-D's. I will say that the blackberry and strawberry preserves were very good - everything else - not so good.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I really can't understand why anyone thinks that this cafe has good food. It is definitely not worth waiting on. We ordered the meatloaf and it was not completely cooked. The green beans and mashed potatoes were just average, and you can get much better biscuits at Mickey-D's. I will say that the blackberry and strawberry preserves were very good - everything else - not so good.

Pros: Nice pictures on the wall

Cons: Food

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I love this place. Their food is excellent and they made me and my girlfriend feel right at home. We will definately be returning in the future

2
★★★★☆

I love this place. Their food is excellent and they made me and my girlfriend feel right at home. We will definately be returning in the future

Pros: good food, great staff

Cons: long lines, but worth it

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This is a Nashville landmark, not to be missed if you stumbling through the area. If you can go during the week, the lines are short... but if you are going to go on a weekend or friday night, plan on waiting.... sometimes you have to wait 1-2 hours to get in, but it is that good!

If you order breakfast family style for like $12.95 a person they will bring buckets of food until you turn in your man card from exhaustion. Prepare to go into a food coma.

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★★★★★

This is a Nashville landmark, not to be missed if you stumbling through the area. If you can go during the week, the lines are short... but if you are going to go on a weekend or friday night, plan on waiting.... sometimes you have to wait 1-2 hours to get in, but it is that good!

If you order breakfast family style for like $12.95 a person they will bring buckets of food until you turn in your man card from exhaustion. Prepare to go into a food coma.

Pros: Family Style Breakfast

Cons: Long Lines

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After seeing all the publicity to this place, we were very disappointed in what it actually offered. Seems like the crowds that come are mainly tourists so I guess everyone of us were willing to wait 1.5hrs since we had already driven there. The infamous biscuits, we thought, were nothing special. I did like the blackberry & strawberry preserves that came with it. The other items we had were your basic southern breakfast items that could be ordered at any restaurant that featured a decent breakfast menu. Well, at least we gave it a try; basically very disappointed after reading all of these hyped up reviews.

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★★★☆☆

After seeing all the publicity to this place, we were very disappointed in what it actually offered. Seems like the crowds that come are mainly tourists so I guess everyone of us were willing to wait 1.5hrs since we had already driven there. The infamous biscuits, we thought, were nothing special. I did like the blackberry & strawberry preserves that came with it. The other items we had were your basic southern breakfast items that could be ordered at any restaurant that featured a decent breakfast menu. Well, at least we gave it a try; basically very disappointed after reading all of these hyped up reviews.

Pros: Good preserves/jelly and some side dishes

Cons: Standard Breakfast Fare with Very Long Wait

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Even with a long wait, I still love how authintic it is! It has stayed true throughout the years. Beautiful area and not too far out of the way. They started me out with biscuits and their peach, blackberry, and strawberry preserves. Heaven!! I had the smoke pork chops with peach preserves. The pork was a little on the dry side, but I loved the flavor of the smoke and sweetness from the preserves! I, also, loved the gift shop and it's variety. I purchased smoked bacon (killer), country ham, and Piggy Popcorn. The popcorn is cooked with bacon and maple. Different yet good. And I tried Tennesse tea cakes which I have seen on Food network. I can't really describe them, it's not really a cake but similar and sugary with a bit of molasses. I fried the bacon at home and It reminded me of the same smokey smell you get at the cafe. I will be back one day!!! TRY THE PEACH PRESERVES!!

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★★★★★

Even with a long wait, I still love how authintic it is! It has stayed true throughout the years. Beautiful area and not too far out of the way. They started me out with biscuits and their peach, blackberry, and strawberry preserves. Heaven!! I had the smoke pork chops with peach preserves. The pork was a little on the dry side, but I loved the flavor of the smoke and sweetness from the preserves! I, also, loved the gift shop and it's variety. I purchased smoked bacon (killer), country ham, and Piggy Popcorn. The popcorn is cooked with bacon and maple. Different yet good. And I tried Tennesse tea cakes which I have seen on Food network. I can't really describe them, it's not really a cake but similar and sugary with a bit of molasses. I fried the bacon at home and It reminded me of the same smokey smell you get at the cafe. I will be back one day!!! TRY THE PEACH PRESERVES!!

Pros: smoked meats, delicious preserves and of course biscuits

Cons: waited an hour and half

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Every time I go to Nashville to visit we MUST go to the Loveless Cafe. They have the best jam. WE eat a ton of it when we are there adn then buy more for the road!

5
★★★★★

Every time I go to Nashville to visit we MUST go to the Loveless Cafe. They have the best jam. WE eat a ton of it when we are there adn then buy more for the road!

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Was so excited to go to the Loveless Cafe, because we had seen it on a lot of food shows , we when on a Saturday afternoon, was told there would be a hour a 15/20 minutes wait, and we were OK with that, since we were about 120 miles from home and it would be along time before we would be this close to the Loveless Cafe again, but was seated in just one hour, we were happy. My wife ordered breakfast, it was just OK, nothing great. I ordered fried chicken, it had so much garlic on it I could not eat it, almost seemed like it might have been bad chicken and someone put so much garlic on it to cover that up. Biscuits was below average, better biscuits at any fast food place, and I think I know what the secret ingredient is, sugar, lots of sugar, I only ate 3 and my sugar went way up even though I had my diabetes medicine, so beware diabetics.

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★☆☆☆☆

Was so excited to go to the Loveless Cafe, because we had seen it on a lot of food shows , we when on a Saturday afternoon, was told there would be a hour a 15/20 minutes wait, and we were OK with that, since we were about 120 miles from home and it would be along time before we would be this close to the Loveless Cafe again, but was seated in just one hour, we were happy. My wife ordered breakfast, it was just OK, nothing great. I ordered fried chicken, it had so much garlic on it I could not eat it, almost seemed like it might have been bad chicken and someone put so much garlic on it to cover that up. Biscuits was below average, better biscuits at any fast food place, and I think I know what the secret ingredient is, sugar, lots of sugar, I only ate 3 and my sugar went way up even though I had my diabetes medicine, so beware diabetics.

