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One of Nashville’s most iconic restaurants is Loveless Cafe, a roadside cafe known for one thing: biscuits. In 1951, Lon and Annie Loveless opened the doors to their home to sell their favorite Southern fare to travelers on Highway 100. They soon opened a motel and expanded the restaurant before selling to new owners. Over the years, the recipes haven’t changed.
It can get fairly crowded on weekends, so go during the week if you can. You’ll be brought a basket of biscuits with the assorted jams and jellies, not to mention sorghum. Watch Carol Fay, the famous “Biscuit Lady” make them daily. The country ham is also a Loveless specialty.
If You Go
Loveless Cafe is located at 8400 Highway 100, Nashville, Tennessee 37221. From downtown Nashville, take I-40 West towards Memphis. Exit 192 McCrory Lane. Turn left and go 4 miles until you dead end into Highway 100. Turn left on Highway 100 and the Loveless Cafe is located directly ahead on the left. Loveless Cafe is open daily from 7 am to 9 pm.