Thursday, October 24, 2013

Loveless Cafe

A few days ago I grabbed lunch at the Loveless café, which if you are from the South you know this establishment is basically a Southern landmark. There is no better place to get a traditional Southern meal. The Loveless has been serving up Southern food for over 60 years in Nashville, TN. and everything is made entirely from scratch! In 1951 Lon and Annie Loveless began serving fried chicken and biscuits {a Southern staple} right out of their front door, and this establishment continues to serve fabulous food!
Here is a little historical bit on the Loveless Café: “Beginning as a party house in the forties, the little white structure that sits next to what is now the Natchez Trace had one of the largest hardwood living room floors around – perfect for dancing the night away. Weary travelers found comfort and refuge in the cozy home and in the food the owners served. As the tiny house became a planned stop for treks along Highway 100, the then private home became known as the Loveless Motel and Cafe. Lon Loveless built and ran the property’s 14 motel rooms while hungry crowds were drawn to Annie’s homemade preserves and scratch-made-biscuits – a secret recipe that remains unchanged to this day.” {About the Loveless}
While you pursue the menu, enjoy some biscuits! The Loveless Café is famous for their homemade biscuits and preserves. Every time I eat here I spread a little butter and a lot of raspberry preserves on the biscuit, it is delicious!
I usually eat at the Loveless a handful of times each year, so since this is not a place I visit often when I do dine at the Loveless I have to make it count! I ordered a half order of the Fried Chicken, a side of Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Fried Okra, and Hash Brown Casserole; My eyes were definitely bigger then my stomach. Each entrée comes with two sides and you can always add more if you like {the Mac and Cheese and Fried Okra are my favorite side items}. If you ever go to the loveless you have to get the Fried Chicken, it is amazing! To see the full menu click here.
 When you first enter the Loveless Café you will see walls full of autograph pictures of celebrities who have dinned at this restaurant, some of the photographs are even starting to creep up on to the ceiling.
The blue and white table clothes, wooden door frames, paintings of country music singers, old photographs, and overall décor creates a very cozy Southern feel.
Check back later this week for more on the Loveless!

22 comments:

  1. Oh you make me want to eat here! For the scenery and the food :)

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  2. I worked in Nashville this summer and had the pleasure of visiting/eating at Loveless. It was SO GOOD!!! This post was great- brought me right back. My mouth is watering right now thinking about the biscuits and preserves! Yum :)

    Looking forward to your next Loveless post!

    Nicole, keepcalmandcocoon.blogspot.com

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    1. You just can't beat their biscuits and preserves, they are the best!

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  3. Your blog made me so hungry!! I live in California and I swear I'm going next year! Great blog!

    www.beautycatt.blogspot.com

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    1. You will love the Loveless! So happy to hear that you like my blog!

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  4. Great review about the loveless cafe! Now I want to go there :) thanks for sharing.

    noradulce.blogspot.com

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    1. Their food is delicious, you would love it!

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  5. I looks like such a lovely place!.. and omg that chicken jummss.
    xx 1310bynora.com

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    1. I have to say...I have a weakness for fired chicken!

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  6. Looks like one of those iconic food places that locals know about because the food is great! Love the character of the place too!!
    Thanks for sharing,Karolyn

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    1. The food is fabulous! Locals love it and it is actually a pretty big tourist attraction, believe it or not.

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  7. you make me dream with your post, like in a movie. I want to come to visit your landscape... thanks for this trip! :)

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    Grazie
    Mari

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    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment and compliment!

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  8. The food looks delicious! Another reason I need to visit the south! Have a great weekend!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hope you have a great weekend as well!

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  9. Oh it looks like such a nice place!:)♥ lovely pictures!

    www.lorietta.cz

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  10. I love local places (down with chain restaurants!)!

    Ashley | History in High Heels

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    1. Local places really do have such great food!

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  11. Super cute - I love that they have photographs creeping onto the ceiling!

    thoseghosts

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    1. I do too, it give such a unique feel to the Loveless!

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