Pros: Was seat faster then was told

Cons: Chicken

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I went to the Loveless with my boyfriend and his mother & sister. His sister had told us she had read great reviews and the Loveless was a different place to try. We went on a Saturday afternoon and waited about 15-20 minutes tops. The biscuits were hot, fresh, & delicious and the preserves were so good. My boyfriend had the meatloaf, I had the smoked turkey, and his mom & sister had the vegetable plates. All our food was good--there was so much and you definitely get full. My bf & mine's ticket was about $35 which was reasonable for the amount of food we received. Waitress was very attentive and we loved the atmosphere. We're from Northwest AL and I'm going back to Nashville in a few weeks and taking my family. The shops were nice--I'll make sure to get some preserves to bring back to Bama with me this time! Excellent food, excellent service, and I can't wait to get back to the Loveless!

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★★★★★

I went to the Loveless with my boyfriend and his mother & sister. His sister had told us she had read great reviews and the Loveless was a different place to try. We went on a Saturday afternoon and waited about 15-20 minutes tops. The biscuits were hot, fresh, & delicious and the preserves were so good. My boyfriend had the meatloaf, I had the smoked turkey, and his mom & sister had the vegetable plates. All our food was good--there was so much and you definitely get full. My bf & mine's ticket was about $35 which was reasonable for the amount of food we received. Waitress was very attentive and we loved the atmosphere. We're from Northwest AL and I'm going back to Nashville in a few weeks and taking my family. The shops were nice--I'll make sure to get some preserves to bring back to Bama with me this time! Excellent food, excellent service, and I can't wait to get back to the Loveless!

Pros: Food, Service, Price, & Ambience

Cons: Nothing--it was perfect!

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I would not have minded to wait here because the lawn and porch were so nice, but there was no wait for us that day. Best biscuits and homemade blackberry jam. This is truly down home southern cooking. The country ham, hash browns casserole made this the best breakfast. This is a great place to share with friends. The prices are very reasonable.

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★★★★☆

I would not have minded to wait here because the lawn and porch were so nice, but there was no wait for us that day. Best biscuits and homemade blackberry jam. This is truly down home southern cooking. The country ham, hash browns casserole made this the best breakfast. This is a great place to share with friends. The prices are very reasonable.

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The bill from this place is always too high, and the food is satisfactory. For a similar country breakfast experience, Cracker Barrel is always a good option. The only thing this place has going for it are the biscuits. Those will never let you down. And, expect to wait no less than fifteen minutes for a table (sometimes forty-five) even though waiting isn't too bad because there are nearby shops to explore. Overall, it's a great place to try once, but won't be worth it to come back to.

3
★★★☆☆

The bill from this place is always too high, and the food is satisfactory. For a similar country breakfast experience, Cracker Barrel is always a good option. The only thing this place has going for it are the biscuits. Those will never let you down. And, expect to wait no less than fifteen minutes for a table (sometimes forty-five) even though waiting isn't too bad because there are nearby shops to explore. Overall, it's a great place to try once, but won't be worth it to come back to.

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If you're in the mood for some down-home cooking and a friendly atmosphere, you MUST try the Loveless Cafe. I'm telling you, the fried catfish, okra, cheddar cheese grits, and BISCUITS are sooooooooo good! It reminded me of my great grandmother's cooking, and was every bit as good! It is also clean and country-feeling without being kitschy. The little shops around the cafe and the Natchez Trace also add a reason to make a day of it. Try renting a bike from the little bike rental place behind the cafe, riding down Natchez Trace, and then stopping back in at Loveless when you return. As you wait for your table, stop into one of the cute little shops (such as Curious Heart Emporium) and buy some stone ground grits or Tennessee T-Cakes from the little grocer adjacent to the cafe. And after you eat, don't forget to ask for some more biscuits and homemade jam to go! Mmmmm...

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★★★★★

If you're in the mood for some down-home cooking and a friendly atmosphere, you MUST try the Loveless Cafe. I'm telling you, the fried catfish, okra, cheddar cheese grits, and BISCUITS are sooooooooo good! It reminded me of my great grandmother's cooking, and was every bit as good! It is also clean and country-feeling without being kitschy. The little shops around the cafe and the Natchez Trace also add a reason to make a day of it. Try renting a bike from the little bike rental place behind the cafe, riding down Natchez Trace, and then stopping back in at Loveless when you return. As you wait for your table, stop into one of the cute little shops (such as Curious Heart Emporium) and buy some stone ground grits or Tennessee T-Cakes from the little grocer adjacent to the cafe. And after you eat, don't forget to ask for some more biscuits and homemade jam to go! Mmmmm...

Pros: The FOOD! And the ambience/surrounding area.

Cons: N/A

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The biscuits and preserves were delicious, but the rest of the dinner was average. My husband and I both had the the fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and mac and cheese. It was good food, but I wouldn't drive all the way out there again when i can get the type of food closer to home and cheaper. The service was great though, and I really enjoyed the fresh biscuits.

1
★★★☆☆

The biscuits and preserves were delicious, but the rest of the dinner was average. My husband and I both had the the fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and mac and cheese. It was good food, but I wouldn't drive all the way out there again when i can get the type of food closer to home and cheaper. The service was great though, and I really enjoyed the fresh biscuits.

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This place is very typical. The food, save the biscuits and preserves, was average. The biscuits and preserves were tasty, but not anything you would stop at unless you were passing by. I would not waste my time or money there, or the gas used to get there, because it is out there. A little tip-off about the food is that Bobby Flay won in the throwdown, the only time I have ever seen him win.

