8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN | Directions 3722136.035810 -86.972158
Excellent Biscuits and Gravy – 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
It Does Not Get Much Better Than This! – 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.
Very Over Rated – 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.
Gone Country – 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!!
Really garlic fried chicken – 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.
Worth the trip==WonderfuL! – 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!
Down-Home Deliciousness! – 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...
Over Priced – 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.
Very Average – 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.
5 stars just for the biscuits – 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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