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Loveless Cafe

8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN - (615) 646-9700
Posted By Rob Yelvington on 5/28/2011 12:52:00 PM
The food is terrific, the service is great, and the ambiance is wonderful. For those of us who live in the north, Loveless is amazing. I'm sure there are places that might do chicken better but this is plenty good. Comes with all the fixins too!

My girlfriend and her kids wanted to do Nashville for spring break this year and one of the big reasons was a return trip to the Loveless. I'm a little more worldly in my dining habits than they are, but I love to be able to pass on the sheer joy of a place like this to others. I've probably been here three or four times over 10 years. It's a bit more commercial today but not too much so.

We do the family-style meal and are overwhelmed by the amount of food placed on our table. We put up a valiant tussle but it's too much for four people.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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A pair of hot biscuits, one dolloped with blackberry preserves, the other with peach
"A pair of hot biscuits, one dolloped with blackberry preserves, the other with peach"
Michael Stern





The Loveless never used to serve dessert. Now it serves some of the best anywhere. This is banana pudding. Pastry chef Alyssa Huntsman doesn't like store-bought vanilla wafers, so she makes her own!
"The Loveless never used to serve dessert. Now it serves some of the best anywhere. This is banana pudding. Pastry chef Alyssa Huntsman doesn't like store-bought vanilla wafers, so she makes her own!"
Michael Stern


Heaven in mid-Tennessee: a Loveless Cafe ham breakfast. The small cup atop the country ham holds red-eye gravy. Those are grits to its right, fried eggs, tomato, and biscuits in the back. And behind the plate is a dish of blackberry preserves.
"Heaven in mid-Tennessee: a Loveless Cafe ham breakfast. The small cup atop the country ham holds red-eye gravy. Those are grits to its right, fried eggs, tomato, and biscuits in the back. And behind the plate is a dish of blackberry preserves."
Michael Stern


Biscuits with a selection of preserves.
"Biscuits with a selection of preserves."
Whitney Harper


An unimproveable combination of two of the signature foods of the South.
"An unimproveable combination of two of the signature foods of the South."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Not a regular on the menu, but if they have chicken and dumplings as a special, it's a must!
"Not a regular on the menu, but if they have chicken and dumplings as a special, it's a must!"
Whitney Harper


Carol Fay Ellison, who passed away in 2010, joined the Loveless team 26 years ago. Her legacy endures in the great biscuits and a spirit of welcoming hospitality.
"Carol Fay Ellison, who passed away in 2010, joined the Loveless team 26 years ago. Her legacy endures in the great biscuits and a spirit of welcoming hospitality."
Michael Stern


Fried chicken, with mashed potatoes and the hashbrown casserole on the lower left next to the chicken.
"Fried chicken, with mashed potatoes and the hashbrown casserole on the lower left next to the chicken."
Whitney Harper


Tender biscuits, with gravy that has just enough of a hint of pepper.
"Tender biscuits, with gravy that has just enough of a hint of pepper."
Whitney Harper


Great uniforms.
"Great uniforms."
Whitney Harper


Screened-in smoke shack where those pork aromas come wafting out of...
"Screened-in smoke shack where those pork aromas come wafting out of..."
Whitney Harper


Store next to the Loveless Cafe, which sells souvenirs, and hams and jams as the name implies.
"Store next to the Loveless Cafe, which sells souvenirs, and hams and jams as the name implies."
Whitney Harper


Before it was the Loveless Cafe, this little building was a tea room, and before that a private home. Nowadays, it is rare to see it without people waiting at the door for a seat.
"Before it was the Loveless Cafe, this little building was a tea room, and before that a private home. Nowadays, it is rare to see it without people waiting at the door for a seat."
Michael Stern


The motel was closed years ago, although the 'Vacancy' sign still glows.
"The motel was closed years ago, although the 'Vacancy' sign still glows."
Michael Stern



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