1
★★★☆☆

This place is very typical. The food, save the biscuits and preserves, was average. The biscuits and preserves were tasty, but not anything you would stop at unless you were passing by. I would not waste my time or money there, or the gas used to get there, because it is out there. A little tip-off about the food is that Bobby Flay won in the throwdown, the only time I have ever seen him win.

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I want to start by saying I only gave this place 5 stars because their biscuits and perserves are to die for. The rest of the meal was just ok. I had country ham that was really, really salty ,and had a barny after taste. That may be true contry ham but coming from ohio, I would recommend it. Other had omletes and said they were ok, everyone agreed on the biscuits though. They actually taste like a biscuit not butter like most biscuits today. That being said you may not like them if you eat a lot of processed food. Our server seemed angry too. She just wasn't as friendly as I would expect being in the south.

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★★★★★

I want to start by saying I only gave this place 5 stars because their biscuits and perserves are to die for. The rest of the meal was just ok. I had country ham that was really, really salty ,and had a barny after taste. That may be true contry ham but coming from ohio, I would recommend it. Other had omletes and said they were ok, everyone agreed on the biscuits though. They actually taste like a biscuit not butter like most biscuits today. That being said you may not like them if you eat a lot of processed food. Our server seemed angry too. She just wasn't as friendly as I would expect being in the south.

Pros: Biscuits

Cons: The rest of the menu doesn't hold the same value

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Out of this world fried chicken and biscuits. Homemade jams and jellies. Great atmosphere. You may even see someone famous, lot of them eat there. Wonderful for the whole family. Great country breakfasts, too.

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★★★★★

Out of this world fried chicken and biscuits. Homemade jams and jellies. Great atmosphere. You may even see someone famous, lot of them eat there. Wonderful for the whole family. Great country breakfasts, too.

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I heard when I moved here I had to try the Loveless Cafe. When I arrived there was a wait. I asked the hostess how long and she quoted me 20 minutes. I ended up waiting 45 minutes. Finally after being seated the waiter greeted us. She was very friendly! She truly made the experience worth going. The biscuits and preserves were wonderful but the food was very average. I'm not sure what the big deal about this place is. In my opinion it is very overrated and overpriced for the quality of food you get.

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★★★☆☆

I heard when I moved here I had to try the Loveless Cafe. When I arrived there was a wait. I asked the hostess how long and she quoted me 20 minutes. I ended up waiting 45 minutes. Finally after being seated the waiter greeted us. She was very friendly! She truly made the experience worth going. The biscuits and preserves were wonderful but the food was very average. I'm not sure what the big deal about this place is. In my opinion it is very overrated and overpriced for the quality of food you get.

Pros: Nice wait staff

Cons: Rude hostess and average food

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Used to eat here regularly and was friends with owner when I lived in Nashville. It had been over 25 years since I was last there. It has changed a lot and all for the better as far as ambiance. There is finally room to accomodate the crowds. Still the best breakfast anywhere. Will make you laugh at Cracker Barrell. My wife is not a biscuit fan but loved these and bought some peach preserves to take home. Country ham always excellent and eggs always cooked perfectly. Deserves it's reputation and success. Waitress covered many tables with outstanding service and attentiveness. What a great Nashville tradition!

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★★★★★

Used to eat here regularly and was friends with owner when I lived in Nashville. It had been over 25 years since I was last there. It has changed a lot and all for the better as far as ambiance. There is finally room to accomodate the crowds. Still the best breakfast anywhere. Will make you laugh at Cracker Barrell. My wife is not a biscuit fan but loved these and bought some peach preserves to take home. Country ham always excellent and eggs always cooked perfectly. Deserves it's reputation and success. Waitress covered many tables with outstanding service and attentiveness. What a great Nashville tradition!

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We were just at the Loveless Cafe recently on a Thursday afternoon; approximately 2 p.m. We sat right down, our food came quickly. The biscuits and jam really are good. We particularly liked the strawberry and blackberry jam. We took some of both home with us. We both had the fried chicken - not the "best" chicken I have had; but still pretty good. My creamed corn casserole was delicious and my friend had the hashbrown casserole which was also delicious. Our waitress could not have been nicer. I've read the reviews talking about the waits - I guess I would recommend going at an off-peak time when you can have the place to yourself. There were a few other travelers there; and possibly some locals. The side dishes are delicious! Glad we stopped!

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★★★★☆

We were just at the Loveless Cafe recently on a Thursday afternoon; approximately 2 p.m. We sat right down, our food came quickly. The biscuits and jam really are good. We particularly liked the strawberry and blackberry jam. We took some of both home with us. We both had the fried chicken - not the "best" chicken I have had; but still pretty good. My creamed corn casserole was delicious and my friend had the hashbrown casserole which was also delicious. Our waitress could not have been nicer. I've read the reviews talking about the waits - I guess I would recommend going at an off-peak time when you can have the place to yourself. There were a few other travelers there; and possibly some locals. The side dishes are delicious! Glad we stopped!

Pros: nice hearty, country lunch - cute decor

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I was there this past Sunday and had to wait 1.5 hours. Wehn we were seated, we went ahead and ordered our food along with our drinks. Both of us got omelets and hashbrown casserole. In less than five minutes, our food arrived. The egg part of the omelets were pre-cooked and the ingredients (ham, onion, pepper, cheese, etc.) were put in the middle and the egg part was folded over. In other words, the ingredients of the omelet are not cooked into the egg. And when the waitress brought us more biscuits, the plate she brought them on also had jelly - which she took back with her b/c she saw we still had a little left. If you have seen the size of the jelly portions there - you will realize how small the portions are. Trust me - if they think so highly of their jelly that they are that skimpy with it - I do not want it. FYI: There is a place called the Beacon Light a few miles down the road in Fairview that the local people of the HW 100 area say is like the Loveless Cafe used to be back when it was just a local place that had good food at a resonable cost without all of the shops and hype.

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★★★☆☆

I was there this past Sunday and had to wait 1.5 hours. Wehn we were seated, we went ahead and ordered our food along with our drinks. Both of us got omelets and hashbrown casserole. In less than five minutes, our food arrived. The egg part of the omelets were pre-cooked and the ingredients (ham, onion, pepper, cheese, etc.) were put in the middle and the egg part was folded over. In other words, the ingredients of the omelet are not cooked into the egg. And when the waitress brought us more biscuits, the plate she brought them on also had jelly - which she took back with her b/c she saw we still had a little left. If you have seen the size of the jelly portions there - you will realize how small the portions are. Trust me - if they think so highly of their jelly that they are that skimpy with it - I do not want it. FYI: There is a place called the Beacon Light a few miles down the road in Fairview that the local people of the HW 100 area say is like the Loveless Cafe used to be back when it was just a local place that had good food at a resonable cost without all of the shops and hype.

Pros: Wait Staff

Cons: Way food is prepared, wait time, overly hyped, expensive

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The drive off I-40 was absolutely beautiful. Our waitress Dianne was very friendly and extremely efficient. No glass left empty. We ordered the family meal and to start the biscuits and perserves were as good as having dessert first. The fried chicken was as good as my grandma's from scratch recipe and the BBQ pork was melt in your mouth tender. The macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and fried okra were all fabulous as well. We had parents-in law and kids ages 9 & 10 in our group and we woiuld all highly recommend Loveless Cafe. As we all enjoyed the surrounding shops--we took home plenty of perserves for the upcoming holidays! What an awsome place!

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★★★★★

The drive off I-40 was absolutely beautiful. Our waitress Dianne was very friendly and extremely efficient. No glass left empty. We ordered the family meal and to start the biscuits and perserves were as good as having dessert first. The fried chicken was as good as my grandma's from scratch recipe and the BBQ pork was melt in your mouth tender. The macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and fried okra were all fabulous as well. We had parents-in law and kids ages 9 & 10 in our group and we woiuld all highly recommend Loveless Cafe. As we all enjoyed the surrounding shops--we took home plenty of perserves for the upcoming holidays! What an awsome place!

Pros: Two thumbs up-food, service and RV parking.

Cons: hmmm--none!

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I have been to the Loveless twice this month and can not say enough about how pleasant and enjoyable both times were. I had the same server both times and she remembered me and asked about a topic we discussed from my earlier visit. Not something I have experienced often in todays rush them out the door restaurant settings. Loveless is a step back in time in the best way possible. The food is slow cooked and wonderful, the staff remembers you if you come back and everything on the menu tastes good.

The best way to experience the Loveless is after driving a bit of the Natchez Trace. That way you will be in the mindset of slowing down and enjoying a less rushed pace.

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★★★★☆

I have been to the Loveless twice this month and can not say enough about how pleasant and enjoyable both times were. I had the same server both times and she remembered me and asked about a topic we discussed from my earlier visit. Not something I have experienced often in todays rush them out the door restaurant settings. Loveless is a step back in time in the best way possible. The food is slow cooked and wonderful, the staff remembers you if you come back and everything on the menu tastes good.

The best way to experience the Loveless is after driving a bit of the Natchez Trace. That way you will be in the mindset of slowing down and enjoying a less rushed pace.

Pros: good traditional southern fare

Cons: weekend = long wait

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You have to go, even if it is only once. For those who wrote negative reviews, most of the stuff was their fault for not researching the place first. It is a TOURIST stop. There WILL be a wait on the weekends. If that bothers you, then don't go. It is only common sens. My family went at 6 p.m. on a Monday, and had no wait. We picked that time because knew it was a good time to go. And for the lady who complained about the "to-go" box, their website clearly states no "to-go" on "family style" meals. And it only make sense to seperate people ordering from the menu, or they could eat their stuff and "for free" off the family style.

The biscuits are good. Not the best I have ever had, but good. The sweet tea was also good. We had chicken and fish and mashed potatoes, greens and green beans. All were very good. We want to go back and try breakfast.

So definitely go ... just use your head and pick a good time. If not you'll have to wait.

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★★★★★

You have to go, even if it is only once. For those who wrote negative reviews, most of the stuff was their fault for not researching the place first. It is a TOURIST stop. There WILL be a wait on the weekends. If that bothers you, then don't go. It is only common sens. My family went at 6 p.m. on a Monday, and had no wait. We picked that time because knew it was a good time to go. And for the lady who complained about the "to-go" box, their website clearly states no "to-go" on "family style" meals. And it only make sense to seperate people ordering from the menu, or they could eat their stuff and "for free" off the family style.

The biscuits are good. Not the best I have ever had, but good. The sweet tea was also good. We had chicken and fish and mashed potatoes, greens and green beans. All were very good. We want to go back and try breakfast.

So definitely go ... just use your head and pick a good time. If not you'll have to wait.

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This place is sooo overated! Maybe it is hot because of it's history. Would not take the time to go there again!

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★★☆☆☆

This place is sooo overated! Maybe it is hot because of it's history. Would not take the time to go there again!

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I have been there TWICE.......The First time we went to see what the food was like being my wife and I have lived in Nashville for 6 years now. THE WAIT WAS HORRIBLE.... we just thought that the food HAD to be great to wait this long..... WRONG ...................The waitress was RUDE and never came to see if we wanted anything AT ANYTIME !! This place CLAIMS to be country and to provde country service but it FEELS like you are in NYC getting mugged for a meal...... NO southern hospitality here..........

The second time was a "second try" at it.......... THe wait was 2 hours and the service was HORRIBLE.... Seems like they try to make you happy with those little biscuits they bring when they SOMETIMES pass by your table.....
I should have went to SONIC for a breakfast toaster !!! In this case STRIKE TWO they are OUT..... I will never go back........

Just avoid the place all together....... I love Nashville but I will never love the LOVELESS CAFE !!

I think they need new management or management needs to take a better look at the inner workings of the machine and make some changes.......

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been there TWICE.......The First time we went to see what the food was like being my wife and I have lived in Nashville for 6 years now. THE WAIT WAS HORRIBLE.... we just thought that the food HAD to be great to wait this long..... WRONG ...................The waitress was RUDE and never came to see if we wanted anything AT ANYTIME !! This place CLAIMS to be country and to provde country service but it FEELS like you are in NYC getting mugged for a meal...... NO southern hospitality here..........

The second time was a "second try" at it.......... THe wait was 2 hours and the service was HORRIBLE.... Seems like they try to make you happy with those little biscuits they bring when they SOMETIMES pass by your table.....
I should have went to SONIC for a breakfast toaster !!! In this case STRIKE TWO they are OUT..... I will never go back........

Just avoid the place all together....... I love Nashville but I will never love the LOVELESS CAFE !!

I think they need new management or management needs to take a better look at the inner workings of the machine and make some changes.......

Pros: little biscuits are good

Cons: WAIT IS HORRIBLE... SERIVCE IS HORRIBLE.... PRICE for the food is AWY too HIGH !

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We were told the wait would be about an hour and were invited to stroll along the wasp-infested walk among the little shops. I hate wasps. Wasps hate me. As everyone else was calmly walking between the shops, I was ducking and flailing my arms in a sort of wasp-flyby-torment-dance. I will never bring a date here. The shops sold southern food and candy, potttery, jewelry, bikes (I have no idea), gifts, and art. But not one had any wasp spray. We were finally seated. Outside. By the wasps.
Occassionaly something from our table would go flying as I would spastically shoo a wasp from away from my head. I'm grateful I didn't lodge a fork into someone. The food and service was great and inside everyone looked so happy - so serene. Please, Loveless, buy some freaking wasp spray.

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★★★☆☆

We were told the wait would be about an hour and were invited to stroll along the wasp-infested walk among the little shops. I hate wasps. Wasps hate me. As everyone else was calmly walking between the shops, I was ducking and flailing my arms in a sort of wasp-flyby-torment-dance. I will never bring a date here. The shops sold southern food and candy, potttery, jewelry, bikes (I have no idea), gifts, and art. But not one had any wasp spray. We were finally seated. Outside. By the wasps.
Occassionaly something from our table would go flying as I would spastically shoo a wasp from away from my head. I'm grateful I didn't lodge a fork into someone. The food and service was great and inside everyone looked so happy - so serene. Please, Loveless, buy some freaking wasp spray.

Pros: Great food and service. Authentic southern food.

Cons: Wasps! Everywhere! Run!

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We have been to Loveless a few times before the new ownership and after. I have to say that this place is all hype. For the type of food they serve, It is expensive and over-rated. Cracker Barrel has better biscuits and the food is just so-so. For some reason, they do not even serve real maple syrup with the pancakes, yet they sell it next door at their junky souvenier shop. And that is weird too; overpriced junk and overbearing sales personell trying to sell it. There are some other really cool shops there though, and you'll need them to pass the 2 hours you may wait for a table on weekends. Anyway, the BBQ is the only thing there that I would recommend. It is very good, better than most in Nashville. Overall, I just think it is pretentious and too expensive. If you want a good country home cooked breakfast or meat and three meal, try Wendell Smith's on Charlotte. They kick butt! And they won't charge you a fortune, nor will you wait all day.

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★★★☆☆

We have been to Loveless a few times before the new ownership and after. I have to say that this place is all hype. For the type of food they serve, It is expensive and over-rated. Cracker Barrel has better biscuits and the food is just so-so. For some reason, they do not even serve real maple syrup with the pancakes, yet they sell it next door at their junky souvenier shop. And that is weird too; overpriced junk and overbearing sales personell trying to sell it. There are some other really cool shops there though, and you'll need them to pass the 2 hours you may wait for a table on weekends. Anyway, the BBQ is the only thing there that I would recommend. It is very good, better than most in Nashville. Overall, I just think it is pretentious and too expensive. If you want a good country home cooked breakfast or meat and three meal, try Wendell Smith's on Charlotte. They kick butt! And they won't charge you a fortune, nor will you wait all day.

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A group of 18 ladies from my church went to the Loveless Cafe on Feb 10, 2007. 10 of us had decided to have the family style buffet (which was called ahead) and the remaining 8 wanted to order from the menu. Well when we got there we had two tables set up, apparnetly if you want to order of the menu, you can't sit with the buffet group and vice versa. The waitress was slow and was not friendly in the least bit. She acted like we were bothering her. The biscuits were so so disappointing. I can make better biscuits, the jams were good, but that is the only good thing I can say. When our "buffet" arrived at the table, they brought out grilled pork loin with apricot sauce, country green beans, and country fried potatoes. We had pre ordered hashbrown casserole, but were told it would be at least a 30 minute wait, so when we asked for mashed potatoes also, they couldn't do that. We told the waitress what does it hurt to have two things of potatoes, its a "buffet" and you didn't have what we had preordered. So finally we got a different waitress to bring us mashed potatoes, it was only enough for three people to get one spoon full. I was so not impressed and for an hour drive it wasn't worth it. Plus at first they charged us $177 for 10 people and it was only suppose to be $155, when we asked for a to go box, they told us they couldn't do that, the waitress finally gave us the smallest one they had, which held one biscuit (one of the women wanted to prove to her husband that she could cook!) I would have understoond if it was a regular buffet and no to go boxes, but this was our table's food on platters, why couldn't we take it with us. I won't go back, and the shops that are around are way too expensive.

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★☆☆☆☆

A group of 18 ladies from my church went to the Loveless Cafe on Feb 10, 2007. 10 of us had decided to have the family style buffet (which was called ahead) and the remaining 8 wanted to order from the menu. Well when we got there we had two tables set up, apparnetly if you want to order of the menu, you can't sit with the buffet group and vice versa. The waitress was slow and was not friendly in the least bit. She acted like we were bothering her. The biscuits were so so disappointing. I can make better biscuits, the jams were good, but that is the only good thing I can say. When our "buffet" arrived at the table, they brought out grilled pork loin with apricot sauce, country green beans, and country fried potatoes. We had pre ordered hashbrown casserole, but were told it would be at least a 30 minute wait, so when we asked for mashed potatoes also, they couldn't do that. We told the waitress what does it hurt to have two things of potatoes, its a "buffet" and you didn't have what we had preordered. So finally we got a different waitress to bring us mashed potatoes, it was only enough for three people to get one spoon full. I was so not impressed and for an hour drive it wasn't worth it. Plus at first they charged us $177 for 10 people and it was only suppose to be $155, when we asked for a to go box, they told us they couldn't do that, the waitress finally gave us the smallest one they had, which held one biscuit (one of the women wanted to prove to her husband that she could cook!) I would have understoond if it was a regular buffet and no to go boxes, but this was our table's food on platters, why couldn't we take it with us. I won't go back, and the shops that are around are way too expensive.

Pros: Pretty Drive going

Cons: Everything else, food, service and price

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FOUND RESTAURANT IN GENERAL ONLY AVERAGE, CHICKEN AND BISCUITS WERE GOOD, THE VEGETABLES I ORDERED WERE NOT ANY BETTER THAN OTHER RESTAURANTS OFFERING THE SAME TYPE MENU. THEY NEED EXTRA STAFF TO HANDLE LARGER GROUPS, I WOULD NOT MAKE THE DRIVE BACK AGAIN, OVER PRICED IN OUR OPINION.

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★★★☆☆

FOUND RESTAURANT IN GENERAL ONLY AVERAGE, CHICKEN AND BISCUITS WERE GOOD, THE VEGETABLES I ORDERED WERE NOT ANY BETTER THAN OTHER RESTAURANTS OFFERING THE SAME TYPE MENU. THEY NEED EXTRA STAFF TO HANDLE LARGER GROUPS, I WOULD NOT MAKE THE DRIVE BACK AGAIN, OVER PRICED IN OUR OPINION.

Pros: HOME MADE BISCUITS WERE GOOD AS WERE JAMS OFFERED

Cons: PRICEY, A LITTLE OVER RATED

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Having grown up in the South, I have had my share of excellent southern food ? especially biscuits. I took my mom, a native Nashvillian, to Loveless Cafe about a month ago. We were so excited to try the ?famous biscuits with the secret recipe? that the ?biscuit lady? was recently hawking on the Ellen Degeneres show (she was hawking her cookbook, which by the way does not have the biscuit recipe in it). Anyway, the server brought us our biscuits, we each took a bite and looked at each other with the same ?what is the fuss all about?? look. These biscuits were dry, chewy and not the least bit appetizing. My 4 year old daughter wouldn?t even finish hers and she?ll eat anything. I have no idea why these biscuits are praised as if they?ve been tossed down directly from heaven, but if you want great biscuits, go to Cracker Barrel. Heck ? even McDonald?s biscuits are better than this. The rest of our meal was excellent, but they need to quit pushing the biscuits as their selling point, because they were a HUGE disappointment.

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★★★☆☆

Having grown up in the South, I have had my share of excellent southern food ? especially biscuits. I took my mom, a native Nashvillian, to Loveless Cafe about a month ago. We were so excited to try the ?famous biscuits with the secret recipe? that the ?biscuit lady? was recently hawking on the Ellen Degeneres show (she was hawking her cookbook, which by the way does not have the biscuit recipe in it). Anyway, the server brought us our biscuits, we each took a bite and looked at each other with the same ?what is the fuss all about?? look. These biscuits were dry, chewy and not the least bit appetizing. My 4 year old daughter wouldn?t even finish hers and she?ll eat anything. I have no idea why these biscuits are praised as if they?ve been tossed down directly from heaven, but if you want great biscuits, go to Cracker Barrel. Heck ? even McDonald?s biscuits are better than this. The rest of our meal was excellent, but they need to quit pushing the biscuits as their selling point, because they were a HUGE disappointment.

Pros: Good atmosphere, friendly service, nice shops

Cons: Biscuits are dreadful

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We were very excited to go to Loveless because of all the great things we'd heard about it! We decided to go on a Sunday before church...first mistake. After being told there was a 30 min. wait, we had to leave after 45 minutes and eat at Sonic so we could make it to church on time. No sweat, we'll go back a different day. So we decide to go on a Saturday morning. I called ahead an hour ahead of time. Said we'd be there at 10am. Got there and still had to wait an extra 45 minutes!! I will admit the food was good, but was it worth the wait? I'm not convinced. Sorry. :(

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★★★☆☆

We were very excited to go to Loveless because of all the great things we'd heard about it! We decided to go on a Sunday before church...first mistake. After being told there was a 30 min. wait, we had to leave after 45 minutes and eat at Sonic so we could make it to church on time. No sweat, we'll go back a different day. So we decide to go on a Saturday morning. I called ahead an hour ahead of time. Said we'd be there at 10am. Got there and still had to wait an extra 45 minutes!! I will admit the food was good, but was it worth the wait? I'm not convinced. Sorry. :(

Pros: Food, things to do while you wait

Cons: the wait

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It is out of the way, but well worth it. OK...if you are from the South, as I am, this is Southern country cooking. Two things I reccommend to negative reviewers: #1 If you go to "Mom & Pop" restaruants such as this then you know good food takes a little longer to cook. I will say you do wait a bit for your food, but this is NOT McDonald's. My favorite Italian place is Cafe Nona. Their food takes a little while longer to prepare, but that's why it's so good as well. You get my point????? #2 If you server is rude tell the manager. People love to complain, but do nothing about it. They need to know if an employee is out of line. Unfortunately, all restaraunts have those kinds of people working for them. If you love heavy Southern country cooking then this is the place for you. Visitors think Pancake Pantry is the way to go........it's because they don't know about this place!!!!!! Hope this helps.

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★★★★★

It is out of the way, but well worth it. OK...if you are from the South, as I am, this is Southern country cooking. Two things I reccommend to negative reviewers: #1 If you go to "Mom & Pop" restaruants such as this then you know good food takes a little longer to cook. I will say you do wait a bit for your food, but this is NOT McDonald's. My favorite Italian place is Cafe Nona. Their food takes a little while longer to prepare, but that's why it's so good as well. You get my point????? #2 If you server is rude tell the manager. People love to complain, but do nothing about it. They need to know if an employee is out of line. Unfortunately, all restaraunts have those kinds of people working for them. If you love heavy Southern country cooking then this is the place for you. Visitors think Pancake Pantry is the way to go........it's because they don't know about this place!!!!!! Hope this helps.

Pros: food, old timey decor, great place to go with the family

Cons: you do have to wait for the food, but it's worth it

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What's not to love? It is fast, friendly service and the food is excellent. You cannot beat the biscuits with homemade preserves and the fried chicken. I love taking out of town guests here for Sunday lunch.

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★★★★★

What's not to love? It is fast, friendly service and the food is excellent. You cannot beat the biscuits with homemade preserves and the fried chicken. I love taking out of town guests here for Sunday lunch.

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i have only eaten here once, after i moved to the west side of nashville. i was severely dissappointed. you can get better biscuits in the frozen section of kroger and at cracker barrel and not wait so long for a table. the service was horrible. the place is all wrapped up in themselves. but why not? people are giving into them. i had an omlet with hashbrown casserole and of course biscuits. i already commented on the biscuits but the rest was nothing to write home about. again. service is horrible and it takes too long to get a table!

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★★☆☆☆

i have only eaten here once, after i moved to the west side of nashville. i was severely dissappointed. you can get better biscuits in the frozen section of kroger and at cracker barrel and not wait so long for a table. the service was horrible. the place is all wrapped up in themselves. but why not? people are giving into them. i had an omlet with hashbrown casserole and of course biscuits. i already commented on the biscuits but the rest was nothing to write home about. again. service is horrible and it takes too long to get a table!

Pros: location, for me.

Cons: service, food, wait.

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This place in a little out of the way but it is more than worth the drive and the wait if you have one. The ham and red-eyed gravy are to die for. So are the biscuits and hash brown casserole. All of my future trips to Nashville will include a stop at the Loveless Cafe for sure!!!!! Yours should too.

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★★★★★

This place in a little out of the way but it is more than worth the drive and the wait if you have one. The ham and red-eyed gravy are to die for. So are the biscuits and hash brown casserole. All of my future trips to Nashville will include a stop at the Loveless Cafe for sure!!!!! Yours should too.

Pros: Best food in town, great service, great atmosphere

Cons: None

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This place has great breakfast food. It is located in the middle of nowhere and has a scary looking motel and the service is slow but very friendly. But GREAT food and they give you an assortment of homemade jams for your biscuits. Buy some jam to take home. My parents visited from NJ and they loved this place.

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★★★★☆

This place has great breakfast food. It is located in the middle of nowhere and has a scary looking motel and the service is slow but very friendly. But GREAT food and they give you an assortment of homemade jams for your biscuits. Buy some jam to take home. My parents visited from NJ and they loved this place.

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It took a good 45 minutes from our airport hotel to get out to the Loveless, but the food was definitely worth it. Both the fried chicken and the meatloaf were outstanding, along with the hash brown casserole and the bisquits. The banana pudding was out of this world! It's not fancy, and it is a tourist trap (complete with a gift shop), but this could have been the best down home American food we have ever had!!

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★★★★★

It took a good 45 minutes from our airport hotel to get out to the Loveless, but the food was definitely worth it. Both the fried chicken and the meatloaf were outstanding, along with the hash brown casserole and the bisquits. The banana pudding was out of this world! It's not fancy, and it is a tourist trap (complete with a gift shop), but this could have been the best down home American food we have ever had!!

Pros: Big portions, Great desserts

Cons: Out of the way

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I lived in Nashville when I was little, and used to eat brunch here. When my boyfriend and I went to Nashville, my mom raved about Loveless and warned me to make a reservation. So, I called and was told that they were closed for remodeling. I explained that I was from Tampa, and had grown up on Loveless food. The man answering the phone (the owner) told me that they were having a "friends and family" day to try out the remodeled kitchen, and that I was welcome to come as his GUEST! My boyfriend and I drove out there and had the most amazing food, and to top it off, it was comped by the owner. All we had to do was tip the waitress, who by the way was extemely pleasant. I love this place, and would say it is worth a plane flight from Tampa for.

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★★★★★

I lived in Nashville when I was little, and used to eat brunch here. When my boyfriend and I went to Nashville, my mom raved about Loveless and warned me to make a reservation. So, I called and was told that they were closed for remodeling. I explained that I was from Tampa, and had grown up on Loveless food. The man answering the phone (the owner) told me that they were having a "friends and family" day to try out the remodeled kitchen, and that I was welcome to come as his GUEST! My boyfriend and I drove out there and had the most amazing food, and to top it off, it was comped by the owner. All we had to do was tip the waitress, who by the way was extemely pleasant. I love this place, and would say it is worth a plane flight from Tampa for.

Pros: HAM, BISQUITS, PEACH PRESERVES

Cons: NONE

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My husband and I just moved to Nashville and we think this is the absolute best place for breakfast or lunch! The biscuits are out of this world and so are the jams!! Oh...don't forget to get the gravy with the biscuits!! The macaroni and cheese was the best that I have ever had!!! This place is so yummy!!!! There is usually a long wait on weekends so make sure you go early. If there is a wait, be sure to check out their store next door. You can also meet the famous biscuit lady, Carol Fay! She is a hoot! She is such a sweet lady!! If you buy their cookbook, she will even sign it for you!! Dont miss out on this place!!

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★★★★★

My husband and I just moved to Nashville and we think this is the absolute best place for breakfast or lunch! The biscuits are out of this world and so are the jams!! Oh...don't forget to get the gravy with the biscuits!! The macaroni and cheese was the best that I have ever had!!! This place is so yummy!!!! There is usually a long wait on weekends so make sure you go early. If there is a wait, be sure to check out their store next door. You can also meet the famous biscuit lady, Carol Fay! She is a hoot! She is such a sweet lady!! If you buy their cookbook, she will even sign it for you!! Dont miss out on this place!!

Pros: Home Cooking, Great Service, Carol

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People seem to be really extreme about this restaurant -- they are either totally in love with it or they think it's the most overrated restaurant ever. To a Nashville newbie, it just seems like a pretty good restaurant with an interesting history. I love their peach vinagrette salad dressing, enjoy their biscuits, and wish I had the recipe for their potato casserole (okay, I know it's pretty basic and could probably wing it). We have had good and bad service and sometimes our food was a little on the lukewarm side, but we keep going back because of the historical tie it has to Nashville. Their desserts taste very natural (not synthetic). Not many vegetarian options, but I still enjoy going there.

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★★★★☆

People seem to be really extreme about this restaurant -- they are either totally in love with it or they think it's the most overrated restaurant ever. To a Nashville newbie, it just seems like a pretty good restaurant with an interesting history. I love their peach vinagrette salad dressing, enjoy their biscuits, and wish I had the recipe for their potato casserole (okay, I know it's pretty basic and could probably wing it). We have had good and bad service and sometimes our food was a little on the lukewarm side, but we keep going back because of the historical tie it has to Nashville. Their desserts taste very natural (not synthetic). Not many vegetarian options, but I still enjoy going there.

Pros: Part of history, Good desserts, Shop while you wait

Cons: Out of the way, Long wait, Hit or miss service

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I had read the negative reviews on here for the cafe, but we tried the Loveless Cafe for breakfast (which is served all day) for the first time over the weekend. I have nothing negative to say at all! The homemade biscuits and homemade perserves were to die for! The sausage and bacon was smoked there on site and was excellent. The service was fast and courteous though it was real busy. After our meal, we walked around the little shops and found some interesting Christmas gifts and some great pumpkin butter. I highly recommend this homey cafe (which is non-smoking)! I can't wait to try it for lunch!

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★★★★★

I had read the negative reviews on here for the cafe, but we tried the Loveless Cafe for breakfast (which is served all day) for the first time over the weekend. I have nothing negative to say at all! The homemade biscuits and homemade perserves were to die for! The sausage and bacon was smoked there on site and was excellent. The service was fast and courteous though it was real busy. After our meal, we walked around the little shops and found some interesting Christmas gifts and some great pumpkin butter. I highly recommend this homey cafe (which is non-smoking)! I can't wait to try it for lunch!

Pros: biscuits!, breakfast, service

Cons: very busy

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Had eaten there in the past and it was good. Not so on Sunday, April 3, 2011. Waited for over an hour (was told it would be 30 mins), and had out of town guests with us. Staff was very unprofessional, and food was a complete

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★★☆☆☆

Had eaten there in the past and it was good. Not so on Sunday, April 3, 2011. Waited for over an hour (was told it would be 30 mins), and had out of town guests with us. Staff was very unprofessional, and food was a complete

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An unforgetable four hour experience! More of a tourist trap than anything else.

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★★★★☆

An unforgetable four hour experience! More of a tourist trap than anything else.

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The Loveless Motel and Cafe first started serving its famous fried chicken and biscuits in 1951. They set up picnic tables in the front yard and sold chicken from the front door to travelers driving up and down US Highway 100. It wasn...

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★★★★★

The Loveless Motel and Cafe first started serving its famous fried chicken and biscuits in 1951. They set up picnic tables in the front yard and sold chicken from the front door to travelers driving up and down US Highway 100. It wasn...

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I have eaten at the Loveless Cafe several times. The fried chicken and country ham are my favorites. Food is served family style with plenty of hot biscuits. The hosts are hospitable and striking up a conversation with other diners is

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★★★★★

I have eaten at the Loveless Cafe several times. The fried chicken and country ham are my favorites. Food is served family style with plenty of hot biscuits. The hosts are hospitable and striking up a conversation with other diners is

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The Loveless Cafe is a place not to be missed for locals and tourists alike. The breakfasts there are fabulous. You can't go wrong with their biscuits and homemade jams. The place looks a little scary, which made my Californian husband

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★★★★★

The Loveless Cafe is a place not to be missed for locals and tourists alike. The breakfasts there are fabulous. You can't go wrong with their biscuits and homemade jams. The place looks a little scary, which made my Californian husband

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What began as a roadside rest stop for travelers in 1951 has become a Nashville classic. You can't rent a room here anymore; all the old guest rooms have been turned into shops surrounding the restaurant. The fried chicken is especially…

 

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